- 16 Nov 2022
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- Updated on 16 Nov 2022
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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.
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.
|Equipment Class||Equipment Class Detail > Equipment Class Info tab||Yes||Yes|
|Equipment Subclass||Equipment Subclass Detail > Equipment Subclass Info tab||Yes||Yes|
|Material Class||Material Class Detail > Material Class Info tab||Yes||No|
|Material Subclass||Material Subclass Detail > Material Subclass Info tab||Yes||No|
|Sample Class||Sample Class Detail > Sample Class Info tab||Yes||No|
|Sample Subclass||Sample Subclass Detail > Sample Subclass Info tab||Yes||No|
|Location Units||Unit Detail > Unit Definition tab||Yes||No|
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.
Statuses list components & features
Below is a breakdown of the components and features of the Statuses list.
|1||More filters button||Click to reveal the More filters panel.|
|2||Name||The name of the status.|
|3||Column Filter||Click the filter icon beneath any column name to apply a variety of filters.|
|4||Description||A description of the status.|
|5||Status instance||Click to view the status details including a list of any stages attached to it.|
|6||Stages||The number of stages (if any) associated with the adjacent status.|
|7||Search||Filter the list by entering a search word or phrase.|
|8||Columns||Click to add or remove columns from the list.|
|9||Reset Filters||Click to remove any filters currently applied to the list.|
|10||Create new status||Click to create a new status.|
|11||More options||Click to export the current view to CSV or Import new statuses from a CSV.|