Ana­lyze Big Data - Gain Valu­able In­form­a­tion

Data Ana­lys­is with IfTA TrendView­er

The data ana­lys­is soft­ware IfTA TrendView­er im­presses with its fast and simple ana­lys­is of ex­tens­ive meas­ure­ment data. It of­fers a wide range of visu­al­iz­a­tion op­tions and al­lows 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

    In­tu­it­ive op­er­a­tion

    • Drag & Drop
    • Flat menu struc­tures - with just a few clicks to the res­ult
    • Struc­ture is sim­il­ar to MS Of­fice (short­cuts, de­scrip­tions, 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 can be done as fol­lows:

    • Create doc­u­ment tem­plates
    • Macro-based data ana­lys­is

    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

    IfTA TrendView­er High­light 1

    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

    IfTA TrendView­er High­light 2

    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

    IfTA TrendView­er High­light 3

    • 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

    IfTA TrendView­er High­light 10

    • 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

    IfTA TrendView­er High­light 11 (Add on)

    • 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.

    Fil­ters for Big Data

    IfTA TrendView­er High­light 12 (Add ON)

    • Select rel­ev­ant data based on user-defined con­di­tions and merge into one file

    • Ana­lys­is of mul­tiple files of a dir­ect­ory
    • Out­put of data with­in a cer­tain peri­od of time, be­fore and after an ap­plic­able con­di­tion
    • Re­duc­tion of rel­ev­ant amounts of data

    Example: Out­put of all data whose ve­lo­city is great­er than 3000 rpm and whose amp­litudes of the ac­cel­er­a­tion sensors are high­er than 0.1 µm/s².