Working with MIG16 is so easy

The sample application shown here goes through all of the stages involved in using the early failure detection system MIG16 SFE. It offers an impression of how easy it is to work with the MIG16 systems.

1. Setting up measurements

Standard case:
The test run is started. The test stand operator selects the corresponding test profile from the templates and starts the measurement. The template includes the parameter areas and breakdowns for the test profile (rotations per minute, torque, and temperature). MIG16 uses this information to learn to differentiate the conditions, and thus the adjusted vibration thresholds for the test profile.
MIG16's triggering ensures that measurements are only taken when the test stand is running. This means the system does not have to be stopped during breaks in testing (e.g., oil checks).

Special cases:
In special cases, the test profile templates can be individually adjusted. The context-sensitive software means that all of the parameters can be adjusted individually and comfortably. It is enough to click on the point on the MIG16 surface that is to be changed, and the set-up for the corresponding point appears. This means that fine adjustments can be made to the test profile and the shutoff for all measurements.
MIG16 is can also be used highly flexibly at various test stand. In order to meet the requirements of the various environmental conditions within a test field, variable circuit plans can be added to MIG16; for example, various circuits for gear detection in gear testing with manual and automatic gears. In the case of automatic gears, the gear signal comes from the CAN card, in the case of manual gears the gear signal is calculated from two rotation signals from the drive and output. In order to do this using hardware, it is possible to change the circuits for the MIG16 inputs using software. There is a pre-defined set of circuit plans, which covers 90% of applications. Our engineers are happy to set up your special applications in just a few minutes in an individual circuit.

2. Start of measurement

Despite the fact that it can present all measurement data and indicators, the MIG16 interface is very easy to use. The pre-configured measurements allow a new measurement to be selected and started with just one click. MIG16 starts the measurement and, as soon as the trigger conditions have been met, MIG16 starts to learn the test item's vibration behaviour. If there is enough statistical data available on an operating pint, this is monitored automatically. After a brief period, MIG16 has learned all of the operating points and thus formed the basis for end-to-end monitoring.

MIG16 can be fully automated. When the test stand computer has received all of the information (test item type, test profile, start of measurement), automation of MIG16 is suitable. When the test run starts, MIG16 receives the signal to start learning anew, with a corresponding test profile template. MIG16 learns the test item's behaviour and, in the event of failures, it turns of the test run automatically.

3. Ending the measurement

A distinction should be made between two cases:
First: MIG16 caused the shutoff due to failures to the test item. The cause and timing of the shutoff are read from the list of pre-alarms and shutdowns; the course of the failures is analysed from the online trends. The component-specific presentation of the trend even allows an initial diagnosis to be generated. Further-reaching analyses are performed with the special evaluation software.
Second: The test item has run through to the end of the test period with no failures. The trends from MIG16 show the wear and tear for the test item over the duration of the test. The evaluation software analyses and shows specific questions regarding construction about the course of the wear and tear.

4. Evaluation of the measurement

MIG16 has extensive, excellently equipped evaluation software. An integrated report generator makes repeat evaluations easier. An overview report of the last few minutes, hours or days can be prepared for the what-happened-when analysis. This allows simple detection of the test parameters and the vibration behaviour. In order to review specific components, the data recorded are used to show trends, filtered by test conditions (specific gears, torque, etc.). High-resolution order spectra help to determine the location of the failure precisely.

5. Archiving measurement results

After evaluation of the test, either just the report or all of the measurement data can be archived. In this regard, red-ant provides tools to meet customer requirements. The smartest solution is automated archiving on a server, which stores the data for a corresponding period in line with the customer's corporate policy.