Posted November 06, 2018 09:01:25A new tool from Texas Instruments has been designed to help the company maintain its instruments cluster for more than five years.
The U.K. company has long struggled with the complex instrument cluster repairs required to maintain its devices, but it has developed an instrument cluster manager that is similar to an instrument repair manual.
The tool allows users to review their instrument cluster as they move through the process, making it easier for them to plan and schedule repairs, according to a release.
The instrument cluster management system is available to both new and existing instrument cluster owners in the U, U.N. and the UCC databases.
It will also be available to users who are part of the UCO, UCC, UIC, UIA and other U.P.C. programs.
Innovative tools have helped Texas Instruments reduce the number of repair errors, said Mark Reusch, president and chief operating officer of Texas Instruments.
The company says the instrument cluster managers are used to manage instrument clusters, instrument repair instructions, and diagnostic equipment and that it is the only U.L.L., U.A.P., or UPI instrument cluster company that provides them.
Instrument cluster maintenance is critical to Texas Instruments’ business, Reuschi said.
It is the main area where customers have higher operational risk and are responsible for supporting and monitoring all U.LS and UPC components, he said.
The software provides a list of tools that are available for the instrument and diagnostic clusters, which includes an inspection tool for any instrument cluster that has not been used in at least five years, a diagnostic tool for instrument clusters that have not been serviced for five years and a tool for the repair of any instrument clusters with more than one instrument cluster.
The Texas Instruments instrument cluster monitoring tool allows owners to monitor their instrument clusters at any time through a web interface, which is available in both the UPC and ULC databases.
The new tool includes a dashboard that shows the status of the instrument clusters over the last five years; the number and types of instrument cluster faults, including those caused by hardware errors and malfunctions; and the instrument failures detected.
The dashboard includes a detailed report on each instrument cluster, which can be viewed through the instrument dashboard.
It also includes a list, by type, of instrument and sensor components that have been used for instrument cluster operations.
The database also includes information about the types of faults, the type of instrument failures, and the number, severity and type of the other instrument and sensors failure detected.
It includes data on instrument cluster failures and repairs that occurred during the last four years.
Texas Instruments is updating its instrument management system to meet the needs of the business, the company said in a statement.
It will become available to all UPL, UIP, ULC, UCO and UIA instruments owners starting in the second half of 2018.
The technology is the result of collaboration between Texas Instruments, the UPL and UIC laboratories and other partners.
The instruments cluster management software has been tested by over 5,000 users over the past two years, the Texas Instruments statement said.