ABOUT CRYSTAL INSTRUMENTS
Crystal Instruments (CI) is a leading USA based manufacturer of systems and software for machine monitoring, dynamic measurement, vibration testing, and acoustic testing. CI’s products are used for machine diagnosis, design verification, product testing and process improvement by manufacturers of all types of electronic and mechanical products. The head office is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with manufacturing facilities located locally in San Jose, CA.
James Zhuge and Justin Tang are the co-founders of Crystal Instruments. James Zhuge is also one of the original founders of Dactron Incorporated. (Dactron was later acquired by Bruel & Kjaer LDS.) Justin Tang is the chief designer of more than 20 dynamic measurement instruments.
Crystal Instruments has support and service centers located in the USA, Europe, India, and China.
|1996||Crystal Instruments released the world’s smallest dynamic signal analyzer in a type-II PCMCIA form factor. It was the first vibration analyzer in the world using sigmadelta A/D converters.|
|2007||Crystal Instruments introduced the CoCo-80, the first handheld data recorder, real-time dynamic signal analyzer, and vibration data collector that matched the performance of high end lab quality instrumentation.|
|November 2007||The US patent office granted Crystal Instruments an important patent, #7302354. This innovation provided an advanced technique that can greatly increase measurement dynamic range and accuracy. All Crystal Instruments products use this patented technology today.|
|2009||Crystal Instruments introduced the Spider-80, a highly scalable network-based dynamic measurement system that can measure up to 128 dynamic input channels with full data recording capability.|
|2011||Crystal Instruments introduced the 4th generation of vibration controllers, the Spider-81.|
|2012||Crystal Instruments received ISO 9001:2008 certification, reaffirming our dedication to high quality products. Crystal Instruments India Private Limited is established.|
|2012||Crystal Instruments released the Spider-HUB, an industrial Ethernet switch with networked accuracy up to 50 ns.|
|2013||Spider-80X is released, based on the Spider-80 design. Features two additional tachometer channels and the ability to stream data directly to a network attached storage device (Spider-NAS).|
|2014||Spider-80SG strain gage measurement system is introduced. It includes support for quarter-bridge, half-bridge, and full-bridge installations.|
|2015||Crystal Instruments releases the Spider-20, the first wireless dynamic signal analyzer.|
|2016||Crystal Instruments releases the CoCo-80X, a 7-inch LCD touschreen dynamic signal analyzer with CAN-bus.|
|2016||Spider-80Xi, a compact and lightweight high channel count system is released.|
|2017||Introduced EDM Modal, a suite of tools for modal test and analysis.|