PrepMaster Analytics

PrepMaster Analytics is the software for ingestion, storage and evaluation of analytical and sensory data as well as process information. PM Analytics is exactly tailored to the requirements of laboratory systems and provides an easy and holistic view on results and key performance indicators of your processes. Due to the flexible software design it is easily embeddable into the software environment of each customer.
PM Analytics uses modern big data frameworks for fast computing of large quantities of individual data points from a diversified array of sources. PM Analytics comes with a fully web-based approach, responsive design, clean and polished dashboards as well as a bunch of reporting and statistical tools.

Data ingestion
PM Analytics offers a wide range of interfaces to all relevant analyzing devices allowing automatic and real-time digestion of analytical results. Interfaces to new analyzers can be easily added or modified according to the requirements of each customer. Sensory data can be directly imported from sensors themselves, machine PLC or PC. Process information like, e.g., preparation time, sample throughput or sample number are transmitted from PM Core.
Data can also be reviewed, changed or entered by the operator according to the assigned user rights. To this end, PM Analytics contain an extensive user management and audit system guaranteeing protection, integrity and recoverability of data.

System configuration
Important system parameters can be easily configured using the system configuration menu. In the configuration menu, the operator can setup data transmission to level 2 systems, determine alarm limits, create formula for e.g. calculation of pseudo-elements, compile methods for calculation of sample throughput, and many more.

Data presentation

The PM Analytics dashboards visually track, analyze and display key data, metrics and key performance indicators of processes of your laboratory. The dashboards are customizable to meet the specific needs of your laboratory and company. Behind the scenes, the dashboards connect to all data sources and API’s in real-time. On the surface, they display all this data in form of tables, graphical charts and statistical analysis.
As a matter of course, PM Analytics includes functions like data sorting, filtering, narrowing down, aggregation, and drilling down. Analysis results from different sources like, e.g., for carbon from OES and combustion can be easily compared and analyzed.

System monitoring
PM Analytics provides you with the tools to visualize and monitor the performance of your system. Important key performance indicators like errors and alarms, system up-time, sample throughput, preparation time etc. are monitored online or can be evaluated for historical data. This allows easy identification of bottlenecks and improvement opportunities for better system efficacy.

Tool condition monitoring

PM Analytics offers signal analysis and diagnostic techniques required for Tool condition monitoring. The PM Analytics TCM system is capable of automatic evaluation of the machine status leading to a wide range of different applications. The TCM system can be used to correlate sensor signals with the status of specific consumables like cutting tips of the milling machine. As a result, the TCM system increases service life of these expensive components. Furthermore, TCM assists with determining the optimal sample condition for analysis. This is especially helpful for samples of varying qualities and quantities. Eventually, the PM Analytics TCM is a prerequisite of completely unmanned operation as it allows the fully-automatic tool supervision and change. By default, TCM algorithms for milling and disc grinding are included into the PM Analytics.

Service and maintenance
The PM Analytics comes with an integrated maintenance scheduler for servicing of laboratory equipment. Maintenance tasks are presented on mobile devices and can be ticked off by the service engineers in charge. The PM Analytics evaluates service efforts for the whole automation and each single component.
For efficient error analysis, PM Analytics automatically buffers important information including videos, parameters or sensor data from the machine. In case of an error or alarm, this information is automatically stored and made available to enable quick troubleshooting.