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The New U1000-WM (Wall Mount) is a significant addition to the Micronics ULTRAFLO range of Clamp-on, Flow and Heat/Energy meters.

 

Micronics has built on its success with the ULTRAFLO U1000 meter range to develop a WM (Wall Mount) version, which extends the pipe size to cover applications from 25mm – 225mm (8”) OD pipe and the temperature range to 135°C.

And whilst the U1000MKII-WM can still be used as a stand-alone product, in the all important area of connectivity the new product supports optional Mbus or Modbus RTU slave and RS485 serial communications for SCADA, aM&T or BEMs systems.

Still simple to installconnect power and enter the pipe inside diameter, adjust the sensors and clamp-on the pipe with no specialist skills or tools required but now with the added flexibility of an alternative wall or panel mounted keyboard and display and a wider range of application the             U1000 MKII meters continue to offer a “Best Value”  clamp-on non-invasive alternative to traditional in-line meter installation, with no drain-down required plus dry servicing, providing minimum downtime and maximum availability.

For further information on this product or the Micronics range call Micronics on +44(0)1628 810456, visit www.micronicsflowmeters.com or take a look on YouTube

New – UKAS Humidity Calibration Services

Young Calibration continues to expand its’ UKAS accredited calibration services with an emphasis towards the medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental instrumentation sectors. Recent upgrades to schedule have included the addition of relative humidity, dew point and temperature calibration services.

ISO 17025 Accredited Relative Humidity Calibration and Dew Point Calibration

To further support the pharmaceutical and environmental monitoring sectors the company was recently approved for its extension to scope for dew point calibration across -32 to 60°C and relative humidity from 5 to 95% across a temperature range of 0 to 60°C. Utilising both controlled environment chambers with reference high precision probes and a MBW chilled mirror the facility can achieve an uncertainty CMC of 0.2% to 1.9% across the full temperature range of 0-60°C whilst achieving a 0.31°C CMC for dew point measurement. Further accreditation has been granted for the onsite calibration of relative humidity probes for customers requiring reduced downtimes and complete flexibility of service. Customers can now benefit from complete system calibrations for their indoor air quality meters (IQA), Ventilator analysers, thermo-hygrometers and weather stations. Full UKAS accreditation of the instrument maintains good regulatory practice and complies with ISO  9001, GMP, GLP and 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.

UKAS Anemometer Calibration complete with system parameter accreditation for temperature, barometric pressure, differential pressure, and humidity is available for all anemometer types, including ultrasonic, thermal, vane, rotating cup, pitot tube and isokinetic probes across 0.05 to 80 m/s. With both open and closed jet wind tunnels offering ISO 17025 accredited calibrations, cross correlation comparisons and blockage corrections can be conducted for a rage of air speed devices. Air velocity calibrations of stack emissions isokinetic sampling probes, L pitot tubes, S Pitot tubes and the generation of pitot tube coefficients, gamma and/or K factors up to an air velocity of 80 m/s. The internal laboratory procedures cover the requirements for emissions sampling to ISO 10780 and ISO 3966 and the requirements of the Source Testing Association (STA). The facility is highly adapted towards the reference meter and master range of air velocity sensors with an available CMC from ± 0.15% + 0.0002 m/s for pitot probes and ± 0.16% + 0.0003 m/s for thermal and ultrasonic anemometers.

UKAS Air Flow Calibration for all volume and mass flowmeters, including the popular VA or rotameter tube and float style meters, turbine meters, duct flow grids, MFM and MFC, laminar and viscous flowmeters, vortex, thermal, piston and bubble flowmeters. The accredited air flow laboratory has a range of 1 cc/min to 1.25 m3/s and is one the UK’s leading versatile flow facilities. Options are available for suction, blown and pressurised calibrations with a CMC from ± 0.52% of reading. Industry sector flow calibrations are conducted for HVAC duct meters, automotive air intake, compressed air flowmeters, balometers, fume hoods and environmental air samplers.

UKAS Temperature Calibration, now available for the calibration of temperature probes thermocouples, liquid bath and dry block calibrators across a range of -40 to 200°C. System measurements are derived from multiple secondary reference probes and stirred liquid baths, with a CMC available from ± 0.05°C across the 0 to 200°C temperature range. Additional air probe calibrations can be undertaken in a controlled environment air chamber across 0 to 60°C with a CMC from 0.19°C. The facility is available to calibrate a wide range of thermal sensing probes, indicators and dataloggers along with our previous UKAS accreditation for temperature simulation calibration of controllers, readouts and indicators. A range of these accredited services are also available for onsite calibration.

Hydraulic Oil Flowmeter Calibration covering 0.01 to 700 l/min on mineral oil with a viscosity range of 1 – 40 cSt for the calibration of all hydraulic flowmeters, including turbines, positive displacement, gear, helical and coriolis flowmeters. Alternative fluids are available for flow calibrations on ISO 4113, IPA, JET-A1, AVGAS and dielectric fluids. A comprehensive range of aviation fuels and oils are available locally for quick turnaround calibrations. Having a complete range of transfer standard flowmeters backed up with gravimetric primary standard the Youngs’ laboratory is one the UK’s most versatile facilities offering quick, reliable and cost-effective meter calibration.

UKAS Onsite Calibration covering mainland, offshore and remote outposts throughout the world, calibrations are available for absolute pressure, gauge pressure, relative humidity, temperature, frequency, resistance, voltage, current and temperature simulation. All Calibration Engineers are experienced in a range of instruments installed within production lines, manufacturing plants, medical service centres and test houses.

 

Contact Details

Young Calibration Ltd

5 Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FF

United Kingdom

Tel:         +44 (0)1273 455572

Email:    ay@youngcalibration.co.uk

Web:     www.youngcalibration.co.uk

Transmille are pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract

Transmille are pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract from Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal (ACC-RA) for the supply of Multi Product Calibrators (MPC) to the United States Army.

Multi Product Calibrators are used to calibrate a wide variety of handheld and bench mount digital multimeters and electronic test tools. A customised version of Transmille’s 4000 series will be used by Army CALSETS group in their mission to develop and deliver calibration measurement accuracy to the Army.

Michael Bailey, Director of Transmille, sees the contract as a major milestone in Transmille’s growth as a global power in electrical metrology. “The innovations and flexibility of a smaller company have outperformed other suppliers” says Bailey. “We are immensely proud of our achievements and Transmille’s constant improvement and innovation ensures we are well positioned for further growth.” Bailey explains that the Transmille calibrator was selected after a rigorous competitive technical evaluation by the Army CALSETS group.

Transmille supply calibration laboratories, manufacturers and R&D facilities across the globe, with innovative solutions and products for a wide range of requirements. With products such as the 1000 Series Multiproduct Calibrator , through to the 4010 Advanced Multiproduct calibrator, Transmille can meet customers requirements with a cost effective solution.

In addition to Transmille’s hardware solutions, the ProCal Calibration Software suite offers laboratories a powerful solution for digitising their calibration workflow. Calibration laboratories across the world have been using ProCal for over 20 years to automate measurements and reporting. Throughout 2020, companies using ProCal have been able to continue business as normal as all data is stored digitally and accessible at any time rather than legacy paper systems. ProCal scales from single user solutions, to large multisite calibration laboratories while minimising training requirements.

To find out more about Transmille’s hardware and software solutions, please visit https://www.transmille.com where product demonstration videos, application notes, training videos and software trials can be viewed and downloaded.

ROLEC’s aluCASE Diecast Enclosures Now Come With Colour-Coding

Branding and colour-coding aluCASE enclosures is now quicker and easier with the wider choice of trims

Colour-coded trims are now available as options on ROLEC’s aluCASE premium diecast aluminium enclosures for industrial electronics. These tough, elegant and versatile housings can be installed anywhere – on walls, machines, bulkheads and desktops.

 

The trims, which cover the lid and mounting screws, are now optionally available in red (RAL 3020), blue (RAL 5017) or anthracite (RAL 7016), in addition to the standard window grey (RAL 7040). Separate screw channels enable aluCASE to be mounted ‘lid closed’ to protect the seal and electronics.

The lid is recessed to accommodate a membrane keypad, product label or front plate. Hinges and/or integrated lid supports are available on most sizes to keep the lid attached to the base when the enclosure is open. Two sizes (160 x 90 x 60 mm and 140 x 110 x 60 mm) are available with a transparent lid. Inside, there are screw bosses for installing PCBs, mounting plates and rails.

Robust aluCASE is available in 29 sizes from 75 x 50 x 33 mm to 430 x 300 x 120 mm. The standard colour is window grey (RAL 7040). The housings are rated to IP 66 and IP 67 protection classes as standard. IP 69K is also available on request. Prices start at £23.

Options and accessories for aluCASE include a console adapter (100 mm or 200 mm) for desktop use; exterior hinges (with no visible outer fixing screws); anodised aluminium trims instead of the standard polyoxymethylene (POM) trims; key lock access (for added security) and a corrosion-proof coating (azure blue RAL 5009).

ROLEC aluCASE can be supplied installation-ready. Customisation services include: CNC machining, custom colours (painting or powder coating), printing, engraving/laser engraving, EMC shielding, membrane keypads and assembly.

For more information, view the ROLEC website: https://www.rolec-enclosures.co.uk/en/enclosures-accessories/alucase/

Introducing the ILT750 Bili Light Meter for Measuring Neonatal Jaundice

Not Your Average Bilirubin Blue Light Meter!

International Light Technologies has introduced the ILT750 Bili Light Meter, for measuring light sources used in treating neonatal jaundice. The ILT750 completely changes the way healthcare professionals validate irradiance values and verify the dosage of their bili pads, bili blankets, and bili lamps.  In about 25 seconds you can get min/max/average values, graphing and stats – all done by the ILT750 light meter.

Say goodbye to doing the maths by hand.  The ILT750 is a Class 1 medical device and carries an ISO17025 accredited and NIST traceable calibration. ILT is an ISO13485 and ISO9001 certified manufacturing facility.

The ILT750 is designed for OEMs and Distributors

The ILT750 Bili Light Meter is for OEMs and distributors who want to offer a one-stop solution for measuring light sources used to treat neonatal jaundice. We offer full sales/design/engineering support whether you want to simply resell, re-brand, or fully customise.

Not Just Your Average Bili Meter

The ILT750 can scan, graph, and offer full data with the touch of a single button. Detector head works in any configuration. Heads up for lamps, Face down for blanket, as well as detached for reaching inside incubators.

To discuss your requirements, please contact Josh Hook.

Visit www.qd-uki.co.uk for more information.

Cable Management Grows in Significance Across Different Markets

The global requirement for high quality, easy to use and cost-effective cable management continues to increase as the importance of the infrastructure cabling can be a major contributing factor to the efficiency and success of the systems supported.

Panduit is a global leader in the design and development of targeted solutions in cable management whether specified for internal or exposed to harsh environments. The company manufactures solutions for an array of applications, and this article describes two specific uses – Panduit Edge Clips and Solar Energy Panel Clips, that demonstrate the company’s focus on fit-for-purpose development.

Panel Edge Clips

A recent expansion of the company’s Edge Clips Range provides versatile, quick and securely attached direct to panel and frame edge systems. No drilling into the structure is required, maintaining the panel’s integrity and the clips allow cables or wires to be routed along or perpendicular to the edge, as required by the application.

Simple press-on attachment of the clip directly onto the panel edge and the installer is ready to use the accompanying cable tie for securing the cable bundle. The Edge Clips can be installed without tools in around 11 seconds – 10 seconds faster than average cable tie and clip combinations, a time saving of almost 50%

The new Edge Clips offer increased flexibility and wider range of use. Two variants are suitable for 0.7-3 mm and 3-6 mm thick panel edges. In addition, only a single Edge Clip is necessary for horizontal or vertical mounting, where alternative solutions require two different Edge Clips. This reduces the storage required and offers more flexibility when mounting on site.

Cable Tie Tool

The specially designed saddle presses the cable tie firmly against the Edge Clip with no slippage. The compact mounts thus ensure a permanent, secure fit, even if a cable is pulled through the fastener. The high-performance clips offer excellent tensile strength due to the specially developed metal lips and can be attached by hand without tools allowing access in space restricted environments, increasing the range of applications.

The combination of innovative Edge Clips, robust cable ties and cable tie bases from Panduit permit professional use in the cabling of motor vehicles, rail engines and carriages, heavy-duty machinery, up to solar parks for cable routing panels. In addition, Panduit offers pre-configured assemblies or barbed versions for applications in high vibration environments

PV Installations

Another application that Panduit has developed specialized clips for is solar energy capture. As this industry has matured, solar-derived power has evolved beyond simple panels to complex assemblies of solar conversion devices, control systems, and transmission stations. Providing robust end-to-end solutions maximizes reliability, productivity, and safety throughout the infrastructure.

Solar energy solutions align critical control, power, and network distributed systems to increase the development and delivery of solar-derived electricity.  Solar panels are installed on metal frames that support the weight of the solar panels and provide a pathway to route wire and cabling from the solar panel to the inverter.  Harsh environment applications call for extensive testing to ensure product performance, including testing for high wind, high vibration, intense UV exposure, extreme temperatures, and corrosive atmospheres.

Delivering a variety of clip designs offers the capability to improve installation efficiency in the field and offers a robust solution that can withstand long-term UV exposure. Panduit’s solar clips are manufactured from black weather resistant polyoxymethylene and are tested to provide an expected 20-years outside lifespans. The durable resin device eliminates concerns of galvanic corrosion and prevents scratches to the solar panel frame.  The clips are suitable for frames measuring 1mm – 3mm think and 20mm – 35mm wide (see illustration) and manage up to three wires in the cable retaining area.

Solar Clips Simple Installation

Designed with a patented retention lock pin assures a secure installation on a wide range of solar panel frames and toolless installation eliminates the need for clip installation tools.  The integral spring design holds the wires securely within the cable retention area whilst multiple mounting options increase the installation solutions for wires to run parallel or perpendicular to the frame, as well as inside or outside the frame member.

Accessories

Panduit manufacturers a large variety of cable ties ranging in sizes styles and materials for fastening, bundling, clamping and identifying cable types. The high-performance ties are similarly tested to perform with the Panduit clip systems, providing superior resistance to zinc chloride and other chemicals created when moisture interacts with galvanized frames. The Panduit Nylon 12 tie range offers the leading solution for a durable tie to withstand the harshest environments found in the solar energy industry.

Choosing comprehensive solutions from a leading supplier to the electrical, engineering and solar energy industry simplifies supply lines. Building relationships with a global systems device supplier provides support during design and planning of projects and capacity provisioning for maintenance.

Automotive Testing with Interface Force UK

The U.K. automotive industry has enjoyed great success over many years, producing many of Europe’s and the world’s most popular and prestigious vehicles. Part of this success is due to an innovative approach to research, design and rigorous testing.

Interface Force has enjoyed being involved, assisting the U.K’s automotive and motorsport R&D engineers and many of their suppliers with advice and sensors for many of the most demanding test applications.  Here’s an overview of where we’ve been please to help.

Load Cells and Torque Transducers.

Interface Force is established as a premier supplier of load cells for engine and suspension dynamometers and multi post-test rigs. The Interface SSM, S-beam and 1200 low profile series being particularly popular. They offer reliable, accurate performance with low hysteresis, nonlinearity and high resolution.

We also offer specialist load cells like our BLP pedal load cell. It’s a very low height device, designed for force measurement on a vehicle’s control pedals. If you have an application that may require a specialist or custom sensor, please contact us. We’d be pleased to help.

We offer a wide selection offer reaction and rotary torque transducers which can be used in a variety of applications. Our torque sensors designs range from conventional shaft type to through-hole, flange designs and even wireless, contactless designs such as the Axial TQ

Our torque transducers can be used in applications as diverse as engine dynamometers, transmission and drive system tests or turbo and supercharger power consumption

Mini Form Factor Pressure Sensors for Automotive Testing.

We can also help with the measurement of many engine, gearbox, exhaust, hydraulic and fuel pressure applications with German manufacturer DDM’s range of sensors. Customer customizable, these pressure sensors are mini devices. New to the U.K. DDM’s sensors are used widely by German automotive manufacturers and test facilities. DDM’s sensors are designed with automotive applications in mind but can be used for other applications such as combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) projects.

Pressure Mapping Systems for Automotive Testing.

XSensor’s pressure mapping sensor technology was born out of a need by medical services to help prevent painful pressure sores experienced by many wheelchair users and patients who are confined to a bed for long periods. However, it became obvious that pressure mapping technology had other potential applications.

The number of automotive pressure mapping applications has grown as XSensor has continued to develop its technology.  Applications started with static and slow speed measurement such as door seal pressure distribution, seat comfort and ingress/egress testing, windscreen wiper and tire footprint profiling.  As faster data collection technology developed, more dynamic measurements have become possible.  We can now measure tire footprints at up to 500 frames per second, with a vehicle being driven over the high-resolution sensor at up to 140kph!

XSensor is helping impact and crash test engineers to see the effects of impacts in a dynamic way that’s not been possible before. Using special, high-speed sensors and high-speed data logging, it’s now possible for the pressure distribution and measurement of impacts to be recorded at up to 2,500 frames per second. XSensor’s hi-speed impact system is giving engineers new insight into the dynamics of high-speed impacts and helping to make travel safer.

 

If you’d like to know more about the applications and sensor products discussed here or have an application we might be able to help with, please contact us at

  • Email us at info@interface.uk.com
  • Phone us on 01344 776666
  • Or via our online chat facility at www.interface.co.uk

ifm provides all-in-one control and monitoring for quarter-turn valves

Featuring compact construction and easy mounting, the new MVQ201 valve sensor from ifm electronic not only monitors and reports valve position to the nearest degree, but also has an integral M12 connector that can be used for connecting the valve. With this option, the valve is controlled via the same IO-Link connection used to monitor the sensor, which eliminates the need for separate valve wiring, thereby reducing both installation complexity and cost.

In use, the MVQ201 sensor continually monitors the valve position and makes the position data available to the control system via an IO-Link interface. The sensor can also be programmed to detect changes, such as increased opening and closing times, which might indicate valve faults or blockages, and to report these changes via IO-Link. This makes it an ideal choice for use in condition-based maintenance applications.

Conventional valve-open and valve-closed switching outputs are provided and can be set for normally open or normally closed operation. The valve positions corresponding to the open and closed states can be readily programmed with a convenient one-click auto-teach function. MVQ201 sensors also incorporate a clearly visible status LED that shows the valve position at a glance.

Suitable for use with valves having shafts up to 38 mm in diameter, MVQ201 valve position sensors have an IP65/IP67 protection rating and an operating temperature range of -25 to +70 ºC. A range of accessory mounting adaptors is available to further simplify installation.

Fluke has launched two new rugged, reliable and accurate thermal imagers

Fluke has launched two new rugged, reliable and accurate thermal imagers, the TiS55+ and TiS75+, which are ideal solutions for carrying out preventative maintenance.

Easy and simple
Designed for one-handed use, the infrared inspection tools easily capture professional, high quality images of hot spots on machines and factory equipment, ensuring potential problems are caught before they lead to failures. Both the TiS55+ and TiS75+ provide a sharp, clear view of potential issues, and can be used by customers with no infrared imaging experience.

The new TiS55+ and TiS75+ thermal imagers give maintenance teams the chance to move away from cumbersome clipboards and notebooks by adopting a wireless, one-step transfer of measurements. Quick and easy to use, the thermal imagers give customers the confidence to make maintenance decisions based on robust and traceable data, ensuring factory equipment can achieve maximum uptime.

Built-in personal assistants

Able to store around 500 images, the TiS55+ and TiS75+ come with built-in personal assistants that organise captured images and offer increased functionality by enabling users to add their own information. Key features include:

  • Voice annotation – Users can record instant notes with up to 60 seconds of voice recording for each thermal image.
  • IR-Photo Notes – Users can add visible light photos to the thermal image file, and use those as a reference when analysing results.
  • Asset Tagging – Users can scan a QR code on an asset to automatically organise and file thermal images. This eliminates data-entry errors by saving measurements directly from the camera and associating them with the asset record.

Rugged and reliable
Offering extreme durability, the TiS55+ and TiS75+ thermal imagers are water and dust resistant (IP54) and have been engineered to withstand a two-meter drop. Both devices are powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, offering up to three and a half hours of continuous use. Users can also set their own colour alarms, setting a maximum or minimum temperature threshold to highlight a particular hot spot or area of interest.

Wireless connectivity
The TiS55+ and TiS75+ include wireless connectivity, allowing users to easily connect with PCs and portable devices such as iPhones and iPads. To aid collaborations with other maintenance staff, measurement data can also be shared using ShareLive video calls and emails. Users can also save time and improve the reliability of their maintenance data by wirelessly syncing measurements using the optional Fluke Connect system. The equipment maintenance software allows assigning images to assets automatically (via asset ID from camera) or manually, and allows creation of work orders and easy comparison between different measurement types, such as mechanical, electrical or infrared images.

Additional functionality
The Fluke TiS75+ offers even greater functionality. The wide field of view enable users to capture the full scene, even in tight spots. It can also record up to five minutes of radiometric video to get a picture of temperature variations over time. In addition to alerting about hot spots, the TiS75+ thermal camera detects areas at risk of moisture damage using a new dew point calculation feature. Once dew point is calculated, the camera will display the Dew Point Colour Alarm. Everything the camera displays that is at the dew point temperature and below will display as a thermal image. Everything above will display as a visual light image. This allows users to easily identify where condensation is occurring, and a scale of how far objects are below the dew point.

MB Dynamics Celebrates 1300th Successful Field Installation of Modal 50A Exciter

The Modal 50A exciter was 100% designed and developed at the company’s own Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.-based global corporate headquarters and R&D center, by an in-house engineering team that is comprised of multiple 40-year global experts in modal testing. Several team members were also formerly professors at the famed University of Cincinnati Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory.

Key R&D goals for the MB Dynamics Modal 50A exciter centered around addressing the most common problems associated with the use of traditional shakers in modal testing. At the time of initial Modal 50A design, most industry modal exciters lacked portability; had complex setup and installation requirements; and exhibited certain operational accuracy deficiencies. The Modal 50A exciter therefore needed the necessary reliability and performance for support of a diverse array of modal and structural testing requirements, ranging from smaller test articles up thru mid- to full-size automobiles. MB Dynamics aimed to accomplish this versatility, while still ensuring a modal exciter which could reliably deliver 50 pounds of dynamic force.

The 1” pk-pk continuous stroke (optional 30 mm pk-pk) of the Modal 50A exciter, with 1.1” between stops, offers reliable and sufficient excitation for both flexible structures and low-frequency “suspended shaker” tests. Its lightweight (less than 0.33 lbs.) armature provides a reliable excitation source for the modal testing of small articles with minimized mass loading. A unique armature design allows for important and dramatic reductions in force drop-off at test article resonances. In addition, the Modal 50A’s broad usable frequency range, from DC to 5000 Hz, allows it to accommodate virtually any modal survey type, including multi-shaker random, single-point random, multi-point sine dwell, and burst random.

The relatively compact (11.5” x 7.5” x 9.25”) and lightweight (55 pounds inclusive of trunnion base) footprint of the Modal 50A facilitates its ease of installation within space constrained environments. The exciter, its easy-mount inertial masses, and related accessories may be easily setup and operated by a single person, including in remote locations. The trunnion base of the Modal 50A incorporates two unique hand-knobs and three screw feet, allowing for exciter adjustments to be performed at virtually any excitation angle. A quick connect/disconnect feature for additional masses is also used to provide large inertial restraint during low-frequency modal testing, while a series of quick disconnect turnbuckles allow for both adjustable suspension and ease of 6DoF positioning. Low armature axial suspension stiffness (<15 lbs./in) further ensures that Modal 50A exciter dynamics may be decoupled from the test specimen. The exciter can also drive cable lengths ranging from 30 to 100 (optional) feet.

The process of attaching the Modal 50A exciter to a test structure is simplified via streamlined onboard fixturing. This includes a center bore clearance hole which extends through the armature, housing, trunnion base and inertial masses, and which allows for unlimited shaker positioning along the stinger axis. A collet chuck allows for the gripping of either a “one size fits all” threadless stinger or a “piano wire” stinger, in sizes from 0.020″ to 0.12″ (0.5 to 3.0 mm). Use of the “piano wire” stinger decouples force inputs in all directions except for that of the driven axis, thereby avoiding cross-axis force measurement errors. An oscillatory force of 50 pounds keeps required preloaded tension to the stinger, thereby eliminating buckling problems, while still delivering exciter peak dynamic force. These and other combined features allow the Modal 50A exciter to provide superior forcing functions, along with the virtual elimination of common measurement errors associated with bending moments, side loads, and end-user reliance on traditional stinger compression loading functionality.

 

Recommended optional accessories for the Modal 50A exciter, also available from MB Dynamics, include the MB500VI amplifier; an exciter system accessory kit; and the new lateral excitation test stand. The MB500VI amplifier, when used in combination with the Modal 50A exciter and as part of a seamless modal measurement system, can virtually eliminate mass loading effects on smaller test items. The accessory kit includes a full set of compatible hardware, such as chucks, turnbuckles, nuts, bolts, bolt-on masses, and wrenches for bolt-on masses and stingers, as well as a user manual and extra storage for both stingers and load cells.

In addition, the new MB Dynamics lateral excitation test stand provides versatile horizontal or vertical suspension and overall system support for the Modal 50A exciter during experimental modal surveys, including greater distributed input energy uniformity and improved signal-to-noise ratios. For more information about the Modal 50A exciter, or other modal and structural testing products and services available from MB Dynamics, please contact the company at +1-216-292-5850, sales@mbdynamics.com, or visit www.mbdynamics.com.

About MB Dynamics, Inc:
Founded in 1939, the Cleveland, Ohio-based MB Dynamics has long distinguished itself as a total solutions provider for vibration test requirements. The company applies its vast wealth of experience in vibration testing and instrumentation to offer a truly one-of-a-kind innovative approach to customer problem-solving in automotive, aerospace, industrial, laboratory R&D, civil engineering, modal and structural testing, general test and measurement, academia, and other sectors. All solutions offered by MB Dynamics are further accompanied by the necessary hardware and software to ensure seamless integration, along with the value-added benefits of full engineering support, offered by one of the industry’s most experienced engineering teams. This local expertise is made available to MB Dynamics customers in more than a dozen countries. Visit www.mbdynamics.com to learn more.