The purpose of making regular backups is to ensure that you can restore production in response to planned or unplanned events. With ready access to backup archives, the Backup module enables quick recovery of robot programs, configuration files, and other files to the robot.
In addition to advanced backup and restore capabilities, WebWare’s Backup module provides online browsing of the robot file system. This is useful for direct file transfers, either to or from the robot, to support offline programming or program maintenance. Doing this from your desktop is far more convenient than having to go out to the robot.
Customized Data Collection
More or less any information accessible in the robot controller can be made available in Web- Ware. WebWare’s Report Module includes the concept of Custom Databases. Custom Databases allows you to design your own databases in order to fully support all your needs for automatic data acquisition. For example, collection of arc-welding process data allows you to create “birth certificates” for the purpose of part traceability.
Remote Service Information
For troubleshooting and maintenance the Report module offers remote access to service information. You can browse the current state of the robot controller, check versions of robot software that are installed and running, monitor I/O, and review the event log history. In addition, for robots that support the ABB Service Information System, you can access current information regarding the need for scheduled maintenance and see a list of all robots that currently require maintenance.
WebWare allows you to restrict the access to different functions to different users. This powerful feature helps in two major areas. First, it protects sensitive information and secondly, it makes life easy for the users. The data and information is filtered so workers are presented with only the information they need to get their job done.