RoeTest, professional tube testing system, tube tracer

RoeTest - professional tube testing system  RoeTest  (Röhrentest)

     professional tube testing system  (c) Helmut Weigl

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english infos about tube test
english infos



Explication en langue franç
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Istruzioni in Italiano
Istruzioni in Italiano


Software

Durch die umfangreiche Software ist das RoeTest mehr als nur ein Messgerät. Das RoeTest ist professionelles Röhren-Tool, bestehend aus Messoftware und Datenbanksoftware:
Due to the extensive software  the RoeTest is more than just a measuring device. The RoeTest is a professional tube tool consisting of measuring software and database software:
Messoftware (roetest.exe)
Measuring software (roetest.exe)
  • Messen und Testen von Röhren (statische Werte, Kennlinien, Fadentest ...) ... auch Mag.Augen, Glimmstabilisatoren, Nixies, VFD's ...
    Measuring and testing of tubes (static values,  characteristic curves, filament [heater]  test...) ... even Tuning eyes, Voltage-regulator tubes, Nixies,VFDs ...
  • auswerten (Kurvenvergleich, Matching (easymatch), Klirrfaktor ...
    analyzing (Comparison of curves, Matching (easymatch),  Harmonic distortion ...
  • speichern und drucken (Prüfprotokolle, Etikettendruck)
    saving and printing (Test protocols,  label printing)
  • regenerieren
    regenerating
  • interaktive Röhrenidentifizierung
    interactive Tube identification
  • Stapelverarbeitung (viele Aufgaben mit einem Tastendruck erledigen)
    Batch processing (many tasks can be done with just a single key press)
... und vieles mehr
... and many more



Datenbanksoftware (roetestdatenbank.exe)
Database software (roetestdatenbank.exe)
  • Röhrendatenbank (mit 18000 Datensätzen)
    Tube database (with 18000 datasets)
  • Röhrenbestandsverwaltung (tubestock)
    Tube stock management
  • Sockeldatenbank
    Socket database
  • ... und weitere Datenbanken
    ...and other databases as well
Die Datenbanken und die Messsoftware arbeiten eng zusammen. So verwendet die Messoftware die Daten aus der Röhrendatenbank (und anderen Datenbank) um automatisch die Hardware für die Messungen einzustellen.

Umgekehrt schreibt die Messoftware - auf Wunsch - die gemessenen Daten in die Bestandsdatenbank zurück.

The databases and the measuring software are connected tightly. So the measuring software uses the data from the tube database (and other databases) to automatically set up the hardware and initialize the measurings.

Vice versa the measuring software can - if desired -store back the measured data
to the tube stock database.


Laden Sie doch einfach die Software von der Downloadseite herunter. Sie können viele Möglichkeiten auch ohne Hardware nutzen, z.B. die umfangreichen Röhrendaten oder die Bestandsverwaltung zur Verwaltung Ihrer eigenen Röhren (die Software - Vollversion - kann für eigene private Zwecke kostenlos genutzt werden).


Nähere Informationen zu verschiedenen Themen finden sich auf der Seite "Tipps/Hilfe".

 
Nachstehend zeige ich ein paar Bildschirmhardcopys um ansatzweise die Möglichkeiten zu zeigen. Dabei zeige ich die Bilder überwiegend in englischer Sprache.

You can download the Software from the Download Location.   Many functions can be used even without the hardware, e.g. the large amount of  tube data or tube stock management for managing your own tubes (the software - full version - can be used free of charge for private purposes).

You can find further information for different topics on the site "Tipps/Hilfe".
In the following I present some screen hardcopies to show you to some degree the possibilities. The pictures are mainly in english.


Measurementsoftware:


language english english
main window

the software supports the following languages

  • deutsch   German
  • english    English
  • italiano    Italian
  • francaise French

deutsch deutsch

Hauptfenster

italiano italiano

francaise  francaise
additional instruments at software V9.0.0.0 are additional meters available

static test

with just one button all tube systems are tested fully automatic

The software loads the tube data from the databases and sets up the hardware to the correct values (also the pin connections)

If desired measurement starts automatically after a fixed time or autostarts when the measured values have settled

Also avialabe are:
  • filament test
  • testing for shorts
  • quick test
results static tube test
results of the static tube test

The number and kind of the tests depends on the tube type.

In the results table you can find the
currents (anode-plate, screen grid, heater), transconductance, Ri and more.

Also the insulation of the heater to the cathode is tested.

For diodes  a reverse test is also performed.
curve trace of a tube
curve trace of a 4X150A

you can trace different kinds of curves, depending on different variables (G1, A, G2 or A+G2=Triode mode or Ultraliniear mode)

You can trace automatically all systems in the tube or restrict it to
only one system and one curve.


The software calculates the settings automatically (but you can also set the parameters manually if desired)
manual tube test
There is also a manual mode available

You can set all voltages manually using sliders (like with historic tube testers).

This is useful for experiments.

Also tuning eyes/tuning indicators are tested in this mode.
batch processing
batch processing
batch processing

you can define batch jobs and then process them by pressing
just one button
analyzing curves
analyzing curves

a mouse-click on the curves shows tube parameters at multiple operating points

The graphic is also used for comparison of several curves.
calculating transconductance curve
calculating from a given curve:

calculate a transconductance curve
easy matching of tubes
easy matching of tubes with the 'easymatch' feature


Simply load measured curves into a table and click on them with the mouse to compare them in a graphic.

You can easily compare the curves and match a similar pair.

This is true matching (others just match at a single  measuring
 point - this is insufficient)


THD approximation
THD approximation of dynamic curves


for more information on evaluating curves see also the tips section


The measurement software offers much more possibilities (e.G. testing stabilizers, nixies ...)  try it out.



Database software:

databases
databases
tube data database
The tube data database contains more then 18000 datasets

Full search and sort functions are available

You can edit all databases and add your own tube data.
tube data
tube data detail mask

tube socket and pinning
tube data typical values
tube data - typical ratings

These data are used in the measurement software to set up the hardware automatically
tube data maximum ratings
absolute maximum ratings
tube data attachments
you can attach as much documents as you like to each dataset (e.g. data sheets, pictures ...)

There is also a link given to www.radiomuseum.org and 'universal vademecum' for the selected tube.
tube picture
you can add a picture of the tube

(stored in 'c:\roetest\Röhrenbilder')
tube sockets and bases
database tube sockets and tube bases

In this database you can find the numbering of the pins
tube stock database
tube stock database

manage your own tube stock
tube stock detail mask
tube stock detail mask

you can store much data for your tube - also you can do this automatically from the measurement software.

More possibilities:
  • adding attachments
  • remarks (unlimited text)
  • show tubepicture
  • make a tube picture with a webcam
  • storing measurement data as attachment
  • link to manufacturer list
  • print a label
and much more...


You can find additional examples here