Engine Test Cell Vibration Monitoring

Check out this video of a Lego Test Cell Model that is controlled with an NI CompactRIO.  ITM implemented an embedded vibration health monitoring application at an engine manufacturing company in Texas.  The distributed system monitored and reported damaging engine dyno vibration levels on 10 engine test cells.

Video: Custom Rugged Data Acquisition Systems

Check out this video showing one of our custom rugged data acquisition systems!

iTestSystem Tip: Strain Gauge Rosette Analysis

When troubleshooting structural failures or validating FEA models through testing, strain gauge rosettes are used to find the full state of strain at areas of concern around the structure.  iTestSystem’s Rosette Analysis tool is used to calculate the principal strain, principal strain angle, shear strain, principal stress, and other values from strain gauge rosette data. This video shows how to use the Rosette analysis tool.

For questions about using the Rosette Analysis tool or other iTestSystem analysis tools contact Chase Petzinger.

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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.

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 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.

ITM Live Demo Series: Customer DAQ

As a part of our new ITM Live Demo series, we’re excited to release this video featuring our custom Data Acquisition solutions. During our 17 years in business, we’ve found that every test is a little bit different, especially in ruggedized environments. The best way to account for these custom problems is to create a custom solution.

Watch now to see as I demonstrate some of the features available with a custom DAQ and explain how this may be just the solution you’re looking for.

If you’re interested in learning more about how a custom DAQ solution built by ITM can help meet your specific testing needs, feel free to contact one of our test specialists by e-mail at info@itestsystem.com or phone at (844) 837-8797.

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.

ITM Presents Industrial IOT Edge Nodes at NIWeek 2017 Keynote

Watch ITM’s Ryan Welker on stage at NIWeek 2017 Day2 Keynote as he describes the advantages of using the new NI Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology.  The TSN technology he describes is embedded in the new CompactDAQ chassis (cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189),  which are compatible with ITM’s iTestSystem software.  iTestSystem enables users to integrate these new devices into intelligent edge solutions.  Visit iTestSystem.com for more information about iTestSystem and Industrial IOT.

Save steam costs with new ITM technology – SFD

With steam costs reaching an estimated $5,600 a day — or roughly $2 million a year — for sootblowing operations in a single boiler, imagine the savings plant operators could achieve by optimizing sootblowing.

Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) is a new ITM technology for identifying when and where to clean boiler steam tubes.  Learn more about SFD by watching this video.