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New software component makes long term analysis of measured data easier
iba AG sends Historical-Data-server into the competition(PresseBox) ( Fürth, )
Whether in paper manufacturing industries, processes in continuous casting or chemical plants: especially in long technical processes, the possibility to record data over file boundaries is a clear advantage. So far, iba AG has followed an approach that offers very good solutions for batch processes: The ibaPDA system for data acquisition generates single data files that can be displayed and analyzed by means of the ibaAnalyzer analyzing tool. Analyzing these data over a long period of time, has been so far rather tedious. You either had to analyze single data files or to arrange a string of files in the ibaAnalyzer tool. The new software component ibaHD-server facilitates this long term analysis.
Analyzing measured data from milliseconds up to years
The ibaHD concept comprises a client- and a server component. The server component runs under Windows, either on the ibaPDA-computer or on a separate computer in the network. ibaPDA continuously acquires data and sends these to the HD-server. The measured data are stored in a special file structure for weeks, months or years. A client component, which is integrated in the ibaPDA-client, displays the data. With only a few clicks, the user has access to long term overviews as well as to signal details in a range of milliseconds.
An ibaPDA-system can supply several historical data records on one or more HD-servers with data. This way, you can e.g. separate production and maintenance data. You can define individually for each HD recording, which signals are to be stored. Moreover, several ibaPDA-systems can write their data on one single HD-server, but in different HD-recordings. Hence, the HD-server is e.g. a superior level solution for recording data from several installations of a plant.
Solutions tailored to your needs
The scope of performance of the ibaHD-server can be customized. The basic licenses are graded according to the number of signals and comprise one HD-server, two HD-recordings and two HD-clients. According to Dr. Ulrich Lettau, CEO of the iba AG, the system is to be extended: "We want to improve the ibaHD-server continuously. To take an example: in the near future, the software will be able to record and display historical data in a product-based manner."
ibaHD-server at a glance
- Continuous recording of data over a long period of time
- Direct access to historical data out of the ibaPDA data acquisition system
- Intuitive interface for visualizing historical data (e.g. browsing, scrolling, jumping to a certain date)
- Fast zoom function (annual, monthly or weekly overview up to a millisecond range)
- Combined display of current and historical data in one application
- Simple configuration by means of the familiar ibaPDA-V6-interface
For further information and product details, please see: www.iba-ag.org
iba AG is exhibitor at SENSOR+TEST 2012 hall 12, booth 653
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