SKF, a bearing manufacturer have released a handbook (more than 200 pages) to help designers of paper manufacturing machines. It has information on their latest CARB bearings (a really interesting new development in bearing design that allows misalignment and axial adjustment), maintenance issues, rebuilding bearings, condition monitoring, bearing recommendations for various installations, and others.
Dactron has released a new analyzer called Focus that uses USB connection to a laptop. The device has options for 4 to 20 Channels at 24 bits.
Quality magazine has an article on sound quality in cars.
Read the article on their web site
Bentley Nevada has announced a new product to provide condition monitoring of reciprocating compressors. The system can monitor for valve failures, liquid sloshing, knocks, bushing wear.
Read the full article on their web site.
CSI have released version 4.70 of RBMware, their condition monitoring software. You can read the full story on their web site
Vibro-acoustic Sciences have released AutoSEA version 2.3. It is available for download from their website (if you have a license for their software of course!)
The conference pages have been altered so that they are now contained in a searchable database. Its called the “Junket Finder“, just type in the location you’d like to visit, and all the conferences relating to acoustics and vibration will be displayed. There is also a “Calendar” link in the Main Menu, which will take you to the list of events.
This product is a mini-shaker device that uses a sucker to attach itself to any hard, glossy surface such as glass, metal or MDF. An MDF desk top, MDF cupboard door, a window or even a glass-framed picture will do perfectly. The device has a mini amplifier and shaker that vibrates the surface to generate sound.
Abruptly collapsing roofs and toppling walls are occupational hazards for firefighters and rescue workers. The day may be approaching when devices called vibration sensors could give early warning to building collapse, significantly reducing risks to firefighters.
In recent years, the term microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has become synonymous with the reference to such low-cost sensors, generally implying the use of a micro-machined silicon structure as the heart of the sensing element. More recently, however, advances in ceramic processing and production have spawned a new generation of low-cost, low-power piezoelectric accelerometers. These devices rival most MEMS sensors in price, while offering a new range of performance choices for many industrial vibration monitoring applications.