When having an on-site integration with one of our technicians, it will be helpful to have these items ready before the technician arrives. Some customers have experienced success purchasing refurbished items or through a local vendor.
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We recommend a display to allow for easy visibility on the shop floor thus an appropriate size for a particular facility is an individual choice. Consider the location of the display; shop debris may reduce the visibility and life of the TV. We require the following specifications from the display chosen:
- 1080p for adequate resolution.
- USB 2.0
Note: The TV display selected does not have to be a Smart TV but is recommended to purchase one with the capability to open a Chrome browser.
TV Display Extras
If you are not purchasing a TV without the capability to open a Chrome browser, you may need to purchase a PC, PC Stick, or another device that has the capability to open a Chrome browser. Please ensure the device has the following specifications:
- USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI ports/cable (or another display port to connect to the display)
- Peripherals such as keyboard/mouse (recommended)
Note: Only one Chrome-capable device will be needed for each TV display. If you plan on using multiple displays, consider the length of the cables and the location of the displays.
TV Display Mounts
The mounting location will determine whether an articulating (full motion) or non-articulating (restricted motion) wall mount is best suited. There is also an option to purchase a ceiling mount if the display(s) will be mounted away from any walls, such as in the middle of the shop. Follow display manufacturers' recommendations on purchasing a compatible mount.
MachineMetrics will pre-configure 10.1" Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablets and include a custom enclosure, mounts, and power supply. Tablets are one per machine and allow the operator to view data and make inputs while at the machine. Should the decision be made to purchase and configure tablets outside of MachineMetrics, we would recommend choosing from the following:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 8"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab E, 9.7"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 10.1"
USB-C Cable or Micro USB Cable, the tablet selected will dictate which cable is correct for the charging port. We recommend a 10' cable as it may need to be run through the machine depending on where the power source is located.
Tablet mounts can also be purchased outside of MachineMetrics, be sure to verify the mount is compatible with the chosen tablet size. For more information to setup a non-machine metrics tablet, visit:
- I have tablets that weren't purchased through MachineMetrics. Can I use these to monitor my machines?
- Using Tablets Managed Outside of MachineMetrics
MachineMetrics can provide a configured Moxa Box through our hardware shop. However, they can also be purchased directly. To do so, use this resource. If they are purchased outside of MachineMetrics, it will need to be configured following the instructions in this Knowledge Base Article.
If there are any questions or would like to learn more about specific system requirements, please contact us at Support@machinemetrics.com.