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Basics of Selecting DC or AC Power Supply for Test Systems

Posted by Jeff Brakley on Aug 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM

By James Schada, Product Marketing Manager, AMETEK/VTI Instruments

Choosing the right power supply for your test system or application is no small task. Defining the power requirements for your application comes first, but this is only the beginning. Once you know the voltages and currents, you need to figure out how to power and control your source. There are several decisions that will need to be made.

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Topics: VTI, Programmable Power, Programmable Power Solutions, Selecting a power supply

Capitalizing on Change: How to Plan for Success in the Ever-Evolving Communications Industry

Posted by AMETEK on Jun 28, 2021 4:25:00 PM

When it comes to communications and cellular equipment, change is inevitable. Every month or so, new phones come out with new features and technology, making older models obsolete. Even the cell towers themselves are being regularly reconfigured to optimize networks.

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Topics: VTI

Improve Your Data Acquisition with AMETEK Programmable Power’s Complete Guide to Better Measurements

Posted by AMETEK on Jun 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

You need better sensors. Why? Because a single bad sensor could cause your functional tests to fail, wasting millions of dollars if you are testing something like a missile or a jet engine in a one-shot destructive test. A failed test is not even the worst-case scenario. Imagine what is at stake if a bad sensor gives you a false positive, leading to your device failing out in the field – all of which could have been avoided by getting the right sensors.  

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Topics: VTI

Upgrade Your Functional Tests Today with AMETEK Programmable Power’s Complete Test and Measurement Guide

Posted by AMETEK on May 27, 2021 4:31:00 PM

Functional tests are critical to product qualification, ensuring that your systems work like they are supposed to. That is why specifying better functional test equipment is key to creating better products. Without the right equipment to power your functional tests, you can’t guarantee the quality of your products, and your systems may fail unexpectedly out in the field.  

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Topics: VTI

VTI Instruments: Structural Testing Basics

Posted by Nathan Henderson on Dec 3, 2020 6:14:52 PM
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Topics: VTI, vti instruments

VTI Instruments/Anritsu Webinar: Differential Signaling and Measurements

Posted by Chris Gibson on Nov 17, 2020 12:37:26 PM
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Topics: VTI, vti instruments

Need a Go-To Solution for Making Strain Gauge Measurements Easier?

Posted by Chris Gibson on Jul 6, 2020 12:52:18 PM

For many structural engineers, the VTI Instruments EX1403 Precision Bridge and Strain Gauge Instrument from AMETEK Programmable Power is the go-to solution for complex test applications. One reason why is that it’s very easy to programmatically configure the built-in strain gauge excitation sources. So there’s no need to manually reconfigure hardware to make measurement changes. In addition, the VTI EX1403 can internally convert the voltage and current measurements to strain or resistance measurements.

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Topics: VTI, EX1403

Transducer Electronic Data Sheets Simplify Sensor Setup

Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Testing that requires the use of strain gages often consume large amounts of resources and effort to prepare for. One way to reduce the amount of time and energy spent configuring a test is to use sensors that support the Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) interface. Many VTI measurement instruments support TEDS sensors including the EX1629 48-channel high-performance strain gage measurement instrument, EX1403 16-channel bridge/strain gage instrument, and the RX1024 24-channel bridge/strain gage instrument.

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Topics: VTI, Transducer Electronic Data Sheets, TEDs Sensors

Solving Jet Engine Test Problems Using Ruggedized Equipment

Posted by Jon Semancik on Nov 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

A jet engine is the very definition of “mission-critical.” A critical failure could cause a serious accident that endangers hundreds of lives. To prevent this from happening, manufacturers perform extensive testing on jet engine components, systems, and manufacturing processes.

Jet engine tests involve subjecting the unit under test to extreme temperatures, jets of water, simulated hail, severe vibration, and other harsh conditions. Sometimes test engineers even slam chicken carcasses against engines to simulate bird strikes. These tests can be very costly and take years to develop. Engineers must measure many different parameters during these tests, including temperature, flow, pressure, rotation, strain, and vibration.

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Topics: environmental testing, VTI, Jet engine testing

Analog-to-Digital Converters Are the Heart of DAQ Systems

Posted by Jon Semancik on Oct 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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Topics: VTI, analog to digital, Analog-to-Digital Converters

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