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xms Handbook PC-software for Condition-oriented Maintenance
xms Handbook PC-software for Condition-oriented Maintenance

xms Handbook

PC-software for Condition-oriented Maintenance

This handbook provides instruction for operation of the extended monitoring Software program xms in a PC for representation, organisation and evaluation of Vibration and process data in combination with various data acquisition units.

The program xms constitutes thereby an important aid for condition-oriented monitoring and diagnosis within the framework of predictive maintenance for machinery and plant.

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xms Handbook

Contents

Introduction

Contents

11

Condition-oriented machine maintenance

11

Which tasks can be solved by the xms software?

11

Description of the xms software

12

Exceptional features of xms

12

New features in this version

14

Instruments and other components for use with xms

15

Advice about the user’s documentation

15

Handbook

15

Online Help

15

Structure of the documentation

16

Typography and symbols

17

Installation of xms

19

Overview

19

Prerequisites for the installation

19

Requirements for the computer

19

Necessary equipment and components

20

Installing xms

21

Preparing the computer

21

Installing files from the CD

22

Operation with restricted user rights

32

General

32

Supplementary settings

33

Software registration for user-profiles

33

Registration and release

34

Test phase

34

Sequence of registration and release

35

Registration data

35

Registration dialogue

36

Working with xms

38

Definitions

38

Information structure

38

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Data sources

38

Data groups and data elements

39

The databases of xms

40

Starting the program

42

The dialogue window Login

42

The program window

43

The work window

46

Online Help

52

Program settings

55

System settings

55

System database

55

CM-400 directory

56

Auto Logoff

56

Due Routes

56

Update Views

57

Ignoring the setup changes

57

Access rights

57

Changing the passwords

57

User-groups

58

OPC - Process Visualization

59

Databases

60

Creating a new database

60

Log-in of databases

62

Log-off of databases

65

Database properties

66

Data backup and compressing a database

67

SIMS/VC6000

72

Log-in of a OPC Data Access Server

72

Log-off of a OPC Data Access Server

74

OPC Data Access Server properties

74

VT60-cards

74

Log-in a PC-card

74

Log-off of a PC-card

75

Setups for Views

75

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Overlaid displays

75

Background displays

76

Foreground templates

77

Data import

79

Older xms database

79

Starting the update

79

Creating a backup copy

80

Concluding the update

80

CM-400 databases

81

Prerequisites

81

Call up the data import in xms

82

Selecting a Plant from the CM-400

82

Selecting the target database

83

Concluding the data import

84

Measurement Points

86

Adding a measurement Point

86

Tutorial example

86

New Plant

86

New Machine Group

88

New Machine

88

New Point

89

Modifying data elements

90

Tutorial example

90

Copying and Pasting

90

Cutting and Pasting a Point

92

Moving a Point

93

Deleting a Point

94

Multiple Selection

94

Selecting the data elements

94

Editing properties

96

Adding Views

97

Configuring a VT60 Point

99

Point properties

99

Tutorial example

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General

99

Selecting a sensor

102

Worksheet measurement types

103

Overview

103

Selecting the measurement tasks

104

Saving measurement Point properties

108

Further measurement types

108

Monitoring for spectra measurement

111

Monitoring bands

111

Reference and Alarm spectrum

112

Data acquisition - off-line

116

Route operation

116

Creating a Route

116

Configuring a Route

117

Route management

121

Loading the Route to a PC-card

123

Unloading the Route from the PC-card

125

Comments for Routes

127

Using pre-defined Comments

127

Editing Comments

128

Adding and grouping the Comments

128

Displaying measurements with Comments

129

Report measurements

129

Displaying the data group Reports

130

Unloading Reports from the PC-card

131

Unloading multiple Reports simultaneously

133

Properties of Report measurements

133

Online measurements

137

Online monitoring systems

137

Data transfer via OPC Client/Server

137

Managing online monitoring instruments

138

Configuring the OPC measurement point

140

Adding an OPC point

140

Defining the properties

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Selecting measurement types

143

Configuring measurements

144

Saving settings

149

Data acquisition - on-line

149

Starting data acquisition

149

Stopping data acquisition

150

System View

150

The System View window

150

Toolbar for the System View

152

Configuring the System View

152

Process visualization

153

The PV component in xms

153

Configuring the PV component

154

Configuring the OPC server link

159

Setting up PV components in operation

164

Example of setting up an Online measurement

166

Analysing measured data

174

Working with diagrams

174

Select measurement Point

174

Single cursor and cursor values

176

Delta cursor, Text cursor and Cursor symbols

177

Quick Zooming

179

Zooming and Shifting the diagram axes

180

Displaying Comments

182

Trend diagram

183

Trend extrapolation

183

Displaying monitoring limits

184

Deleting measurements

184

Displaying extra information

186

Displaying multiple curves

187

Adding curve

187

Selecting multiple display

190

Spectra diagram

191

SFT analysis

195

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Calculations from spectra

198

Displaying monitoring limits and symptom markers

202

Deleting spectra

202

Navigation in diagrams

204

Navigator for measured data

204

Point navigation

204

Time navigation

205

Selecting alternative measurement types

205

Navigator symbols in the toolbar

206

Three-dimensional diagrams

206

3-D spectrum

206

3-D Contour spectrum

208

Diagrams for Report measurements

209

Trend display over speed and time

210

Diagrams for Tracking analysis

211

Supplementary functions for diagrams

213

Switching X-axis unit for spectra

213

Copying a diagram to Clipboard

214

Recorder function for Online measurements

214

Diagram settings

215

Curve properties

215

Diagram properties

217

Diagram presetting

218

The Journal of xms

220

Overview

220

Journal View

220

Working with the event table

221

Symbols

221

The toolbar

221

The context menu

222

Indexing the entries

222

The filter for displaying events

223

Working with Views

Overview of display components

225

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Plant overview

226

Machine Group View

228

Machine View

229

Point View

230

Configuring Views

231

Managing Views

232

Working with the View Editor

236

Tutorial example – text display

243

Machine drawing editor

249

Adding further components

260

Report forms for printing

270

Using standard reports

270

Various reports

270

Creating short reports

271

Creating extensive reports

275

Data export

281

Adapting reports

283

Managing reports

283

Various form types for reports

284

Standardised form sections in reports

285

Tutorial example Creating your own report header

286

Aids for diagnosis

290

Symptom marker for spectrum analysis

290

Entering factors for symptom markers

290

Calculating marker factors from bearing geometry

291

Accepting marker factors from the bearing database

292

Speed for calculating symptom frequencies

293

Displaying symptom frequencies in diagrams

294

Appendix

295

Abbreviations

295

Symbols for measurement types

296

Service

297

Index

299

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Introduction

Introduction

Condition-oriented machine mainte- nance

The xms PC software package represents the central compo- nent of a system for condition monitoring and condition diagno- sis within the framework of predictive maintenance for machines and plant.

Vibration data and process values from the machines or plant are systematically acquired at regular intervals and delivered to the xms software program. According to how critical a machine is for production, either a permanently-installed on-line system or a portable data-collector is employed for this purpose.

Which tasks can be solved by the xms software?

The xms software package simplifies data organisation and the evaluation of measured data.

From the entire machine complement those machines that re- quire immediate attention are automatically highlighted.

The reasons for the highlighted machines being conspicuous are also revealed.

Machines with the beginnings of damage are identified at an early stage.

Together with the Compact monitor / VIBROCONTROL 6000 Systems - Online measurements are available currently and virtually anywhere and provide up-to-date information about the instantaneous condition of machines and plant at any time.

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Description of the xms software

Exceptional features of xms

General

The modular structure of the software permits adaptation to any individual formulation, and provides for the possibility of a simple extension of the program as well as uniform processing of off-line and on-line data.

Through the multi-user concept of the network-capable soft- ware with a single or a distribution installed database almost every type of software architecture can be realised.

Graphic elements for fashioning the user-interface allow changes of form and colour according to your imagination. Your company logo can be displayed on the screen and on printed reports.

Transfer of data from VIBROEXPERT CM-400 and databases from older versions of xms is conveniently supported.

With the data import from CM-400 multiple Plants can be si- multaneously accepted. Available Routes are automatically im- ported and saved in a Plant-specific manner.

The Route calender provides a fast overview of due Routes at any time and can be automatically displayed at the start of xms if required.

Measurement tasks and monitoring

The new Bandpass, SED envelope curve analysis and CPB spectrum measurement tasks have been integrated.

Spectrum monitoring can be configured with the help of Ref- erence and Alarm spectra and through monitoring bands that can be graphically edited.

Online measurements

The connection of Online monitoring systems via OPC- Client/Server technology has been achieved. The open concept for online data transfer allows not only monitoring with the Compact monitor / VC6000 instruments from Brüel & Kjær Vibro but also the integration of monitoring instruments from other manufacturers.

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The OPC Data Access Server - an especially tailored OPC Client/Server solution for Compact monitor / VC6000 - takes care of an extremely simple system configuration for the automated data transfer betweens xms and Compact monitor /

VC6000.

A powerful process visualization function is available for the

display of online measurements.

The System View provides a permanent overview display of online measurements in a separate window.

Measurement analysis

When measurement tasks are selected for a new measurement Point a set of Analysis Views is automatically established with the appropriate diagrams. These Views are then immediately available for the assessment of measured data.

For the analysis of measurements four different Y-axes can be displayed in one diagram. The Navigator allows Point and time “paging” in the measured data for direct measurement comparison.

Machine diagnosis is supported by an extensive rolling- element bearing database for inserting bearing damage fre- quencies and other symptom frequency markers into the cur- rently displayed spectra diagrams.

The interruption of the trend curve due to a change in the measurement Point setup can be switched off.

Reports and data export

A number of pre-configured standard reports are available for a

printout. The header and footer of all reports can be processed and adapted to user-specific requirements at a central location. The measurements can be issued in the form of lists or dia- grams.

A data export function for reports and measurements – as lists

or diagrams – in standard formats such as Excel, Word or PDF files is integrated.

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New features in this version

For storage of Online measurements the new OPC- measurement point is available.

Vibration, BCU, Bandpass, Tracking analysis and Process val- ues can be configured as measurement types for acquisition of Online measurements.

Together with the Online vibration measurements an arbitrary Control parameter can be acquired and stored as supplemen- tary information.

The Online measurement acquisition is implemented as a Windows service. This permits further unrestricted acquisition of Online measurements even after xms is closed.

An Alarm monitoring function can be activated for the Online measurements.

Data reduction can be set up by using tolerance bands which serve as a storage criterion for the Online measurements.

A faulty status of the OPC connection to the Online instru-

ment is signaled in the element organizer by the display of a blue indicator.

A direct connection to the Soft-Terminal program is integrated

for the configuration of Compact monitor / VC6000 instruments.

A recorder function can be activated for display of Online

measurements in the diagram.

Two new components are available for the arrangement of user-specific Views. Through the Measurement list the meas-

urements from a selected time period in the trend can be listed. The Peak list displays the magnitude of the 10 largest peaks of

a spectrum.

To delete measurements with the assistance of a time filter data elements can be directly selected in the element organizer.

To issue a report of user-specific Views suitable report for- mats can be selected.

A service program is available for compressing the data-

bases.

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Instruments and other components for use with xms

In this version offline measured data is acquired using the port- able VIBROTEST 60 measuring instrument, saved in the data- base and analyzed offline.

Current measurements are transferred from online monitoring instruments such as Compact monitor / VC6000 , or others, over an OPC Client/Server connection to xms. The acquired measurements are selected for storage in the database. Cur- rent measurements can be displayed through the process visu- alization and are thus available anywhere, anytime.

Advice about the user’s documentation

This documentation is provided only as a supplement for opera- tion of the xms program and is therefore not suitable for use as a training manual independent of the software.

Handbook

This user’s handbook is available in printed form and as an electronic PDF file. The electronic documentation for xms can be found in the <doc> folder in the program directory <xms> on the hard disk of your computer, or on the xms CD.

on the hard disk of your computer, or on the xms CD. Latest new features Use

Latest new features

Use the online Help to find all the functions and new features in this current program version. Due to the time lag that occurs between program development and printing of the hard copy of the handbook the latest developments in the software may not always be completely documented.

Online Help

The online documentation is available directly from the program as a compiled HTML help, but can also be used independently of the xms program.

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Structure of the documentation

Introduction

After a description of the field of application and the fundamen- tal innovations, advice about the user’s documentation for the xms software package is given.

Installation

Here you will find information you need to set up the xms pro- gram for a single-user station with local or distributed data- bases, or a multi-user station system in a Windows network.

Working with xms

In this chapter you will learn about the information structure of the data, the user interface and the basic operation of the xms program.

Program settings

All settings that can be carried out for the program setup can be found in this chapter.

Functions and exercise examples

Further chapters of the documentation are structured in a task- oriented format. In these chapters all the functions of the xms software program are comprehensively described.

Using compact and holistic exercise examples on individual subjects you can quickly become confident in the use of the task-oriented operation and handling of the xms program.

In the online Help the exercise examples – identical to those in the handbook – are available in text form. As an alternative to using the exercise examples from the text instructions, you can also view the animated DEMO Tutorials where the exercise examples are executed.

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Appendix

In this section of the handbook you can find directories for the following subjects:

Abbreviations used

Symbols for measurement types

Service

Typography and symbols

Select

To Select data elements, fields, options or check boxes click with the left mouse button on the element concerned. Data elements can also be selected using the keyboard buttons or the space bar. Your selection will be shown by the program as

a

marked object.

<Name>

<Name> in brackets of this type is always used when the item named is available in the current dialogue. The word <Name> may describe a button, option, selection box, entry field, a menu point resp. an entry or data element.

entry field, a menu point resp. an entry or data element. This text describes special functions

This text describes special functions that can be carried out using the mouse.

Click always means a mouse click with the left mouse button. When a mouse click with the right mouse button is required, this will be explicit in the handbook by statements such as "Click the

right mouse button

" or “right-click …”.

Advice:the right mouse button " or “right-click …”. This text contains useful information concerning the current

This text contains useful information concerning the current subject.

Tip: contains useful information concerning the current subject. Here a recommended procedure about the associated subject

Here a recommended procedure about the associated subject

is described.

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Caution! This warning identifies a portion of text that should be observed to avoid damaging the This warning identifies a portion of text that should be observed to avoid damaging the instrument or the PC software, or losing data.

the instrument or the PC software, or losing data. Handling instruction: In this section a specific

Handling instruction:

In this section a specific procedure is explained in the form of an exercise example.

Demo Tutorial:

For this example there is a self-running, demo flash-video se- quence that can be called directly in the online Help.

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Installation of xms

Overview

In this section there is a description of how the xms PC soft- ware should be installed on your computer and which prerequi- sites are necessary to execute this.

The program can be installed in a single-user station or in a network for use by a number of PCs. In the case of a multi- station installation a common database can be arranged so all work-stations have access to the same data.

The integrated user-management system permits an arrange- ment for various user-profiles having their respective corre- sponding entitlement to operate the system. This is independ- ent of whether the program is arranged in one or a number of networked computer systems.

Prerequisites for the installation

The installation must be executed with administrator rights.

The network installation (server/client) is possible only in a Microsoft Windows network. Detailed information with examples for an installation of xms in a network can be found in the document "xms Client Server Installation" on the xms-CD.

Requirements for the computer

In principle it is recommended that you employ the latest stan- dard for the PC system.

Minimum equipment

Minimum equipment

Processor

Pentium III / 500 MHz

RAM memory

128 MB

Hard-disc drive

2 GByte free space

CD-ROM drive

20 X

Graphic card and monitor

65,000 colours (16 Bit), small script, Resolution 1024 x 768 Pixel

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Installation of xms Online data acquisi- tion xms Handbook A computer with the recommended equipment is

Online data acquisi- tion

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A computer with the recommended equipment is required for acquisition of Online measurements.

Recommended equipment

Recommended equipment

Processor

Pentium IV / 2.4 GHz

RAM memory

512 MB

Hard-disc drive

4 GByte free space

CD-ROM drive

40 X

Graphic card and monitor

65,000 colours (16 Bit), small script, Resolution 1280 x 1024 Pixel

Interfaces

network connection

Operating system and Internet

Microsoft Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, service pack 6

Microsoft Windows XP

NTFS should be arranged on the computer as the filing system.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (already available before installation of xms)

Necessary equipment and components

Keyboard

Mouse

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Colour monitor

To allow clear and easily recognisable xms program displays, a colour monitor with a minimum diagonal size of 17" – and a recommended size of 21" – should be used. The display of 65,000 colours with a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 Pixels is necessary.

PC-card drive

The PC-card drive is required for the exchange of data with the VIBROTEST 60 portable measuring instrument.

Description: CSM OmniDrive Professional

Capacity limitations of the PC-card

maximum 5 Routes per PC-card

maximum 1000 measurement Points per Route

maximum 1000 Report measurements per PC-card

Colour printer

If you wish to print out reports, lists, setup information, etc. a colour printer should be part of your computer’s system. Use the software supplied with the printer or a program that is pre- installed on the PC (e.g. a word-processor program) to check the function of the printer.

rd-processor program) to check the function of the printer. Windows 2000 Installing xms Preparing the computer

Windows 2000

Installing xms

Preparing the computer

Under Windows 2000 a fixed size for the temporary evacuation file of the virtual memory must be set up.

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Installing files from the CD

Insert the xms-CD into the CD-ROM drive. If Autoplay is active in the PC-system the program setup will start automatically.

If the program setup does not start automatically, use the com-

mand <Run

<Setup.exe> on the CD.

>

in the start menu of Windows and open the file

Selecting the language version

After the start, first of all select the language version in which xms should be installed.

ct the language version in which xms should be installed. To select the language you des

To select the language you desire click on the corresponding flag symbol.

The Start dialogue for selection of the various installations from the xms CD will be displayed.

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xms Handbook Installation of xms In the Start dialogue you can sele ct from the fo

In the Start dialogue you can select from the following installa- tions:

Install xms

Install or select from the Service programs

xms • Install or select from the Service programs Selecting Service Click first of all on

Selecting Service

Click first of all on <Service> to select from the service pro- grams in this category on the left area of the dialogue.

Starting the installation program

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This dialogue window indicates that execution of the installation program has started. Follow the instructions to proceed with the installation.

Follow the instructions to proceed with the installation. Confirm with < Yes > your acceptance of

Confirm with <Yes> your acceptance of the licence agreement.

Installation variants

The standard installation variant is the <Single station ver- sion> for operation of the program on a stand-alone com- puter.

for operation of the pr ogram on a stand-alone com- puter. local and distributed User-databases If

local and distributed User-databases

If you have installed a single-station version, you can also work with user-databases on a server.

For an installation in a network first of all the installation variant <Network Server> must be carried out. The server database can be addressed locally as well as from other computers (Network-clients). In this variant the user rights and the User-databases are managed on the server.

The installation variant <Network Client> is carried out for the computer so that it should address the database on the Network-server.

that it should address the database on the Network-server. Installation in a net- work Detailed information

Installation in a net- work

Detailed information with examples for an installation of xms in a network can be found in the document "xms Client Server Installation" on the xms-CD.

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xms Handbook Installation of xms Select the desired installation variant and click on < Next >.

Select the desired installation variant and click on <Next>.

Preparing for data import from VIBROEXPERT CM-400

>. Preparing for data import from V IBROEXPERT CM-400 In the dialogue window < Additional Features

In the dialogue window <Additional Features> the option <Prepare CM-400 Data Import> can be selected. To be able to do this the program VIBROEXPERT CM-400 should already exist in this computer.

Data import from VIBROEXPERT CM-400 can also be under- taken at any later point in time.

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Selecting a folder for the program

of xms xms Handbook Selecting a folder for the program Select a directory on the local

Select a directory on the local hard-drive for installation of the program.

Selecting a folder for the System database

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Network-client and Network-server Installation of xms Make sure with an installation as Network-server , that the

Make sure with an installation as Network-server, that the Sys- tem database is installed in a directory that can be accessed by other computers (Clients). To ensure this an entry here about the path to a folder which is a Network directory is necessary.

For a computer installed as a Network-client here the Network- directory of the Network-server in which the system database has been installed must be entered. In the predefined directory structure of xms this is the file <sys>.

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For the Interbase connection to the System database the name of the server and the local path entry – as it exists in the server - must be entered in the dialogue window.

Selecting a folder for the User-database

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Make sure with an installation as Network-server, that the Sys- tem database is installed in a directory that can be accessed by other computers (Clients). To ensure this an entry here about the path to a folder which is a Network directory is necessary.

For a computer installed as a Network-client here the Network- directory of the Network-server in which the customer data- base has been installed must be entered. In the predefined di- rectory structure of xms this is the file <dat>.

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Installation Network-client and Network-server For the Interbase connection to the User database the

For the Interbase connection to the User database the name of the server and the local path entry – as it exists in the server - must be entered in the dialogue window.

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Entering the program directory for the VIBROEXPERT CM-400

Option CM-400 Data import

for the VIBROEXPERT CM-400 Option CM-400 Data import In this dialogue window the name of the

In this dialogue window the name of the directory in which the CM-400 data is located is requested. Here the name of the su- perior folder <CM_400>, in which the sub-directory <CM_DB> with the database is located, is necessary. The installation pro- gram checks whether a CM-400 database is available and cop- ies the assistant program for data import into the folder

<CM_400>.

Selecting the folder for the xms program symbol

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Starting the copy procedure

Before the procedure for copying files from the CD is started you can check your selected settings once more and edit them if necessary.

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Advice about the program

The information about the version of the software is stored in the file <readme.rtf> on the xms-CD.

is stored in the file <readme.rtf> on the xms -CD. The installation is successfully completed. Click

The installation is successfully completed. Click on <Finish> to exit the installation program.

Operation with restricted user rights

General

When you wish to operate the software package xms with re- stricted user rights, some supplementary settings must be carried out after the installation of xms is completed.

carried out after the installation of xms is completed. Sensitive areas of the operating system Administrator

Sensitive areas of the operating system

xms is completed. Sensitive areas of the operating system Administrator rights for editing reports Because some

Administrator rights for editing reports

Because some of these settings are associated with sensitive areas of the operating system, it is absolutely necessary that these settings be carried out by an experienced user or your system administrator.

Report forms for printing can be edited or created only with Administrator rights.

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Supplementary settings

Please carry out the following supplementary settings.

Editing rights for directories

When working with xms, edited files are stored in the sub- directories <sys> and <dat> in the xms directory, and there- fore these sub-directories must be released for the correspond- ing user-profile.

When operating the module VIBRO-REPORT the sub-directory <bin> must also be released.

Entry in the registry for language versions

With the installation of an English of French version of xms an additional entry is required in the registry.

To carry out this entry you should log in to the system with the restricted user-rights.

Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USR\Software\Borland\Locales

String: <xms-Pfad>\bin\xms.exe <xms-Pfad> is the path to the program directory of xms e.g. C:\Program\xms

Value: ENG ( English) or FRA (French) According to the language version the value for this entry must be entered.

Software registration for user-profiles

The software-registration has to be repeated for each user- profile.

It is adequate to load the received release code again.

It is not necessary to send the registration data to us.

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Registration and release

To be able to use the xms program to its full extent you should carry out the software registration.

Test phase

Without registration you can test the program with some func- tion limitations.

Offline operation

The following functions cannot be executed or are limited in the DEMO-Mode during the test period:

Printing of reports; the print preview is displayed

Exporting of data

Copying diagrams into the Clipboard

Only the first 5 Points in Routes can be loaded and unloaded.

Online operation

A SIMS COM Demo-server for testing the Process Visualiza- tion is available which simulates the online operation without requiring a connected SIMS instrument.

The measurements in the components for Process Visuali- zation will be switched off after 3 minutes (black display)

The <Reset instruments> function for connected SIMS in- struments is inactive

In the View <Properties> and the <Logbook> for SIMS in- struments, only the first 5 lines of available information will be displayed.

During the test period these functional limitations are displayed in the registration dialogue at the program start.

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Sequence of registration and release

Installation of xms Sequence of registration and release Registration data With delivery of the program package

Registration data

With delivery of the program package you will have received a 16-character xms-code that you will find on the package, on the program CD and also on an attached adhesive label.

For the registration this xms-code is entered together with the customer information in the registration program. The registra- tion program determines some specific information about your computer and generates, together with the xms-code and your customer information, a coded registration data set. Trans- mission of this registration data set to Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH is supported by the registration program. To this end simply fol- low the instructions of the registration dialogue.

After verification of the registration data set you will receive your release code. With the entry of the valid release code the reg- istration will be completed and you will be able to use the xms program to the full extent that you have purchased.

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After installation on your computer the registration dialogue ap- pears when the program is started.

dialogue ap- pears when the program is started. Registration For registration click on the button <

Registration

For registration click on the button <Register now>.

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In this dialogue window select the first option <I have pur- chased the software and wish to register now with Brüel & Kjær Vibro> and then follow the instructions.

VIBRO-REPORT

software module

You may also call up this registration dialogue at any time through the menu <Help> and the option <Register>.

Release

When you have received the release code for your software, select the registration dialogue in the program start by clicking <Register now> or select the option <Register> in the menu <Help>.

option < Register > in the menu < Help >. In this dialogue window se lect

In this dialogue window select the second option <I have re- ceived my release code from Brüel & Kjær Vibro and wish to complete registration>.

With installation of the xms software, the VIBRO-REPORT software module is also installed on your computer and a pro- gram symbol for the module is added to the desktop.

You will receive an additional handbook for this module if you have purchased it together with xms.

When you use only the xms software the VIBRO-REPORT module will be de-activated by entry of your release code.

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Definitions

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Information structure

In the xms program the information is structured according to the following data scheme.

is structured according to the following data scheme. Data sources In the xms program system a

Data sources

In the xms program system a data source is a unit on which data is transferred and stored. This data is available to the user according to the respective access authorization at all times.

to the respective access authorization at all times. The various data sources, for example databases, OPC

The various data sources, for example databases, OPC Data Access Server, or a PC-card (VT-60 memory card) are handled entirely equitably, regardless of their significance or extent.

The installation location of the data source is independent of the xms system. The presupposition is merely that the xms program can access the data source.

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Data groups and data elements

The information within the data sources is divided first of all into data groups. These serve for the logical composition of the indi- vidual data elements.

Database (SQL database)

The following data groups, with their associated data elements, are defined in a data source of the type SQL database:

Data group Sensors Data elements: Folder, Sensor (freely definable hierarchy)

Data group Sensors Data elements: Folder, Sensor (freely definable hierarchy)

Data group Plant Data elements: Plant, Machi ne group, Machine, Point ( VT60 Point /

Data group Plant Data elements: Plant, Machine group, Machine, Point (VT60 Point / OPC point) (fixed predefined hierarchy)

Data group Routes Data elements: Folder, Route ( VT60 Route) (freely definable hierarchy)

Data group Routes Data elements: Folder, Route (VT60 Route) (freely definable hierarchy)

Data group Comments Data elements: Folder, Comment (freely definable hierarchy)

Data group Comments Data elements: Folder, Comment (freely definable hierarchy)

PC-card (VT-60 memory card)

For a data source of the type PC-card (VT60 memory card) two data groups with their associated data elements are defined:

Data group Routes Data elements: Route ( VT60 Route) (as a simple list without hierarchy) Routes Data elements: Route (VT60 Route) (as a simple list without hierarchy)

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Data group Reports Data elements: Report (as a simple list without hierarchy)

Data group Reports Data elements: Report (as a simple list without hierarchy)

OPC DA Server

The following data groups with their associated data elements are defined in a data source of the type SIMS COM Server:

Data group SIMS/VC6000 Data element: SIMS/VC6000 instruments (as a simple list without hierarchy)

Data group SIMS/VC6000 Data element: SIMS/VC6000 instruments (as a simple list without hierarchy)

The data group SIMS/VC6000 is provided for display of the connected Online monitoring instruments and

The data group SIMS/VC6000 is provided for display of the connected Online monitoring instruments and there is no direct connection to a database. The configuration and actual adjustment of SIMS/VC6000 instruments is prepared by calling up the program Soft Terminal. There are no user-defined Views for the data elements of this data group.

The Process visualization allows the current measured data to be displayed on arbitrary View pages or on the system View.

No connection to the database

The acquisition of Online measurements is arranged through the OPC measurement point in the Plants data group. The Online measurements transmitted from the OPC Data Access Server are saved directly in the database.

The databases of xms

System database

In this database the system settings of xms are saved, and this is not accessible to the user.

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Demo database

This database is provided to assist the user with orientation. In the existing data structure you will find relevant examples for a real Machine hierarchy, properties of data elements and actual measured data with their respective displays for analysis. In this extensive Demo database numerous Machine and diagram templates are available to use in the creation of your own data- base.

Empty database with presettings

This database is provided as the basis for construction of a user-defined data structure. When a new database of the type SQL is created it is an empty database containing merely the following default settings.

Five standard sensors for data measurement are existing in the data group Sensors.

Displacement sensor (IN),

Velocity sensors (VS)

Acceleration sensors (AS)

These sensors are available for configuration of measurement Points.

The data group Comments contains 30 predefined Comments in a list.

The data group Plant contains templates for the most common machine types. In these machine templates suitable meas- urement Points with complete measurement Point setups and typical monitoring limits have been pre-configured.

User database

This database is laid by the user and initially contains only the presettings described in the "Empty database".

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Working with xms Program symbol Registration xms Handbook Starting the program The dialogue window Login Start

Program symbol

Working with xms Program symbol Registration xms Handbook Starting the program The dialogue window Login Start

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Starting the program

The dialogue window Login

Start the xms program by double-clicking on the program sym- bol <xms>. The dialogue window <Login> for registration of the user will appear.

After the installation on your computer when you start the pro- gram first of all the registration dialogue appears. (see section "Registration and release").

appears. (see section "Registration and release"). Open the selection box <Authority level> and

Open the selection box <Authority level> and select your user group from the following list:

Administrator

Setup

Alarm

Route

Guest (no password required)

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User-groups

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The User-groups with their respective entitlements are de- scribed in the section "Program settings/User-groups".

After entering your valid password the program is started by clicking on the button <OK>.

For the user-group <Guest> no password is required and the password entry field will not appear.

The program window

After starting the program the screen display of xms appears where you can identify the following main areas:

appears where you can identify the following main areas: © xms Software V.4.0 June 2005 Brüel

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Working with xms xms Handbook The Program window of xms contains the menu bar and ba-

The Program window of xms contains the menu bar and ba- sic toolbar as well as one or more Work windows with the areas: Selection bar, Element organizer and Workspace (here the Properties file card has been selected).

The menu bar in the program window

In this menu bar the commands and functions are arranged in groups. In the following sub-menus the individual commands are available:

following sub-menus the individual commands are available: In the menu Work window the commands for opening
following sub-menus the individual commands are available: In the menu Work window the commands for opening
following sub-menus the individual commands are available: In the menu Work window the commands for opening

In the menu Work window the commands for opening and closing work windows and exiting the program can be selected.

New: Open a new work window

Close: Close the current work window

Exit: Exit the xms program

In the menu Extras you will find the program settings for xms under the menu item Options.

The import of data from the database of the VIBROEXPERT CM-400 can be called up here.

In the Window menu are the commands for controlling the dis- plays of the work window.

Cascade: arrange all work windows in a cascade display

Tile horizontally: display all work windows one below the other

Tile vertically: display all work windows next to each other

Minimize: minimize the current work window

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In the menu Help you can call up the on-line Help, as well as In the menu Help information about the registration and the current version of xms . information about the registration and the current version of xms.

The basic toolbar in the program window

In this toolbar the following commands are available for control- ling the program and general handling of the work window.

Open a new work window

Open a new work window

Exit the program

Exit the program

Arrange the work windows in a cascade format

Arrange the work windows in a cascade format

Tile the work windows horizont ally - one below the other

Tile the work windows horizontally - one below the other

Tile the work windows vertically - next to each other

Tile the work windows vertically - next to each other

Minimise the work window

Minimise the work window

Call on-line Help

Call on-line Help

Display System View

Display System View

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The work window

When working with the xms program one or more Work win- dows can be opened. A work window always has the areas selection bar, element organiser and workspace.

The selection bar

In the selection bar the logged in data sources are displayed by buttons. Click on the desired button to call up the corre- sponding data source.

desired button to call up the corre- sponding data source. In the selection bar data sources

In the selection bar data sources that are available are dis- played by buttons. Click on a button to call up the correspond- ing data source.

The button for the selected data source is always arranged directly above the data group symbols.

The data group is displayed by symbols. Click on the required symbol. The corresponding data group will be displayed in the element organiser and selected for detailed processing in the workspace.

and selected fo r detailed processing in the workspace. Context menu data groups Functions of the

Context menu

data groups

Functions of the data groups that are applicable are selected by clicking the right mouse button on the symbol of the associated data group. The context menu for data groups will be displayed.

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Show / Hide the se- lection bar

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The selection bar can be switched on and off by clicking on the symbol <Show / Hide data sources>.

The element organiser

In the element organiser the data elements of the selected data group are displayed with their hierarchy. In this field the data elements can be selected for display and detailed process- ing in the workspace.

fo r display and detailed process- ing in the workspace. The element organiser conveys a quick

The element organiser conveys a quick overview of the status of the entire hierarchy. By displaying status symbols, symbols for inactive monitoring and a greyed-out display for inactive data elements the hierarchy status is immediately identifiable.

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Symbols in the element organiser

Symbol

Data element

Plant

Plant

Machine group

Machine group

Machine

Machine

VT60 Point with measurement

VT60 Point with measurement

VT60 Point without measurement

VT60 Point without measurement

OPC Point with measurement

OPC Point with measurement

OPC Point without measurement

OPC Point without measurement

Folder

Folder

Route in the database

Route in the database

Route on the PC-card

Route on the PC-card

Comment

Comment

SIMS/VC6000 instrument

SIMS/VC6000 instrument

Instrument not accessible

Instrument not accessible

Symbol

Event / Description

Monitoring inactive

Monitoring inactive

Alert

Alert

Danger

Danger

OPC status faulty

OPC status faulty

Using the familiar Windows and mouse functions to copy, move and delete data elements, the creation and maintenance of the machine hierarchy in the element organizer is simple to exe- cute.

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Update data sources

xms Handbook Update data sources Context menu data elements Working with xms Click on the symbol

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Click on the symbol <Update data sources>, to read the cur- rent database and to update the display on the element organ- izer.

This function is important with distributed databases (Cli- ent/Server installation), that can be accessed by a number of users.

Functions of the data elements that are applicable are selected by clicking the right mouse button on the associated data ele- ment. The context menu for data elements will be displayed.

The workspace

On the right in the work window you find the workspace with its toolbar, the navigation bar and the file cards Properties, Jour- nal, and View.

bar and the file cards Properties, Jour- nal, and View. On the Properties file card various

On the Properties file card various worksheets for the proper- ties of the selected data element are available. By clicking in the selection field for Properties the corresponding worksheet will be displayed on the right.

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The file card Journal displays the table of events for the se- lected data element.

The third type of file card is the View card which can be indi- vidually constructed by the user and is especially provided for a graphic display appropriate to the data element. Up to 7 file cards with views for a data element can be added.

to 7 file cards with views for a data element can be added. A View file

A View file card with the description <Machine View>

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The workspace toolbar

In the toolbar the following commands are available for func- tions in the work window and for the handling of the views.

Switch element organiser

Switch element organiser

Save changes

Save changes

Discard all changes

Discard all changes

Add a new View

Add a new View

Delete the current View

Delete the current View

Edit the View

Edit the View

Show previous data element

Show previous data element

Show next data element

Show next data element

Print a report

Print a report

Assign Report to View

Assign Report to View

Call on-line Help

Call on-line Help

Start Process Visualization

Start Process Visualization

Stop Process Visualization

Stop Process Visualization

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Navigation bar

Through the navigation bar a direct jump command to the first Plant or to data elements that are adjacent to the selected data element can be executed.

First Plant in the element organiser

First Plant in the element organiser

Previous element one level higher

Previous element one level higher

Previous element at the same level

Previous element at the same level

Next element at the same level

Next element at the same level

Next element one level lower

Next element one level lower

The toolbar and the navigation ba r in the workspace is auto- matically transferred to

The toolbar and the navigation bar in the workspace is auto- matically transferred to the program window when the work- space is switched to maximum size.

Maximizing the

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Online Help

The online documentation is available as a compiled HTML Help for calling up directly from the program, but can also be used independently of the xms program.

but can also be used independently of the xms program. Help Click on the < Help

Help

Click on the <Help> symbol in the toolbar of the workspace to call up the online Help of xms. The Help window will be dis- played

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The subjects of online Help will be displayed in the contents window. The selection field can be switched to display a con- tents tree, index list or a search function by selecting the respective register card at the top. Navigation within the Help subjects is done via the register cards and sub-register cards at the top of the display area of the Help window.

In the symbols column, just as in the handbook, you will find the respective relevant program symbols or symbols for user guidance. In the online Help a drop-down graphics can be opened up and closed as required by clicking.

can be opened up and closed as required by clicking. DEMO Tutorials The exercise examples –

DEMO Tutorials

The exercise examples – identical to those in the handbook – are available in text form and are displayed in a second Help window. As an alternative to carrying out the exercises using the text instructions, you can view the examples as animated DEMO Tutorials in which the sequences in the exercise exam- ples are executed.

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In the dialogue windows of xms you can call up the context- sensitive Help subject directly by clicking on the Help symbol at the bottom left in the dialogue window. In this case the Help subject that is appropriate for the current dialogue window will be displayed in the Help window.

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Program settings

In the menu <Extra> and under the menu item <Options> the system settings of the program, passwords of the user-groups and the data sources and databases are managed. Associated with this are also the background displays and templates for the Views as well as the various report forms for printing out.

Views as well as the various report forms for printing out. Through the selection field in

Through the selection field in the dialogue window <Options> you are able to carry out configuration of the various settings.

System settings

System database

Single-station version

<System database path in local computer>

Enter the local path to the system database here.

Example: "C:\Program\BKVibro\xms\sys\".

Click on search <

the system database on this local computer.

The field <System database path in target computer> re- mains empty.

>

for this text field to select the directory for

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<System database path in local computer>

Enter the local path for the system database on the server here.

Example: "C:\Program\BKVibro\xms\sys\".

Click on search <

the system database on the server computer.

>

for this text field to select the directory for

<System database path in target computer>

Here you should enter the name of the server (target com- puter), a colon and the path to the database. The path that is valid on the server is to be entered.

Example:

The server is named <DBSERVER>. The system database is in the directory <C:\Program\BKVibro\xms\sys\>.

Entry: "DBSERVER:C:\Program\BKVibro\xms\sys\".

Entry: "DBSERVER:C:\Program\BKVibro\xms\sys\". Data import CM-400 CM-400 directory Here the directory in

Data import

CM-400

CM-400 directory

Here the directory in which the VIBROEXPERT CM-400 is in-

stalled is to be entered. Click on search < select this directory on the local computer.

>

for this text field to

When a valid CM-400 directory is entered, the menu point <Data import CM-400> will be displayed in the menu <Extras> (see the section "Data import from CM-400 databases").

Auto Logoff

The function <Auto Logoff> of xms can be switched active and set up here. The time offset for auto logoff is oriented by the time of the last registered entry in the xms program.

Due Routes

When this control box is activated the Route calender will be automatically displayed when the xms is started.

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Update Views

Program settings

With this setting the update rate for Views can be defined.

This allows you to determine how often the display is requested to be updated to the current status of a data element in the da- tabase.

Ignoring the setup changes

When there is a change in the setup the trend curve is inter- rupted. With the option <Ignore the setup changes in the Trend diagram > the entire trend curve for all measurements will be displayed.

entire trend curve for all measurements will be displayed. Trend display with Setup changes In the

Trend display with Setup changes

In the Trend diagram measured values with different measure- ment Point setups are displayed in the same trend curve. This display conceals the danger that older measurements will be incorrectly interpreted because the scaling in the diagram is valid only for the current measurement Point setup.

Access rights

Changing the passwords

The setups of passwords for the various user-groups are car- ried out under the item <Access rights> in the dialogue win- dow of <Options>. Here you may use individual passwords for each user-group.

After the initial installation of the xms program, the presetting for all passwords is first of all uniform. This password is:

"VIBRO" (Note capital letters).

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For the application of new passwords you should note that the program passwords are sensitive to capital and small case let- ters.

User-groups

In the following table the user-groups and the entitlements as- signed to them are shown. The sequence of user-groups in the table is arranged from top to bottom in the table so that the enti- tlements of the next lower user-group in the table always in- cludes the entitlements of the group above it.

User-group

Entitlements

Guest

Display all data

Print report forms

Route-user

Load, unload and reset Routes

Unload Reports

Alarm-user

Acknowledge Events

Setup-user

Add, edit and delete Data elements

Add, edit and delete Views

Add, edit and delete report forms

Reset SIMS/VC6000 instruments

Administrator

Add, log-in, log-off Databases

Edit Database properties

Change Passwords