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Assets

An asset is a digital representation of a machine or an automation system with one or multiple automation units (for example PLC) connected to MindSphere.

Operations Insight uses MindSphere assets, aspects and variables as data model for its functions.

Aspects are combined, pre-configured data and form the context for the evaluation of industrial processes.

Asset health shows the active state and the historical state of an asset. You can automatically influence the asset health state with a rule, for more information on rules, refer to Rules. Asset health is currently only available for assets having an aspect named "status" of type 'core.assetstatus'. To achieve this, enable the action checkbox "Asset Status" in the rules wizard.

Asset Health status

Asset health shows the active state of the asset. Asset health is currently only available for assets having an aspect named "status" of type core.assetstatus.

You can influence the asset health state in several ways:

Asset Health via rule

You can set the asset state depending on the outcome of a monitoring rule, e.g. you may set the status to "Error" if an asset variable crosses a pre-configured threshold * To achieve this, enable the action checkbox "Asset Status" in the rules wizard.

Asset health * The rule engine will set the configured status to the asset. * For more information on rules, refer to Rules

Asset Health via VFC (Visual Flow Creator)

The asset status can also be set by Visual Flow Creator node "Asset Status". * To achieve this, configure the node in your workflow, and set the status as desired * In this case do not configure a rule to set the asset status. As the rule would overwrite the status as determined by your VFC node

Asset Health via a custom application

You can also create your own application * To achieve this, use the MindSphere API to set the asset state as per the table shown below * In this case do not configure a rule or VFC node to set the asset status, too. Otherwise the status as determined by your application code will get overwritten. * For more information please refer to the MindSphere 'timeseries' API * For more information on the allowed asset health values please refer to the table at the end of this page

How Asset Health status is shown within Operations Insight

On the homepage you can detect easily the status of the monitored assets and get an impression about the health of your plant.

monitored asset

In the "Asset" view, the asset status will guide you quickly to the assets that need your attention. This is indicated via colored icons. Operations Insight will automatically aggregate the most relevant status to the highest concerned level.

Also the map shows the status of the asset with colored pins:

Mapsview-assests

Furthermore, the quick filters and the asset hierarchy tree on the "Assets" window helps you to easily find your monitored assets.

Asset window

Asset Health status via custom code

The following table shows the valid values for asset health and their meaning:

Asset-color Error code Status
Grey 0 Shows that the asset state is not monitored / Unknown
Red 20 Shows the "Error" asset health state
Yellow 30 Shows the "Warning" asset health state
Blue 40 Shows the "Information" asset health state
Green 50 Shows the "Ok" asset health state

Asset window

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Last update: May 10, 2022