Some Assets have meters that provide useful information about an Asset. A few examples would be an odometer, hours run, cycle encounters, or oil levels. Limble can automate the creation and assignment of a Task based on the meter reading. This document describes how to do the following:
Create a Meter Reading for an Asset
First create a meter field in the Info Section. Select the "Add Field" button.
In this example we will create an "Hours Run" field. Select the "Create New Field" button.
Enter the title of "Hours Run" and select the type as a Number. Then select the "Create Button."
You can now update the "Hours Run" by manually entering a value.
Link a PM Instruction to a Meter Reading
The first step is to open a PM. This can be done from the Asset Viewer as seen below.
However, in this example we will be creating this PM from the "Manage PMs" screen. This is because we will be updating meters from multiple Assets in a single PM.
After selecting the New PM Template button, give the PM a name and select "Create."
Select the title of the new PM template and then select the "Add Instruction" button.
Select the "Number" type. It is necessary that the type be the same as the Asset field. Select the "Add" button.
Give a name to the instruction.
Now the instruction needs to be linked to the correct Asset. Select the "Link" Icon.
Choose the corresponding Asset.
Select the field that you want to link and then select the "Set Link" button.
The same process can be repeated for other Assets. Now the Meter readings of multiple Assets can be updated from a single PM.
Meter Reading that Triggers a PM
A meter reading can trigger a PM. In this example, we will do a filter change every 2000 hours. First, create a PM.
Add a name.
Select the calendar Icon.
Select the "Add Instruction" button. Then choose the "Every X number of units" option. Enter the interval -- in this example we are using every 2000 hours. Then select the "Hours Run" field and hit "Save". Now a PM Task will be created every 2000 hours. So the first Task will be created at 2000 hours, the second at 4000 hours, and so forth.
View Past Meter Readings
This video will briefly go over how to download a history of Meter Readings
The "Info" tab will always show the current meter reading. To view past meter readings, move the mouse next to field and a clock icon will appear.
Select the clock icon and the past meter readings will be displayed. If you want to do further analysis of the readings, you can download the past entries in a .csv file and open it with Excel or other spreadsheet programs.