Analyses and reports

The raw data says little about the production efficiency of the plant. Only a careful analysis thereof will provide information that will become the basis for activities that take factory management to a higher level.

The IPLAS system offers a wide range of data visualization options, such as charts, tables or synoptic maps. It will allow to build a customized reporting dashboard.

Time is of the essence when it comes to preventing waste. That is why it is so important to rely on current information. Automatic reports update will help you make the best decisions – in the vast majority of cases, they refresh even every few seconds! Information on how to create them can be found hereinbelow.

Example of creating analyses and reports

The video below shows the process of creating an analysis that uses the existing processing, and then how to attach the analysis to a report.

The selected type of analysis is the Gannt chart, which is a graphical overview of the course of the operation, taking into account its downtime.

A few words of explanation for the video above:

  • Stages of creating analysis
  • Steps for adding an analysis to a report
  1. Creating a new analysis (in this case it is a Gannt chart)
  2. Selecting a data range
  3. Defining the destination from which data is retrieved
  4. Defining a text variable, a variable containing information about the start/end time of intervals, a variable containing information about the number of pulses in a given interval.
  5. Retrieving types defined in processing
  6. Chart preview
  7. Saving analysis
  1. Creating a new report
  2. Using a previously created analysis
  3. Saving a report

Documentation

  • Types of analyses
  • Creating a report
  • Direct link

 

REPORT

The report is a layer that allows to present the knowledge extracted from the data in a clear and understandable way. Reports are made up of analyses, e.g. tables, charts or measures.

As the presentation layer is based on already processed data, reports refresh almost immediately. Thanks to this, it is possible to create information screens containing reports refreshed every few seconds, e.g. information about the production progress of the current order, enriched with coefficient values ​​such as OEE or MTBF.

CONFIGURATION:

In order to create a report correctly, one should first give it a name. In the next steps, the user can select the ones he wants to put on the report from the previously performed analyses. The report may consist of many elements of different types. Remove unused fields by clicking on the Trash icon.

The changes made should then be saved.

The content of the report will be automatically refreshed according to the time interval set for the analyses creating the report (e.g. every 15 seconds). This interval may be different for different analyses.

 

DIRECT LINK GENERATION

DESCRIPTION:

The direct link generation function allows easy access to reports and displaying them in full screen mode on any device with access to the network.

In addition, thanks to this function, the user has the option of sharing a specific report with selected people for a specified time. This allows unregistered persons to access a given report, regardless of their location.

CONFIGURATION:

In order to generate a direct link correctly, on the list of reports, the Generate link button must be selected from the possible Actions, located in the line with the name of a given report.

In the next steps, the user can set the link access expiry date, enable full screen mode and copy the link.

The changes made should then be saved for the generated link to work properly.

After saving the generated link, the Generate link button will be highlighted green, which means that the link is active. Orange colour means that the link is generated but inactive (the link’s expiry date has not yet been or has already expired), and the blue colour – no link has been generated.