EDM 5.0 (Engineering Data Management software), introduced approximately 8 months from the previous 4.2 release, includes both new features and enhancements to the existing software.
The most significant new feature for EDM 5.0 is that all vibration control functions now support up to 128 input channels. Creating high quality, high channel count vibration control is a very challenging and exciting developmental feature. Crystal Instruments’ vibration controller line is one of the few controllers available in the market capable of simultaneously recording raw time data for all input channels while conducting real-time control.
The second major feature for EDM 5.0 is support for the new Crystal Instruments Spider-80SG strain gage system. Additionally, we have completely revamped the signal saving functions. Users are now able to set various conditions to reliably save signals on a PC. For example, users can save each shock pulse in TTH, save multiple sweeps in Sine, save Random spectrum using a timer, etc.
To further enhance the “save signals” function, we created a new method to review saved signals using Review Mode. A conveniently placed Review Bar allows the user to quickly recall all signals saved in the past at any time node.
Users can use Review Mode to recall all saved signals at once, instead of recalling them one by one. The testing status and runlog are recalled along with all saved signals.
Report functions have also been improved. Users can now insert customized logos into reports and preview the report before creating the report file.
EDM Cloud, a web-based version of EDM, is now available. This software allows Spider systems to operate remotely using an Internet connection. The ability to monitor from remote locations is especially useful for monitoring machine conditions.
On the DSA (dynamic signal analysis) side, we have introduced real-time order analysis for high channel count Spider systems. Real-time order tracks or RPM spectra are computed online with up to 128 input channels.
With the 5.0 release, Spider systems operate the following features in real-time mode:
- FFT Spectral Analysis
- Octave Filter Analysis and Sound Level Meters (SLM)
- Real-time Order Analysis (Spider-80X only)
- Real-time Sine Reduction
- Time Waveform Recording
- Automated Schedule and Limiting Test
- Real-time Digital Filters
- Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) Analysis
Order analysis and octave analysis are added into EDM PA (Post Analyzer) software with the following functions:
- FFT Spectral Analysis
- Acceleration, Velocity, and Displacement
- Batch Processing
- Basic Signal Conditioning Modules
- Digital Filters and Resample Modules
- Digital Resampling
- Orbit Plot
- Shock Response Spectrum
- Octave Analysis
- Order Analysis
- Sine Reduction
In addition to new added features, Crystal Instruments engineers have implemented roughly three thousand detailed improvements and enhancements since the 4.2 release. Our cumulative effort is presented to users as EDM 5.0 by Crystal Instruments.