Automatic post-processing of measurement files
At a glance
- Automatic post-processing of files that have been recorded by means of ibaPDA, ibaQDR or ibaLogic
- Automatic generation of quality and fault reports
- Integrated tool for individual data management
- Automatic search for signal properties and Technostring-information
- Automatic notification when a threshold is exceeded
- Integrated status monitoring
- Script function as open interface for free post-processing of data files
- Option for exporting data into databases
ibaDatCoordinator is a powerful tool for processing and managing measurement files automatically. Typical fields of application are automatic extraction of product-related characteristic values in databases as well as creating reports. In synergy with ibaAnalyzer, various processing procedures can be done fully automatic and employees can be relieved of routine tasks.
Automatic post-processing of data files
Analyzing data, calculating parameters or just managing the data files often takes a lot of time, especially in heterogenous system environments with a whole lot of influencing factors.
With ibaDatCoordinator, you have got a tool at your hands that allows you to run different procedures fully automatically and hence to relieve staff of routine work.
With the integrated tools, data management can be set up individually. To take an example: measured data can be collected from the data acquisition systems and be provided centrally to all authorized users.
Moreover, the measured data can be extracted automatically into a database.
Generating individual reports
The system is especially facilitating work when it is used in combination with ibaAnalyzer and the ibaReportGenerator application. You can generate automatically individual job-, shift- or product reports for production, quality management or controlling in different formats.
If requested, the reports can be sent immediately via e-mail. Furthermore, ibaDatCoordinator can check the signals for defined limit values.
In case, the limit values are exceeded, several actions can be started, e.g. sending a message to the responsible persons.
The ibaDatCoordinator application is based on data files that have been generated by ibaPDA or other systems. The data files are processed by means of the so-called “jobs”. Each job is made up of one or more tasks. The application stands out because of its easy use.
With just a few mouseclicks, you can generate a new job and the related tasks. The drag & drop function allows you to change the sequence of the tasks or to drag them from one job into another.
Integrated monitoring of tasks
ibaDatCoordinator is monitoring defined directories or sub-directories for new data files and data files that have not been processed, yet. As soon as a data file has been processed, the related task is started. ibaDatCoordinator monitors the status of each task and adds marks that show if the task has succeeded or failed.
ibaDatCoordinator can send messages that show if a task has succeeded or failed. Within one job, you can define certain conditions. A task is executed, depending on the success or failure of the preceding task. If a task has failed, you can define if the data file is to be processed once again or has to be deleted.
For recurring tasks, a cycle can be chosen. Within this cycle, the tasks are executed automatically, e.g. the creation of daily reports. Moreover, with cyclical tasks, data on an ibaHD-Server can be accessed.
The required data range is chosen in a time window and can be processed like a measurement file - either just once or according to a defined cycle.
The different tasks
By means of a copy task, you can copy data files on a file server or move them. For reducing the load of the ibaPDA-Server, the data files can be deleted as soon as they have been copied successfully.
The report task allows you to create reports automatically. The report can either be sent to a printer or generated as a file in different file types. The following file types can be generated: pdf, htm, mhtml, txt, xls, rtf, tif, emf, jpg, bmp, xml. A report can also be sent as e-mail.
An extract task can extract data from a .dat file towards a database or another data format. This way, also third party systems have got access to the measured data.
The script task can be used to run a self-created script. The scripts supported by ibaDatCoordinator are all scripts that run under the standard Windows command shell, e.g. batch files, Visual Basic or Java. This task offers an open interface for a free processing of measured data.
A condition task can be used to control the execution of the following tasks. A condition can be defined directly from the signals available in the .dat file or from a value calculated by the ibaAnalyzer. This way, “outliers” can be found subsequently or measured data of product groups gathered. The data files can then be sent as report or copied in a separate subdirectory.
With the pause task, you can finish a data file with a delay in time, for an update task can be executed within a defined time period.
Update data task
An update data task can add info fields into a .dat file or rename the .dat file based on data available in a database. This can be a measured value delivered by another system, e.g. weight.
By configuring Watchdog messages, third party programs can monitor the status of ibaDatCoordinator via the network and send an alarm message in case of a failure.
Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.
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