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Overview

Timeline Charts display a stacked bar chart on a time line showing the incremental statuses of the equipment over the time range selected. The Equipment can be selected by User Groups, Company Groups, or individual Equipment. When displaying the result the time line can only be shown for individual equipment, not consolidated into groups.

Required and Optional Information

A time frame and one or more pieces of equipment are required to generate timeline charts. Once the equipment has been selected the Finish and Next buttons become available. At this point timeline charts can be generated without specifying any additional information by pressing the Finish button. Additional optional information can be selected by pressing the Next button.

The second page of the filter can be used to select the type of statuses to be compared. By default the General statuses are selected. In addition, the scale can be set to display on even hour intervals rather than being generated automatically.

General and Specific Status

For the Cycle status either general status, an individual specific status, or all of the specific statuses can be selected. As an example of selecting a single specific status, let’s assume there are two specific statuses in use: Machine Time and Spindle time. Machine Time has been setup to be active any time the equipment is running. Spindle Time has been setup be active only when there is a load on the spindle. By selecting Machine Time or Spindle Time as the specific status the time line chart will utilize the appropriate amount of time as the cycle time and therefore providing different results for the amount of time the equipment has been in cycle. Selecting All Specific Statuses from the drop down menu will display each of the defined specific cycle statuses on the timeline chart.

For Planned and Unplanned Downtime either the General Status only or the Specific Statuses can be viewed.

Equipment Status Timeline Chart

The Equipment Status Timeline chart displays a basic timeline for each selected equipment over the desired date range. By default the date range selected is Today.

An example with 12 hours of data showing the General Status for each of the Status Types.
The same data as the previous example, except zoomed in on the first 6 hours of data.
An example with the Specific Unplanned Downtimes displayed rather than the General Unplanned Downtime.
An example with the Specific Planned Downtime displayed rather than the General Planned Downtimes.
Machine Time has been selected in this example for the Specific Cycle Time. Since Machine Time was defined as being anytime the equipment is running this chart machines the General Cycle Time.
In this example Spindle Time is used for the Specific Cycle Time rather than the Machine Time. It’s easy to see how there is now overall less cycle time and a higher percentage of the other Status Types.

Timeline Per Period Chart

The Timeline Per Period Chart will display a stacked bar chart for each equipment selected over the desired period of time. As opposed to the Timeline Chart which displays a single timeline for each equipment, the Timeline Per Period Chart will split the timeline between each day in the selected date range. By default the date range is set to Last 2 Days.

Example of a Timeline Per period Chart that has four machines selected over a time period of two days. The current day has not yet finished, so no data is displayed for the future time.

Equipment Status Timeline with Connectivity

The Equipment Status Timeline with Connectivity chart displays a stacked bar chart on a time line showing the incremental statuses of the equipment over the time range selected. Next to this there will be another narrow stacked bar that will represent the connectivity. Information on the various connectivity colors can be found here. By default the date range selected is Last 2 Days.

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