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May 30, 2024
March 10, 2024

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These articles describe how to create lines/groups in ELAM Administration for wards and what they are used for.

How to create lines and assign stations

To create a new line, click in ELAM Administration on Stations > Select an existing station or create a new one > Enter a new line name in the Line / Group field or select an existing one.

New stations that are created are always assigned to lines/groups. If no line/group is assigned to the station, the station is automatically added to the line with a default name "Without line/group assignment". The assignments of lines to stations can be changed at any time. The line/group name exists as long as at least one station is assigned under it.

Tip: You can also change the assignment of stations to lines in the list of stations simply by drag & drop.

What are lines / groups used for?

  1. In administration, lines/groups generally allow stations that belong together to be logically grouped in order to simplify the overview for the administrator.
  2. ELAM records the number of completed variants per line. (Not per station) The number of completed variants per line is incremented by +1 when a product is completed.

Example 1

An example process for sequential production for variants that are sent to Station 01 started and at the last station 05:

In this example, the number of completed variants is increased in the evaluation by +1 for Line 1 incremented when the variant is at Station 05 is completed.

Example 2

An example process for parallel production of variants that are produced at individual stations (OP100-500):

In this example, the number of completed variants is incremented by +1 for Line 2 in the evaluation if the variant is started and completed at stations OP100, 200, 300, 400 or 500.

Tip: You can also assign only one station to a line/group if the start and completion for the variant take place at the same station. This allows you to compare the number of completed variants between individual stations later on.