THE PERFECT TEST BED AUTOMATION SYSTEM
The Wind Tunnel Control System (WTCS) is a flexible and very powerful automation system that is used for both large test beds, such as wind tunnels, and component test beds to test mechanical or electronic components. WTCS offers a consistent and process-safe management and execution of tests and flexibly and reliably integrates all the different subsystems and measurement systems of the test bed. It also provides interfaces to external test planning and data management systems like Werum's own HyperTest Boost or systems by other providers, to which it can connect seamlessly.
As to the connection of subsystems, WTCS supports common industry standards like MODBUS, ProfiNet, DoIP, CAN or LIN just like binary or text-based TCP and UDP protocols. WTCS offers full manual control of the test bed as well as comprehensive automation capabilities with test sequencers to control test procedures and monitoring processes. Test data is centrally recorded in common data formats such as CSV or TDMS. Automatic "post-test" analyses allow data sets of the automation system to be processed together with data recorded locally in the subsystems, to be stored in new formats or to be treated for use in reports.
AT A GLANCE - EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL
WTCS is the central information platform for the test bed. As all components and subsystems are integrated, the data of all relevant parameters as well as calculated variables are available already at runtime for display, recording and automated sequence control. The user can clearly visualize all information and intervene in all processes. Comprehensive automations take many routine tasks off the user's shoulder, make processes more efficient and even enable the unattended, fully automatic preconditioning of the test bed.
WTCS comes with a "Basic" Test Sequencer and an "Advanded" Test Sequencer for the execution of test sequences. Depending on the requirements of a use case, the appropriate component can be selected for simple step chains up to extremely powerful test execution engines for highly complex test methods.
WTCS also offers further automation functions beyond this. For example, any desired parameter can be monitored for limit values and suitable sequences can be executed in response to limit value violations. The control of "post-test" data evaluations, report generation, the import of test orders or the transfer of result data to archiving systems run completely automatically.