Center of Operation and Monitoring of 12 or More Shaker Systems with API

Manufacturing plants often require controlled vibrations on various parts of the plant to run for several hours, days, or even weeks at a time. In some cases, continuous operation is required.

At these facilities, the affordable down time is limited to a few hours in a week. The continuous controlling and monitoring of independently running systems is another significant challenge.

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Mounting Strain Gage on UUT

Applying strain gages for measurement may sound daring, but it’s a lot simpler than it sounds. In this article, we will focus on key points of strain gage placement technique. It is important that the strain gage performs well and gives an accurate reading. This means the attachment point must be performed correctly to receive good results. As a result, the strain gage setup process requires a precise and correct following of directions. Crystal Instruments’ Spider-80SG is capable of calibrating and resetting measurement values prior to taking measurement. This is a standard step for all strain measurements to eliminate any offset before measurement starts.

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Post Process GPS Data Acquired by CoCo-80X

There are often instances where it may be beneficial to add location information to your acquired data. With the CoCo-80X, these GPS signals can be acquired simultaneously with other measurements -- there is no need to carry a separate GPS device. The CoCo-80X’s large LCD and touch-screen interface makes it easy to use the analyzer and acquire data. All measurements are combined into a single test file, so there’s no need to manage files.

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EDM Modal Operates on Spider System with Hundreds of Channels

EDM Modal is a complete Modal Testing and Modal Analysis suite for Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA). It works on the verified Spider hardware systems, ranging from several channels up to hundreds of channels. EDM Modal is developed based upon the sophisticated technologies of modern modal analysis theory and technique. With its intuitive controls and powerful features, EDM Modal is the ultimate tool for modal analysis applications.

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Breakout Box Terminal Guide for Strain Gage Measurement on Spider-80SG

A. Introduction
Strain gages setup on our Spider-80SG is one of the most common questions we received. The Spider-80SG is designed to be used with strain gages; wonderfully, software interface is still within the same easy-to-use and intuitive platform of our EDM software. The connection to Spider-80SG breakout box is the final piece of the puzzle and it is a lot simpler than it looks.

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