S&V News [Sound and Vibration]
(Sound and Vibration Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ESTECH 2012
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) will hold ESTECH 2012, its 58th Annual Technical Meeting and Exposition, April 30-May 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the entrance to Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL. A continuing education certifícate program is being offered at ESTECH 2012 in addition to the technical sessions. The courses include: Pyroshock Testing; Accelerometer Selection for Shock, Vibration, Other Measurement Applications; Basics of Multiple Input/ Multiple Output (MIMO) Vibration Testing; Shock Testing on Shakers and Synthesis of Time Histories to Match an SRS; and How to Write a Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP).
For more information on ESTECH 2012, contact IEST at 940 E. Northwest Highway. Mount Prospect, IL 60056; 847.255.1561; 847.255.1699; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.iest.org.
An exhibit of environmental testing equipment and services from 28 companies will be on display Tuesday evening, May 1, and all day on Wednesday, May 2. To receive free information from any of the selected ESTECH exhibitors listed below, please use S&V's web-based reader service, www.SandVinfo.coin . or the reader-service card in this issue.
Brüel & KJÍBF is a single-source supplier of a wide array of vibration test equipment. B&K (LDS) shakers address excitation needs from small delicate devices to large and complex structures of the most extreme payloads and test levels. The new B&K VC-LAN controller represents the latest advances in vibration control hardware and software design. The VC-LAN Vibration Controller Type 7541 and Type 7542 are designed to be key components of complete vibration test systems, by working with Brüel & Kjasr transducers and LDS shakers. In addition, their ability to synchronize with Brüel & Kjaer's PULSE LAN-XI data acquisition system provides a valuable synergy. RS #151
Crystal Instruments, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of highreliability instrumentation and software for sound and vibration test, measurement, and control, will be displaying its very latest vibration controllers, portable signal analyzers, and high-channel-count data acquisition system offerings. This includes: the Spider-81, a standalone shaker controller with centralized DSP, integrating an IEPE output, charge amplifier, AC/DC coupling, and TEDS; the CoCo-80/90 handheld signal analyzer for portable laboratory data collection; and the Spider-80 network-based high-channel-count data acquisition system, scalable up to 1,024 inputs. RS #152
Data Physics with be exhibiting its reliable line of SignalForce Electrodynamic Shakers, single and multishaker SignalStar Vibration Controllers, and portable and expandable SignalCalc Dynamic Signal Analyzers. Additionally, Data Physics will be showcasing capabilities for its recent expansion in the field of high-intensity acoustics. While Data Physics has been repairing and manufacturing high-intensity acoustic power generators for some time, Data Physics now offers facility design and engineering for reverberant acoustic test facilities (RATF) and progressive wave tubes (PWT). RS #153
Dytran Instruments is a leading designer and manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers, force and pressure transducers, and associated electronics. Dytran products are used extensively in HALT/HASS and ESS applications. With a full in-house CNC machine shop, Dytran offers the necessary expertise to custom design and package nearly any sensor, connector or cable to precise customer or program specifications with short lead times. Calibrations services are A2LA accredited to the ISO 17025 standard. RS #154
Elite is full-service environmental stress test laboratory. Services include vibration, shock, temperature, humidity, dust, solar exposure, explosive atmosphere, and many others. Elite has six ED-vibration testing systems, plus HALT/HASS, materials (tensile) testing, and custom life-cycle test and fixturing services. In addition to environmental testing, Elite is a leader in EMC test services for military, commercial aviation, automotive, and FCC/CE marking. They offer testing, test plan and tech writing, regulatory/reliability/design consulting, fixture and automation fabrication, and validation program management. RS #155
LMS International helps its customers design and ultimately meet rigorous environmental constraints and weight requirements, LMS offers a full suite of engineering services and solutions, including vibration control, modal survey testing, GVT, and random vibro-acoustic test and analysis for component and full-systems engineering. LMS will feature: world-class vibration control integrated solutions; LMS Test.Lab; and the latest SCADAS Lab hardware solutions. Additionally, they have information on dynamic system simulation solutions for the aerospace, automotive and advanced manufacturing industries. RS #156
Meggitt Sensing Systems will display accelerometers, signa] conditioners, shakers and linear displacement sensors for extreme testing. These include: Endevco® accelerometers for HALT/HASS/ESS, cryogenic and extreme high-temperature testing; Wilcoxon Research dual electromagnetic and piezoelectric shaker systems for test article excitations; rugged, high-pressure, high-temperature Sensorex LVDTs for test bench and embedded applications; and high-temperature cable assemblies. Many models are available for immediate customer shipment as part of the Endevco® Guaranteed InStock(TM) program. JRS #357
PCB Piezotronics is a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications and more. PCB will be featuring high-temperature ICP® accelerometers specifically designed for both controlling of and testing within HALT/HASS chambers. In addition, new MEMS high-G shock and legacy ICP® shock accelerometers will also be on display, along with prepolarized and externally polarized condenser microphones for precise sound measurements. RS #158
Spectral Dynamics Corporation is celebrating its 51st anniversary of providing engineering excellence this year. They will be showing the very latest in multi-shaker control of large and small spacecraft structures and introducing the very latest MIMO acoustic testing capabilities. This includes DFAT, direct-field acoustic testing, as well as traditional reverberant room highintensity testing. A full line of shakers will be featured as well. RS #159
Thennotron is a global leader in high-performance vibration test system integration and manufacturing. Their electrodynamic shakers feature superior acceleration, velocity, force, and shock performance. With a rugged lightweight magnesium armature, a powerful IGBT-based amplifier and an intuitive PC-based vibration control system, DSX-Series shakers provide durability and versatility that meet a wide variety of vibration testing applications. HS #360
Vibration Research Corporation will be exhibiting its fifth-generation vibration control system hardware (VR9500 Revolution) with Version 10 software for electrodynamic and servo-hydraulic shakers. Advanced hardware capabilities combined with powerful user-friendly software make Vibration Research controllers the premier choice of testing labs around the globe. With the release of the portable ObserVR and the fatigue damage spectrum package, Vibration Research provides all the tools to seamlessly acquire field data, analyze for fatigue, test, and provide a comprehensive report. AS #161
MFPT 2012 Conference
MFPT 2012, The Prognostics and Health Management Solutions Conference sponsored by the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (a Division of the Vibration Institute), will be held April 24-26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, OH. Under the topic "Driving Efficient Operations and Maintenance," the conference focuses on the development and application of prognostics and health management technologies and shows how practical technologies can be integrated into a platform or system.
TIiR conference starts with three distinguished keynote speakers in a half-day pienan' session. A full range of technical sessions have been arranged in four tracks over the remainder of the conference, covering an extensive range of failure prevention topics including: Condition Based Maintenance (CBM); Data/Knowledge Management: Diagnostics; Economic/Business Case Studies and Analyses: Electronic.« and Power Systems Health Management; Failure Analysis; Failure Prevention fur Materials and Structures: Health Management Strategies: Health Management Toois and Capabilities; Human Performance Monitoring; Industry Perspective: Performance Based Logistics (PBL); Prognostics: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): Signal Analysis: Sensors; and Systems Engineering.
An exhibit of instrumentation and services from 12 companies will be on display Tuesday evening, April 24. and continuing through April 25 and 2(i. To receive free information from any of the selected MFPT exhibitors usted below, pîeaso use SSV's web-based reader service, www.SandVinfo. com or the reader-service card in this issue.
Data Physics is a worldwide leader in high-performance solutions for noise and vibraiion testing. With the full line of SignalForcR electrodynamic shakers and acoustic generators now available. Data Physics is a total solution provider for vibration test applications. With innovative features such as multifrcquency sine control, SignalStar controllers remain on the cutting edge of technology. SignalCalc Dynamic. Signal Analyzers provide the. hest in performance for portable measurement as well as large-rhannel-count data acquisition and analysis. RS #162
IMI Sensors is the world's leading supplier of industrial vibration sensors for monitoring, prut et: t io», and diagnosis of machinery. IMI's product offering is unmatched by olher suppliers, reaching extremes in frequency, temperature, precision, early detection, smart technology, and innovation. Products indiido: wireless vibration sensors, industrial accelero rnnlers. smart vibration switches, reciprocating compressor protectors, bearing condition transmitters, vibration transmitters for continuous monitoring, and high-temperature sensors for combustion instability measurements in gas turbines. IMI Sensors will feature the all new Echo® Wireless Vibration System. The system utilizes an ul tranarro w-bandwidlh filter with exclusive extended range RF (ERRF) technology, resulting in long disfance, point-to-point transmission in most industrial plants. The system includes stand-alone, battery operated Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensor and the economical EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box that instantly converts installed industrial sensors to wireless operation. RS #163
Impact Technologies, a Sikorsky Innovations Company, is a health management solutions provider to the aerospace, ground vehicle, maritime, and energy industries. Impact provides customers innovative but practical systems for monitoring, diagnosing, and predicting the health of their critical assets. RS #164
KCF Technologies is a dynamic technology company thai develops and commercializes products and solutions for industry and the military, KCF had introduced its Smart Diagnostics family of harvesterpowered wireless sensor products. Smart Diagnostics make predictive maintenance and related cost savings possible, helping you spot mechanical problems and eliminate costly downtime. Smart Diagnostics prognostically monitors a broad array of equipment, putting the technology within financial reach of small- and medium-sized operators. RS #165
Kittiwake is the international leader in machinery condition monitoring, fuel and lube oil analysis, and emission monitoring. A range of online sensors and offline ferrous debris monitors provide instantaneous feedback, alerung to the very first signs of wear. Monitoring the condition of critical plant and machinery in real time is central to implementing effective preventative maintenance and avoiding costly downtime. Acoustic emission sensors and condition monitoring systems for harsh industrial and marine environments employ the advantages of AE technology so that vibration analysis can be easily and quickly applied by maintenance staffs on the factory floor. RS #166
Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) is an engineering R&D, design, and testing firm that performs services worldwide on behalf of plant and machinery operators, machinery UEMs. and the U.S. Government (DOD, NASA, DOE). Services include turbomachinery design. CFD, FEA, rotordynamic analysis, troubleshooting difficult field problems, performance testing, vibration testing, experimental modal analysis, and determining comprehensive operating deflection shapes (ODS). Nonlinear stress analysis and forensic analysis of failed machines and systems is their specialty. MSI uses its 64-bit, high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) with 132 processors and 528 GB RAM for analysis work, and has a full suite of software and hardware for specialized field testing. MSl is a developer of advanced predictive maintenance systems for rotating machinery. Products include a new rotating machinery diagnostic module, as well as an advanced NSMS system for nonintrusively measuring blade dynamics in MSI's or Ihe customer's spin pit and test rigs. RS #167
National Instruments offers sound and vibration hardware and software for a wide range of industrial and product development applications, including predictive maintenance, machine diagnostics, and test cell applications. National Instruments' sound and vibration hardware features 24bit digitizers at sampling rates up to 204.8 kS/s in PXI. PCl. USB and embedded platforms for flexible, accurate measurements. Sound and vibration analysis software, including both interactive, configurationbased software and Nl LabVIEW development environment, provides frequency analysis, transient analysis, machine vibration order tracking, and prognostics and prediction algorithms. RS #168
Ridgetop Group provides advanced electronic: prognostics and health management (PHM) solutions, semiconductors for harsh environments, and built-in self-test (BtST) solutions for critical applications. The company maintains business divisions for electronic PHM solutions for electronic sensing and control applications as well as advanced radiation-hardened microelectronics. Ridgetop's electronic prognostics provide the key element in supporting costsaving CBM initiatives. RS #169
RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RfLG) has excelled at providing analytical services, technical consulting, information management, and expert testimony in materials characterization and forensic engineering. R)LG Information and Software Services (RfLG-ISS) specializes in software architecture and development with expertise in serviceoriented architectures (SOAs), federated architectures (FAs), Web 2.0 based (XML web services) and high-performance computing (HPC). RS #370
Spectra Quest, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of turn-key systems for education/training and research in wind energy, vibration fundamentals, kinematics, dynamics and diagnosis of machines faults, rotor balancing, and shaft/coupling alignment. Each system includes a hands-on device/simulator, data acquisition hardware, sensors, curriculum manuals and interactive software to accelerate learning. Spectra Quest provides a complete infrastructure for enhancing workforce skills in wind turbine operation, machine condition monitoring, industrial maintenance, and reliability. Their flagship machinery fault simulator has been sold in more than 45 countries. Spectra Quest also designs and builds custom test rigs and on-line condition monitoring systems with accurate diagnostics capabilities. RS #171
UE Systems manufactures and supports ultrasound instruments used for condition monitoring and energy conservation programs. The famous Ultraprobe series is the industry standard for ultrasonic inspection. These portable instruments are used to locate electrical faults such as arcing, tracking and corona, in open access and enclosed equipment, trend the health of mechanical equipment such as motors, gears and pumps, identify early warning signs of faulty bearings, find compressed gas and vacuum leaks as well as test for faulty steam traps and valves. Inspection results are enhanced with data management and spectral analysis software. The Ultraprobe 15,000 features touch-screen technology, on-board spectrum analysis . a digital camera, laser sighting, and a built-in infrared thermometer. RS #172
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