How to configure a physical sensor

To start using one of your machine’s physical sensors or datapoints in innius, you first need to configure a physical sensor.

Do this in the Admin app by selecting the machine from your machine overview and select the tile Sensors. Click the  dot_icon.pngicon (1) and click on the “Add sensor” (2) button.




You will be taken to the sensor definition page.




Now work from top to bottom, filling out the necessary fields as follows:

Sensor kind: Choose “Physical”

Sensor name: Give your sensor a unique name. Keeping the name as short as possible will help ensure it fits within the sensor name space in various parts of the application.

Physical ID: You need to enter here  the external identification number how the physical sensor is named in the Ewon flexy, OPC server or an other external device that sends the data to innius. 

Description: Describe in as few words as possible what this sensor is doing and where it is in the machine. This will help ensure you don’t get confused between different sensors and that you know exactly where it is on the machine.

Sensor group: Assign a group to the sensor. This will allow all the sensors to be categorized when displayed in innius Insight app. You can select a group or create a new one by entering the name of the group.

Data frequency: Select the frequency at which your physical sensor will produce data. 

Sensor data type: Choose one of the following options;

  • Continuous values, if the physical sensor creates measurement data
  • Discrete values, if the physical sensor creates values that are limited to predefined options, such as 0 and 1
  • Counter, if the physical sensor counts consecutively up, until reset

Value format: Here you can enter the unit of measure, such as Kg, € or ml.

Decimal places: The value of the physical sensor will be displayed in the Insight App with the number of decimals defined here.

If you have finished, click “save” to save your physical sensor.


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