The reading angle is indicative of the quality of the image on a monitor or display. This characteristic value specifies the angle from which a person can view the display without restrictions. The LED displays and industrial monitors in from WIBOND Informationssysteme GmbH are characterised by having an extremely large viewing angle.
The analogue/digital converter is an electronic circuit which converts an analogue signal such as voltage or current into a digital value.
(Jap. Andon = lamp shade) Andon is a self-explanatory symbol system for displaying production processes and machine data. This method can be implemented using our Andon boards and is used for monitoring in production and for process optimisation.
The resolution specifies the number of pixels in a digital image. It is normally specified as follows:number of horizontal pixels x number of vertical pixels.
CAN is a bus system which connects multiple control units with equal rights. It is a serial transmission system, and is designed as a linear structure.
CANopen is based on CAN, and is a serial 7-layer communication protocol. The communication procedures are divided into seven layers.
The designation cd/m² (Candelas per square metre) is the unit of light density.
This receiver can be used to read the signal of the DCF77 time signal transmitter. The long wave sensor provides the majority of radio-controlled clocks in Western Europe with the current time. The installation of this receiver means that WIBOND LED displays always show the correct time.
DVI means Digital Visual Interface and is intended for transmitting signals between a monitor and a graphics card. Analogue and digital video information can be transmitted simultaneously with DVI.
(Jap. Kanban = card) describes a production process control method. The WIBOND E-KANBAN is an extension of the PokaYoke system and makes it possible to transmit information and messages directly into the distribution warehouse.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a software solution that operates in an area-encompassing way. Capital, personnel, materials etc. should be planned and evaluated in accordance with requirements within the company, and this can be carried out in a uniform way using an ERP system.
This is a technology for cable-bound data transmission with which the data is transmitted in packets, without a fixed access frame. Ethernet is mainly used for LANs (Local Area Networks).
The Ethernet Industrial Protocol is used for industrial networks, and is a form of deterministic communication. The network is set up as an active star topology, and is connected to a switch as a point-to-point connection.
This refers to the potentially explosive areas within a company. The division into zones takes place in accordance with the duration and frequency of occurrence of potentially explosive atmospheres. Our LED displays can be designed for these special areas if the customer requires it.
GPIO (general input/output) is an interface whose switch contacts are used for inputs and outputs. This general purpose input/output is programmable.
The file format which is used in the SAP system is known as IDoc. This format supports importing and exporting into and out of a system. The advantage of IDoc is that changes do not have to be made to input and output data, but corrections are taken over directly at both sides.
Interbus is a ring system or serial field bus system for transmitting data in manufacturing automation and sensor systems, for expample.
IP stands for "International Protection". The protection class is an indicator of protection from foreign bodies/water in industrial and commercial components such as the MVI 65 D monitor, which has protection class IP54. The number 5 stands for protection against foreign bodies and the number 4 for water protection. The higher the number, the better the protection.
The term cascading means lining things up next to each other. The PickVision zone displays are cascadable displays which can be connected to each other or chained in order to achieve a greater number of indicators.
This is the contrast ratio with which the relative brightness differences between black and white are described. The quotient of the maximum/minimum light densitiy of the screen is used as a specification.
(Key Performance Indicator)
These performance indicators are used to measure the progress and success of certain objectives. The WIBOND displays make it possible to visualise these KPI´s such as target/actual statuses.
This is the designation of horizontal format in image and text processing. The WIBOND industrial monitors can be used for 24/7 continuous operation with this format.
Liquid Crystal Displays are displays which are equipped with liquid crystal modules. If electrical voltage is applied, the crystals align themselves and influence the polarisation direction of the light.
LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) are semiconductor components which are used in displays. The energy which is supplied as electricity is directly converted into light by the diodes.
Production processes and employee activities can be controlled in a targeted way by using visual aids such as the WIBOND Andon board.
Machine and process data is recorded by the machine data recording system and transmitted to a server. Manufacturing processes can be analysed, optimised and evaluated with the aid of MDC.
The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) processes and bundles all of the data that arises during production. It is often used together with an ERP system in order to plan production in an optimum way.
Modbus is an industrial communication protocol with which master and slaves devices can be interconnected. The Modbus protocol is characterised by providing flexible and fast communication.
ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is an interface which makes access to databases possible.
The On-Screen Display Menu is displays on top of the actual display, and is used to make settings such as brightness, contrast and volume.
A point of light which illuminates the storage location shows the picker where something is to be removed or deposited. This reduces the search times for the storage and removal location.
The PickVisionCart is a mobile picking cart that is equipped with compartments and display units.
A PickVision unit emits visual signals, by means of which the picker detects where and how many parts have to be removed from the compartment. A pick list is no longer required. Other designations for Pick-to-Light are P2L, Pick-by-Light, Put-to-Light and Put-by-Light.
A digital image consists of many pixels, to which colour information is always assigned. The sum total of the pixels then produces the complete picture.
PokaYoke is a principle for avoiding and detecting errors. Different technical elements and aids are used for doing this. The WIBOND PickVision system is a PokaYoke-System which uses Pick-to-Light, Put-to-Light or Pick-by-Beam as technical aids, among other things.
This is the designation of vertical format in image and text processing. The WIBOND industrial monitors can be used for 24/7 continuous operation with this format.
PPS is a computer-aided production and planning system. It also takes over the associated data management and is used to realise shorter throughput times and make optimum use of the operating materials.
Profibus was developed for data communication at field level. It distinguishes between master devices which determine the data traffic, and slave devices which are peripherals.
ProfiNet is based on Ethernet TCP/IP and is an extension of Profibus. It is a continuous communication system which provides fast and deterministic data communication.
PS2 is a serial interface which was developed for input devices such as keyboard or mouse.
Put-to-Light is the opposite of Pick-to-Light. It is the procedure whereby the picker places parts in a compartment in the basis of visual signals from a PickVision picking display.
An industrial monitor can be actuated remotely using remote control function in order to perform an update or maintain the system, for example
A software update can be installed from an external location. In this case the system is operated via remote access.
RoI is a key figure for calculating the return of an investment or other entrepreneurial activity. It is the ratio between the profit and the invested capital.
RFC stands für Remote Function Call and is a part of the SAP software. This interface realises the communication between SAP and non-SAP systems. RFC automatically documents each query with a reply, and is used to call functions in remote systems.
RS232 is a serial asynchronous interface which is used for point-to-point data transmission. The problem with this interface is the limited transmission distance of approx. 100 m.
RS422 is a full-duplex interface which is used for differential, serial data transmission. Just like RS485, this interface can transmit data at fast speeds.
RS485 is a serial interface fo fast data transmission. This interface is mainly used in the industrial area. It was developed to transmit data over long distances. Depending on the baud rate, distances of up to 1000 m can be covered.
A sensor is generally a measuring device which records and processes certain characteristics in its surroundings. The sensors are attached to the PickVision picking displays and register whether something has been removed from or deposited in a compartment.
PLC stands for programmable logic controller, and is used to control and regulate systems and machines.
TFT technology (TFT = thin film transistor) is the actuation of liquid crystal displays using thin film transistors. With the WIBOND industrial monitors, this technology is characterised by a shallow installation depth and low power consumption.
Traceability refers to the traceability of products. It ensures that it can be determined where the product was manufactured, processed, stored and delivered at any time. In the assembly area, the traceability of installed parts can be ensured with the aid of the AssemblyVision system.
USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a serial interface for connecting a computer with external devices during operation. This interface is 4-pin and is universally deployable, e.g. for connecting a keyboard, mouse or scanner.
The VESA standard is an international mounting standard for displays and screens. The specification relates to the distance between the threaded holes on the back of the display.
VGA (Video Graphics Array) is an analogue interface between a display and a graphics card.
This system ensures that information about installation, production etc. is transmitted to the employees at the correct point in time and in the correct form using industrial monitors or other technical equipment.
The inch is a unit of length that is used to specify the screen diagonal. 1 inch = 2.54 cm