|Online Machine Monitoring
and Data Logging
|Production Line and Field
Sound and Vibration Analyzer
MajX-NVH Shield and MajX-DSA
|PC-Based High-Precision Vibration Analysis
1. Partner Services for Specific Industries
- Machine condition monitoring (MCM)
- Machinery diagnostics
- Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)
- Microphone arrays and noise mapping
- Modal analysis and structural test
- Audio and Electroacoustics
- Microphones and accelerometers
FAG ProCheck is an intelligent online monitoring system that measures, records, and analyzes data independently from other systems. With its flexible configuration options, ProCheck can monitor machines and components in nearly all industries. The built-in data collection, filtering, analysis, and evaluation functions are suitable for monitoring both individual machines and entire plants.
vibDaq systems measure from one to 52 channels of vibration data in any application requiring accurate vibration measurement, such as rotating machinery, bearings, gearboxes, and engines. Display and analyze saved data with the included post-analysis function and generate high-quality reports by copying all plots as a JPEG file and inserting it into any report generator, such as Microsoft Word.
Modular condition monitoring solution for rotating machinery. They offer both an online distributed monitoring solution and a portable diagnostics solution built around NI SingleboardRIO. Both solutions come with ready to run software built on NI LabVIEW for easy use and getting started quickly.
VibraQuest is an innovative turnkey system for machine fault diagnostics, structural dynamics, and acoustical analysis solutions. It provides high-performance multichannel data acquisition hardware and powerful analysis tools to solve noise and vibration problems, from experimental design to solution strategy development.
Advanced Measurements, a National Instruments Select Integrator, offers customers remote monitoring of mobile equipment and the conversion of field data into decision quality information. AMI’s ProphetRMS Remote Monitoring Service is used on well service rigs to optimize workover operations, saving customers millions of dollars in operational expense.
Integrated Test & Measurement provides its customers with test, measurement, and automation services. These services include measurement and automation system integration, software development, strain gauging, and data acquisition testing and analysis. With a focus on LabVIEW RT Web Enabled remote panels, you can access your machine monitoring data from anywhere.
Mechanical Solutions, Inc. performs worldwide machinery and fluid system analysis, test, design, and Research and Development for all types of rotating machinery, turbomachinery, and reciprocating machinery. With experience in both LabVIEW and IOtech products they are well equipped to help meet your conditioned monitoring needs.
ABM Technical Services
ABM Technical Services is a vibration consultant with considerable background in the eZ-Series of hardware and software. They offer a full range of consulting services, specializing in complete IOtech solutions.
Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, BRG works closely with two leading universities in the field of machinery, the University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. They offer a full range of machinery technical services for the whole lifecycle of the product from design, to reliability and failure analysis.
Power Engineering offers a range of engineering services spanning the spectrum of large rotating machinery - from turbines to reciprocating engines, motors to generators, gears to metallurgy, and plastics to lubricants - with a specialization in the power market.
CIM Industrial AS offers both off the shelf and custom application solutions. With expertise in both NI LabVIEW and CompactRIO they count Siemens Wind Power among their many customers.
Maskindynamikk AS offers design and measurement solutions based on NI LabVIEW software and CompactRIO hardware for customers who want to implement test systems or condition monitoring systems. This company has developed highly advanced machinery health monitoring applications both onshore and offshore. These applications contain data collection, dynamic alarming, vibration analysis, and autogenerated reporting.
T&M Solutions can work with you on any size project, varying from a couple hours, to delivering full turn-key solutions. With experience developing over 200 project solutions with companies such as AE-Rotortechniek & Suzlon and SBM Offshore, they focus on delivering test and measurement solution with database logging and remote monitoring.
WINTEK is an Engineering Company working on design, development and supply Test and Measurement Systems, especially addressed to Digital Signal Processing customer needs. WINTEK core business is engineering, developing and integrating of measurement systems and software applications for Sound & Vibration Analysis, Electroacoustic Analysis, Data Acquisition, and Test and Measurement for Electronics.
SM Instruments Co., Ltd. is a specialist of sound and vibration measurement and control. SM Instruments provides measurement and control equipment, engineering service, sensors, design and consulting on sound and vibration applications. Our very specialized engineers are well trained and have experience to develop high performance sound and vibration equipment and facilities, with a focus on wind turbine technology.
The Dynamic Data Acquisition System is designed for use during the R&D testing of rotating machinery, including gas turbine engines, to monitor all dynamic parameters such as stress/strain, vibration, and dynamic pressure. Applications include gas turbine engine test, rotating machinery test, and rotating machinery test rig control.
Machine and torsional vibration monitoring systems perform continuous monitoring and acquisition for up to 32 channels of rotor torsional vibration sensors, generator power, current, and voltage. Systems provide individual sensor warning and alarm indication and automatically record all channels of data upon alarm excursion. Data analysis includes time history, two-channel fast Fourier transform (FFT) analysis, orbit, and waterfall. Special alarm algorithms eliminate false alarms from unrelated, electrical noise spiking.
The AR-101, an extremely powerful tool for acquiring and analyzing rotational test data, is particularly useful for the development of gear boxes, power trains, and belt drive systems. Torsional vibration is an angular velocity fluctuation that twists shaft sections. These fluctuations are superimposed on the steady running speed and, combined with machinery-induced vibrations, can result in destructive effects that propagate to the whole system.
Noise and Vibration Analyzer is a computer based multichannel analyses system specially addressed to dynamic charecterization, testing, monitoring and quality control of mechanical, electromechanical and electroacoustic devices. NVA is fully configurable from the end user. A single station can contain up to 64 channels. The modular analysis software is available both as a stand alone program, or in as a NI LabVIEW library package that can be fully integrated into NI TestStand.
VBOX3 is a 4 channel handheld audio and vibration data analyzer. Combining a button interface with a qwerty keyboard for data entry. The VBOX3 combines visual feedback in the field with easy reporting tools, and database integrating for enterprise scalable applications. The hardware provides 24 bit data acquisition with up to 8 kHz signal frequency analysis. The integrated harddrive provides 60GB of storage local to each unit. A great tool for both NVH and machinery diagnostic applications.
This enhanced measurement and analysis software for VibraTools helps you with GUI-based measurement setup, saving, and retrieval of channel tables with all settings; simplified frequency analysis; and automatic report generation in HTML, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft PowerPoint.
The Mobile DAQ System combines National Instruments SCXI signal conditioning and PXI data acquisition hardware, so you can customize the system for specific test requirements. Written in NI LabVIEW, the system software efficiently streams large amounts of data to disk and provides flexible user interface tools. Housed in a rugged instrument rack that doubles as a shipping container, the Mobile DAQ System is a versatile and portable platform for a wide variety of applications.
MajX-NVH Shield is a powerful NVH metric calculator. You can process signals in the time or angle domain, leading to spectra, orders, time- or angle-based waveforms, transient indicators, and sound quality measures. Metrics are pulled from these features and processed through pass/fail decision logic. MajX-DSA is a full-featured dynamic signal analyzer offering spectrum analysis, frequency response function testing, rotating machinery analysis, and torsional vibration analysis.
noiseLAB is a powerful, easy-to-use software product available in four versions. noiseLAB Browser is a high-performance, single-channel digital audio recorder for up to five minutes of data and result browsing. noiseLAB Standard adds A-, C-, and linear-weighted sound-level measurements (fast and peak), including Leq and statistical values (LN on fast values), as well as editing capabilities. noiseLAB Advanced adds 1/1 and 1/3 octave analysis, up to 10,000-line FFT analysis, and impulse and tone detection analysis. noiseLAB Professional adds 1/6, 1/12, and 1/24 octave analysis; FFT analysis with up to 100,000-line FFT; noise prediction software exSOUND2000 in 1/3 octave bands; and up to eight channels of real-time audio range recording for up to four hours (disk space dependent).
Novian is a software package that turns your data acquisition hardware into a powerful 4 - 32 channel real-time analyzer that is simple to setup and easy to use. Measure and record raw data, conduct real-time FFT, Octave and Order Tracking measurements, or use Novians' built in playback analysis feature for previously measured data. With simple menu structures, understandable functions and most importantly, flexibility for your advanced analysis; Novian is designed from the ground up around the user to eliminate long and difficult setups.
Rictor identifies vibration sources in the manufacturing facility or construction site, which helps a facility set up processes by knowledgeably working within the environment. To further enhance productivity, facilities can correlate vibration levels to the production of good or bad parts, improving profitability and reducing waste.
A 24-bit, four-channel USB-powered dynamic acquisition module, the SO Analyzer USB4 is designed for portable noise and vibration applications. Applications include portable and stationary multichannel noise and vibration measurements, as well as online and offline analysis in the time and frequency domains in the automotive, aerospace, military, and other industrial environments.
The system and tools provide a variety of acoustical measurement and psychoacoustic metrics, including power spectrum analysis; short-time Fourier transform analysis; 1/3 octave band-level analysis; waveform envelope analysis with weighting (A, B, C) and time constant (fast, slow, custom); ISO 532 overall and specific loudness; diffuse and free field; nonstationary loudness - spectral and temporal masking; sharpness - overall and specific; roughness - Aures method, overall and specific; fluctuation strength - Aures method, overall and specific.
Trident mX conducts simultaneous real-time analysis for proportional octave band (1/1, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, or 1/24), high-resolution FFT, and ISO 532B loudness analysis on up to 20 input channels. In addition, the system offers simultaneous stream-to-disk time waveform recording of any or all input channels and the option to save the data to calibrated audio WAV format files.
The Akustische Kamera ("Sound Camera") is an easy, modular system for the detection and analysis of acoustic sources. This representation of noise reduces product development time by helping you visualize sources of noise to locate quality problems.
SM Instruments provides measurement and control equipment, engineering service, sensors, design, and consulting on sound and vibration applications. SM Instruments specializes in aerospace testing, sound visualization, network monitoring, and factory measurement automation supporting the aerospace, automotive, and home appliance industries.
ME'scopeVES can sweep through a set of time histories and animate the response of a structure, or show the structure's behavior while dwelling at a time, frequency, or machine order. ME'scopeVES is specifically designed to easily observe and analyze a variety of vibration, acoustic, and strength-of-materials problems in machines and structures.
The Modal package, part of m+p international's SO Analyzer, provides a complete set of tools for observing, analyzing, and documenting the vibrational behavior of machines and mechanical structures with NI 4472/4474 dynamic signal acquisition devices. It includes modules for multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) acquisition as well as for ODS, SDOF, and MDOF analysis.
The QTS-12X2 connects up to 12 output channels of a device under test to the two input channels of common audio measurement equipment. You can route any one of the 12 channels to each of the two analyzer inputs.
VQAlib, the voice quality analysis library for LabVIEW, supports narrowband, HATS, and wideband analysis modes. VQAlib requires reference and degraded input signal arrays of single precision numbers and then scores speech data using the ITU P.862 Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality (PESQ) objective voice quality measurement algorithm. PESQ and Mean Opinion Score (MOS) metrics are provided as outputs.
PCB Piezotronics manufactures accelerometers, force sensors, load cells, microphones, pressure transducers, strain sensors, torque sensors, and accessories. Use for test, measurement, monitoring, and feedback control in industrial, R&D, military, and commercial applications.
G.R.A.S. designs and manufactures an extensive range of products to cover virtually all front-end equipment needed for the precise and reliable measurement and recording of acoustic signals - from the transducer to the input of the measurement device. These are complemented by a range of more specialized transducers and accessories for more specific applications. See the Selection Guide for microphones and preamplifiers.
Dytran manufactures a broad range of accelerometers serving industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, laboratory, commercial, and industrial. The accelerometer product range covers miniature to seismic as well as the full range of triaxial accelerometers.
2. Related Links
To obtain an overview of NI sound and vibration technology and evaluate the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite, visit ni.com/soundandvibration.
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