ITEM ToolKit Modules
Reliability Software Overview
The Reliability Software modules of ITEM ToolKit provide a user-friendly interface that allows you to construct, analyze, and display system models using the interactive facilities. Building a hierarchies and adding new components could not be easier. ToolKit calculates the failure rates, including mean time between failure (MTBF), associated with new components as they are added to the system, along with the overall system failure rate. Project data may be viewed both via grid view or dialog view simultaneously, allowing predictions to be performed with a minimum of effort.
Each reliability prediction module is designed to analyze and calculate component, sub system and system failure rates in accordance with the appropriate standard. After the analysis is complete, ITEM ToolKit’s integrated environment comes into its own with powerful conversion facilities to transfer data to other reliability software modules of the program. For example, transfer your MIL-217 project data to FMECA or your Bellcore project to RBD. These powerful facilities transfer as much of the available information as possible, saving you valuable time and effort.
Users can interactively construct hierarchy diagrams that represent the structure of a system at various hierarchical levels. As new components are added to the system, each module automatically calculates and updates all dependent and overall failure rates.
Parts Count & Parts Stress Analysis
When adding components to your system, ITEM ToolKit automatically employs the applicable default values (Parts Count). The Parts Count generally requires less information such as part quantities, quality levels and the application environment. It is most applicable early in the design phase and proposal formulation.
You have the option of modifying these values to meet specific system or project requirements (Parts Stress). The Part Stress Analysis requires more detailed information and is usually applicable later in the design phase.
MTBF & Failure Rate Calculations
MTBF and Failure rates are automatically computed and displayed for all levels of systems and projects.
Redundancy and Repairable Calculations
Each reliability software module of ITEM ToolKit includes redundancy and repairable options for calculations of availability and failure rates at block and system levels.
User Defined Linked Blocks
A Linked Block is a graphical representation of an existing block that assumes the exact characteristics of another block in your System. Linked Blocks enable you to reduce repetitive data entry. Changes made to the source block will automatically update in the Linked Block.
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Powerful and user friendly reliability software for reliability prediction
Combine prediction methods for complex analysis
Optimize designs to meet targeted goals
Select components with regard to reliability and cost savings
Be more accurate and efficient than with manual methods
Take advantage of powerful 'what if' analytical tools
Identify weak areas in a system design
Build and open multiple systems and projects files
Drag and drop components and systems between projects
Powerful charting facilities
User defined custom library facilities
Import and export to MS Excel, Access, Word etc.
Advanced hybrid linking and modeling