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Phantom Wizard


Adding a Phantom sensor is now easier than ever. Here we will explain you the process to add your devices to your database.

Before Phantoms can be assigned to machine health monitoring points, they must first be registered to the database and configured in DigivibeMX, as follows:

On the Phantom menu, select Wizard.

The Phantom Configuration Wizard screen opens in a new window. Click the Next button.

The Add/Select Groups screen allows users to group Phantom sensors together in the database for convenient reference– by facility, production area, machine, sensor function or any other grouping convention the user may desire.

Create a new group name in the Name group text field, then click Next to continue.
If a desired group already exists, select it from the list in the left-hand panel and click Next

The Add Phantom screen provides several options for users to add Phantom sensors to the database group created/selected on the previous screen. Select one of the following buttons for the option desired:


To add Phantoms detected by the gateway

Highlight desired sensors from the list (multiple sensors may be selected) and click the Add button. Selected sensors will appear in the Phantoms added section. Sensors may be removed from the group using the Delete option. Click Next to continue.

NOTE: Phantom vibration sensors also have an internal temperature sensor. Therefore, they appear in Phantoms added as two separate devices – the accelerometer component and the temperature component.



To add Phantoms manually using 11-digit ID code

In the case you’re not in the same network as the Gateway you can add sensors manually. Select the Manually button. The Code window opens. Manually enter the 11-digit Phantom ID code from the sensor’s QR label (2-digit sensor model code + 9-digit sensor serial number) into the Code text field. Then click the Ok button. The manually entered sensor will appear in the Phantoms added section. Sensors may be removed from the group using the Delete option.

To add sensors by scanning the QR code

(PC, laptop or tablet computer camera required): Click the QR Code Reader button. The Code Bar Reader window opens. Select the desired camera from the Device dropdown list. Position the QR label in front of the camera – squarely and close enough to be clearly read. The Code Bar Reader window will automatically capture the image, momentarily turn green and document the sensor when it has read the QR code. It will then close automatically, and the scanned sensor will appear in the Phantoms added section.


Naming and configuration

The Set Phantom Name and Description screen allows users to identify Phantoms using common nomenclature, foreasier identification in DigivibeMX Phantom. It’s important to differentiate between the accelerometer and the temperature sensor component names for each vibration Phantom. In the example below the sensor was named using P for Phantom and the last 4 numbers of the serial number – differentiated by “Vib” for the accelerometer component and“Temp” for the temperature component.

To name a Phantom, click in the Name text entry field and manually enter the desired name for each sensor data function. Click Next when finished.


Recording Parameters

The Recording Parameters screen is used to configure the operating parameters for each Phantom sensor. To begin, select a Phantom from the list. Interval Send Data (minutes) establishes the sensor’s collection interval. The minimum value for data collection is 10 minutes, and the maximum is 7200 minutes (5 days). The Advance Settings option enables the configuration of the next parameters:

  • Dynamic Range (8G, 16G or 32G). This value sets the minimum and maximum parameters the sensor can monitor.
  • Alarm Values For Each Axis can have a preset RMS threshold. If the RMS alarm value is exceeded, the sensor will immediately wake and send an unscheduled data collection. In addition, will then check for any continued increase according to the Interval Time RMS setting.
  • Interval time RMS (secs) Interval at which the sensor checks its RMS values for an exceeded threshold.Click Send this configuration to the sensor now to save changes. Subsequently click Next to continue.

NOTE: These parameters can be modified any time using the Phantom Menu/Status option.


Completing Phantom Configuration

Finally, the Completing Phantom Configuration screen provides a final opportunity to review the sensor identification information before saving all changes made in the Phantom Configuration Wizard. If corrections need to be made, the Back button can be used. If satisfied with the configuration, click Finish to save all changes and close the wizard. Changes can be abandoned by closing the window or clicking Cancel.


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