Active trees are trees that have active real time content. This is data generated by sensors and equipment that automatically populates SMARTrees on a shared resource.
Laboratory sensors also populate trees that store temperature and humidity information. Other active libraries include raw material inventory, production schedules and workflow.
Below is a list of common active SMARTrees.
Strain Gage Sensors
Lab Moisture Sensors
An example of this would be a tree built by a laboratory technician that is responsible for all test equipment including load cells, associated calibration data, test fixtures, gage and LVDT specifications. The technician would maintain an active library on a shared space that all test personal would have access to. When experiments are conducted, users would be required to drag active data into their experiment tree thus capturing a snapshot of conditions or equipment at that time. This data would be then saved with all test data.