DREAM for Windows is a 32 bit Windows 95 and Windows NT
application. The Windows user interface makes daily operation very simple by
allowing easy navigation through the equipment tree, the display of the
photographic images of the machinery, and extensive mouse usage. All major
commands are accessed from local context sensitive menus by a single mouse click.
An additional advantage it the easy exchange of information with other
applications; text or graphic images can be cut and pasted to word processors
for custom reports and so fourth.
A major advantage of DREAM that makes it different from all other condition
monitoring systems is that it selects the data collection procedures to be done
on your equipment. You tell DREAM what type of machines are installed in your
enterprise, what the geometric and operational parameters of the machine are,
and DREAM determines the types and date of the measurements to be made, loads
the route information in the data collector, and guides the operator through the
field data collection process. After the measurements are completed and uploaded
to the host PC, DREAM produces a report for recommended maintenance for the
equipment. If requested, DREAM furnishes confirming information for its
recommendations by displaying the defects found, their severity, the symptoms
for the defects, and other information that can be taken into account by the
operator who makes a final decision for the equipment maintenance.
DREAM's diagnostic technology allows the decision making process for
maintenance to be done at a lower level in the hierarchy of your company. Most
of the decisions can be made by the operators although technicians may be
consulted in some cases. Engineers will only need to deal with unusual,
complicated situations. In the last case, DREAM provides sophisticated tools for
graphical analysis of vibration data including the display of all characteristic
frequencies of the unit under diagnostics, waterfall and trend plots, dedicated
cursor functions, and much more.