Amphion Edge Device Data Collection – Overview

The Amphion Edge device is robust and able to handle various types of data collection. This article lists each step required to successfully set up and start collecting data from your devices. ei3’s data collection services are optimized for an ever-growing list of specific control systems. While the current data collection services available are only […]

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Trigger Data Collection

Trigger-based data collection allows users to set up a set of data points to be collected when a specific trigger event occurs on the machine, as detected by a change in the value of any one data point. This means a trigger-based collection job might collect data several times in a minute, or only a […]

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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 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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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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