November Newsletter
Introducing Visual Rapid Test™
Visual Rapid Test™
Vibrant has introduced a new ME’scope package called Visual Rapid Test™. This new package employs a new testing method call 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, this forming a chain of Transmissibility measurements. 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 used to extract ODS’s and mode shapes of the test article.
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.

ME'scope ODS and Modal Training Course
Our most popular hands-on ME'scope ODS and Modal Analysis course is back, February 12-14 2019. Join us at the Vibrant Headquarters for this 3-day hands-on training seminar in Centennial, Colorado just outside of 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: February 12-14 2019
Course Tuition: $1,695.00
Instructor: Dan Ambre, president of Full Spectrum Diagnostics, and Vibrant staff.
Laptop PC computers are required.
Software Maintenance and Support
SMS renewal pricing goes up January 1st 2019. Renew today and lock in 2018 renewal rates. Remember: ME'scope support, free training videos, software enhancements, bug fixes, and documentation are all available, but you have to be current on SMS. Contact  or your local reseller to get a quote for SMS. Renew today!
Upcoming Vibrant Conferences
Join us next week for the Condition Based Monitoring Conference (Formerly IMVAC). Orlando, FL November 12-15th 2018. Come see a demonstration of Rapid Test™
Visit us at the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) in Orlando, FL January 28-31st 2019.
ME'scope Application Notes
Every month we review one of the ME'scope Application Notes. This month it is all about ODS FRF's. App Note 12: Calculating ODF FRFs from Bridge Impact Data

In this Application Note, impact test data taken from a bridge test is processed in ME’scope to yield a set of Operating Deflection Shape Frequency Response Functions (ODS FRFs). The ODS FRFs are then used to display the Operating Deflection Shapes (ODS’s) in animation on a 3D model of the bridge.  Click Here to access App Note 12.

Next month we will look at App Note 13: Introduction to Modal Curve Fitting

To view more ME'scope App Notes visit
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