Welcome to MachineMetrics! This article will walk you through all the necessary steps involved with connecting your machines and then suggests some fundamental features to get you on the right path.
By now you should have a box that includes at least one MachineMetrics Edge Device (The little green box). This document will walk you through the steps to install and use MachineMetrics.
Topics covered in this article:
- Before you get started:
- Step 1: Network Connectivity
- Step 2: Edge Connectivity
- Step 3: Machine Connectivity
- Step 4: Baselining Utilization
- Step 5: Using MachineMetrics
Before you get started:
1. Subscribe to Status Updates:
Before you get started, we do also recommend that you sign up for MachineMetrics Status updates to stay up to date on the operational status of our platform. To learn more, visit this article, or go ahead and subscribe here.
3. Login to your MM User Account:
Some of the steps below require that you are logged into the MachineMetrics application. To first log in, your Customer Success or Account Manager will send you an invitation. Once you log in, below are the steps you will need to take to get your profile and settings configured within MachineMetrics:
*Some of these items require manager or executive user permissions.
Step 1: Network Connectivity
Before installing your Edge Device, you should prepare your Network infrastructure for installing MachineMetrics. Please click on the article for your specific type of network and review it before starting the installation:
Connecting to MachineMetrics Through a Wired Network
Connecting to MachineMetrics Through a Wireless Network
Connecting MachineMetrics Through a Cellular Network Via USB Modem
Step 2: Edge Connectivity
Once your network infrastructure has been prepared to accommodate a connection to MachineMetrics, you can proceed to installing your Edge Device. If you are pursuing a Wired Network connection, you can skip this step, as your Edge Device will be acting as a gateway and won't be installed within any individual machine. If you a pursuing a wireless or cellular integration, please click on the appropriate article:
Wireless Edge Device Installation
Cellular Edge Device Installation
If you are adding additional sensors, or connecting to a machine with relays, you’ll need to install the I/O Module as well by following the below instructions.
I/O Module and Sensor Installation
The next necessary step will be to configure your Edge Device with your Network Credentials and IP address. Please follow the instructions listed in the Edge Management Article before proceeding.
Step 3: Machine Connectivity
Once your Edge Device has been installed and Configured, you can proceed to enabling the Data Collection Method that was determined to be the optimal approach for your Machine from the list at the link below:
If you are uncertain which data collection method you are meant to set up, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should have received a link in your email that invites you to your MachineMetrics account. Please follow the instructions in that link to log-in, and begin to add your machines.
Adding a New Machine to Your Account
Adding an I/O-enabled Machine to Your Account
Step 4: Baselining Utilization
Baselining is an important step in your MachineMetrics implementation. In order to accurately know the impact of new technology on your operations, you must first know where your operations stand before implementing and making improvements. Baselining Utilization plays an active role in your success in reaching and measuring ROI.
After your machine(s) are added to your MachineMetrics account, you will start the Baselining Process which includes verifying good machine data.
Step 5: Using MachineMetrics
After all of your machines are reporting data correctly, you may begin using the data to change behavior on your factory floor. For detailed documentation on using the application, we encourage you to begin you explore the many articles listed in the Using MachineMetrics section of the Knowledge Base.
We offer ongoing product basics training. Sign up for that and other workshops here
Add, Import, and Manage your Jobs in MachineMetrics.
For accessing data using our APIs, visit our developer documentation
For viewing utilization and performance data, visit reports.
For setting up operators and configuring production monitoring, it’s best to set up a time to be onboarded by your customer success manager.
If you have any further questions related to getting started, please reach out to us directly at email@example.com
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