A Wipotec-OCS channel enables manufacturers to establish a connection to a Wipotec-OCS machine (packaging line) on the shopfloor. Movilitas.Cloud makes it possible to fetch the articles of a Wipotec-OCS machine and assign a GTIN and its aggregation level to the article.


Currently, the Wipotec-OCS channel can be used in the following applications:

  • Manufacturer for Pharma
  • Serialized Manufacturing


After configuring the Wipotec-OCS channel and one of the above applications, you can:

  • Send packaging orders with serial numbers to the packaging line.
  • Receive the status of the product, for example, the pack is commissioned or decommissioned.


List of Procedures


For more information on the general channel actions, see Managing Channels for a Tenant (Overview).


Configuring a Wipotec-OCS Channel


Procedure


1. Go to Movilitas.Cloud Console --> My tenants.

2. Select the tenant or click Open tenant next to it.

3. On the Tenant Dashboard, select the Channels tab. The application displays the list of channels assigned to the tenant.



4. Depending on your setup, create a new Wipotec-OCS channel or modify an existing one. Follow one of the procedures described in the table below.


#Create a ChannelModify an Existing Channel
4.1Click the + icon (Create channel). The application displays the Create channel dialog.

To search for a Wipotec-OCS channel, use the search criteria field and the filters:

  • Enter the channel name in the search criteria field.
  • Select the status.
  • Select Wipotec-OCS as the source.
  • Select Shopfloor channel as the type.
4.2Select Shopfloor channel as the type and click Create

The application displays the Create Channel page with an empty form to give the basic parameters of the channel.
To view the channel information, click the edit icon (Edit channel) next to the channel.

The application displays the Edit Channel page with:
  • The current channel settings.
  • The fetched articles if any.
4.3Enter a name for the channel and select Wipotec-OCS as the source.
4.4

Click Create Channel.


The application informs you about the additional costs. After confirming the creation, the application displays the Edit Channel page with a form where you can provide the connection details for the channel.



Example when creating a Wipotec-OCS channel:




5. Provide the Wipotec-OCS channel settings as explained in the table below:


ParameterDescription
URLThe URL of the OCS packaging line.

Note: IP address is allowed.
PortThe port of the OCS packaging line.
Interface versionThe interface version of the OCS packaging line.


6. Click Save Settings.


7. (Optional) If needed, change the name of the channel and click Save Channel.


Next Steps

  1. Configure the Manufacturer for Pharma or Serialized Manufacturing application (After channel creation only).
  2. Fetch the articles from the OCS packaging line and specify the aggregation levels in article mapping.


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Specifying Aggregation Levels in Article Mapping


Once you configured the Wipotec-OCS channel, you can fetch the articles. The fetched articles are displayed in the Article mapping part at the bottom of the Wipotec-OCS channel page.


After fetching the articles, you can specify the aggregation levels for the product codes you want to include in packaging orders to be sent to Wipotec-OCS packaging lines. A packaging order can contain products with up to 4 levels of aggregation. 


Before You Begin


Make sure that you configured the Manufacturer for Pharma or Serialized Manufacturing application and there are registered product codes (GTINs) to use.


Procedure


1. Go to Movilitas.Cloud Console --> My tenants.

2. Select the tenant or click Open tenant next to it.

3. On the Tenant Dashboard, select the Channels tab. The application displays the list of channels assigned to the tenant.

4. To search for a Wipotec-OCS channel, use the search criteria field and the filters:

  • Enter the channel name in the search criteria field.
  • Select the status.
  • Select Wipotec-OCS as the source.
  • Select Shopfloor channel as the type.


5. To view the channel information, click the edit icon (Edit channel) next to the channel.


The application displays the Edit Channel page with:

  • The current channel settings.
  • The fetched articles and mapping (if any).


6. If articles are not fetched yet, click Fetch articles from OCS.


Example:

 

7. Search for an article by entering the article name in the search field. The list of the articles is filtered based on the search criteria.


8. Expand the article and provide the GTINs and specify the aggregation level for each GTIN.


ParameterAction
GTIN1. Double-click the No GTIN assigned option or the existing GTIN number. Start typing the GTIN.
  • The list of available GTINs is displayed.
  • You can only select GTINs that are connected in their configuration.
  • The GTINs that are already assigned to other articles are not displayed.

2. Select the GTIN.

Aggregation level

1. Double-click the field to add the aggregation level. By default, 0 is assigned to the product code. The aggregation levels vary from 0 to 4.


2. Click Add new aggregation level to add more than one aggregation level.

  • You can add more aggregation levels only if you have mapped the articles with GTIN having the aggregation levels higher than 0.
  • You don't have to specify all the aggregation levels in the structure, you can skip levels. Only the configured aggregation levels are considered. The higher level will be the parent for the lower level.
  • You can remove an aggregation level by clicking the delete icon.
  • The articles cannot be mapped in ascending order of the aggregation level.


Example

If the article is mapped with GTIN having aggregation level 4, then the article can be further mapped with GTINs having aggregation levels 3, 2, 1, and 0.



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