Featuring a Microsoft Fluent user interface and an impressive range of functions, the new ARTES relay testing software from KoCoS breaks new ground, securing the company‘s position at the cutting edge of the development of Windows-based testing software.
The restructured Microsoft Fluent user interface provides a wide range of new functions.
The Fluent interface makes working with the ARTES testing software both faster and more efficient. Traditional menus and toolbars have been replaced by a ribbon. The advantages of this user interface include improved handling and significant savings in time due to the use of context-specific tabs and the ease with which new users become familiar with the software.
Another noteworthy feature of the software is the asset management. The global definition of protection functions as well as the derivation and inheritance of properties from a wide variety of different type templates are what make this feature so special. In addition, it is possible to edit specific individual relay settings and test instructions as well as to make global settings for instrument transformers, earthing and the direction of the rotating field.
The asset management also allows the integration and management of external documents. This means that any information which may be required is available all the time.
A graphical display of connection schemes can also be found in the ARTES testing software. This makes it easier to connect the device under test and goes a long way towards ruling out mistakes.
Pre-defined models are available for the various protection functions and can be selected directly, making configuration much simpler.
An individual test plan can be created easily for each device under test. Individual tests can be combined to form complete device or type tests which can then be repeated any number of times under identical test conditions, making it easy to automate entire test procedures.
The progress of the analog input quantities and the status signals and commands of the device under test captured by ARTES are displayed time correctly in real time during tests. This information is displayed both graphically and numerically, making it possible to observe and evaluate the test procedure right away.
The reaction of the device under test is evaluated automatically by the programme during the course of a test. For each test point, an online indicator shows whether or not the result lies within the configured tolerance range.
Immediately after the test, all the results are displayed clearly in a table. Each line contains the information on an individual test point.
The list of results can also be presented in the form of a test report. This report is generated automatically by the programme and contains all the relevant data, parameters and test results. The structure and the layout of test reports can be tailored in accordance with individual requirements and preferences.