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If you need assistance with Evocon. you’ve come to the right place. We’ve made it easy to help yourself with experience FAQ-s, helpful guides, videos and much more.

How to add and manage products?

To mark product changeovers on the Lineview you first need to add products to the Evocon system. The initial configuration will be made when setting up the system but you can always add new products or edit existing ones in our Settings module. Having correct product information is important in order to get accurate OEE readings.

It is also possible to get all the product information to Evocon via an API connection with your ERP provider. Please contact our support for more information on how to do this.

How to add new product groups? (optional)

Similar products can be added to product groups for more structured reporting on OEE, availability, performance, quality and more.

1. Click „Products“ tab in Settings.
2. Click on the “+” icon in the “Product groups” table.
3. Enter a name for the group in the pop-up window.
4. Click “Save”.

create product groups to track OEE

How to add new products?

1. Click on the “Products” tab in Settings.
2. Click on the “+” icon (add new).
3. Fill the form in the pop-up window:

a. Name – name of the product.
b. Group – select a product group for the product. Similar products can be grouped for more structured reporting (optional).
c. Product code – enter your own unique code for the product (optional).
d. Measuring unit – describe measuring unit e.g. pcs (pieces), kg (kilograms), L (litres). Limited to 5 letters.

4. Click “Save”.

Note: to edit product information, just click on the edit icon and make necessary changes.

How to assign a product to a station?

When creating a new product in Evocon, it must also be assigned to a station or if the same product is produced on multiple stations, then these settings must be done for each station separately. This is necessary so the system can calculate OEE. It is also important to note that if stations are not defined for products, then operators cannot access them in Lineview and product changeovers cannot be made.

1. Click on the “Products” tab in Settings.
2. Find the product you want to add to a station and click on it.
3. A new table will appear below the product. Click on the + icon to add the product to a station.
4. Fill the form in the pop-up window:

a. Station – select a station (production line) where the product is produced.
b. Ideal cycle time – enter an ideal cycle time and unit for the product. Ideal cycle time is needed for OEE calculation. If ideal cycle time is not known, then enter the cycle time that you think the product should have and if performance is actually faster than 100%, then change the setting afterwards.
d. Delay start time (sec) – enter a value in seconds, when a time between 2 products is considered as a production stop and has to be commented by the line operator. Cycle times exceeding this value will be displayed red on the Lineview page. The recommended value is 300 seconds (5 minutes).
e. Units per one signal – enter the number of products registered by the sensor per one signal. For example, if 3 bottles are in one row and the sensor detects them as 1 bottle passing, then the value to enter is 3. By default, the value is 1.

5. Click “Save”.

Note: to edit product settings for a station or delete a product from a station, just click on the corresponding icons. When editing product settings (e.g. changing cycle time value) then for the new settings to be applied, a new product changeover must be done in Lineview.