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Strain Gauge Installation – M-Bond AE-10 Epoxy

This video shows how to install a strain gauge on a curved surface using M-Bond AE-10 two part epoxy. Watch an ITM test technician walk through each step of the M-Bond AE-10 strain gauge installation procedure.

ITM Live Demo Series: Configuring Ethernet Chassis in NI Max

The latest video in the ITM Live Demo series shows users how to configure an Ethernet/Network cDAQ or FieldDAQ chassis with NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI Max).

One of the most common questions we get from iTestSystem users; How do I configure my network/ethernet cDAQ or FieldDAQ chassis?  In this video, Chase Petzinger demonstrates how to change a cDAQ’s network settings.

If you’re interested in learning more about iTestSystem and networked cDAQ chassis measurements, feel free to contact one of our test specialists by e-mail at info@itestsystem.com or phone at (844) 837-8797.

ITM Live Demo Series: Sound Level Measurements with iTestSystem

The latest video in the ITM Live Demo series shows the new sound level measurement capability of iTestSystem.

In recent months, our customers have asked us to integrate sound level measurements into iTestSystem.  With this new feature, iTestSystem can help you monitor construction site noise or measure whether your equipment meets ISO noise emission standards or pass by noise regulations. In this video, Ryan Matthews demonstrates the new dataview for iTestSystem to measure a fan’s sound level.

If you’re interested in learning more about iTestSystem and Sound Level Measurements, feel free to contact one of our test specialists by e-mail at info@itestsystem.com or phone at (844) 837-8797.

ITM Live Demo Series: iTestSystem with NI FieldDAQ

As a part the ITM Live Demo series, we’re excited to release this video featuring iTestSystem and National Instruments FieldDAQ™ hardware to assist with your data collection projects.

At ITM, we’re always on the lookout for tools that will help us take tough measurements.  When we heard that NI was introducing a new device that features IP65/67-rated ingress protection, we were very excited.  In many industrial or off-way environments, there is potential for fluids to splash or leak onto exposed hardware.  Could the NI FieldDAQ™ be a solution for these types of environments?

Watch now as I demonstrate how to use an NI FieldDAQ™ Strain Device with iTestSystem for data logging and answer the question; Will it work while submerged in water?

If you’re interested in learning more about iTestSystem or FieldDAQ™, feel free to contact one of our test specialists by e-mail at info@itestsystem.com or phone at (844) 837-8797.

iTestSystem Tips: Modify Multiple Channels with Excel

 

When building large channel count DAQ systems, easy sensor channel editing is key.  Edit multiple channels at once by using excel. Highlight the Channels item in the configuration tree. Export the channels to a CSV file. Open the CSV file in Microsoft Excel, then edit and save. Import the edited CSV file to update the configuration file with the channel changes.
For more information about iTestSystem, contact Chase Petzinger @ (844) 837-8797 x704

NIWeek 2017: Ryan Welker on being an NI Gold Alliance Partner

During NIWeek 2017, Ryan Welker sat down with NI’s Alliance Partnership team to explain ITM’s capabilities, partnership benefits and partnership program successes. This video contains Ryan’s description of the core capabilities that differentiate ITM from other Gold Alliance Partners and Ryan’s insights into partner interactions and benefits.

Visit iTestSystem.com for more information about our capabilities or email Ryan at ryan.welker@itestsystem.com.

iTestSystem: TestView Plus

Watch this video to learn how to plot data in TestView Plus.  TestView Plus is the tdms data graphing and analysis application for iTestSystem.

iTestSystem: Update Service

Watch this video to learn how to use the iTestSystem Update Service. The Update Service application is used to retrieve program and application updates from the iTestSystem Cloud Server.
For more information about the Update Service or iTestSystem, contact Chase Petzinger via email: chase.petzinger@itestsystem.com or phone: (844) 837-8797 x704

iTestSystem: Registration

 

Check out this video that shows how to register the free version of iTestSystem.  Fill out a form with you name and email address and then receive a registration for the free version of iTestSystem.

ITM Uses 3D Printing to Improve Wireless Torque Measurement Designs

3D Collar Drill Press

One of the ways ITM sets itself apart is that our engineers don’t flinch when it comes to finding creative ways to make tough measurements.

For example, as you can see in this video, we have begun using our in-house 3D printer to customize plastic collars — embedded with sensors and transmitters — which allow us to wirelessly measure torque on rotating machinery.

In this example, we’re recording a signal as the drill bit enters the wood, but the same solution allows us to model and print a larger fixture to measure the stresses on an industrial drive shaft or other piece of rotating equipment.

Where once we might have turned to an area machine shop to mill a similar type collar, we can now model an even more precise tool and print it out overnight — saving valuable time and at a fraction of the cost.

3D Printing is just one more example of how ITM uses cutting-edge tools and new technology to solve problems.

— ITM President Tim Carlier