Job (or Work Order) Efficiency Reports

When we started showing Nanospark to shops this spring, one loud feedback we received was the need to track efficiency by the job or work order. Since the foundation had been laid, it was pretty easy for us to adapt by adding the by job reports feature. Further, the way it’s been crafted, “by job” reports will be easy to work into your setup routine.

Basic details for job reports

Basic details for job reports

Here is how it works, start by making a standard job report template:

  1. Name the report.
    • Like in the picture, you may want to name the report by the machine.

  2. Select the inputs to monitor.
  3. Choose how you want your report displayed to you.
    • We found the line graph report to be handy in post-job analysis.

  4. Save.
Example of a  line graph report

Example of a line graph report (click to zoom)


Now, let’s fast forward to the operator setting up a new job on the machine. He loads the program and the material. Then, turns to the tablet running Nanospark: CNC Machine Monitor and taps the job report tile. This pops up a prompt asking if he’s ready to start monitoring this job, he chooses yes and is prompted to enter the job or work order number and the part information (entering the part info is optional). After typing in the information he touches “OK” and monitoring begins. The operator now turns back to his machine and punches cycle start.

When the job is finished, the operator turns back to the Nanospark monitor and touches the report tile again. This time he’s asked if he’s ready to finish monitoring this job. When he taps “Yes”, the report is generated and he’s ready to clean up this job and setup the next. (See slide show below.)

When he starts the next job, he won’t have to make a whole new report, he’ll just tap the report tile and type in the new work order number. Yes, it’s that simple!


Using Job Reports

Using Job Reports


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