This article explains how to configure your Ewon Flexy's tags as KPIs in order to be able to have a quick overview of the main parameters/state of your machine.
Ewon Flexy, M2Web, eCatcher mobile
To be able to use the KPIs, you need an Ewon Flexy already configured with tags and ONLINE on your T2M account.
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The key performance indicators — also known as KPI — allow a very quick overview of the
current state of our project, machine, ... at first sight.
Once the Flexy tag, which is the value polled from the PLC register, configured as a KPI, it can be
displayed on the Flexy homepage, on the M2Web platform and on eCatcher mobile.
Alternatively the KPIs can also be exported or published to an external device/service using
either the OPC UA protocol or the Ewon Flexy Export Block Descriptors.
The Flexy KPIs configuration takes place on the Tag View / Setup section.
The number of Flexy tags set as a KPI is limited to 6.
There are two ways to set a tag as a KPI.
Either way, you have to connect to the web interface of your Flexy first, then go to Tags>Values.
The first method consists of accessing the tag configuration menu :
- Balance to "SETUP" mode.
- Select the tag you want to set as KPI.
- Click on "EDIT".
- Scroll down the tag configuration to find the KPI section.
- Check the "Enabled" box.
- Click on "Update Tag".
- Repeat the process for each tag you want to set as KPI.
You can also directly set a new tag as a KPI in this tag configuration window when you create it.
The second method is much more simple for existing tags. Just right-click on the tag (always in SETUP mode) and click on "Set selection as KPI".
To enable the export of the KPIs to the Talk2M cloud platform and so be able to see them in M2Web and eCatcher mobile, you have to activate it in the Flexy.
To do this, go to Setup>System>Main>Net services>Data Management.
Then check the "Live data KPI's" box. You can also select the groups of tags you want to export.
When you finished, don't forget to click "Update".
DISPLAY THE KPIs
By default, the KPI are displayed on the Summary page of your Ewon Flexy.
You can also display the KPIs on the M2Web platform.
- Open your web browser.
- Browse to https://m2web.talk2m.com
- Enter your Talk2m account name, your username and your password.
On the "All devices" page, you can see the list of your Ewon devices, but not the KPIs.
To see them, click on the following button :
You'll then see the list of your KPIs.
If you activate the KPIs on your Ewon Flexy while you were already connected to M2Web, you
first need to log out from M2web and login again to see those KPIs.
eCatcher Mobile App
You can also display the KPIs in the eCatcher Mobile App.
To do this, you need to connect to your Talk2M account through the eCatcher mobile app.
The eCatcher Mobile App can be downloaded on the Apple® AppStore or on the Google® Play.
Once the application available on your mobile device, proceed as follows :
- Open the eCatcher Mobile app on your mobile device.
- Enter your account name, your username and your password.
- Enter a PIN code for easy (re)login if you checked the "Keep me logged" box in the previous step.
- Tap on the Ewon Flexy you wish to see the KPIs.
Once in the details of your Flexy, you see, among other information, the KPIs.