When ordering the Global 400 use part number 10497      

The Global 400 for MES Interface

The Global 400 performs as a station dedicated process controller that organizes, directs workers, tools, and tasks. It also brings a powerful networking capability not previously available in the Global 8 and the Global 100 series.

Benefits:

  • Less rework and lower warranty costs to increase profits.
  • Increased throughput and increased productivity.
  • Very short implementation time, training costs are minimal.
  • Pairing tools with a Global 400 are as easy as providing power to the tool.
  • The Global 400 helps provide continual guidance to new workers, for improved performance and reduced learning cycle.
  • Helps you to achieve your quality goals and gain complete control over assembly processes where hand torque and pneumatic tools are used.
  • Great for flexible assembly lines where multiple products are assembled with a variety of optional components and configurations.
  • Flexibility in changing a single element of a process or the entire process with a few keystrokes in a very intuitive, easy to use utility software provided with your Global 400.
  • Connect with your MES in multiple protocols via Ethernet or 24 Volt I/O and PLC.
  • Simultaneous Ethernet communication allows for production control via MES and data acquisition through GlobalHost or ToolsNet.
  • Units can be chained together via one Ethernet drop reducing installation costs.

Manages

Tools are learned into a tools bank. These tools may then be paired with a parameter set that can be used individually or combined into groups and/or jobs. 

  • Error Proofing By Guidance: Global 400 Manages up to 16 torque tools and 8 “holding tools**” in up to 100 parameter sets.
  • Parameters can be organized into 100 groups.
  • A group has the capacity of up to four parameters sets organized together for simultaneous use in production.
  • Groups and individual parameters sets can be organized into jobs.
  • A job is a predefined, preset sequence of events (parameters and groups) in an assembly operation (Capacity is a combination of 35 parameters sets or groups).
  • Jobs, groups, or parameter sets can be accessed by keypad, I/O, barcode scan, or network assignment.

When tools are organized into groups, up to four torque tools and four holding tools can operate simultaneously or in any order. The Global 400 indexes to next step in the job after all four tool tasks are complete.

The Global 400 has two separate event logs. The memory capacity for network events, including power up and password changes is 20,000 events. The capacity for logging torque events is 10,000. Data can be exported in csv. format.

All reporting includes date/time stamped torque event results plus the unit of measure, attribute/actual torque value (depending on tool capability), job number, product ID, unit number, event number etc. Reporting is completely configurable with the Global 400 Manager Software.

**Holding tools: Some torque applications (especially with hydraulic connections are best done using two tools. A torque wrench is used to tighten the fastener and the other wrench is used to hold the mate so the fastener can be fastened.

The Tools

The Global 400 works with: 

Order the Global 400 using part number 10497 

Error Proofing (Mistake Proofing) With Wireless Tools Does Not Require an MES

Gaining the benefits of a wireless torque tools error proofing system is not dependent on having an MES. Error-proofing torque application requires a systems-oriented approach, the Global 400 was designed for that.

An assembly operation without an MES has significantly more to gain by adding the Sturtevant Richmont Global 400 Torque Application Process Monitor and intelligent tools to the process.

The Global 400 takes a giant leap in performing as a station dedicated system. It organizes, directs and controls both multiple types of assembly tools and people within a work cell. It also brings a powerful networking capability not previously available in the Global 8 and the Global 100 series. Global 400 units can be easily daisy chained into their own networks.

A bar code scanner can capture product serial number, select parameters, and jobs in the workstation. The 10,000 torque event log provides you with all the history of the work completed in that particular station. If you have several workstations working on the same product the Global Host software can extract historical data from all the connected Global controllers. The software allows you to document every torque event by your products serial number. Using the Global Host software you can also track all the work completed by a particular tool. This can be important in quickly isolating any production issues in the case of significantly out of tolerance tools.

Benefits: 

  • Less rework and lower warranty costs to increase profits.
  • Increased throughput and increased productivity.
  • Very short implementation time, training costs are minimal.
  • Pairing tools with a Global 400 is as easy as tripping the power switch on the tool. 
  • The Global 400 helps provide continual guidance to new workers, for improved performance and reduced learning cycle.
  • Helps you to achieve your quality goals and gain complete control over assembly processes where hand torque and pneumatic tools are used.
  • Great for flexible assembly lines where multiple products are assembled with a variety of optional components and configurations.
  • Flexibility in changing a single element of a process or the entire process with a few keystrokes in a very intuitive, easy to use utility software provided with your Global 400.
  • You can have all the functionality and advantages of a PLC system or even an MES without the cost.
  • The optional GIM 400 provides communication with light-stacks, and socket /tool trays all operated via 24 Volt I/O.
  • The GIM 400 in conjunction with the utility software creates a Windows-based, virtual PLC.
  • Data acquisition through GlobalHost or Global 400 Manager software.
  • Your analog torque hand tools can now be part of your Internet of Things.

Managing Tools

Tools are learned into a tools bank. Global 400 Manages up to 16 torque tools and 8 “holding tools**” in up to 100 parameter sets. Tools can be selected from the SLTC FM 2.4 GHz preset click wrench, the 1100-Series Exacta 2 Digital Torque Wrench, the PST 1200, and the PST 2000. Soon the tool capability will increase and you will have the 1200-Series Exacta 2 Digital Torque Wrench. 

These tools may then be paired to a parameter that can be used individually or parameters may be combined into groups and/or jobs.

100 Parameters can be organized into 100 groups. 

A group has the capacity of up to four parameters organized together for simultaneous use in production.

Groups and individual parameters can be organized into jobs.

A job is a predefined, preset sequence of events (parameters and groups) in an assembly operation. A job can have up to a combination of 35 parameters or groups.

Jobs, groups, or parameter sets can be accessed by keypad, I/O, barcode scan, or network assignment.

When tools are organized into groups, up to four torque tools and four holding tools can operate simultaneously or in any order. The Global 400 can be programmed to index to next step in job after all four tool tasks are complete

If, after all the parameters are complete you do not want it to index to the next group of parameters you have total control and can direct the system to do what makes the most sense for your operation.

The Global 400 has two separate event logs. The memory capacity for network events, including power up and password changes is 20,000 events. There is a 10,000 item capacity for logging all torque application data. Data can be exported.

All reporting includes date/time stamped torque event results plus the unit of measure, attribute/actual torque value (depending on tool capability), job number, unit number, event number etc. Reporting is completely configurable with the Global 400 Manager Software.

**Holding tools: Some torque applications (especially with hydraulic connections are best done using two tools. A torque wrench is used to tighten the fastener and the other wrench is used to hold the mate so the fastener can be fastened.

While many of our wireless tool and process monitor systems have been around for more than fifteen (15) years, the Global 400 is literally brand new. As a result, we continue to develop new operational capabilities and new tools to work within the Global 400 framework. Any decision to purchase and implement the Global 400 should be based solely on the existing capabilities. WE have always worked to make advancements as compatible as possible. 

Error Proofing Information

Error Proofing From A Different Angle: Definition of error proofing and some observations by W. Edwards Deming. 

Finding The Balance: In error proofing "one size fits no one."  To find what fits in your organization, start with the fundamental question of "How much responsibility for error proofing should be given to the tool and how much should be operator responsibility?" This section provides more on this concept.

Six Error Proofing Scenarios: Error proofing solutions all have trade-offs. You can have control, or you can have flexibility. Rarely do you get both. This page looks at error proofing extremes as well as the middle ground. 

How Much Are You Investing In Errors? If your current error proofing system or approach still leaves you with errors you are investing in errors, not error proofing. Error proofing is about quality and it is also very much about dollars and common sense. This page digs into that.

Understanding The Common Centerline: Not having a common centerline is one invisible place where your error proofing approach can introduce errors instead of eliminating them. If you want to know how to calculate a common centerline and why it is important this page is for you. 

There is more about error proofing in our tool pages. Need more? Your Sturtevant Richmont Sales Professional is a great resource for help. 

 

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