A modular and scalable test system for all kinds of test execution
What Is ProFactory?
ProFactory is an all-inclusive test and automation solution for production facilities, R&D departments, and laboratories. A software and hardware platform that can be implemented on a single computer or scale to support a global corporation.
ProFactory converts your knowhow and existing hardware into modern pieces of test equipment, controllers, or automation devices. ProFactory stations are network enabled, centrally managed and remotely supervised, they support manual or semi-automatic operation by human operators, and they can be fully integrated with automated inline or robotic controlled environments.
ProFactory is standardized to offer you all the professional features you wished you had the time to implement yourself, yet flexible enough to fit your present and future needs perfectly. ProFactory will save you time and money from first implementation and every day you use it.
How to Use ProFactory? Application Areas
To let you create, manage, and synchronize ProFactory configurations the ProFactory software components Supervizer, Devizer, and Provider are installed on each computer that is part of your ProFactory network. On functional stations we also install the test management system TestStand by National Instruments, which integrates seamlessly with ProFactory. With this standardized and powerful software we can build any functional station for manual or automated use (see some common application areas below).
Some automation jobs require only a computer, while others require more hardware such as cabinets with instruments and control systems, and perhaps scanning equipment and interfaces to other devices or to your products. We can supply a ProFactory station for any automation application.
An Extract of Use Cases
What Is Supervizer?
Supervizer ensures you do your test processes right and it maximizes your station uptime and equipment value. Supervizer does this by managing your stations and test configurations to make sure you lways run the right test with the right parameters.
Supervizer also offers advanced control options such as partial testing and suspend and later resume of tests, it enables deep tracing of your test process and test environment, it offers central configuration and automatic result collection, and it offers remote supervision of your stations.
What Is Devizer?
Devizer is an intelligent instrument driver that makes it possible to create one test sequence and use that for all product variants with different hardware on different test stations.
Devizer offers a unique hardware abstraction strategy of abstracting on functions and channels instead of on instrument type. With features such as test requirements validation, instrument tracing, and parameterization of instrument properties, Devizer instrument drivers offer unique value and are a perfect fit for use in test sequences created with the standard test management software NI TestStand. Create Devizer instrument drivers function by function yourself or acquire ready-to-run Devizer drivers from GPower.
What Is Provider?
Provider is the software component that lets ProFactory identify and describe your unit under test (UUT) in a standardized fashion. A physical UUT must always have a serial number. The UUT may be a variant of a product and the product may be part of a category, but variant and category are optional.
GPower can supply any commercial instrument on the market: Measurement devices, signal generators, power supplies, controllers, industrial interfaces, communication devices, programmers, etc. We have the knowhow to help you select the right instrument. We can supply pre-built Devizer drivers for many common instruments or build one if a driver doesn’t already exist.
Fixtures are typical UUT connectivity components and prime candidates for platform design with ProFactory. Some of our key fixture features:
- Fixture identification
- Fixture connectivity and action counters
- Fixture temperature monitoring
- In-fixture UUT identification
- In-fixture instruments and device programming
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