Ideal Vacuum AutoExplor Software Upgrade, Basic to Premium Version, 1 Year License, for all ExploraVAC TVAC Thermal Vacuum Test Chamber Systems.
* AutoExplor software warranty per user manual (download below). LabView is a trademark of National Instruments.
Ideal Vacuum’s AutoExplor
™ software is a Windows® 10 and 11, touch screen enabled application that can control any Ideal Vacuum ExploraVAC
TVAC thermal vacuum chamber instrument from a computer or laptop. AutoExplor
software gives the operator the power to precisely control all test conditions and is able to confirm that test conditions are met. AutoExplor
is a stand-alone application that does not require an internet connection.
This listing is for the purchase of a one-year activation license of the premium version of the AutoExplor
software which upgrades the software from the basic to the premium version (If you do not already hold a basic version license, see part number P1012100). This license must be renewed annually or it will revert back to the (non-expiring) basic version (part number P1012102) with minimal activated features. Each ExploraVAC
TVAC instrument requires a separate software license. The software may be installed on any number of Windows computers to remotely operate the specific instrument for which it is licensed. Discounts for extended or non-expiring full version licenses are available. Some purchasers may be eligible for other discounts. Please speak to your sales representative.
AutoExplor Premium Version Features:
- Manual device control
- Real-time graphing of system behavior
- Service and preventive maintenance schedule alerts
- System troubleshooting notifications
- Step-by-step complex recipe creation
- Automated recipe control
- Control setpoints and ramp rates of multiple devices simultaneously
- Data logging (3 types)
- Generate environmental TVAC test reports from log files
- AutoExplor IP Client for network clients
- AutoExplor API for integration into user software (i.e., LabView™)
- Free minor software updates when available
- Simple online annual renewal
Premium version AutoExplor
software includes all the features of the basic software package and adds automated recipe control, data logging, and log export capabilities. Complex test recipes can be created as a step-by-step process, where each step can control the on/off state, setpoints, and ramp rates of multiple devices. One or multiple end conditions for each recipe step may be set using logical operators. The premium version allows the user to quickly generate environmental TVAC test reports from recipe data log files. Logs can be reviewed to ensure targeted process parameters are achieved. The premium version also includes AutoExplor IP Client
, which gives the software the ability to be used as a host that can manage multiple external network clients, and AutoExplor API
(application programming interface), which allows a scientist or programmer to integrate an ExploraVac
instrument into their existing software test suite without using AutoExplor’s
basic version software allows a user to manually control devices while protecting the system. AutoExplor
properly sequences pumps and automatically operates the correct valves for a given request. The user can program pressure and temperature setpoints, ramp rates, soak times, and venting (if the system is equipped with those hardware options). The software provides real-time graphical data streaming so the user can visualize system behavior.
software maintains an internal preventive maintenance schedule for the ExploraVAC
TVAC hardware. It logs hours on each component and alerts the user when maintenance is due. It helps keep the instrument running at peak performance. For example, it notifies when scroll pump tip-seal replacements are needed and when pressure sensor calibration is due. It also provides detailed fault and error messages in the case of a device failure.
The basic version of AutoExplor
includes a 30 day trial of all the premium version features. Basic AutoExplor
may be upgraded to the premium version at any time. ExploraVAC MAX
systems, which have a built-in, touch screen user interface, and an on board computer, include a 1 year premium version AutoExplor
license. Software updates when available, and unlock keys to upgrade to the full version can be downloaded directly from this website.