An asset represents a machine and all of its individual components. Having configured Assets in the IXON Cloud enables you to use apps from the Marketplace that are specifically developed for Assets.
Apart from the benefit that an app itself provides, using Assets offers the advantage of having all of the app settings neatly organized at each individual machine component. This provides a clear overview, because each component contains all app settings that are relevant to that particular machine component.
One example of an app that is specifically developed for Assets is the Wear & Tear app. At each individual machine component in your asset, you configure the Wear & Tear app setting for that particular component. For a conveyor belt you enter the expected life cycle hours, based on the manufacturer's datasheet, and the corresponding counter in the PLC. Whereas for a cutting knife you enter the expected amount of cuts in its life cycle. The result can then be viewed in the Portal, where the progress and expected tear date is displayed for each individual machine component in a single overview.
Frequently asked questions
What is an asset?
Can I see an asset in the portal?
Yes, the asset will be visible in the Portal. However, the asset's sub-assets (machine components) will not be displayed in the Portal.
If no device is linked to the asset, the asset will be displayed similar to how a device is displayed (including a card and pages), but with limited functionality because there is no physical device linked to it.If there is a device linked to the asset, that device in the Portal will be replaced by the asset it is linked to. The asset's card and pages will show the information and data of the linked device (e.g. VPN connection status, event log, logged machine data, etc).