In this article, you will learn...

  • How to get a real-time view of machine data in an app

Once you have added a Machine and created an Attribute on the Machines page, you are ready to start tracking real-time machine data.

This is where the 3 Machine Widgets become useful. They gives you a real-time chart of one Attribute, like RPMs, temperature and more.

In order to use the Machine Widgets, you simply need to connect one field from your OPC UA server to an attribute on the Machines page.

In the Embed menu on the Toolbar, there are three Machine Widgets:

  • Machine Attribute
  • Machine Status
  • Machine Uptime

Adding The Machine Attribute Widget To An App

In the Widget tab of the Context Pane, select either a specific machine or any machine running at the same Station as the app.

After that, select one of the Attributes that you have created on the Machines page.

Finally, add a unit label to the chart.

Customizing the Machine Attribute Widget

You can customize the following options in the Context Pane:

  • Background color
  • Label size
  • Label color
  • Value size
  • Value color
  • Chart visual on/off
  • Chart background color
  • Chart line color
  • Chart height

Adding the Machine Status Widget to an App

This gives you a live view of the machine's "state" as well as the last output in any of its attributes.

From the "Embed" option in the "Menu Bar", select Machine Status.

Once you do, select any machine or a machine running at the same Station.

After selecting, you can determine which Machine Type and Machine Attributes you would like to view on the widget.

Once your Type and Attributes are selected, you can add any Activity History Fields to the widget. Commonly these include a Downtime Reason and Status

With everything complete, your widget will look something like this:

Customize the Status Widget

You can customize the following options in the Context Pane:

  • Number of ColumnsĀ 
  • Display Size
  • Presence of Header

Adding the Machine Uptime Widget to an App

From the Embed dropdown, select the Machine Uptime Widget.

In the Context Pane, select which Machine you would like to evaluate.

You can then select the time frame to check, in hours. There is also an option to view the percentage of up-time next to the graphic.

On completion, the widget will look something like this:

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