This article provides a summary and explanation of common terms we use in this Knowledge Base.
AI Condition Alarms: A term that encompasses both Yellow Advisories and Red Alerts. These are alarms that are automatically sent by FitMachine in response to our AI detecting deviations in your equipment's overall condition. To learn more, please read our articles Understanding Yellow Advisory Emails, and Understanding Red Alert Emails.
Alarm Channels: Alarm channels allow you to 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe' to alarms from particular assets, or groups of assets. This is an optional feature. By default, you are subscribed to all alarms, from all of the equipment you have access to. To learn more, please read our article What are Alarm Channels?
Alarm States: Our alarm system for Measured Data Alarms. Under it, when a sample is received above an equipment's alarm value, an alarm is triggered, and the state of the equipment shifts to 'Alarm'. The equipment will remain in this state until a sample is received below the reset value, and is within normal range, and thus the state of the equipment will shift back to 'Normal'. To learn more, please read our article About Alarm States.
Alarm Statuses: These are labels given to alarms that indicate their progression, and include statuses such as New, Acknowledged, and Closed. These are manually updated by users to help teams identify what action needs to be taken. These are the same labels that are used to track the progression of Events. To learn more, please read our article About Alarm and Event Statuses.
Assets: The physical assets that your FitMachines are monitoring, such as fans and blowers.
Battery Health: The battery icon. This provides a guide as to whether FitMachine is close to the end of its battery life so you can plan ahead and get new batteries shipped prior to battery death. To learn more, please read our article What does the Battery Health Indicator tell me?
Calibration Period: See Learning Period definition.
Custom Alarm Thresholds (alarm clock): A column that will appear on pages such as the Events List Page if custom thresholds have been set for your equipment using the AI Output Chart. The column will show which equipment has AI alarm thresholds other than the default, and how they have been changed. To learn more, please read our article How to Adjust Alarm Thresholds.
Condition Slider: This indicates the current health of your asset. It refers to how far your equipment's condition has deviated from its learned 'normal' baseline. It operates on a traffic light system where green is still in good condition, yellow has slightly deviated away from good condition and red has significantly deviated away. It’s useful for gathering real-time insights into the health of your equipment whenever you need it and alerting you and your team when an issue arises.
Date Selector: This appears at the top of any chart on the Equipment Detail Page. The date selector is the feature that allows you to pick the start and end date for the period you would like to see data for. You can also manually input a specific date by typing it in, although please note you will need to type the date exactly how it would appear in order for this to work, eg. "25 Jul 2023".
Degradation Slider: The rate of change calculated by the AI. Degradation is useful when deciding which out of a series of unhealthy assets should be inspected or maintained first.
Devices: Your FitMachines.
Device Groups: A management system that allows you to manipulate the way your assets are organised on your dashboard. They allow you to group your assets by categories such as site or asset type and focus on the right equipment. The term 'devices' refers to the FitMachines themselves. To learn more, please read our article Understanding Device Groups.
Drop-down menu: In a few places on the Dashboard, a box with a triangle pointing down appears. Clicking this will drop down a menu with extra options.
Editing Learning Start Date: Editing the learning start date for an asset allows you to go back in time and change the date on which the FitMachine initiated its learning period. This is often used when a normal, recurring change (such as a process change) was not captured during the learning period, but you would like for it to be learned as 'normal' and not trigger alarms. To learn more, please read our article How to Monitor Variable Processes.
Equipment: See Assets definition.
Event Feedback: A name for our commenting feature, which allows you to add, edit and delete comments on the Dashboard and communicate with your colleagues about your machines. To learn more, please read our article Understanding Event Feedback.
Event Statuses: These are labels given to events that indicate their progression, and include statuses such as New Acknowledged, and Closed. These are manually updated by users to help teams identify what action needs to be taken. These are the same labels that are used to track the progression of Alarms. To learn more, please read our article About Alarm and Event Statuses.
Events: Events are alarms that have been grouped together. A new event is created when an alarm is acknowledged. Once acknowledged, all subsequent new alarms triggered are automatically grouped underneath it until that event is closed or a new alarm is acknowledged. This is designed to keep all alarms and comments related to the same issue together. To learn more, please read our article What are Events?
FFT: A Fast Fourier Transform. This is a unique way to visualise the vibration of your equipment and can be used for traditional fault diagnostics. We have two versions on the dashboard, (1) the Alarm FFT, and (2) the Interactive FFT. To learn more, please read our articles Understanding the Alarm FFT and Understanding Interactive FFT. For a better understanding of vibration, you can read our article What is Vibration?
FitMachine Statuses: These are labels that indicate the most pressing issue for each piece of equipment, whether that be the condition of the FitMachines themselves or the condition of your equipment. They include statuses such as Non-Reporting, Measured Data, and Condition. These help teams identify what action needs to be taken. To learn more, please read our article What is the FitMachine Status Column telling me to do?
FitMachine Type: Which version of FitMachine you have installed, such as V2.1 or V3.0. This can be found on the FitMachine Admin Page.
FitScope: FitScope is a diagnostic page you can access via the “Waveform” tab on the Equipment Detail page. The FitScope feature includes tools such as the Spectrogram, Time Waveform Plot, Audio Recreation and more. To learn more, please read our article How to use the Waveform Feature.
Fleet: See Assets definition.
Inferred Power: A kWh measurement, found on the Equipment List Page under the lightning bolt column, and on the Equipment Detail Page under the Quick Info drop-down menu. This indicates how much power your equipment is using, according to your FitMachines (if you don't have FitPowers installed). This value is estimated by multiplying the power rating of the equipment (if entered during onboarding) by its utilisation. If the power rating isn't entered, a padlock is displayed.
Initial Alarm: The first alarm of any event. This was the alarm that was marked as 'acknowledged', and hence all subsequent alarms triggered are grouped under it. If you choose to add comments to an event via the Alarm Detail Page, please ensure you are commenting on the initiating alarm for that event. If you comment on any other alarm, it will not show up under the Event on the Event Detail Page. For this reason, we recommend adding comments via the Events List Page. To learn more, please read our article What are Events?
Learning Period: The learning period takes place once a FitMachine sensor has been installed and onboarded. During this period, 5000 running samples are collected for the FitMachine AI to learn the regular patterns of the equipment. The samples provide the basis for the Condition Alarm system. With an understanding of your equipment's ''normal'' or "baseline" running state, as the equipment runs, our AI can detect variances from it. The length of this period depends on how often the equipment runs, but normally takes around 14-30 days. To learn more, please read our article About the FitMachine Learning Period.
Learning Progress: How far through the learning period the sensor is, displayed on the Equipment List Page.
Measured Data Alarms: Alarms triggered by changes in either temperature or RMS (vibration). These alarms are not set by default. You will only receive Measured Data Alarms if your organisation has set an alarm threshold for either temperature or RMS for a piece of equipment on the Measured Data Chart. To learn more, please read our articles Understanding Measured Data Alarms and Understanding the Measured Data Chart.
MAC Address: This is a unique 12-character identifier for each sensor and/or gateway. It is how to tell the FitMachine hardware apart. An example of a MAC address is 00:B0:D0:63:C2:26.
Manual Alarms: Alarms you can manually log and add to an equipment's history. These are changes not logged by FitMachine, such as sensor replacements or plant shutdowns. To learn more, please read our article Understanding Manual Alarms.
Mentions: Our 'tagging' functionality. With it, you can write @theirusername in the comments section of an alarm or event and they will be notified of it. Useful to allocate tasks and bring events to someone's attention. To learn more, please read our article Understanding Mentions.
Metadata: Data that provides information about other data. When used in cases like "the equipment's metadata", we are referring to data such as its location and power rating.
Navigation Bar: This refers to the menu that sits at the top left of your dashboard. It includes icons such as a house, map, and alarm bell. Use this to navigate between the different pages of your dashboard.
Network Health: This is referring to the WiFi or Gateway network that your sensor is connected to. The icon indicates your network's signal strength and quality, including the quality of the WiFi connection, network interference and how busy the network is. To learn more, please read our article What does the Network Health Indicator tell me?
Non-Reporting: The FitMachine is not sending samples to the dashboard. This may be due to either Network or Battery issues, i.e. the FtiMachine itself or its battery may need to be replaced, or the FitMachine may be out of range of the nearest access point. To learn more, please read our article How to Troubleshoot Non-Reporting FitMachines, or What is the FitMachine Status Column telling me to do?
Notification Centre: The email icon in the top right-hand corner of your dashboard. Here you receive notifications about activity such as alarms, mentions and non-reporting FitMachines. To learn more, please read our article About the Notification Centre.
Notification Status: The alarm bell column on the Equipment List Page, and Equipment Detail Page. This icon shows you if someone has muted yellow advisory alarms for that equipment. If muted, the alarm bell will have a line through it.
Onboarding: The second part of a FitMachine's installation (following the physical attachment) which involves its setup using the FitMachine Mobile App. To learn more, please read our articles FitMachine Onboarding with a MOVUS Gateway or FitMachine Onboarding with your WiFi, where applicable.
Power Rating: How much power your equipment uses. This can be added manually during the onboarding process or after by clicking the edit button on the Equipment Detail Page. The power rating is required for inferred power usage information.
Recalibration: The process the FitMachine goes through to create the new “normal” baseline of your equipment. To do a recalibration, you need to restart the learning of the FitMachine. See our Restart Learning definition.
Restart Learning: Restarting Learning is an accelerated calibration period you can initiate, if, for example, your equipment has undergone a permanent operational change. Restarting Learning causes the FitMachine to collect 5000 running samples for the AI to use to build new models and learn the new pattern of the equipment. To learn more, please read our article Restart Learning of a FitMachine.
RMS Threshold Alarms: See Measured Data Alarms definition.
Running Cut Off [RCO]: The RCO is a vibration value automatically assigned to each asset that our AI uses to determine whether the equipment is running (on) or not-running (off). When the vibration is above the running cut-off, your equipment is considered running. This is critical in ensuring that the FitMachine reports and alarms accurately, and can be adjusted where needed using the Measured Data Chart. To learn more, please read our articles Understanding The Running Cut-off and Adjusting the Running Cut-Off.
Running Status: The fan symbol on the Equipment List Page that indicates whether the equipment is running based on the last FitMachine sensor sample. To learn more, please read our article Understanding the Running Status.
Sampling Interval: The interval at which the FitMachine is gathering your equipment's data. For example, the standard setting of the FitMachine samples a running piece of equipment every 15 minutes. To learn more, please read our article Understanding the FitMachine Sensor Reporting Interval.
Spectrogram: A diagnostic tool that stacks FFTs vertically so you can quickly review changes in the vibration spectrum of your equipment. This can be found on the Time Waveform feature. To learn more, please read our article What is a Spectrogram?
Slider: The slider along the bottom of the charts on any Equipment Detail Page that allows you to change the date range you are viewing. Sliding to the left goes back in time and to the right forward. Moving the bars closer together shortens the time window that you are looking at. Often used in conjunction with the Date Selector.
Stale Data Indicators: There are times in the dashboard when the data from a FitMachine sensor hasn't been updated recently. To show this, on pages such as the Map Page there are yellow and red clocks that appear and show that the data is old. Yellow clocks show the sensor hasn't reported for between 24-72 hours and red clocks show the sensor hasn't reported for more than 72 hours.
Temperature Threshold Alarms: See Measured Data Alarms definition.
Threshold Alarms: See Measured Data Alarms definition.
User Events: See Manual Alarms definition.
User Groups: The dashboard's user management functionality, whereby you can group and organise user accounts. This can be used for better permissions management, to control which equipment users can view, edit or manage, and receive alarms from. To learn more, please read our article Understanding User Groups.
User Types: Permissions at the account level. There are two main types, Standard Users and Restricted Users. Which user type an account has dictates what organisations that user can access, how much equipment they can access, and whether or not their account can be given read, write or admin access in device groups. To learn more, please read our article What are User Types?
Utilisation: An average of how often the equipment has been above the running cut-off in the last 4 weeks (and thus considered to be running).
Waveform: See FitScope definition.
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