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PI660 Professional Test & Measurement Software

6000 PI660 Professional Test & Measurement Software

Many facilities don’t have the time, resources or interest in creating their own software applications. Save valuable time and money with PI660 Series 6000 Test and Measurement Software. PI660 is a turnkey application that runs on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Pre-test operations include: system setup, test definition & tracking, system & transducer calibration. Real-time features include: display, acquisition & data distribution to display clients. Post-test functions include: data replay, plotting and export to 3rd party formats for analysis. When facilities choose PI660, setup time is greatly reduced, allowing users to focus on what matters most: testing, not writing software.

Realizing that many facilities already have specific application software to use or may have the need to write their own, PI660 also has an application programmer’s interface (API). The API encapsulates the real time core of PI660 and allows the user/programmer to integrate Series 6000 hardware into their own software without having to start from the low level. The PI660 API can be utilized by any software or development tools that can call a DLL. Using the DLL approach to custom software development allows the facility to easily stay up to date with any future hardware or software functionality added to the Series 6000 System.

PI660 Accounts

Accounts mode is used to define user accounts. Up to 50 user accounts can be created. Each account has a password, a password hint, an operating language, and a list of permissions. The permissions have three levels: view and modify, view only, or invisible. Nearly every function throughout the software can be selected. This allows the software to be streamlined specifically to facility needs or to limit access to functions that could have an impact on the test.

PI660 Test Definition
Test Definition

Test Definition Mode is used to define channel characteristics (conditioning, gain, filter, etc.), calibration procedures, lookup tables, sampling rates, and recording options. It is also used to download and read back settings from the channels, generate reports of channel configurations and calibration results, as well as to provide a readiness review that summarizes whether or not the test is ready to go. It is also the place where test files are opened and saved.

PI660 Display Definition
Display Definition

One of the most exciting features of PI660 is thedisplay engine. Display types include: Oscilloscope, Spectrum (FFT), Waterfall, Bar graph, Strip chart, Background plot, Digital I/O, X-Y Chart, Dynamometer, Picture, Quick Plot, Surface, Text, Tabular and Video. Any number or combination of displays may be placed on a screen. PI660 supports multiple display configurations, each saved with the test file. During acquisition, the test operator can toggle to alternate display pages or even add/remove channels from the displays. Large format and multi display workstations are no problem for PI660.

PI660 Calibration Mode

Calibration Mode is used for system & engineering unit calibrations, bridge balancing, tare and zeroing. System calibration includes an extensive gain calibration and system health check. EU cals can be automatic or interactive. Bridge balance, tare and zeroing are as easy as selecting a channel and clicking a button. Calibrations can be done on one, many or all channels at a time.

PI660 Acquisition Mode

Acquisition mode allows the user to acquire and display real time data. Modes of acquisition are: Preview, Record and Single Scan. Previewing data starts the system digitizing for channel and display verification. Preview does not record any data to disk. Like preview, the recording mode starts the system but data is now recorded to the disk on the Operator’s Workstation. Single Scan Recording is the ability to record a single scan(s) of data to a separate file, often used for low speed data logging.

PI660 Export

Once the data for a test has been acquired, the user can continue on to the next test or process the data. PI660 stores data into files that are named using the current test name and run number. The export mode allows the user to view data files in a given test directory for immediate plotting (with the built-in Viewer) or to export the data to a wide variety of native formats including ASCII, Binary, CSV, DPlot. WinPlot, UFF, etc.

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