imc Online FAMOS - results in real-time

Real-time data analysis

Built-in real-time analysis & control

Collecting buckets of raw data is a start, but are you also interested in seeing instant results and real time system response from your test system? If so, you might like to learn more about imc Online FAMOS.

Data processing & analysis

imc Online FAMOS enables the transformation of raw measurement data into immediate information within the measurement system itself, without any help or reliance on an external PC. imc Online FAMOS can perform synchronized mathematical calculations on live data from multiple channels; calculate and record signal statistics; as well as perform comparison operations and deterministic advanced open loop and closed loop control.

In this way, imc Online FAMOS saves you time and money, minimizing your time to test by allowing you to immediately “see” if your test is working and eliminating, or at least markedly reducing, the need for post-acquisition data crunching and subsequent analysis work.

It's that easy

Unlike a fixed purpose analyzer, imc Online FAMOS is easily adapted to the way you work and the tests you need to perform. In total, there are over 150 functions and operations available, which may be combined in virtually any configuration to produce and save a wide variety of virtual channels and calculated values. And since the results are continuously calculated from streaming measured data, “virtual” channels can also be used as part of the control system or to define sophisticated triggering conditions for the measurement itself.  

All functions can be accessed with one mouse click, thanks to the imc Online FAMOS Formula Assistant. Since no specialized programming language skills are required, the imc data acquisition systems may be configured by any user with little or no training.  

Online calculations allow you to define your own operations and control Online calculations with imc Online FAMOS  
  • Over 150 functions
  • User defined calculations
  • Results in real time: no dependence on PC or network interface in critical tasks
  • Function wizard: makes all operations "as easy as using a pocket calculator" 
Class-counting (Optional Extension) Class-counting  
  • Signal class counting for fatigue and durability cycle testing
  • On-the-fly classification histogram(s)
  • Rainflow algorithm
  • Two-channel revolutions matrix
  • Extreme value approximation  
Order-tracking analysis (Optional Extension) Order-tracking analysis  
  • Spectral analysis of vibrations associated with rotating machines
  • On-the-fly order spectrum, magnitude or magnitude & phase 
  • Determines RPM-value/frequency line
  • Pulse time measurement
  • Angle based smoothing  
Controller (Optional "Pro" Extension) controller  
  • Enhanced hard real time feedback-type control, including:
  • PID-controller
  • Two-point controller
  • Controller output limiting
  • Controller block
Transitional recording and event tracking Transitional recording  
  • Up to a 250-fold reduction of data volume with minimal loss of resolution
  • Data points recorded if necessary to prevent significant deviations from the actual data values
  • Record Event stores textual data along with timestamp for automatic log book of significant data or events
Basic operations, signal math, filters, and FFT Basic operations, signal math, filters and FFT  
  • Signal arithmetic and calculus as easy as using a “pocket calculator”
  • Software configurable high and low pass filters, along with band pass, band stop, and arbitrary IIR & FIR digital filters
  • On-the-fly Fast Fourier spectral calculation for magnitude or magnitude and phase spectra; inverse FFT  
Multi-channel synchronous calculations Multi-channel synchronous calculations  
  • Calculation of principle strains and angles with rosettes in real time  
  • Single, two and three phase power calculations in real time
  • Intuitive function assistant guides you through the inputs and output of the function

Online calculation

  • Over 190 functions
  • Freely defined computation
  • All you need is a mouse
  • Getting quick results
  • PC-less operations
  • Function Assistant

Fast, on-the-spot decisions

Frequently, a test’s progress directly depends on the measured values and their resulting analysis. imc Online FAMOS can eliminate delays between the capture of data and the start of the decision process.

The results from streaming calculations and other analyses are available immediately, as the data is collected and analyzed without interfering with the ongoing measurement. This allows the progress of the test to be monitored, and altered if necessary. For instance, a driver on a test track may decide while driving if a test cycle must be repeated to meet test conditions, or if the test cycle may proceed—without the time wasting effort of driving back to the garage first, waiting for the data to be analyzed, only to discover a test needs to be repeated. And neither the analysis nor the display of the results requires any PC: an imc Display unit connected with any of the imc Data Acquisition Systems is all that is needed to see what is going on.

Stand alone and without PC

Neither the real-time data analysis nor the display of the processed data requires a PC. The analysis is carried out on the processor of the stand alone imc measurement system.

For data visualization, an imc display which is also suited for interactions such as starting / stopping the measurement, can be used.




Comprehensive functions library

For data analysis, a comprehensive collection of standard functions is available: e.g., performance calculations, statistical analysis or mathematical functions. In addition, special areas of application are covered - such as order analysis, acoustical assessments, strain gauge rosette circuits, classifying algorithms for stress analysis, digital filtering or non-linear characteristic curve evaluations.

Basic mathematical operations

  • All basic mathematical functions are available - from basic arithmetic to differential equations, integers or characteristic curve corrections.
  • Functions are easily defined by simply entering formulas in "Pocket Calculator" notation.
  • Results are output in the form of virtual channels and can be saved and used for further functions.

Statistical functions

A variety of statistical functions are available, e.g.,

  • Minimum
  • Maximum
  • Mean value
  • Running RMS
  • and much more

Closed loop and open loop control, with real-time system response

While decision making requires response times which are fast by human standards, in successful direct feedback control the measurement and control device’s response must be a fraction of a millisecond. Thus, test personnel can be immediately informed about the current state of a test or measurement, even while the measurement device can independently intervene in the test procedure. This saves time and money, as imc Online FAMOS, combined with the digital and/or analog outputs of the imc data acquisition systems, makes any imc device a comprehensive and synchronized measurement and control system, without the need to synchronize or interface to additional external hardware.

Data reduction (transitional recording)

  • Data reduction for analog data
  • Dynamic sampling rate based on the wave form
  • Reduction factor of up to 250

Power measurement

  • 1-, 2- or 3-phase power measurements
  • Automatically calculates active power, apparent power, reactive power and power factor

Strain gauge rosette calculation

  • Analysis of strain measurement with rosettes
  • Detailed assistant for convenient parameterization of the function
  • Direct output of principal stresses and strains as a result channels

Control and monitoring

  • Limit monitoring of any measurement channels and reaction initiation
  • Control constructs for measurement process control and communication with third-party devices
  • Event log


    • PID-Controller
    • Two-point controller
    • Controller output limiting
    • Controller block

    Digital filters, FFT

    • Inverts or complex FFT
    • High, low, band pass filter etc.
    • Acoustical filter such as A-, B-, or C-assessments

    Order-tracking analysis

    • Order spectrum
    • Determines RPM-value/frequency line
    • Pulse time measurement
    • Complex order line
    • Smoothing
    • and much more

    Online class-counting

    • Classification histogram
    • Rain Flow
    • Two-channel revolutions matrix
    • Extreme value approximation
    • and much more