Statuses Overview
  • 16 Nov 2022
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Statuses Overview

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Article Summary

Statuses are used to continuously track the condition and usability of resources such as equipment and material to ensure it's always in the proper condition prior to being used by an operator. A status can consist of multiple stages (optional) each representing a different state of usability.

Usability Check Diagram

In the diagram above, the status In Service consists of four stages. An operator has attached the In Service status to an equipment instance and informed the MES that it is only usable in one stage, which is "Clean".


Triggers are used by the System to automatically change the stage of an equipment instance, i.e., from "clean" to "not clean". There are two types of triggers that can be created.


Triggers can only be created for Equipment classes or subclasses. They are not available for material classes or subclasses.

  • Timer: Used to indicate clean hold time. If this equipment is not used within x period of time it must be cleaned again before it can be used to execute a procedure.

  • Counter: Used to indicate a piece of equipment can only be used a specific number of times in a batch procedure before it must be cleaned again. The counter counts down, beginning from a given starting point and changes the status of the equipment, i.e. from clean to dirty, when a given number is reached. If this equipment is not used within x period of time, it must be cleaned again before it can be used again.

There are multiple objects in the UI to which you may attach a status. Reference the table below for a list of those objects, their location in the MES, and whether they include stages and triggers.

ObjectStatus LocationStages?Triggers?
Equipment ClassEquipment Class Detail > Equipment Class​ Info tabYesYes
Equipment SubclassEquipment Subclass Detail > Equipment Subclass​ Info tabYesYes
Material ClassMaterial Class Detail > Material Class​ Info tabYesNo
Material SubclassMaterial Subclass Detail > Material Subclass​ Info tabYesNo
Sample ClassSample Class Detail > Sample Class​ Info tabYesNo
Sample SubclassSample Subclass Detail > Sample Subclass​ Info tabYesNo
Location UnitsUnit Detail > Unit Definition tabYesNo

How to navigate to the Statuses list

The Statuses list is where users can view, search, or filter through a list of existing statuses and create new ones. To navigate to the list, hover over the navigation panel on the left then click Statuses.

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Statuses list components & features

Below is a breakdown of the components and features of the Statuses list.

New Statuses List

1More filters buttonClick to reveal the More filters panel.
2NameThe name of the status.
3Column FilterClick the filter icon beneath any column name to apply a variety of filters.
4DescriptionA description of the status.
5Status instanceClick to view the status details including a list of any stages attached to it.
6StagesThe number of stages (if any) associated with the adjacent status.
7SearchFilter the list by entering a search word or phrase.
8ColumnsClick to add or remove columns from the list.
9Reset FiltersClick to remove any filters currently applied to the list.
10Create new statusClick to create a new status.
11More optionsClick to export the current view to CSV or Import new statuses from a CSV.

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