Note: LIFECYCLE can only be used on machines that have the LIFECYCLE product active.
For general information and definitions on parts and assemblies please see this article: LIFECYCLE – Parts and Assemblies.
In the dashboard, first, start up the LIFECYCLE app, then select Admin > Assemblies:
After selecting Assemblies, a screen like the one below will appear:
As illustrated in Figure 2, this specific machine currently has two assemblies. The edit icon allows the user to edit the assembly information. Clicking on this icon will take users to the following page:
Users can edit or add any information necessary for the chosen assembly. Once edits are complete, click on the save icon.
The second icon in the Figure 2 Assemblies page, reveals the History of the assembly. It indicates the start date of when the assembly was added, the end date, and any notes corresponding to it:
In order to exit the Part Use History page and return to the Assemblies page, select the icon.
The third icon in the Figure 2 Assemblies page is the Info icon, which brings the user to a new page (Figure 5 below) where the details of the assembly are shown, including its maintenance items and episode history. Users also have the ability to perform maintenance and add notes to each maintenance item.
This page can also be viewed from the Overview section under LIFECYCLE on the right column. For steps on how to get to the Info page for the Assembly see this article: LIFECYCLE – Parts and Assemblies
The Resources icon under the Configure column of the Assemblies page in Figure 2, brings users to the Resources page which reveals all the resources associated with the selected assembly. This could include images, word documents, excel files, etc. An example of the resources page is shown in Figure 6 below.
The user can add new resources by clicking on the icon next to Action. From there the user can upload a file and save it, as seen in Figure 7. Make sure to choose a name that best describes the resource and the correct Type of documentation associated with the file. Once done click on save.
Editing, copying, and deleting existing resources can also be done after they are added to this section.
The Maintenance Items icon under the Configuration column of the Assemblies page in Figure 2 takes users to the following page:
The user can add, edit, or remove maintenance items associated with a specific assembly. To add a new item, select the icon next to Action, which brings you the New Maintenance Items page (Figure 9). Correctly fill out the necessary information and then save.
The user can also edit an existing Action by selecting the icon as seen in Figure 8’s Maintenance Items window. This will bring you to a page similar to Figure 10 below:
After filling in all fields, the user can save this information by clicking save.
Under the Configure column of the Maintenance Items window in Figure 8, the user can select the Maintenance Predictions icon . After clicking on that button, the Maintenance Predictions page will appear, similar to Figure 11 below:
This Maintenance Predictions page displays the types of predictions within the item and the details associated with them. To view the details of the prediction for the current example click on the edit icon , and a page similar to Figure 12 below will appear:
The Prediction Configuration can be edited and changed by the user by clicking on the edit icon. This ensures that all the information can be edited or changed including the EUL, the units, and the status rules, to meet the users’ specifications. Click save once done.
To add a new maintenance prediction, click on the icon next to the Action column as seen in Figure 11. After selecting that button, a page similar to the following Figure 13 will appear:
After filling out this page, click save to save all edits.
For more information about predictions and maintenance items please see this article: How to Update the Statuses in LIFECYCLE – Assemblies and How to Update the Statuses in LIFECYCLE – Parts.
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