Continuously looking to evolve the analysis tools and facilitate the use of the Web Platform, Dynamox has just launched a series of new features. Check out the main updates for the latest version below:
1) Machine Viewer
The Machine Viewer is a new way of viewing information related to the company's assets, uniting information from the predictive and sensitive modules. There are two ways to access this function: 1) In the side menu, via the "Machines" option or 2) Clicking on the desired machine on the asset tree.
At the top of the screen, the path within the asset tree in which the machine is located will be shown, as well as a table with the machine information and filters for Subsets and Components. When one of these filters is applied, the information shown on the rest of the screen will refer only to the items selected.
Below the filter options is a timeline of events for each of the spots registered to the machine, such as creation/exclusion of Spots, parameterization of Spots, spectral analyses, A2 alerts breached and completed checklists. The standard timeline will show the last seven days of activity, but this interval can be altered via the calendar in the top left corner.
Following the timeline is the reduced version of the DMA, showing only the spots related to the machine (or subsets/components if a filter is applied). The information is the same as shown on the traditional DMA.
The field "Anomalies" lists all of the anomalies reported by users when answering questions from a checklist in a sensitive module route. This section lists what the anomalies are, any observations, the user responsible, subset/component and the date/time. By clicking on one of the anomalies, the user is redirected to the checklist report that refers to it.
Finally, a graph with the results of the manual measurements taken in the senstive routes is shown. To select which quantity to show on the graph, simply click on the "GRAPHS" option and select the desired magnitude.
The Sensitive Module is the part of the DynaPredict solution used for managing visual inspection routes in the field. Contact us for more information.
2) Multiple bearings per Spot
Another new feature is the option to register multiple bearings per spot, which could help with the identification of failures for equipment that has various bearings. To register the bearings, access the Edit Spot screen on the Web Platform and select the option "+ BEARING".
On this screen, besides defining which bearing model will have its failure frequencies shown on the spectra of the Spot, it will also be possible to rename a bearing and select one as the main bearing.
The option to rename (available by clicking on the pencil symbol to the right of each bearing) allows the user to identify the positioning of each of the bearings registered to the Spot in relation to the sensor (Drive side or Opposite side, for example). Bearings that were already registered before this update will appear with the name "undefined", indicating that is still hasn't undertaken an alteration of nomenclature.
3) New criticality options (Sensitive Module)
Users can now predefine the criticality for each of the alternative answers to a checklist question when creating a "Checkbox" type question. There are four possible options:
- Defined only by the inspector: The inspector must define the criticality of the anomaly when answering the checklist;
- Automatically set: criticality predefined when creating the question. The inspector cannot alter the criticality;
- As a suggestion: suggested criticality is configured during the creation of the question. The inspector can opt to alter the criticality if deemed necessary;
- Alternative without criticality: option for alternatives when it isn't necessary to define a criticality.
This new tool allows greater management of the criticality of problems found on inspected machines.
4) A2 Alert Events
The timeline will now display A2 alert events any time a collection is made with overall values of vibration or temperature above the predefined alert levels.
By clicking on the event icon, a window will open showing information such as the measurement type (RMS Velocity, RMS Acceleration or Temperature), duration of alert period, and the alerts configured for the spot, as well as a tab for adding comments.