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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Sample Scale Equations – Formatting and Syntax

When formatting scale equations for use with the scale type of Based on value of other tags (SQL compliant) selected, you’ll need to format the text properly or else the integrity of the data points will be impacted, which will affect machine data collection capabilities. The scale equations must be written in ANSI-SQL format. You […]

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Missing Data Alert Checklist

If you get a missing data alert, follow the steps below to check your connection to ei3 and resolve the alert. 1. (If Remote Monitoring is enabled for your machine) From the Remote Monitoring page, check the Data Snapshot for the time stamp of the last successful data read from your machine: If the timestamp […]

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Data Gap Report – Resolution Checklist

After running a Data gap report, if you see any gaps in machine data, follow the steps below to resolve the issues and resume data collection without any gaps.  (If Remote Monitoring is enabled for your machine)  From Remote Monitoring, check the Data Snapshot to ensure data is collecting again. If the time stamp is […]

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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 with […]

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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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