6.3.2 Execute Mode With Options Enabled
As stated in Chapter 3 ‘The test program editor’, programs may be created with the following three options enabled or disabled:
In each case, if the option is enabled, the data entered by the operator for that option is included with the results which are sent back to the server. This additional data is then available to be used as you wish; for example, it may be included your production reports.
Note that these options are part of the program, not global settings for the AT, allowing you to enable different options for each transformer as required.
When running programs where any of the above options are enabled, after the ‘Fit the Fixture’ display, there will be additional displays (depending on which options are enabled), before the RUN-FINISH display.
The following flow diagram summarizes the possibilities:
1. ADDITIONAL DISPLAYS AFTER ENTERING THE PART NUMBER
As when entering the part number:
- Use either the keyboard or a barcode reader to type in the operator/batch/serial number, then press the ENTER key, the ENTER soft-key or a footswitch.
- Cursor soft-keys ( ← → ) appear in context, and may be used with the backspace key (←) to correct mistakes.
2. SERIAL NUMBER ENTRY AFTER THE FIRST TRANSFORMER
When the serial number option is enabled, after the measurements for each transformer have been completed, the following display will be seen (with the fourth line indicating ‘Pass’, ‘Fail’ or ‘Stop’ as appropriate):
If the next serial to be used simply follows on in sequence after the previous one, then press the LAST + 1 soft-key (or the footswitch). This will enter the next serial number automatically and return the display to the RUN-FINISH selection.
Note: LAST+1 will be displayed only if the serial number is of the form:
where ‘xxx’ is a field containing any characters, A is a non-numeric character, and ‘nnnn’ is a field of all numeric characters.
Both ‘xxx’ and ‘nnnn’ can be of any length, provided that the total serial number is not more than 20 characters.
When ‘nnnn’ is all 9’s (for example 99), the next number will show ‘nnnn’ as all 0’s (for example 00); the characters ‘xxxA’ will not be changed).
Alternatively, if the next serial number does not follow from the previous one in sequence, you may use the keyboard (or the barcode reader) to type in a new number. After typing, the display will be:
After typing the new number, press the ENTER key, the ENTER soft-key or the footswitch to return to the RUN finish display.
(Again cursor soft-keys ( ← → ) appear in context, and may be used with the backspace key (←) to correct mistakes.)
Note that pressing the ABORT soft-key will also take you back to the RUN-FINISH display, but with no serial number having been entered. This would be the correct action if the next soft-key you wish to press is FINISH. (subsequently pressing RUN would merely return you to the ‘Enter the serial number’ display.)
3. RE-INPUTTING THE OPTIONS
When options are enabled, the SETTINGS soft-key on the RUN-FINISH display enables you to change program options such as compensation, batch number or operator name without having to re-enter the test program name.
To change the batch number, for example, at the RUN-FINISH display, press SETTINGS, then NEW BATCH:
To change the operator name, press the OPERATOR soft-key.