Features

Resource management

Resource management

Laboratories, test benches, measurement tools, sensors, dummies or pallets are all resources that are required for carrying out the tests. A lack of transparency in this regard can also cause time and cost-intensive coordination issues and allocation conflicts.

PeakTMS can help you to manage different types of test resources centrally and save any given information on the individual resources. Examples include location, technical features, availability as well as calibration and maintenance status. Additional documents such as assembly regulations, device diagrams or test reports can be added at any time. By mapping relationships between individual test resources, you will ensure that particular test facilities can be documented during the planning stage, e.g. only in connection with the corresponding qualified personnel or particular measuring instruments.


Test order control

Test order control

A comprehensive description of the test requirements is decisive for successful test planning and implementation as well as for the long-term transparency and usability of test results.

PeakTMS provides templates for different types of test orders (e.g. test bench orders, factory orders, procurement orders, assembly orders, upgrade orders, etc.). They outline the test goals, for example, create a detailed description of the required test parts and test facilities, describe the test setup, and specify the desired start date as well as the anticipated duration of the test. In this way, you ensure that the description of your test orders is based on uniform data structures from the outset. Then, the application controls the respective processes for the approval, commissioning and implementation of the different test orders.


Test planning

Test planning

High utilization of cost-intensive test resources and the reliability of test departments presupposes that no allocation conflicts arise in test benches, measuring instruments, test parts, and other resources.

During the planning of test series (Design Validation Plan (DVP)), PeakTMS indicates the availability of the required resources and provides you with convenient functions for conflict-free planning of the individual test tasks. Adjustable algorithms help you to find the optimum test sequences in complex framework conditions. Occupancy calendars for the different types of test resources as well as the display of all resources required for a test ensure the required transparency.


Measurement data management

Measurement data management

Measurement data and test results must also be quickly detectable, retrievable, clearly interpretable, comparable and analyzable by different people, even after a long time and for different purposes.

PeakTMS enables you to integrate a variety of data sources into a global, cross-domain information system for measurement data and test results. Powerful navigation and search functions assist you in targeted exploration of the data. The systematic handling of descriptive information plays a decisive role in the process. If necessary, the ASAM ODS standard operates as a producer-independent data hub. This allows you to access all data with different analysis and evaluation tools using uniform interfaces and methods – irrespective of the source of the data.


Analysis and reporting

Analysis and reporting

The measurement data generated must be visualized and evaluated in a variety of ways to gain the correct insights from the tests conducted.

Tools from different manufacturers can be integrated into PeakTMS to carry out analyses and create reports. In the process, you can carry out interactive and automated evaluations of the data. Your analysis results and reports are then saved as part of the respective test orders and/or passed on to external systems.


Monitoring

Monitoring

A good overview of how the processes actually take place in the test area is crucial for process improvement. A lack of transparency and subjective opinions, which more often than not contradict one another, should be avoided as far as possible.

With Peak TMS, status information from the test field can be processed in a timely manner. You are then sent a notification containing the information. You can gain an overview of what is currently happening in the test field at any time using a web application which is optimized for mobile browsers. This allows you to react quickly if there are problems. In addition, the PeakTMS database allows you to determine key process figures on an ongoing basis. Examples of this include the utilization of test resources (e.g. testing conditions), the throughput times for test orders, or the reliability of test fields. On the basis of this information, you can identify weaknesses and implement ongoing process improvements