Looking for an efficient solution for the management of measurement data in motor development, DAF Trucks N.V. has decided to count on openMDM®. The decisive factor was, that openMDM® is an open, manufacturer-independent software platform that enables its users to implement domain specific measurement data management solutions economically and in a forward-compatible way. In addition, the software is based on the ODS standard (Open Data Service) of the ASAM (Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems, http://www.asam.net). The generic data model of ODS provides DAF Trucks with a reliable and at the same time flexibly expandable basis for the long-term usability and comparability of test data.
In addition to the application-specific adaption and introduction of openMDM®, DAF entrusts Peak Solution with developing import interfaces for the project management system TRACKS and the testbed automation system AVL PUMA: Using the PUMA import interface, the solution for example transfers measurement data from different engine testbeds directly and efficiently into the central measurement data management system openMDM®.
Peak Solution has also developed a complementary full text search module for openMDM®, consisting of a server and a client component. The new function makes it possible to perform a search in the openMDM® database without requiring profound knowledge of specific data attributes and terminology. Many users know this from searching the internet (more information).
Furthermore, Peak Solution implemented an E-mail notification service that actively informs users of new data in the system.
“Our current measurement data management system based on openMDM® makes sure that we can reproduce test rows in engine development without any problems at any time and also interpret the results securely and without any user-related data,” says Robert Geerts, engine testing engineer at DAF Trucks N.V. in Eindhoven. “With the support of Peak Solution, we have created a solution based on open standards and software which is optimally tailored to the requirements of our engine department within a very short time.”
Further applications based on openMDM have already been implemented. We will report on it at a given time.