Understanding Measured Data Alarms

Use this feature to set thresholds for temperature or vibration based on your FitMachine sensor data.

How can it help you?

Utilising Measured Data Alarms can assist you in your maintenance process, as you can set thresholds to alert you when your equipment is vibrating too hard or running too hot. This feature can help your teams know when action needs to be taken on your equipment, which enables you to assign your resources accordingly. Based on where you set the limit, you could give yourself enough time to plan in work for the equipment. This feature is designed to help you get ahead of breakdowns.

How does it work?

What are Measured Data Alarms?

Measured Data Alarms are the alarms triggered from the Measured Data Chart on your dashboard. Each asset has its own Measured Data Chart on its Equipment Detail Page. Alarms triggered by changes in temperature or RMS (vibration) are classified as Measured Data Alarms. 

Note: These alarms are not set by default. You will not receive Measured Data Alarms unless your organisation has set an alarm threshold for either temperature or RMS and you have alarm notifications turned on in your preferences. 

When the samples exceed the threshold a Measured Data Alarm will be triggered, letting you know what has happened. It will send the notification to the contacts that get alarms from that equipment based on their preferences.

Once the alarm level has triggered, the system will consider the equipment to be in an alarm state. Please take action to return the equipment to normal levels. Once the equipment is "back to normal" you will get another email notification.

Tip: If you only want to be notified when your machine enters its alarm state, and not when it returns back to normal, then set the values of both the sliders to be the same.

How to set up a Measured Data Alarm

Note: Write permissions are required to set a Measured Data Alarm.

On the relevant Equipment Detail Page, you will need to scroll down to the measured data chart.

In the top right corner, click the cog and choose to add either an RMS (vibration) threshold or a temperature threshold (see image below).

Measured Data Alarms

Drag the red and blue sliders (dotted lines with arrows) to adjust when alarm notifications, and 'back to normal' notifications, are triggered (see image below).

Measured Data Alarms 2

Based on the data coming from the FitMachine sensor, you can set thresholds where the measured values are getting too high. This is done by adjusting the red slider. 

If you want to receive alarms when the vibration or temperature gets too low, click the 'switch direction' button. This switches the direction which is alarming and the system will let you know when the vibration or temperature gets too low. 

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Thanks for reading. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to MOVUS Support here.