What is HxGN SFx | Asset Management?

HxGN SFx | Asset Management provides an intuitively easy way to access key machine performance data

Factory asset management based on real-time data is an essential part of every smart manufacturing strategy. But successful asset management depends on having access to actionable insights in a format that is easy to access and use.

HxGN SFx | Asset Management delivers a simple, accurate way to monitor and analyse how key assets are performing via a centralised, user-friendly dashboard, whether assets are on a single site or in multiple factories around the world.

Leverage accurate data in pursuit of operational excellence
SFx Asset Management lets operators and managers keep a close check on machinery running unattended by providing real-time customisable notifications of the performance and status of metrology assets including coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and laser trackers. And the data aggregated by SFx Asset Management can be used to pre-emptively schedule maintenance and identify sources of downtime.

With HxGN SFx | Asset Management it is also possible to quickly identify which site has spare capacity and gain insight into how systems are used. And because SFx Asset Management is cloud-based, information can be accessed anywhere from a PC, smartphone or tablet. 

SFx Asset Management software provides vital information for optimising overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). It can be calculated either for a single device or for a set of  devices over various periods of time. An understanding of an asset's OEE can help reduce spending on maintenance while achieving better overall machine performance and efficiency.

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Relevant, real-time data visualisation
A customisable dashboard enables different levels of access to data so that users can focus on the key information they need to perform their role effectively. 

Secure remote access
HxGN SFx | Asset Management is delivered securely over the cloud to a PC, tablet or a smartphone.

Event notifications
SFx Asset Management’s real-time notification system empowers companies with instant alerts to keep metrology systems up and running.

The dashboard design draws on the strengths of consumer applications to ensure data is always easy to find and use.

SFx Asset Management includes two components: a cloud application, and a client application called the SFx Connector, which is installed on each asset’s computer. The SFx Connector monitors KPIs from all available compatible sources, including metrology software, the controller and sensors. The data is then encrypted  and transmitted securely over the cloud, enabling designated users to access it remotely.

Metrology Software The following versions of PC-DMIS support advanced information such as controller error messages and additional operational statuses in addition to basic routine status information:
  • PC-DMIS 2018 R2 Service Pack 12 or later
  • PC-DMIS 2019 R1 Service Pack 10 or later
  • PC-DMIS 2019 R2 Service Pack 7 or later
  • PC-DMIS 2020 R1 Service Pack 4 or later
All PC-DMIS versions supported under current software maintenance agreements support basic routine status information.
Machine Controller DC and RC model controllers with firmware version FDC V17 and later – supports controller error messages, jog speed and system telemetry

H3C model controllers with firmware version H3C 14.02 or higher – supports jog speed and system telemetry
Pulse Software Version 3.0 and later (provided with SFx Connector)
Web Client Browser Google Chrome 70 and later
Microsoft Edge 40.15063 and later
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari (Mac) 12.0 and later
SFx Connector Client Requirements Operating System. SFx Connector operates under 64-bit Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7. No other operating systems are supported.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows. If you do not have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1, the installer will install it for you.

2 GB of RAM or higher

CPU. 1.5 GHZ or higher quad core processor.

Hard Drive. 0.5 GB of free hard drive space.
IT Requirements In order to send your device data to the cloud, SFx Connector must be able to access these domains: *.azure-devices.net, *.hexagonsfx.com, and *.hexagonsfx.io over ports 443 and 1883.