Caritas Maske Profile

Success Story

Visu­al­iza­tion should always be sim­ple for the operator!

At the Caritas workshop for handicapped persons in Imgenbroich the demands for the visualization are higher – for that new concepts become necessary…

Mea­sur­ing sys­tem with data bank

An essen­tial part of the job was to real­ize a sim­ple mea­sur­ing sys­tem with an order admin­is­tra­tion and a data bank. The orders are entered in the data bank by the work­shop mas­ter in the office. The mea­sur­ing sys­tem is a sim­ple man­u­al mea­sur­ing equip­ment that checks bucked pro­files regard­ing their length. It is locat­ed in the work­shop where it is con­nect­ed with the PC in the office via inter­nal net­work. The mea­sur­ing val­ues are saved in a data bank and a mea­sur­ing pro­to­col can be print­ed out by the work­shop mas­ter. If there is a pro­file out of tol­er­ance it is indi­cat­ed by a sig­nal lamp.

Main focus: sim­ple, intu­itive operating

They chose a Pan­el PC with touch screen of Siemens and an I/O card of Nation­al Instru­ments as oper­at­ing equip­ment. The PC com­mu­ni­cates with the exist­ing mea­sur­ing equip­ment via ser­i­al inter­face. The I/O card is used to read in and steer but­tons and lamps. The soft­ware was pro­grammed with Lab­View. In order to equip the sim­ple and intu­itive oper­at­ing with a moti­vat­ing extra for the staff the login and the enter­ing of orders are real­ized by pictures.

Con­cepts that motivate

All mem­bers that work with the mea­sur­ing sys­tem are reg­is­tered on the start­ing page with name and pho­to. When the staff mem­ber press­es on the pho­to he will be logged into the sys­tem and in the back­ground the soft­ware reg­is­tered the name in the data bank. The sec­ond screen page shows the orders with pho­tos and texts of the objects that have to be checked. The selec­tion of the orders is again done with the press­ing of the cor­re­spond­ing pho­to. By that the data of the order are auto­mat­i­cal­ly loaded from the data bank. By the con­trol via pho­tos and touch screen, all staff mem­bers are lead­ed through the menu in a sim­ple and moti­vat­ing way.

An indi­vid­ual solu­tion for our cus­tomers is a mat­ter of course for us.

Contact Person
Christoph Lutterbach
Christof Lutterbach
Software Development
Specializations: Control Engineering, Machine Vision
Customer profile

Caritas workshop for handicapped persons
in Imgenbroich

In the industrial area Monschau-Imgenbroich the workshop for handicapped persons is located. The workshop offers working places for at present 120 handicapped persons as well as 17 full-time staff members.

Special fields are:

  • Aluminium industry
  • Automobile industry /Mechanical engineering
  • Audio/Video-industry
  • Advertising manufacturing
  • Services
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