New Machine Data Collection Validation Checklist

When a new machine has been brought online for data collection, it’s important to validate the information being collected to ensure that it is correct. If a machine check is not performed, it can result in several problems with machine data coming across on reports, downtime tracking, or other aspects of ei3 data collection. To […]

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Data Points Used for Job Management

You may have set up job management (automatic or manual) on your machine, and are wondering what data points are being used for each part of the process. There are 8 tag types used in job management: Job Name Job Description Product Name Product Description Customer Name Customer Description Operation Name Operation Description Job Name The […]

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Using Smart TV Displays to Show Machine Information

  Smart TV displays in factories can be used to show machine information in prominent areas like any other andon display. In order to display a machine dashboard with status and productivity information, the Smart TV must be able to connect to ei3 web servers.  Limitations on local network setups in a factory may interfere […]

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What data should I monitor?

Today, everything that is important to the productivity and quality of a machine is controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), industrial PC, or embedded computer. Internet communications using standard protocols make instantaneous readings of key values from these controllers readily available to be collected as data. Examples include OPC-UA, PackML and others. Machine data […]

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Restarting a Data Collection Job

This function only works with OPCUA – enabled machines. If you do not meet these requirements, please contact us for assistance in restarting data collection on a machine. In some cases, you may want to swap or reconfigure a box to add new data points or tags to a data collection job. Note that adding […]

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Pareto

Use Pareto to analyze the impact of your machine’s downtime. You can access the Pareto tool from Downtime Tracking > Pareto. Setup Analyzing Data Saving Graphs Setup Select a machine using the machine selection bar above. Select Codes & Categories – Choose from the radio buttons to personalize your pareto analysis. Choosing an option will […]

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Ping Graph

The ping graph function presents network connectivity graphs for both the location and machine connections.  All dates and times shown on the graphs are in the UTC time zone. Access the ping graph from various areas of the application by clicking the  icon. A pop-up window will open displaying two ping graphs (explained below). Ping […]

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How to Configure an OPC UA Job

In order to configure an OPC UA job, you must have UA Expert installed on your computer to validate data points. Setting Up Data Points Creating Data Points Starting Data Collection Arrays Setting Up Data Points Use the UA Expert to connect to the Argo IP address associated with the device, follow the steps below: […]

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Quality Test Control Chart

Note: This charting function is only available on machines with Quality enabled. This chart is viewable from the Quality page, after selecting an individual job from the list on the Edit / View tab. y Y-axis (both charts) – The range of result values for the test in units of the test. x¹ X-axis (left […]

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