CamView™ records video clips of faults and stoppages to be easily accessed from within your efficiency monitoring system.
As a visual aid for machine fault analysis, CamView™ is triggered to collect footage before and after the fault. Teams can access video through LineView™ to better understand the true cause. CamView™ can also be used to troubleshoot areas of concern or improvement as identified by LineView™. Operators can position the camera(s) on various machines on the line to track intermittent faults without consuming expensive human resources.
- Capturing a sporadic issue(s) on a machine without the need to watch it
- Troubleshooting an issue on a remote machine or an area of a line that is not usually manned by an operator
- Identifying the actions carried out during an operator stop or guard open event through an overview of an entire machine or area
- Achieving visibility of a machine fault area that is not possible from outside the guarding
- Resolving those “lived with problems” through continuous monitoring of a fault or state to provide detailed feedback to engineering teams
- Getting varied view angles of a machine area through multiple cameras connected to one trigger
Instantly diagnose root cause of downtime
See the root cause with video playback of machine faults with LineView™ technology
Use less labour to troubleshoot and find efficiencies
No need to stand and watch to troubleshoot the root cause. Video clips are automatically available for playback within your existing LineView™
- How is the video linked to a specific machine stoppage?
This is setup triggers are defined in the admin section of your LineView™ system. Here a core machine state or specific machine fault signal can be associated to trigger a video from a specific CamView™ Camera.
- What signals can I use to trigger a Camera?
Core machine states such as Not Available, Lack, Buildback, as well as specific machine fault signals, can be connected as triggers.
- Is there a limit to the length of video?
The maximum capture window is 45 seconds pre and 120 seconds post the trigger signal. The minimum capture window is 10 seconds pre and 10 seconds post tigger signal.
- Can I connect more than one camera to the same monitoring system?
Yes, more than one camera can be set up and associated with the same line or monitoring zone.
- Can I connect more than one camera to the same machine and/or trigger signal?
Yes, more than one camera can be set up and associated with the same machine. It is also possible to link multiple cameras to the same trigger signal.
- How do I view my captured video?
Individual clips are typically viewed by selecting the specific event on the machine status page highlighted with a blue triangle. Alternatively, videos can be accessed via the file structure on a given iView for video backup purposes only.
- Can I download a video to my PC?
Yes, the video playback feature in google chrome allows a video to be downloaded to the viewer’s device. Access is via the … icon.
- What is the camera specification?
The camera provides a field of view similar to normal human vision. There is no wide angle or telephoto option or the ability to zoom in. The video output generated is 15 frames per second, with a resolution of 640×480 pixels. There are no high-speed nor time-lapse options available.
- Is there a limit to the number of Cameras I can connect?
There is no known technical limit.
- Can I choose where to store my video files?
Video clips are stored on the associated iView device in a default folder structure specific to each camera. e.g. C:\data\lineview\camview\video\Camera 1. It is possible to define the maximum storage allocation to a given Camera folder and once this limit is reached video history will be overwritten. Starting with the oldest files first.
- What format are the video files stored in?
Videos are stored in .mp4 format, compressed using an H264 codec.
- How much storage do I need for my video files?
Storage size is dependent on the number of cameras, frequency of triggers and the clip length settings. It is possible to define the maximum storage allocation to a given Camera and once this limit is reached video history will be overwritten. Starting with the oldest files first.
- What filename format is used for the captured video?
The file name for each video is labelled as follows: EventGUID_LineName_SignalName_DateTimeStamp.mp4. The Event GUID is an internal unique reference and not relevant outside of the built in viewer.
- Is the video bandwidth generated by CamView hungry on the network?
No. The video is not streamed over the network, only the relatively small video clips are transferred across the network using the TCP protocol.
- How long does the battery last in the camera controller?
Typically the battery will last a maximum of 20 hours of continuous use. A % charge indicator is shown on the battery casing. The battery will take around 12 hours to refill completely after depletion. The camera controller can be connected to a mains outlet. Please note the system was not designed for continuous multi-day activity and will reset every 24 hours.