Naming the Inputs

Nanospark: CNC Machine Monitor includes eight cable ties with labels to help keep your system organized

Cable tie with label

  We often talk of Nanospark: CNC Machine Monitor watching the stack lights (or report lights) of the CNC machine. But since the CNC machine monitor has 8 discrete inputs, you may choose to connect more machine components and you can wire all components in the inputs of your choice.

  To help keep things simple, we’ve included two ways of labeling the inputs.

Naming the inputs on

Naming the inputs (4-input subscription)

  First, cable ties with labels. Eight of them will be in the box with your Nanospark: CNC Machine Monitor system. You can write directly on the label with a Sharpie (or similar) marker, or use a printed sticker.

  The second way is built into the app on the Settings screen. Initially the inputs are simply numbered. But if you touch on the input name a keyboard will pop up, allowing you to give the input a new name. (The number of inputs shown, 4 or 8, relates to the messaging subscription purchased with the monitor.)

  These input names will make it easier for you to select the inputs relevant to a notification and report when configuring it (see examples below).

  This feature is also available in the free trial version to help you become comfortable using the CNC machine monitor. The app with the trial version is available for download from the Play Store.

Selecting the input for a Notification

Selecting the input for a Notification

Choosing the inputs a Report will summarize.

Choosing inputs for a Report.

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