HxGN SFx | Asset Management Release 3.0

Explore the updated features in release 3.0 of HxGN SFx | Asset Management

HxGN SFx | Asset Management version 3.0 is a major release that contains many new features as well as stability and performance improvements:

  • OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
  • Better Information from PC-DMIS
  • Changes to Utilisation Graphics
  • Screen Graphics Update in Real Time
  • Data Export Improvements
  • Overhaul of Schedule Setup Screens
  • New Asset Sorting and Filtering Options
  • Changes to User Roles
  • New User Preferences
  • Banner Notifications
  • Tooltips for More Screen Controls

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

  • Performance – monitor your equipment’s operating capacity.
  • Quality – track your measurement process’s success rate.
  • Overall – measure your equipment’s overall effectiveness.

Better Information from PC-DMIS

Note: The changes described in this section depend on using PC-DMIS 2019 R2 and installing Service Pack 3.

Better routine status information

  • Routine progress based on execution time
    • New states including Waiting and Error
    • New events include Routine Cancelled, Paused, Resumed, Error, Edit Mode, and Operator Input Requested
    • Utilisation charts include time in Error state
  • Error messages from more controllers
    • Messages relayed from all types of machine controllers that PC-DMIS interfaces with
    • This means that machine controllers that do not have a direct interface to Asset Management may interface with it indirectly via PC-DMIS
  • Improved Stability and Robustness
    • Enhances the reliability of the PC-DMIS-cloud connection

Changes to Utilisation Graphics

  • Improvements to make the utilisation charts more responsive to changes in status
  • Asset Utilisation chart is relabelled “Utilisation Over Time”
  • Runtime-Not-Runtime chart is relabelled “Utilisation Summary”
  • Labels are harmonised to OEE terminology (i.e., “Operating” rather than “Busy” and “Runtime”)
  • Error time is now displayed on utilisation charts (Note: This change depends on using PC-DMIS 2019 R2 and installing Service Pack 3)
  • Unknown time is displayed as text next to Operating and Not Operating in asset detail view
  • Routine name is added to tooltip in Utilisation Over Time chart

Screen Graphics Update in Real Time

  • Asset Status
  • Routine information
  • Pulse status
  • Event Log
  • See subscribed event notifications on your desktop via Windows Action Centre or macOS Notification Centre

Data Export Improvements

  • Export System Report to CSV
  • Asset export now includes:
    • Last Used Date
    • Device ID
    • Connector
    • SFx Connector Version

Overhaul of Schedule Setup Screens

  • Click to add shifts
  • Set up shifts for multiple days at once
  • Save company holidays

New Asset Sorting and Filtering Options

  • Sort assets by any filter option
  • New filter option for Overall Status
  • Filter now works on the Table View of assets
  • Adjust the display order of filters on the screen

Changes to User Roles

  • A new user role, Asset Administrator, is added with permissions for adding/deleting/editing assets
  • Asset Administrator role does not have permissions for adding/deleting/editing user accounts
  • The original “Administrator” role is renamed as “Account Administrator” and maintains all its original permissions, including those for adding/deleting/editing both assets and user accounts

New User Preferences

  • Basic informatio
  • Language and Region
  • Contact information and Addresses
  • Password and Security questions

Banner Notifications, such as:

  • “Asset Management has been updated! Check out What’s New!”
  • “The system will be down for maintenance updates for 1 hour this weekend.”
  • “Your new Pro subscription is available. Go to Subscriptions to assign it to an asset.”

Tooltips for More Screen Controls

  • Sort
  • Filter
  • Table View/Card View
  • Expand/Shrink
  • Date Selection
  • Collapse

Additional Improvements

  • Pulse Firmware added to System Report
  • Last Calibration Date relabelled “Last Certification Date”
  • See Last Access date and time by user (Account Administrators only)