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.