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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Data Points / Tag Type Glossary

Below is a comprehensive list of the data point types (also known as tag types) supported by ei3 and our data collection services. Data Point ID Data Point Type Description 0 Process data (FB) A basic and default process data feedback data point. It is used to collect most data from the device (PLC) on […]

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Data Point Entry – Avoiding Duplicates

Successful data collection requires that a machine and its PLC have no duplicate data point tag names entered. If the tags do not match between the PLC and the ei3 database, or if duplicates exist, the data collection job will fail. In most cases, the system will prevent duplicate tags from being entered. However, it is […]

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MTBF & MTTR

One important feature available in Downtime Tracking is the MTBF & MTTR (Mean Time Between Failure & Mean Time To Repair). Data collected over time from downtime codes provides charting information on the average time in between specific downtime failures on machines, and the average time it took before the machine was back online after […]

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Data Point Properties

This article describes each of the fields necessary for creating new data points.  For more information on editing or creating data points, see this article. Device: A list of all devices on your machine is displayed here. Select the device you’d like to map the data point to from this drop-down list. If the device […]

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Adding, Editing, and Removing Data Points

These capabilities are only available to admin-level users for certain customers. Editing data points can cause a data collection job to fail – proceed with caution when making changes to machine data points. Viewing Machine Data Points Adding Data Points Editing, Copying and Deleting Data Points To collect data from your machine, we use a […]

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Export Data

Some of our machine data tracking applications, such as Downtime Tracking and Remote Monitoring, allow users to grab a large amount of machine information using the Export Data function. Setting up a data export Remote Monitoring Exports Productivity Data Process Data Downtime Tracking Exports Downtime Tracking Data Use the Export Data page to export downtime information to CSV […]

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