In the vibration data collector mode, EDM is used to create and maintain a hierarchical database of all machines and data for the condition monitoring function within a facility. The user creates a list of all machines and measurement points that will be monitored within the plant. After data collection, CoCo downloads the data to EDM for post processing, storage, analysis, trending and reporting.
Before measurements can be made on a route, the route must first be defined within the EDM software. This task is done for each route and then field measurements can be recorded on a route thereafter.
Once the routes are uploaded to the CoCo hardware you can begin making measurements along a route. After data has been collected along a route it can be downloaded from the CoCo hardware to the PC. After the data is downloaded to the PC you can use the tools in the EDM software to analyze the data, plot waveforms, spectra and trends, print reports and archive the data.