Workflows are all about communicating the right information to the right person or system at the right time. After all, the value realized by data is not just in the discovery of machine or process inefficiencies, but also in enabling corrective or preventative action that, in the end, improves the operation of the machine.
Workflows offer a powerful way to add automation to your factory floor. By configuring triggers and actions, you can make sure the right people or systems have the right information at the right time to take action and optimize production.
What are Workflows?
MachineMetrics Workflows include a trigger that drives a specific action, with the purpose of automating a particular activity.
For example, you could set up a Workflow to trigger when an Operator input the downtime reason "Out of material." When this trigger fires, you can configure a text or email to be sent to the correct person. Now, your Operator doesn't have to leave the machine to go wandering around trying to find that person.
Please Note: The way Notifications are received is determined on the individual profile level. Check with your team to make sure each user has their mobile number and email input and have opted in to receive notifications.
Triggers come in a variety of forms, based on machine and operator data, including alarms, anomalies, downtime categories, machine inactivity, and more. Based on the trigger selected, a particular workflow you have created can be enabled.
There are three (3) different Actions you can choose from when configuring a Workflow: Incident, Notification, or Webhook. The action you choose will result from the trigger firing.
The Power of Webhooks
Webhooks allow for endless possibilities when it comes to automation using workflows. In the video below, MachineMetrics Engineer Paul Richards walks through how you can set up a workflow that uses a Webhook to trigger a workflow that creates a work order in an external system:
Endless Opportunities With MachineMetrics Workflows
Workflows offer the opportunity to get the right information to the right person (or system) at the right time. To learn more about how to set these up, head over to this article:
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