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Defining Assets and Sensors

Last Modified: April 8, 2019

Before you can collect data, define the equipment you are monitoring and its corresponding sensors on the Asset Configuration page.

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When adding a new asset, the equipment options in the dialog box correspond to toolkits you purchased with your InsightCM system.

  1. Click the Configuration pull-down and select Assets.
  2. Click Add and expand the General section in the resulting dialog box.
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    You can add any asset type to the asset tree at any time.

  3. Select the Location asset, name it for the physical site or plant location, and click OK. Consider adding additional location assets to designate the specific location of the equipment on the physical site.
  4. Once you have added all location assets, select a location asset and click Add.
  5. In the resulting dialog box, expand the Equipment section and select an equipment type from the list.
    Equipment Description
    Equipment Select this equipment type if your asset will be monitored by an EMSA device.
    Motor (MCSA) Select this equipment type if your asset will be monitored by an MMS device. You will need to configure a Voltage Bus to the Group Properties of this equipment type.
    Rotating Equipment (Data Source)

    Rotating Equipment (Fixed Speed)

    Rotating Equipment (Tachometer)

    Select these equipment types if your asset will be monitored by a CMS device.
    Voltage Bus Select this equipment type if you have added a Motor asset. This asset will need to be configured to the Group Properties of a Motor asset.
    Wireless Equipment (Data Source)

    Wireless Equipment (Fixed Speed)

    Wireless Equipment (Tachometer)

    Select these equipment types if your asset will be monitored wirelessly.
  6. Give the asset a descriptive name in the Name textbox, designate how many of this asset to create, and click OK.
  7. With the equipment asset selected, click Add, expand the Sensors section, expand the monitoring device toolkit type that will be used to monitor your asset, and select a sensor.
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    You add ROI sensors for thermal imaging devices directly from the device's configuration page after you add a camera.

  8. Enter a descriptive name for the sensor asset in the Name text field, designate how many of this asset to make, and click OK.
  9. Repeat steps 8-10 to define additional sensors until you have defined all the sensors that will be monitoring the equipment.
    Figure 1. Example Asset Tree
You have mapped your equipment and sensor assets, and you are ready to add a monitoring device and to map device channels to sensors.

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