An­a­lyze Big Data - Gain Valu­able In­for­ma­tion

Data Anal­y­sis with IFTA soft­ware TrendView­er

The data anal­y­sis soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er al­lows fast and sim­ple anal­y­sis of ex­ten­sive mea­sure­ment data. It of­fers a wide range of vi­su­al­iza­tion op­tions and of­fers a very fast work­flow thanks to sim­ple and in­tu­itive drag & drop op­er­a­tion. The dis­play can be adapt­ed to the user's re­quire­ments with just a few clicks.

The con­nec­tion to Mat­lab ex­tends the ver­sa­tile, in­te­grat­ed cal­cu­la­tion func­tions and makes TrendView­er a uni­ver­sal vi­su­al­iza­tion and anal­y­sis tool for mea­sure­ment data.

IFTA TrendView­er was award­ed the MessTec & Sen­sor Masters Award 2016 as the most in­no­va­tive prod­uct in the field of mea­sure­ment tech­nol­o­gy.

IFTA TrendView­er
  • Mea­sure­ment
  • Anal­y­sis
  • Mon­i­tor­ing
  • Pro­tec­tion
    • An­a­lyze large amounts of mea­sure­ment data by mouse-click (10 GB)
    • Gener­ic plot dis­play var­i­ous vi­su­al­iza­tion op­tions
    •  Switch be­tween on­li­ne and off­line view - vi­su­al­ize and an­a­lyze data dur­ing mea­sure­ment
    • In­tu­itive op­er­a­tion sim­i­lar to MS Of­fice for quick and ef­fort­less fa­mil­iar­iza­tion
    • Im­port/Ex­port to MATLAB & ASCII
    • Script­ing for au­to­mat­ic doc­u­men­ta­tion cre­ation
    • Pow­er­ful post-pro­cess­ing anal­y­sis pack­ages such as FFT, cor­re­la­tions and fil­ters
    • The mea­sure­ment sys­tems IFTA Dy­naGo, Dy­naMaster, Ar­gusOMDS and AIC are equipped with the anal­y­sis soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er.  (Cus­tomer lap­top re­quired)

    Time Sav­ings with IFTA TrendView­er

    Ef­fi­cient anal­y­sis with sev­er­al sig­nals

    With the anal­y­sis soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er you can an­a­lyze your data quick­ly and eas­i­ly. Our soft­ware shows its par­tic­u­lar strengths when it comes to an­a­lyz­ing sev­er­al sig­nals at the same time or when you need an over­view of large time ranges.

    Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble, our soft­ware re­lies on drag & drop op­er­a­tion, e.g. when load­ing data or adding sig­nals to a plot. Here, all set­tings are pre­s­e­lect­ed in such a way that a clear plot is drawn im­me­di­ate­ly - with­out ad­di­tion­al con­fig­u­ra­tion. The user can then fur­ther op­ti­mize these ini­tial set­tings quick­ly and eas­i­ly - thanks to flat menu struc­ture and in­tu­itive plot prop­er­ty set­tings.

    Espe­cial­ly for the com­bined anal­y­sis of sev­er­al sig­nals it is often im­por­tant that all plots rep­re­sent the same time range and that the scal­ing of the sig­nals is com­pa­ra­ble across sev­er­al plots. For this pur­pose TrendView­er of­fers the pos­si­bil­i­ty to group axes: All axes of a group show the same value range. In this way, time axes or the or­di­nates of sev­er­al plots can be syn­chro­nized with just one click.

    Overview of par­tic­u­lar­ly time-sav­ing fea­tures

    • Drag & Drop
    • Flat menu struc­tures - re­sults with just a few clicks
    • Struc­ture is based on MS Of­fice (short­cuts, la­bels, etc.)
    • Edi­tor for doc­u­ment lay­out
    • Syn­chronous axes & cur­sors in all plots
    • In­tu­itive set­ting of plot prop­er­ties, e.g. zoom level
    • In­tel­li­gent axis group­ing
    • Data source ex­plor­er with in­tel­li­gent fil­ter­ing

    IFTA TrendView­er - Anal­y­sis Tool for On­line, Of­fline or Big Data

    Fast and ef­fec­tive vi­su­al­iza­tion, for...

    • ...on­li­ne - live-view
      Sig­nals and char­ac­ter­is­tic val­ues, which are gen­er­at­ed live by the IFTA sys­tem, can be vi­su­al­ized and an­a­lyzed on­line: You can see im­me­di­ate­ly dur­ing the mea­sure­ment what is hap­pen­ing - with­out any delay.

    •­line - post­-pro­­ces­­s­ing
      IFTA sys­tems record con­tin­u­ous­ly and seam­less­ly all sig­nals and char­ac­ter­is­tic val­ues in files. The record­ed data can be vi­su­al­ized and an­a­lyzed off­line - even if lo­cat­ed in a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion than the mea­sure­ment sys­tem. In the event of a prob­lem with the ma­chine or plant, you can quick­ly iden­ti­fy the caus­es of the prob­lem.

    • ...long-term trends - big data
      Machines and plants change not only spon­ta­neous­ly, but also grad­u­al­ly over longer pe­ri­ods of time. In order to rec­og­nize such trends, enor­mous amounts of data have to be pro­cessed and dis­played - this is no prob­lem for IFTA TrendView­er.

    Overview Func­tion­al­i­ties

    Basic Struc­ture of the Anal­y­sis Soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er

    • On­line and off­line vi­su­al­iza­tion in a sin­gle pro­gram
    • Easy han­dling and fast load­ing times thanks to file-based data man­age­ment in­stead of com­plex and slow data­base
    • In­tu­itive drag & drop op­er­a­tion
    • Fast fa­mil­iar­iza­tion thanks to Mi­crosoft Of­fice ori­ent­ed style, e.g. short­cuts, de­scrip­tions, few di­alogs, ...
    • In­di­vid­u­al­ly adapt­able, e.g. doc­u­ment lay­out, plot­ter set­tings, user pref­er­ences, ...
    • The edit­ing area is di­vid­ed into 3 work areas:
      1. Top left: Prop­er­ties - dis­play and change prop­er­ties of the se­lect­ed ob­ject
      2. Bot­tom left: Data Source Ex­plor­er - on­line and off­line data sources
      3. Right: Doc­u­ment view in which the user cre­ates plots by drag & drop

    Im­port and Ex­port of Mea­sure­ment Data

    With IFTA TrendView­er, mea­sured val­ues record­ed by IFTA mea­sure­ment sys­tems can be di­rect­ly and eas­i­ly dis­played and an­a­lyzed.  More­over, data can also be im­port­ed and ex­port­ed from other sources:

    • Data im­port/ex­port from Excel, ASCII and MATLAB files
    • Data ex­port via the clip­board
    • Data ex­port via script­ing for au­to­mat­ic re­port gen­er­a­tion in fold­ers/files

    Visu­al­iza­tion and Anal­y­sis of Mea­sure­ment Data

    • IFTA TrendView­er of­fers a wide range of cus­tom­iz­a­ble plots to dis­play mea­sure­ment data
    • Large se­lec­tion of gener­ic plots with au­to­mat­ic pre-se­lec­tion to suit the sig­nal type
    • In­ter­ac­tive com­fort­able op­er­a­tion: Zoom, scale, mea­sure, over­lay, copy & paste, etc

    Com­par­i­son of Sig­nals and Mea­sured Values

    By com­par­ing mea­sured val­ues and re­sult­ing sig­nals, you can ob­tain im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion as a basis for trou­bleshoot­ing and op­ti­miza­tion. Do cer­tain ma­chine states and vi­bra­tions and in­ter­fer­ence cor­re­late? Here IFTA TrendView­er of­fers dif­fer­ent tools de­pend­ing on the ap­pli­ca­tion:

    • Com­par­i­son of dif­fer­ent mea­sure­ment se­ries - the time axis can be switched from an ab­so­lute to a rel­a­tive dis­play and thus en­ables dif­fer­ent test runs to be su­per­im­posed and com­pared in a plot
    • Com­par­i­son of vi­bra­tion data and op­er­at­ing data or ma­chine kine­mat­ics for ma­chine di­ag­no­sis and fault find­ing: See also High­light TrendView­er- Adap­tive Grid­lines
    • Cor­re­la­tions and re­la­tion­ships can be dis­played using the XY and the Camp­bell plot
    • Dis­play of dif­fer­ent­ly scanned data in one plot

    Au­toma­tion of Work Steps

    For repet­i­tive mea­sur­ing tasks or work steps it can be use­ful to au­to­mate pro­cess­es. This is easy with doc­u­ment tem­plates.

    Pre­sen­ta­tion of Anal­y­sis Re­sults

    The knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion gath­ered can be pre­sent­ed best in typ­i­cal re­port­ing pro­grams such as Word or Pow­erPoint. Nor­mal­ly, every com­pa­ny al­ready has CI-com­pli­ant tem­plates, into which the plots can be copied and past­ed. This process can be au­to­mat­ed using macros.


    • Re­port func­tion is car­ried out in typ­i­cal re­port­ing pro­grams, e.g. Word, Pow­erPoint

    • Whole pages or in­di­vid­u­al plots can be ex­port­ed and in­cor­po­rat­ed into the re­port

    Sav­ing Doc­u­ments and Doc­u­ment Tem­plates

    User-de­fined vi­su­al­iza­tions can be saved, in­clud­ing as­so­ci­at­ed cal­cu­la­tions and ref­er­ences to the data sources

    • When a saved doc­u­ment is opened, all ref­er­enced cal­cu­la­tions and data sources are re­stored
    • A doc­u­ment can con­sist of sev­er­al pages
    • Doc­u­ment tem­plates are cre­at­ed sim­ply by sav­ing a doc­u­ment as a tem­plate

    Load­ing Mea­sure­ment Data

    • Whether on­line from the net­work or off­line from a file, all data sources are dis­played in the DataSourceEx­plor­er as a tree struc­ture
    • Files are sim­ply dragged and dropped into the DataSourceEx­plor­er or opened by dou­ble-click­ing in the Win­dows Ex­plor­er
    • The ADF fil­ter al­lows a rule-based search for all rel­e­vant time pe­ri­ods in a set of files
    • If a mea­sure­ment ex­tends over sev­er­al files, these can be au­to­mat­i­cal­ly com­bined and an­a­lyzed as if they were one file

    What makes the anal­y­sis soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er stand out in par­tic­u­lar can be found here.

    Plot vi­su­al­iza­tions

    Overview of avail­able plot views for the vi­su­al­iza­tion of mea­sure­ment data.


    Which li­cense of IFTA TrendView­er is right for me?


    Pre­con­fig­ured sys­tems with in­te­grat­ed anal­y­sis soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er.

    On­line-Of­fline Switch

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    Seam­less tran­si­tion be­tween on­line and off­line view. With just one click, you can switch to the off­line view and an­a­lyze with­out dis­rup­tive up­dates while new data is cached in the back­ground. Once you' re done, one more click is enough to switch back to the on­line view:

    • Mon­i­tor and an­a­lyze any­thing con­spic­u­ous in more de­tail im­me­di­ate­ly - even dur­ing the mea­sure­ment
    • Direct com­par­i­son of off­line ref­er­ence data with cur­rent on­line data


    Ad­van­tage: All analy­ses can be done in one pro­gram!

    • Of­fline main­te­nance + de­vel­op­ment + anal­y­sis + trou­bleshoot­ing
    • On­line: Test runs + run­ning op­er­a­tion + op­ti­miza­tion/ma­chine tun­ing

    Dy­nam­ic & Stat­ic Data in One Pro­gram

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    Si­mul­ta­ne­ous vi­su­al­iza­tion of dy­nam­ic mea­sure­ment data (e.g. raw sen­sor data) and stat­ic op­er­at­ing data/ma­chine data (e.g. speed, power, tem­per­a­ture, etc.).

    • Rec­og­nize cor­re­la­tions be­tween dy­nam­ic and stat­ic sig­nals, e.g. fault find­ing
    • Pre­dic­tive main­te­nance - e.g. after the ma­chine has been run­ning for many hours, the vi­bra­tion am­pli­tudes in­crease and main­te­nance is due
    • Ef­fi­cien­cy in­crease - e.g. cal­cu­la­tion of ideal con­sump­tion/uti­liza­tion

    Fil­ter Func­tion for Data Sources

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    • The DataSourceEx­plor­er has a fil­ter to find spe­cif­ic/known sig­nals quick­ly
    • Data ag­gre­ga­tion with ver­i­fi­ca­tion. If mul­ti­ple files are merged, a warn­ing will ap­pear if they orig­i­nate from dif­fer­ent ma­chines/con­fig­u­ra­tions
    • Two views avail­able:
      A) Data View: Dis­plays sig­nals grouped by data type
      B)  Sen­sor View: Dis­plays sig­nals grouped by sen­sor

    Gener­ic Plots

    IFTA TrendView­er High­light 4

    Large se­lec­tion of gener­ic plots - un­like com­peti­tors, no fix­a­tion on spe­cial­ized plots, but free com­bi­na­tion and usage op­tions

    Ad­van­tage: Al­most un­lim­it­ed vi­su­al­iza­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties

    User-de­fined Plot Lay­out

    IFTA TrendView­er High­light 5

    Doc­u­ment ed­i­tor to cus­tom­ize the lay­out and save doc­u­ment tem­plates:

    • Easi­ly cus­tom­ize doc­u­ment lay­out
    • Images and text can also be added
    • Create doc­u­ment tem­plates by sav­ing doc­u­ments as tem­plates
    • Axes of the plots of a col­umn are au­to­mat­i­cal­ly aligned to each other

    In­tel­li­gent Axis Group­ing

    IFTA TrendView­er High­light 6

    • In­tel­li­gent au­to­mat­ic axis group­ing - inter plot by unit and mea­sur­ing range
    • All axes in a group have iden­ti­cal set­tings - changes to an axis af­fect all axes in the group
    • Bet­ter over­view, error avoid­ance, con­ve­nient and fast op­er­a­tion
    • Sim­ple re­group­ing using key­board short­cuts or drag & drop


    Syn­chronous Zoom­ing & Scrolling

    IFTA TrendView­er High­light 7

    Si­mul­ta­ne­ous syn­chro­nous zoom­ing & scrolling in dif­fer­ent plots with grouped axes:

    • Con­ve­nient, fast and pre­cise anal­y­sis
    • Avoid er­rors

    Syn­chronous Cur­sors

    IFTA TrendView­er High­light 8

    • Syn­chronous cur­sors over all plots
    • Visu­al­iza­tion of the val­ues at the cur­sor po­si­tion on the axes and in the list plot
    • Quick and easy com­par­i­son of sig­nal val­ues in dif­fer­ent plots

    2 Mea­sur­ing Cur­sors with Delta Cal­cu­la­tion

    IFTA TrendView­er High­light 9

    The "Data In­spec­tor" shows clear­ly all sig­nal val­ues at the cur­rent po­si­tion of the time cur­sor. If both time cur­sors are set, it shows the delta be­tween the val­ues at the dif­fer­ent times

    • Fast de­ter­mi­na­tion of sig­nal val­ues
    • Fast de­ter­mi­na­tion of the change in sig­nal val­ues be­tween two points in time
    • Con­sid­er­a­tion of val­ues and their dif­fer­ence be­fore and after a phe­nom­e­non

    Adap­tive Grid­lines

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    • Set grid lines that are linked to a sig­nal
    • This is an im­por­tant di­ag­nos­tic tool for dam­age anal­y­sis
    • Sim­ple con­fig­u­ra­tion of com­plex de­pen­den­cies (har­mon­ics, sub­har­mon­ics, side­bands, etc.): Com­plete ma­chine kine­mat­ics can be mapped
    • Fast iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of spe­cif­ic fre­quen­cies in the spec­trum

    User-de­fined Cal­cu­la­tions

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    • Li­brary of cal­cu­la­tion func­tions for on­line and off­line sig­nals for ad­vanced anal­y­sis and cal­cu­la­tion of new char­ac­ter­is­tic val­ues
    • De­tailed on­line help on the­o­ry and ap­pli­ca­tion
    •  Cal­cu­la­tion Script Edi­tor for ad­vanced users who want to cus­tom­ize cal­cu­la­tions or cre­ate com­plete­ly new user-de­fined cal­cu­la­tions

    Without fur­ther ex­ter­nal soft­ware, sig­nals can be an­a­lyzed with other set­tings (e.g. high­er FFT res­o­lu­tion, dif­fer­ent fre­quen­cy bands, av­er­ag­ing of spec­tra, etc.) or new char­ac­ter­is­tic val­ues can be formed. The re­sult can be vi­su­al­ized di­rect­ly in TrendView­er and fur­ther pro­cessed.

    Switch­ing Units With a Click

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    • TrendView­er sup­­ports the con­ver­­sion be­tween unit sys­tems
    • Within a plot or an axis, It is pos­si­ble to switch be­tween the in­­ter­­na­­tion­al SI-sys­tem of units, the US-sys­tem or even an own de­fined sys­tem with one click only