“We believe in innovation. Innovation leads to higher quality, better solutions, and superior products. Our team’s commitment to leading innovation in our industry is a great source of pride for Crystal Instruments.” - James Zhuge Ph.D, President & CEO of Crystal Instruments


“We believe in innovation. Innovation leads to higher quality, better solutions, and superior products. Our team’s commitment to leading innovation in our industry is a great source of pride for Crystal Instruments.” - James Zhuge Ph.D, President & CEO of Crystal Instruments

2007: CoCo-80

2007: CoCo-80

2011: Spider-81

2011: Spider-81

2012: Spider-HUB

2012: Spider-HUB

2013: Spider-80X

2013: Spider-80X

2016: CoCo-80X

2016: CoCo-80X

2017: EDM Modal

2017: EDM Modal

Crystal Instruments Corporation - Est. 1996

Crystal Instruments designs, produces, sells, and services hardware and software for machine vibration monitoring, dynamic measurement and environmental testing.

Crystal Instruments conducts the typical activities of a business within the tech industry to “design, produce, sell and service” products. Crystal Instruments designs the products from the circuit boards, FPGA code, firmware, algorithm, DSP software, and user interface software to the calibration tools. From start to finish, we develop and own the technology, so that it is expandable and upgradeable. We manufacture or sub-contract to manufacture the products in the USA. Instead of relying on any big-name brands to sell our products, we develop our own distribution channels. Furthermore, we strive to provide the best technical support and service after the sale has been made.

The “hardware and software” part of the statement refers to the type of the products that Crystal Instruments builds. The instrumentation products integrate the know-hows of electronics, sensor and measurement technology, control theory, digital signal processing, structural testing and physics, environmental simulation, and the software programming technology at different layers from firmware to cloud service.

The remaining part of the statement, “machine vibration monitoring, dynamic measurement and environmental testing”, refers to the application domain. The CoCo and Spider instruments have been widely used in machine condition monitoring and diagnostics by taking and analyzing the vibration signals. In the testing lab, professionals use our products to conduct the measurement and control for vibration, shock, acoustic, pressure, temperature, humidity and other physical quantities. In the past three years, we have gradually expanded the products from vibration testing to combined testing. Following the trends of the industry, we have progressed from single quantity measurement and control to an integrated environment.

Crystal Instruments has support and service centers located in the USA, Europe, India, and China.

Timeline:

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.
2018 EDM MIMO VCS Control, software for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Control
2018 Spider-80M Controller is released, based on the Spider-80Xi architecture and is dedicated to MIMO VCS control and MIMO structural testing applications.

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U.S. Invention Patents Awarded To Crystal Instruments:

Number Patent Titles
7,302,354
11/27/2007
Cross-Path Calibration for Data Acquisition Using Multiple Digitizing Paths
8,942,930
01/27/2015
System and Method for Generation and Control of Mechanical Vibration
9,317,044
04/19/2016
Mechanical Vibration System and Control Method with Limited Displacement
8,838,846
09/16/2014
Autonomous, Multi-Channel USB Data Acquisition Transducers
9,341,503
05/17/2016
Cross-Path Phase Calibration for High Dynamic Range Data Acquisition
9,158,644
10/13/2015
Autonomous, Multi-Channel USB Data Acquisition Transducers
Allowance received
and to be granted
Synchronized Measurement Device Using Local Area Network with Ethernet Messaging
Allowance received
and to be granted
Vibration Image Acquisition and Processing