26SI Series Alternator – Asset Watch

Overview

The Asset Watch subscription is used for monitoring and managing the usage and the location of your equipment.




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“Exception Dashboard”

(1) “Event Summary” section

(2) “Status” levels

(3) “Equipment Search” section

The default home screen of EquipmentManager is known as the “Exception Dashboard”. Refer to Illustration 1. This screen features the following two sections:

  • “Event Summary” section (1)

  • “Equipment Search” section (3)

“Event Summary”

EquipmentManager allows you to manage your equipment by an exception. There are three “Status” levels (2) of events:

Action (red) – The “Action” status indicates an event that is deemed of the highest importance. “Action” events should be given the most attention and “Action” events should be resolved first.

Monitor (yellow) – The “Monitor” status indicates an event that should have attention, but this event does not require immediate resolution.

Normal (green) – The “Normal” status indicates an event that is deemed of the least importance of the actions that require attention or resolution.

Search Using “Event Summary”



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“Event Summary” search with popup text

(4) “Select a Group” drop-down menu

(5) “Equipment” column

(6) “Incidents” column

(7) “S·O·S Incident Refresh” button

(8) “View Checked” button

Perform the following procedure in order to use “Event Summary” section (1) to search for issues and view issues that need to be resolved:

  1. Select a group of equipment from the “Select a Group” drop-down menu (4) or select a customer from the “Universal Customer ID” drop-down menu. Once a selection has been made, the “Equipment” column (5) and the “Incidents” column (6) for each “Status” level will be filled with the number of machines and incidents that are outstanding. Refer to Illustration 2.
  1. Point to any of the “Incidents” fields for more information of the events that are outstanding and for a count for each level. For example, when you point to the number of incidents in the “Incidents” column (6) , a boxof text will be displayed with a breakdown of the events by category and by quantity.
  1. In order to view the detail of the machines with outstanding events, select the check box next to the “Status” level or “Status” levels. Any of the check boxes or all of the check boxes can be selected. Then, click “View Checked” button (8) in order to display results. Results appear on the “Event Summary” screen. Refer to “”Event Summary” Screen” for more information.

    Note: In order to perform a refresh of the S·O·S alerts, press the “S·O·S Incident Refresh” button (7) .

Search Using “Equipment Search”



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“Equipment Search”

The lower section of the default EquipmentManager home screen is the “Equipment Search” section (3) . This provides another way to narrow the search of the equipment. This is the same “Equipment Search” form that is used throughout EquipmentManager. Complete at least one of the fields on the form and click “Display Equipment”.

“Event Summary” Screen



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“Event Summary”

(9) Check boxes for the equipment

(10) “View:” drop-down menu

When you perform a search for EquipmentManager data about a given set of equipment, the display of the results default to the “Event Summary” screen. The “Event Summary” table contains the following columns: “Eqpt Id” (“Equipment Id”), “Manufacturer”, “Model”, “Serial Number”, “Events” and “Status”.

If a machine has multiple events of the same category, the information can be expanded by clicking the icon that is a blue triangle. This icon will show a brief description of each of the events in that category.

Clicking on the hyperlink of the name of the event will move you to the appropriate detailed screen in EquipmentManager. This screen may be an “Event History” screen, a “Planned Maintenance” screen, a “S·O·S” screen, or another screen.

Select the check box for the equipment (9) in order to update the status. Then, select the “Update Status” button.

Change the view of the results by selecting a option from the “View:” drop-down menu (10) .

Location and Service Meters

On the”Event Summary” screen, select “Location and Service Meters” from the “View” drop-down menu (10) . The “Location and Service Meters” screen will be displayed.




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Location and Service Meters

(11) “Serial Number” column

(12) “Last Update Date/Time” column

The links in the “Serial Number” column (11) are linked to the “Equipment Details” screen and the links in the “Last Update Date/Time” column (12) are linked to the “Status History” screen.

“Status History”

The “Status History” is a record of all the status reports that were sent by a Product Link ModulePLM. The “Status” report contains the information about the status of the actual PLM.

To view the “Status History” screen, use the following procedure:

  1. From the “Location and Service Meters” screen, click the date of one of the pieces of equipment in the “Last Update Date/Time” column. The “Status History” screen will be displayed.



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    “Status History”

    (13) “Start Date” field

    (14) “End Date” field

  1. The range of the date is set by your preferences. In order to temporarily change the range of the date, click the icon of a calendar that is next to the “Start Date” field (13) and “End Date” field (14) . Then, select a date for indicating a time period for the “Status History”.
  1. Click the “Change Date Range” button. The “Status History” table will perform a refresh in order to reflect the updated range of the date.
  1. Click the “Back” button in order to return to the “Location and Service Meters” screen.

The following table describes the fields that are found on the “Status History” screen.

Table 1
“Status History” screen    
Field     Description     Values    
“Date/Time”     The date and time of the status report are displayed if the PLM is set to send status once per day. These values should be different by approximately one day for each time.        
“Power Loss” (Low Voltage)     Indicates that the PLM experienced a loss of power or low voltage somewhere between this status report and the last status report.     Yes, No    
“Satellite Blocked”     Indicates that the PLM was blocked from the satellite sometime between this status report and the last status report.     Yes, No    
“PW Active”     Indicates that “Time and Geographic Fencing” is active.     Yes, No, N/A    
“PW Alarms”     Indicates that a “PW Alarm” has occurred sometime between this status report and the last.     Yes, No, N/A    
“Power Mode”     Indicates the “Power Mode” of the PLM. Power mode has the following “Status” levels:        
“Active” (1) – The machine has operated in the last 48 hours. Active (1)    
“Sleep” (2) – The machine has not operated for greater than 48 hours but less than one week. The PLM will activate every 6 hours in order to send the messages every 6 hours. Position messages will only be sent if the unit has changed position by greater than 200 meters. Sleep (2)    
“Hibernate” (3) – The machine has not operated for more than one week. The PLM will wake up every 24 hours to send and receive messages. Position messages will only be sent if the unit has changed position by greater than 200 meters. Hibernate (3)    
“Event Pending”     Indicates that an event was recorded and will be sent (PL321 system only).     Yes, No    
“Digital # Active”     Indicates that the digital switch is active (PL321 system only).     Yes, No    

“Service Meter History”

Use the following procedure in order to view the “Service Meter History”:

  1. In order to view the “Service Meter History” for a machine, select a service meter reading for a machine from the “Service Meter (hours)” column on the “Location and Service Meters” screen.



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    “Service Meter History”

    (13) “Start Date” field

    (14) “End Date” field

  1. Change the range of the date, if necessary. Click “Back” in order to return to the “Location and Service Meters” screen.

“Location History”

Use the following procedure to view the “Location History” of a machine.

  1. In order to view the “Location History” for a machine, select the location of a machine from the “Service Meter (hours)” column on the “Location and Service Meters” screen.



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    “Location History”

    (13) “Start Date” field

    (14) “End Date” field

  1. The “Location History” screen will appear. Change the range of the date, if necessary. Click “Back” in order to return to the “Location and Service Meter” screen.

“Location Report Frequency”

Product Link is configured to a maximum of four reports of the location per day. The first location report is sent at the Report Start Time. The Position Report Minimum Location Change configuration defines the minimum distance the machine must move since the last report in order for a position report to be sent. If the minimum configured distance has not been met, Product Link will not send a position report. The minimum distance that is permitted is zero meters and the maximum distance is 200 meters. If the parameter is set to zero meters, then the PLM will send a position report 4 times a day regardless of movement. Refer to Systems Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing and Adjusting, RENR7911, “Manage Hardware”, and to Special Instruction, REHS2365, “Product Link PL121SRPL121SR and PL300PL300 Installation Guide”.

Last Known Location

If a valid location from the GPS is not obtained in the given time, the last known location will be displayed in EquipmentManager. This “stale” location will be identified with “(Last Known)” in the “Location and Service Meter” view. Refer to Systems Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing and Adjusting, RENR7911, “Installation Parameters Conifgure” for more information about the GPS Fix Validity Time Duration parameter.

“Map Locations”

There are two options for creating the map of the location of your machine. The machine can be plotted on a map from either the “Location and Service Meters” screen or from the “Location History” screen.

  1. In order to view the location of a machine on the map from the “Location and Service Meters” screen that is in the “Equipment Information” section, select the check box next to the machine. Refer to Illustration 5.
  1. Click the “Map Locations” button. The “Equipment Location Map” screen will be displayed.



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    “Equipment Location Map”

    (15) Marker for the equipment

  1. The location of the machine is plotted on a map with identification of a landmark and a city street. Use the “Zoom In” and “Zoom Out” buttons to change your view of the map. Click near the marker of the equipment (15) that is being viewed in order to center the marker in the window of the map. When you are done, click the “Back” button in the upper left hand corner in order to return to the “Location and Service Meters” screen.

    Note: The information of the location will be displayed per user preference. The display for the “Nearest City” will show the location of a machine relative to public landmarks or city centers. The location can also be displayed with the latitude and the longitude. These coordinates can be entered into routing software in order to provide driving directions.

The other way to create the map of the location is from the “Location History” screen.

  1. In order to view the “Location History” for a machine, select the location of a machine from the “Service Meter (hours)” column on the “Location and Service Meters” screen. Refer to Illustration 5. The “Location History” screen will be displayed. Refer to Illustration 8.
  1. Click the “Map the latest location” button. The “Equipment Location Map” screen will be displayed. Refer to Illustration 9.

Note: Click “Map the latest location” button in order to start the EquipmentManager software for maps that is being used currently. Click “Map the latest location 2” in order to start the new software that is being considered by Caterpillar as a replacement to option 1. Click on the “here” link in order to send your comments to Caterpillar about the mapping software.

“Start/Stop Time History”



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“Start/Stop Time History” is available if the PLM is configured to record the history. “Start Time” and “Stop Time” details are available when the equipment “Serial Number” will be displayed in bold print.

  1. In order to view the “Start/Stop Time History” screen for a machine, select the check box next to the machine. Refer to Illustration 10.
  1. Click the “Start/Stop Time” button. The “Start/Stop Time History” screen will be displayed.

    Note: If Machine Security System is installed, the “Key ID” will be displayed in the “Operator Id” column in EquipmentManager.

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