Categories: Condition Monitoring

How to Use the SMC/Falcon Report Custom Logo Feature

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By on August 12, 2019


One of the features of our SMC (Smart Machine Checker) and also of the Falcon is their ability to generate a report of the diagnosis directly from the unit with no PC needed. This can be accomplished by pressing the Diagnosis button on the right side of the screen after collecting all pertinent vibration data. Once you are in the diagnosis screen you can simply press the report button.



Once this report is exported to a “thumb drive” or to a PC it can be reviewed and edited to meet the end user’s needs. One of those needs may be adding a custom logo instead of the default logo. Adding your own logo may not always be needed, but it also may ensure a senior manager or potential customer may see it. The report below has our logo on it. This can be edited to whatever you want.



To add your own logo simply open the word document that is exported out of the SMC or Falcon. Once the document is open you can edit the header to include your logo or name. When you have completed this, press the “save as” button to ensure the document is saved as a .docx file and the name is “template_expertise”. The file must be saved as this file type and exactly this name or the SMC/Falcon will not recognize it.



After the document is saved connect your SMC or Falcon to your PC via the provided USB cable. After connecting, open up the folder named “expertise_report_templates.” This is the location you want to paste your recently created template.



Now that the template is installed you can generate the reports normally and it will include your updated logo or name–it’s as simple as that.


About the Author

Chris joined VibrAlign's Technical Services Team as a Technical Trainer in May 2018.

Prior to joining VibrAlign Chris was the Site Reliability Engineer for Curium Pharmaceuticals in St. Louis MO. As a Reliability Leader he has over 12 years’ experience developing and refining maintenance programs utilizing proactive, precision and predictive maintenance tools in pharmaceuticals, mining and minerals, steel, cement, and power generation.

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