Restarting Data Collection on the Amphion

This function only works with specific Amphion Edge Device data collection for certain automation controls protocols. If you do not meet these requirements, please contact us to restart data collection on your machine. In some cases, you may want to swap or reconfigure your Amphion settings to implement changes to your data points. 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 Set Up and Start Data Collection With OPC-UA

In order to configure an OPC UA job, you must have UA Expert installed on your computer to validate data points. This article explains OPC-UA-based Amphion Edge Device data collection in detail. For a more general overview on data collection, see this article. For Rockwell and eWOD-based data collection, see this article instead. Setting Up […]

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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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Editing data points while data is being collected from your machine

This function only works with specific Amphion Edge Device data collection for certain machines. If you do not meet these requirements, please contact us for assistance with restarting data collection on a machine. Adding and Editing Points To add or edit data points, go to Admin Tools > Data Points (in Remote Service or the Customer […]

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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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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. Adding Data Points Editing, Copying and Deleting Data Points To collect data from your machine, we use a set of data points […]

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