Set Up DevicesFrom the Remote Service Platform, in the Admin > Machines page, search for the machine you want to configure, then select the Devices icon to open that machine’s Devices page.
- B&R – Milacron
- Generic – OPC-UA
Define the Trigger Data PointA single data point on the machine must be defined to use the data point Tag Type called Collection Trigger. You can designate this data point by selecting the Collection Trigger type for that point from the Tag Type selection menu on the Edit Data Points page. Remember that only a single data point per machine can be set as the Collection Trigger. Whenever the Collection Trigger data point changes its value, then all data points defined for the machine as Trigger points will be collected. To set these up, see the next step in this article. You can also apply a scale equation to Trigger data points on this page, if one is needed – the values are stored in ei3’s web-based cloud and are accessible via existing API capabilities. Select a Scale Type from the drop-down menu and then enter the values for the scale equation as needed. Keep in mind, however, that scale equations are not applied locally in Amphion Edge devices when Trigger data is obtained from the Amphion directly. (Amphions will need to connect to ei3’s web services for the scale equations to be applied).
Define Trigger Data PointsOnce one device is defined as the source of the Collection Trigger data point, and a data point has been defined as the Collection Trigger, the next step is to defined the trigger data points on the machine, which are the points that will be collected each time when the trigger event occurs. You can do this from either the Remote Service Platform or the Customer Portal.
In the Admin Tools > Data Points web page, choose the points you’d like to enable for trigger-based collection by clicking in the column Trigger Data (scroll right on the page if you don’t see it). The icon will toggle from disabled to enabled . You can always toggle it back if needed.
View Trigger Data
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