News & Events
Read about how a plant's reactive maintenance approach was converted to a proactive one thanks to one simple visit by a Vibration Analyst using a SCOUT100 ...
"One of the motors driving the MOL pump at our client's petroleum plant failed twice — Once on the bearing and another time on the windings. Our condition monitoring team suspected the base could be one of the reasons for this failure but were struggling to prove it internally. The client invited us to investigate the other motors on the station. Their earlier commitment was to provide us with a w...Read More
The June 2013 R2 release of Ascent and the vbSeries instrument firmware includes enhanced functionality and resolved issues to problems that occurred in particular circumstances with users running the March 2013 release.Read More
Read a recent report from a happy SCOUT140* user who emailed in ...
Do you have a vbClassic® (vb1000®, vb2000®, or vb3000®) instrument?
The following upgrade offer is available to vbClassic instrument holders until the end of July 2013:
Trade in your vbClassic instrument and get up to 30% off a vbSeries® instrument of your choice!
Instrument Firmware Updates
The following new features are available with the 2013 instrument firmware:
Modal Impact Testing — There is a new recording mode for Modal Analysis. You can use an impact hammer and connect up to three response sensors to take these recordings.
Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS) — This new measurement mode enables you to compare frequency response data across channels.
Ability to export modal impact and Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS) data — You can export modal and Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS) data from your instrument in Universal File Format (UFF) and import this into Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) software such as Vibrant Technology ME'scope for further analysis. Once you have done this you can do ODS analysis using the Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS) data.
Cross Channel Phase enhancements — The existing Cross Channel Phase measure mode been enhanced, making it easier to select the machine speed of interest and view your data onscreen.
Orbit Plot enhancements — In addition to the existing Orbit Plot measure mode, new functionality is now available, enabling you to collect orbit plot data on route. You can use a laser or Keyphasor tach to record tach pulses for any waveform recording that has tach triggering and one average.
Support for up to 60 and 80 kHz Fmax — In addition to the normal options of up to 40 kHz, there is added support for these ultrasonic Fmax ranges.
Cable Test mode — You can use this new mode to display a live voltage graph on all connected channels. This enables you to conduct a quick check onsite to ensure your cables are working. This in turn saves you diagnosing poor quality readings that result from a faulty cable. So now you can avoid sending your instrument in for repair when it is the cable that is at fault.
MORE: Contact your local sales representative to learn more about the available Flex features.Read More
A recent online survey in Europe and the Americas revealed 86% of Commtest users would purchase another Commtest product.
Generally customers found Commtest products very user-friendly and provided an excellent ROI / price-value ratio in the market. What customers liked best was the low total cost of ownership:
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No Charge for Software Maintenance
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GE New Zealand received Cemars and CarboNZero certification earlier this year. Instead of leaving it at that, the GE Measurement & Control team in Christchurch have been making additional changes to the way we use our site in order to further reduce our carbon footprint and generally help our environment.
This article describes our findings and the practical things we are doing, many of which have also reduced our costs!
Our hope is to inspire other businesses with the philosophy that climate change is no longer an opinion, and that making a small difference is better than making no difference at all.Read More
We are delighted to announce that GE New Zealand is CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certified, and the first GE location to achieve this level of certification anywhere in the world!Read More
GE Measurement & Control, New Zealand, breezes through ISO Certification for Research & Development, Design, Assembly, Packaging, Sales and Service of Instrumentation, and Condition Monitoring Systems for assessing the Mechanical Health of Industrial Machinery.Read More
Ascent® 2011 Software Released - The newest version of our award-winning Ascent® software is now available, together with new vbSeries® instrument firmware and vbXManager software for balancing devices.Read More