Introduction

Use the Downtime Categories and Codes pages to configure downtime categories and codes for use by your plant or facility location. Downtime categories can be used to group downtime codes (e.g. all codes related to electrical failures could be grouped under a category called “Electrical Failures”). These categories can then be used when creating reports and alerts.

In order to assign downtime codes to a machine, you must first create a list of codes to choose from. These created downtime codes can then be assigned to specific machines.

Page Functions – Categories

Downtime Categories are very general machine downtime terms. You can easily create and customize your own downtime categories from Downtime Tracking > Categories, under Admin Tools.

Once you’ve created your desired downtime categories, you can start creating and managing your machine downtime codes, and assign each to its specified category.

Select an item from the Location bar at the top of the page, if necessary, to view a specific location’s downtime codes. Search for a particular category using the search bar at the top of the page.  You can use the entire name, parts of the name, or other aspects of the category to find a list of suggested found candidates.  Use the asterisk, * , as a wild card character to help find codes.

The search results will be displayed in a table. The column headings are as follows:

  • Action: Click on the pen on paper icon to edit a category.
  • Name: This is the name of the category.  Note: Administrators should keep this name short, as it is used for plotting summary charts and reports.
  • Description: This is the description of the category. It is not required but can be helpful when grouping codes.
  • Active: This check box signifies whether or not the category is active and can be used for codes. Once a category is used, it cannot be deactivated. This is to maintain consistency over time.
  • Save: Click this save icon to save information you have edited.

Page Functions – Downtime Codes

 

  • Action: This indicates whether or not the code is still used. Once a code is used, it cannot be inactivated. This is to maintain consistency over time.
  • Code: This is the name of the code. Note: Administrators should keep this name short, as it is used for plotting summary charts and reports.
  • Description: This is a description of the code. It is not used for plotting so the description can be as long as desired.
  • Category: Select a category from the drop down for this code.
  • Alternate Code: This input is reserved for future integration with external downtime tracking or production support systems.
  • Active: This indicates whether or not the code is still used.
  • Updated: This displays the date of the last update.
  • Updated by: This displays who made the last update.
  • Save: Click on the save icon in this column to save changes you have made to a code.

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