A higher-level system/handling system would like to identify a part on the GMS, know whether the measuring procedure was error-free, know when a measurement is finished as well as read and write meta-data (e.g., batch, temperature) in order to

  • decide whether the part requires further processing, has to be sorted out, or the measurement has to be repeated
  • annotate measured values with the meta-data and save them
  • transmit these to the next production process
  • request the GMS to load proper data to measure (e.g., measurement routine) a part

Figure 14 shows a typical communication between GMS, operator, and high-level system to manage part data as a sequence diagram.


Figure 14 – Typical communication to manage part data