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Browser Data Display Application
The Scytec DataXchange Data Display Application runs as a web site in a browser and as an app on mobile devices. The browser version is located here: https://dx1.scytec.com/datadisplay. This page describes the basic usage of the app including the initial login as well as some of the features of a few of the items.
The first time the application is run on a device the account information must be entered, therefore the Account Setting page will be displayed. If your account uses the DataXchange Cloud service the default URL of dx1.scytec.com must be used with SSL enabled. If your account is an On Premise deployment then the appropriate site and SSL settings must be entered.
Once the account information has been saved the login screen will appear. The app is designed to work from browsers and mobile apps from outside corporate networks so only DataXchange authentication is supported. LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory authentication types are not supported for the web application.
Navigating the Reporting Application
Once logged in the main Launch Pad page will appear. This is where the charts and dashboards can be launched from. Pressing any of the icons will navigate to the Filter page for the associated Chart or Report. Each icon is controlled by permissions within the main DataXchange application.
The menu bar on the left allows navigation back to the Launch Pad (home page) from anywhere. The user can also log out of the application from here.
When you first click on a chart, a page containing the filter options for the selected chart will be displayed. Select the desired time frame, equipment, and any other additional options depending on the chart you want to view. When finished, click the Chart button in the top-right corner. To go back to the filter page, click the Filter button. For additional options while viewing the chart, click the Options button. When exporting an Excel report, click the Export button once the correct filter settings are selected. The Launch Pad button will return the user to the home page.
Using the Filters
The filters in the browser and mobile reporting are designed to remember the selections for each user. All applicable settings will carry over between charts as well. For example, four pieces of equipment are selected for last Tuesday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM when running the Equipment Status Summary chart. When going to the Equipment Status Timeline chart the filter will have the same settings by default. The settings are also retained regardless of whether the filter is used on a PC, a browser, or within one of the mobile applications.
Equipment Status Timeline
When there is a lot of equipment status activity and the equipment status timeline chart is run for a long period of time it is difficult to see the short cycles and some statuses with even shorter time frames simply cannot be shown. To address this issue the equipment status timeline has the capability to zoom in on the data. Let’s take a look at how the zooming works.
We would like to dive into the data around 6:00 am when the machine was running in low feed rate override which is shown in light green.
If we hold the cursor over the Low Override status we can see the status started at 5:50 am and lasted exactly 1 minute.
Now, if we hold the cursor over the status Waiting for Operator, the status directly above Low Override we can see that the status started at 6:27 am. Based on the previous data we would have expected this status to start at 5:51. This discrepancy tells us that there are additional equipment status records in between these two statuses. Let’s zoom in on this area to see what happened.
To zoom, ensure the cursor is anywhere within the grid area of the chart then click and drag. Release the mouse button after dragging over the area to be zoomed in on.
Now we can easily see all of the detailed activity that has taken place around the time frame in question.
The data can be zoomed in again by dragging over the desired area. The zoom percentage can be reset by clicking the magnifying glass icon at the top of the chart.
Once a timeline chart is produced a percentage value will be displayed at the top. The percentage represents the amount of granular data displayed on the chart which may change when you zoom in. When shorter cycles are not displayed, the percentage is changed accordingly.
Equipment Status Timeline with Connectivity
The Equipment Status Timeline with Connectivity chart presents both the equipment status events and the connectivity health events next to a time scale. This allows quick troubleshooting at a glance to see why cycles or downtimes may have lasted too long due to connectivity issues.
In the timeline below we can see the connectivity health events which clearly shows the connection to the machine was lost preventing data from being collected. Now we know data collection is working and a network issue connecting to the machine likely caused the problem.