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ibaAnalyzer

The powerful analysis software

At a glance

  • Comprehensive online and offine analysis
  • Intuitive user interface with Smart Docking windows and Drag & Drop function
  • Combination of data coming from various measurement processes or data sources
  • Powerful mathematical and technological functions for manipulating, combining, calculating and generating signals
  • Powerful graphical digital fiter designer
  • Analyzing in the frequency range (FFT)
  • Reuse of analyses
  • Versatile markers for measurement of signals
  • Macro functions for protecting know-how

ibaAnalyzer is characterized by broad functionalities for analyzing and evaluating. The application offers an intuitive operation along with the complex scope of functions. The license for editing measurement files which have been generated with the iba system, is for free.

Flexible, powerful, free of Charge

Flexible, powerful, free of Charge

ibaAnalyzer offers numerous functions for analyzing iba measurement data and and deriving information from these data. In combination with ibaDatCoordinator, various procedures can be executed automatically.Within the iba system, ibaAnalyzer is the key element in the field of data analysis. ibaAnalyzer is a very powerful tool for analyzing measurement data efficiently and without generating additional costs and deriving information from the analyses.

The license for ibaAnalyzer is free of charge for analyzing data which have been acquired with iba systems like ibaPDA, ibaQDR or ibaLogic and were saved in the dat format as well as for data that have been recorded with ibaHD-Server. ibaAnalyzer offers a wide range of analyzing features.

Analysis procedures can be created fexibly and adapted individually, in a way that different users get the right analysis for their special purposes, e.g. for analyzing failures but also for doing longterm analyses for evaluating and optimizing processes.

The wide-ranging analysis features comprise the automatic computing of specific characteristic values and statistical values, but also product related quality data that can be used for a superordinated quality management system.

Moreover, by means of powerful mathematical and technological functions signals can be combined, calculated or set into relation to the raw values. Another feature of ibaAnalyzer is its outstanding efficiency. Recurring analysis procedures can be automated in an easy way and hence relieve the user of routine work.

With the integrated Reportgenerator, reports can be generated automatically which offer individually defined contents and layouts.

Analyzing Measurement Data

Analyzing Measurement Data

Data can be analyzed either online during the measurement procedure or independently (offine). If the measurement files are stored on a data server in the network, several interested users have access to these files and can analyze them according to their special needs.

For this purpose, within one company, ibaAnalyzer can be copied and installed as often as needed, for any authorized user can analyze the data under electrical, mechanical or technological aspects.

The data can be forwarded via e-mail to specialists who can analyze these data at any place and any time.

Intuitive Use, comprehensive Display

Intuitive Use, comprehensive Display

All partial windows like signal tree, signal strips, value tables, search dialog etc. can be positioned freely.The graphical user interface of the application can be used easily and intuitively. All partial windows and tabs can be positioned freely and docked on using drag & drop.

The files and signal channels are managed in a comprehensive way due to a graphical surface. On the screen, any number of signals can be displayed.

For this purpose, depending on the requirements several signals can be put on a scale or each signal can be assigned to an own scale.

For seeing details, the view can be zoomed up to individual measurement points only by dragging with the mouse. For a better overview, you can assign a different color to every graph.

Often, the paths of analog signals are compared to sequences of digital signals for the user can better understand the process events. In ibaAnalyzer, both signal types can be combined without any problems.

Text information that is stored in the measurement file can be displayed in relation to the measurement file or to an individual signal.

Signal-oriented Analysis

Signal-oriented Analysis

By means of markers, the signal paths can be measured in an easy and fast way. In the signal paths, signal values and distances between signals can be measured using two markers. Hence, length and time segments can be determined clearly.

The current values are displayed in a comprehensive way in a table. Also statistical information like maximum, minimum, average value and standard deviation are available at a simple mouse click.

The values are always calculated for a segment of the curve which can be set fast and freely using the cursor. For accentuating certain events in the signal path, ibaAnalyzer offers additional markers, which are displayed when predefined conditions have been fulfilled.

This way, e.g. a marker can be displayed where for the first time a limit value has been exceeded.

Formula Editor, Creation of virtual Signals

Formula Editor, Creation of virtual Signals

Signal tables with statistical values or FFT results (main frequency, harmonics)For detailed analysis purposes, ibaAnalyzer offers a wide variety of mathematical functions that may be used besides for the common arithmetic and logical calculations also for operations like integral, differential, trigonometric functions, frequency filters, Fourier transformations and statistical functions like minimum, maximum, average value, percentiles, standard deviation, correlation and kurtosis.

For example, if the velocity signal of a machine is available, it is possible to compute the acceleration using the derivative. For analyzing electric grids, the user has a wide variety of functions at his disposal, for e.g. computing the RMS, effective or 3-phase values, determining distortion and performance factors, etc.

Moreover with mathematic functions, also virtual signals or vector signals can be generated and used for further calculations and analyses.

Macros

Macros

Comprehensive and standardized analysis functions can be defined and saved as so-called Macros.

Macros increase the clarity and are created by means of the functions mentioned above. They are universally applicable as the input and output parameters are being replaced by placeholders.

Macros can be stored globally and hence are also available for other analyzing purposes.

For the exchange, Macros can be exported and imported.

Length-based Display

Length-based Display

For analyzing the production processes of long products, like e.g. in a rolling mill in metal processing
industries, ibaAnalyzer offers in addition to a timebased display also a length-based display of the signals.

Especially for evaluating product quality regarding exceeded tolerances or the calculation of the
start and end length section, length-based data are indispensable. The conversion function integrated in ibaAnalyzer needs only a velocity or length signal from production for this purpose.

Filter Editor

Filter Editor

By means of a completely graphical input, several digital filters can be configured, like e.g. low pass, high pass, band pass and band stop. Moreover, Butterworth, Tchebycheff, elliptical and other filter characteristics are supported.

The filters may be tested with real measurement signals or by an integrated signal generator. Once an optimum filter design has been found, it can be stored and hence is available for further analyses.

Moreover, filter parameters can be exported, e.g. for configuring filter function blocks in ibaLogic.

FFT and other Display Modes

FFT and other Display Modes

FFT view with waterfall diagram Also frequency analyses can be done in an easy way, using the recorded data.

For this purpose, the FFT view - already known from ibaPDA - is integrated as an own display mode in ibaAnalyzer and permits functions like spectrum analysis and waterfall display with the same look and feel as in ibaPDA.

For a frequency band analysis the user has special tools at his disposal, as e.g. color markings, limit values and harmonic markers. Sometimes it may be useful to display a signal in dependency of anoter signal in an X/Y diagram.

Switching between the views is done by a single mouseclick.

In the example, the thickness profile of a rolling strip is shown as top view in false-color representation. On the right, the user can see the progression of the measured values for the both marker positions. In case vector data are recorded, these data can be displayed in a 2D-top view, 3D-false color or 3D-grid view.

Pictures say more

Pictures say more

 Display of the recorded videos including the triggering signal If additional image information has been recorded with ibaCapture-CAM synchronously to the measurement signals, the video signals are shown together with the measurement signals in the signal tree.

When playing the video, the current position of the video in the signal graph is shown by a marker.

Controlling the playback speed and zoom functions support the user in viewing details. Video sequences can be exported, single images can document certain events in reports as snapshots.



Display of text channels in the signal stripes facilitate e.g. the product assignment

Analyzing ibaHD-Server Data

Analyzing ibaHD-Server Data

For analyzing data that has been recorded with ibaHD-Server, a time range from the recording can be selected interactively in the ibaAnalyzer preview window and a time base can be indicated.

In the signal preview, individual signals can be selected which are subsequently processed exactly the way the signals from a measurement file are processed.

The measurement data thus processed in ibaAnalyzer, can be stored subsequently as measurement file and hence also be used outside the ibaHD-Server.

Reusing Analysis Regulations

Reusing Analysis Regulations

Often, the analysis of the data has to be the same and reproducible over different periods of time or across batches, for the user can see and compare the desired results immediately.

For this purpose, all settings and supplements are stored during the interactive analysis in an analysis regulation. Linked to an analysis regulation, the measurement files are always analyzed the same way and consistently.

For different purposes, different analysis regulations can be saved, e.g. for maintenance staff, process engineers or quality managers. Moreover, measurement data can be forwarded together with an analysis regulation for doing the analysis at a remote location.

Exporting Data and Hardcopy

Exporting Data and Hardcopy

With the print function, a first report can be rapidly generated. Besides the currently displayed signal graphs and the signal table, also the marker and statistics tables or comments are printed.

Using the export function, selected data can be exported to a file. This reduces the file size and is an advantage when the analysis is to be forwarded to third persons.

Besides the well-known dat format, other possible export formats are a text file (ASCII) or the Comtrade format. With this function, measurement files can be exchanged with other programs, e.g. spreadsheet programs.

Additional Functions

Additional Functions

ibaAnalyzer-Reportgenerator

With the Reportgenerator integrated in ibaAnalyzer customized analysis reports can be generated automatically. Contents and layout can be configured individually and issued in different file formats (pdf, jpg, html, etc.). For detailed information, please see [Link].

ibaAnalyzer-DB

With ibaAnalyzer-DB, the user has got the possibility to write measurement data to a database or analyze data from a database. Different database formats are supported. As a separate product, this function is subject to licensing. For detailed information, please see [Link].

ibaAnalyzer-DAT-Extraktor

With the Add-on ibaAnalyzer-DAT-Extractor which is subject to charge, measurement data in the ibadat format can be exported automatically in standard formats that can be imported by other programs, no matter if spreadsheet processing (e.g. MS Excel), database (e.g. MS Access) or word processing (e.g. MS Word).

Other possible formats are the iba-dat format, text files (CSV or ASCII) and files in the Comtrade or TDMS format.

ibaDatCoordinator

With the ibaDatCoordinator program which is free of charge, recurring analyses can be started and executed automatically. The analyses can be controlled either process or event-oriented. The program monitors and executes actions like creation of reports, database extraction or copying measurement files. In case of failures the responsible staff is notified via e-mail.

ibaAnalyzer-E-Dat

With the ibaAnalyzer-E-Dat add-on, which is subject to charge, measurement files that are not of the dat format, can be analyzed using ibaAnalyzer. Currently, the file formats CSV (ASCII), Vista Control, EDAS and Comtrade files can be processed. The list of formats is constantly being extended.

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

Available extensions

The ibaAnalyzer system can be modularly extended by a number of useful add-ons with additional functions.

Automatic post-processing of measurement files

 

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