May 2019 Newsletter
New to vibration analysis or just want a refresher on ODS? In this MEscope Tech Paper/Presentation we take a step back and review the basics of ODS Testing and Experimental Modal Analysis. Topics include: What makes things vibrate? How is mechanical vibration defined? What is an ODS? What is a mode shape? Why is vibration analysis needed? What does resonant vibration look like? This is presentation contains real world vibe data acquired from a rotor kit and imported into a MEscope model for ODS and Modal analysis. This presentation is designed for the novice to advanced vibration analyst.
Click Here to access Tech Paper 74.
ME'scope ODS and Modal Training Course
New to ME'scope or maybe you just need a little refresher? Join us for our next ME'scope ODS and Modal Analysis course, June 25-27th 2019. This 3-day hands on training seminar takes place at the Vibrant Headquarters in Centennial, CO just outside Denver.

This course takes a fundamental approach is understanding the details of ODS (Operating Deflection Shape) and Modal Analysis.  Many training courses spend 2-3 days discussing differential equations, Fourier Transforms, matrix mathematics, etc., etc. This course is different. We concentrate on fundamental dynamics relationships, simple guidelines and emphasize the underlying concepts with numerous case histories and visual animations. We believe that to do their job well, the vibration analyst needs to understand the basics of dynamic motion.

The ME’scope training portion of the course is built around a detailed project workbook (The ME'scope Workbook).  Each workbook project is presented as a step-by-step series of instructions using ME'scope. The various exercises will acquaint a new or novice user with the many functions of ME'scope.  

Course Date: June 25-27th 2019
Course Tuition: $1,695.00
Instructor: Dan Ambre, president of Full Spectrum Diagnostics, and Vibrant staff.
Laptop PC computers are required
Upcoming Conferences and Exhibitions
May 14-16th 2019 Philadelphia, PA
Come join us in Phily for the MFPT show. Vibrant will be exhibiting and presenting both a 30 minute tech talk: "Rapid Impact Testing", and a 60 minute presentation: " Introduction to Modal Analysis".
June 10-13th 2019 Grand Rapids, MI
SAE 2019 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition
Visit the Vibrant booth at the SAE Noise and Vibe show this Spring in Grand Rapids MI. Stop by and see a demo of ME'scope Rapid Test™
New Vibrant Website Coming
A new and improved Vibrant website is coming!! Over the next few months we will be revamping the Vibrant website with more MEscope training videos, downloadable 3D models, App Notes, and MEscope Tech Papers. To access these resources, product enhancements, along with worldclass MEscope technical support, you must be current on your SMS (Software Maintenance and Support). Renew today!

Contact  or your local reseller to get a quote for SMS.
Free 3D Models in the ME'scope Shared Models Library
The new ME'scope Shared Models Library is your first stop for downloading high quality 3D models. If you are current on ME'scope SMS, you can now download any model for free. Search for Bearings,Boilers,Compressors,Fans , Blowers,Piping and more. Available on the ME'scope Start-up Screen.
Have a cool model you would like to share with other ME'scope users? You can now upload and share your own models to the Share Models Library by going to File | Save in Model Library command in a Structure window.

Get your next ODS and Modal project up and running faster with the new ME'scope Shared Models Library!
ME'scope Visual Rapid Test™
Visual Rapid Test™
Vibrant has introduced a new ME’scope package called Visual Rapid Test™. This new method is faster, easier, more flexible, and less costly to implement than conventional ODS or modal testing methods. Since only the structural responses are acquired, it can be used for ODS testing of operating machinery, or for modal testing using an impactor or multiple shakers.
This package employs a new testing method called "TRN Chain testing". TRN Chain testing only requires two vibration response sensors and as little as a 2-channel acquisition hardware system. Either sensor or both sensors can be moved between acquisitions, thus forming a chain of Transmissibility measurements called a TRN chain. The TRN chain preserves the magnitude & phase relationship between pairs of structural responses in the chain.
After a chain has been acquired, it can be seeded with either an Auto spectrum, Cross spectrum, Fourier spectrum, or FRF to yield a single-reference set of measurements. These measurements can then be used to extract ODS’s and mode shapes of the test article.

Pricing is only $5995 for up to 8 channels. Contact or your local reseller for more information.

Check out the App Note 50 for more details on Rapid Test.

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