Software has become an elementary part of the development of test systems in industrial contexts. Users define the features they need and expect an intuitive user interface. Software has to be innovative and available at short notice, for future modifications and extensions.
With the PCUS® pro Lab Fraunhofer IKTS has developed a software suite that makes it easy to perform and visualize automated and semi-automated ultrasonic inspections with conventional or phased array transducers suited for the PCUS® pro device family. In this context, the standards of the PCUS® pro Lab software suite are always defined by the expectations of its users. At the center of attention are subjects such as modern manufacturing (Industry 4.0) and the ever-growing demands regarding integration, efficiency and cross-linking between components used within the industrial field of ultrasonic testing.
PCUS® pro Lab is a modular software suite for non-destructive testing. Automated, semi-automated and manual solutions which are adapted to the requirements of the specific testing task are being provided flexibly and quickly. The software development focuses on usability and user acceptance in order to implement complex testing scenarios in accordance with relevant standards. This goal is supported by clearly defined interfaces and modules to integrate the customer’s existing automation concepts. Through the use of these methods PCUS® pro Lab guarantees the best possible combination with existing industrial production lines and technologies.
The software assists in the creation of parameterizations for actuator and transducer control, visualization and analysis. The data is organized and managed flexibly within the adaptable revision system.
The methods of agile software development guarantee a transparent development process in close collaboration with the customer. Wishes and requirements are implemented fast and safely, to guarantee the highest degree of quality and safety. The user interfaces and process controls can be adjusted individually to best fit user´s demand.