A higher-level system would like to receive the measurement results (incl. meta-data) for a part in order to

  • correct/adjust the program in the machine tool
  • be able to guarantee complete traceability of the workpiece
  • reject or rework the workpiece, if necessary
  • release the products
  • optimize the product
  • interpret the product (e.g., statistical analyses)
  • check the product quality

Figure 15 shows a typical communication between GMS, operator, and high-level system to retrieve measurement results as a sequence diagram.


Figure 15 – Typical communication to retrieve measurement results