Cathode Testing Software

Cathode Testing Software

More appealing and better organized design
Control on the touch screen feature
New feature that allows to display the previous measurements

Challenge

PLATIT AG is a Swiss company that manufactures and markets coating equipment for the manufacturing cutting tool industry. Platit manufactures Cathodic arc coating units to deposit PVD coatings. The Czech subsidiary PLATIT a.s has needed to redesign the user interface and to redevelop the cathode testing software based on newer technology.

Solution

Cathode testing software connects to PLC computer to get the values from cathode testing devices. The software transform the results into readable form in the user interface of the PC application then. The whole design of the new application was focused on creating a new touch screen control feature. Along with the redesign, we also worked on converting the application to a newer .NET and C# (WPF) technology. The original software worked with CODESYS technology, which was first introduced in 1994 and is no longer widely used.

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