Working With Availability Groups and Work Time Schedules

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What It Is About

This article explains the functionality of the work time scheduling module in M-Box. In your factory you may have the need to have different groups of machines follow different work time schedules and switch between schedules on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. We made this easy to control with full flexibility.


  • See if a machine is supposed to be productive
  • Control when alerts are sent out
  • Accurately evaluate equipment and staff performance



Resources – machines, equipment or work stations that are productive in your factory.

Availability Group – group of resources that follows the same schedule. A resources can be part of a single availability only, but may switch to a different availability group anytime.

Work Time Schedule – schedule consisting of 1-6 shifts with 1 or more work periods per shift.


Let’s take a look at the work schedule of the CNC availability group of a company with location named BPK. Normally the company is productive 5 days per week in 3 rotating shifts.

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Organization >

  • How to create and configure availability groups
  • How to schedule holidays
  • How to create work time schedule
  • How to add shift to schedule
  • How to add period to shift

Equipment > 

  • Check availability groups equipment
  • Add equipment group
  • Add work schedule > Step 1. Create a new work schedule
  • Add work schedule > Step 2. Connect work schedule to equipment
  • Add work schedule > Step 3. Holidays