Conveyor Manager

visionCATS includes a component inside the visionCATS Server called the conveyor manager, which is designed to manage each CAMAG® HPTLC PRO SYSTEM:

  • It controls the validity of each HPTLC PRO SYSTEM defined in the visionCATS installation:

    • A HPTLC PRO Module can belong to only one HPTLC PRO SYSTEM.

    • A HPTLC PRO SYSTEM can’t contain several HPTLC PRO Modules of same type. Supporting this could be possible in a later version.

  • It contains a state machine that:

    • Computes and executes the moves based on the runs added to the currently executing sequence and resolves moves conflicts.

    • Performs the initialization of the HPTLC PRO SYSTEM to determine its availability and raises errors (see Understanding the HPTLC PRO Module and CAMAG® HPTLC PRO SYSTEM initialization).

    • Finds and keeps track of the carriers present across the HPTLC PRO SYSTEM.

    • Tries to recover the execution of the runs after some events such as a door opened or a disconnection of an instrument.

  • It features a history where all events related to the initialization of the HPTLC PRO SYSTEM and the execution of the runs are stored.

  • It includes a Diagnostics part which checks that the instruments of the HPTLC PRO SYSTEM are correctly positioned.