Creating an Asset in SFactrix.ai is the third step in the hierarchy of setting up a smart factory and digitalizing your shop floor. Assets refer to machines/tools used in manufacturing sectors involved in the completion of given work orders and jobs. Assets are a crucial investment to an organization to help timely production and meet customer specifics. Hence adding assets allows close monitoring of the production process surfaced on the factory floor.
Pre-condition – Plant and Work Center should be created in SFactix.ai prior to creating an Asset. You should be an Account admin, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager, Executive or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to create an Asset.
How to create Asset in SFactrix?
You should be an Account admin, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager, Executive, or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to create an Asset.
Steps to create asset in SFactrix:
o Login to your SFactrix.ai account by going to https://app.sfactrix.ai.
o From the settings page, under organization settings, click on the ‘Assets’ card.
o Click the ‘Add Asset’ button on the Assets page.
o The 'Add Asset' form will appear. Fill the form with proper data as shown below.
o Click the 'Submit' button. You will have successfully created an Asset.
Please note the details of each parameter required to complete the Asset creation.
Choose a Plant
Choose the Plant from the drop-down menu to which the Asset needs to be linked.
Choose a work center
Choose the Work Center from the drop-down menu to which the Asset needs to be linked.
Name the Asset you wish to create.
Enter a unique Asset Code for identification purposes.
Mention the brand name of the asset
Enter the model number of the Asset
Enter the Serial number of the Asset mentioned on the nameplate.
Year of Manufactured
Select the year of manufacture of the asset from the drop-down list
Check 'Movable Asset?' if the asset is movable (not a fixed asset) indicating the asset is usable for another Plant.
Calculate the expected utilization per day of the asset. It is the number of hours the asset can run per day vs 24 hours. (To know more about how to calculate the Utilization, please go through our technical guides)
Enter the lifetime of the asset in hours
Mention the availability of the asset for production per day against its scheduled time(in hours)
Mention at what intervals maintenance is required for the asset. This information will be helpful in predictive maintenance analysis.
Ideal Run Rate
Enter the Run Rate of the asset i.e., the expected quantity produced by the machine per minute
How to edit/update Assets or machine configuration?
You should be an Account admin, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager, Executive or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to edit/update an Asset.
Steps to edit/update Asset in SFactrix:
Use your credentials and Login to your SFactrix.ai account.
From the settings page, under organization settings, click on the ‘Assets’ card.
'Assets' display page will appear.
Click the ‘Edit’ icon on the Asset card you wish to edit/update.
Make the necessary edits/update to Asset specifics.
Click on ‘Update’ button to save changes.
You can edit the status of the asset on the Asset Listing page.
Click on the 'Edit' symbol next to the status mentioned across each asset.
Change the Asset status with the options available on the drop-down menu.
Click on 'Update'.
What is the display summary of Asset status?
The summary cards feature of the Assets page displays the status of each asset such as if an asset is running, stopped, or in fault mode. This summary cards feature helps the users to monitor the asset condition more effectively on SFactrix.
How to delete Asset or Machine configuration?
You should be an Account admin, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager, Executive, or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to delete an Asset.
Steps to delete Asset in SFactrix:
Login to your SFactrix.ai account.
Click on ‘Assets’ card from the settings page, under organization settings.
o 'Assets' display screen will appear.
o Click on the ‘Edit’ icon on the Asset card you wish to delete.
o Click the ‘Delete’ button on the 'Edit Asset' page to delete the selected Asset.
o Click on the ‘Yes’ button when you receive a pop-up stating, ‘Are you sure to delete (Asset Code)’. This deletes the Asset chosen.
What are the different status levels of an Asset and how are they assigned?
'Status' describes the status of the asset which is controlled on the 'Asset Controller' page in SFactrix. When the asset is connected to SFactrix and when the job operator operates on the buttons available on the 'Asset Controller' page in SFactrix application, the 'Status' appears on the Asset Listing page. There are 4 different status levels for an asset which you can observe on the 'Assets' listing page(as shown below). These are automatically assigned based on the working condition of the asset in the 'Asset Controller'.
There are 4 status levels for an Asset in SFactrix as explained below.
When the machine starts running, click on the 'Start' button on the Asset Controller page in SFactrix application. You will observe the status changing to 'Running' on the asset listing page. Make sure to click on the 'Start' button immediately when the machine starts running to obtain accurate data metrics and performance calculations.
When you wish to take a break(lunch break, toilet break etc), click on the 'Break' button on the Asset Controller page. This changes the status to 'Break' on the asset listing page. Please be mindful of operating on 'Break' button as it affects the data metrics, graphs, and calculations drawn w.r.t runtime and downtime.
Click on 'Stop' button on the Asset Controller page when the machine is done producing for the scheduled shift. Click on 'Stop' button precisely as the stop time impacts the calculation of performance, availability, and OEE of the machine.
Click on 'Fault' button on the Asset Controller page when the machine stops due to some fault. This changes the status to 'Fault' on the assets listing page and registers maintenance for the asset on the 'Maintenance Register' page. Fault time increases the unplanned downtime thereby affecting the asset productivity, performance, and efficiency.
What are the different ways to view the list of assets?
There are 2 different ways to view the asset list. They are List View and Tile View
Click on the list-shaped button (as shown below) to view the assets in list view.
Click on the tile-shaped button (as shown below) to view the assets in tile view.
Why am I unable to delete the Asset or Machines?
You can delete the Asset only when the Parts, Work Orders, and Jobs linked to the Asset are deleted.
You can delete the Asset if you are an Account Admin, Plant Admin, Asset Admin, or Work Center Admin belonging to the same Plant.
Can I retrieve the deleted Asset?
You will not be able to retrieve the deleted Asset by yourself, however, you can raise a support request and our support team will help you retrieve the deleted Asset. Since this involves a lengthy process, we request you to mindfully delete the Asset only when the Asset is not required.
Once you are done creating the Asset, the next step is to create the Part/Item. Part is the subset of the product. Creating a Part in SFactrix simplifies the production process by dividing the product into smaller Parts and managing them efficiently.
Click the below link to learn more about the Part and its features.
For any feedback and queries on the functionalities of the Asset, write to our support team at [email protected]