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Solving Jet Engine Test Problems Using Ruggedized Test 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

Analog-to-Digital Converters are the Heart of Data Acquisition Systems

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

Jon Semancik, Director of Marketing, AMETEK Programmable Power

 

Data acquisition systems are at the core of many automatic test systems and industrial control systems. They make various types of physical measurements, such as temperature, pressure, flow, strain, position, and speed, using electronic equipment. The data collected is usually sent to a computer for analysis and display.

 What makes this data collection possible is the analog-to-digital, or A/D, converter. As shown in Figure 1, the analog-to-digital converter takes the analog voltage at its input and outputs a digital word whose value is proportional to the input voltage. The resolution of these A/D converters can be as low as eight bits (256 discrete values) or as high as 24 bits (16,777,216 values).

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Topics: VTI, analog to digital

Automated Functional Test System Provides Environmental Stress Screening Remotely

Posted by Jon Semancik on Oct 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Jon Semancik, Director of Marketing, AMETEK Programmable Power

AMETEK VTI Instruments recently delivered an Automated Remote Functional Test System to Tata’s Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) environmental testing lab in Bengaluru. Tata plans to use the system for environmental stress screening (ESS) of electronic modules and sub-systems. The architecture of the new test system is based on AMETEK VTI Instruments “FlexSys” Series automated test equipment (ATE).

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Topics: environmental testing, VTI, remote sensing

Get Down to Basics When Selecting Your DC or AC Power Supply

Posted by James Schada on Oct 4, 2018 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

Control Instrumentation with Python

Posted by Jon Semancik on Aug 17, 2018 10:47:44 AM

Interchangeable Virtual Instruments (IVI) is a standard for instrumentation drivers that is designed to reduce the time and effort needed to integrate measurement devices into new or existing systems. It does this by providing a standard application programming interface (API) that defines common measurement functions. This is, in turn, provided by a standard set of shared components that must be used by all compliant drivers and ancillary software. These components provide services to drivers and driver clients that need to be common to all drivers.

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Topics: VTI

Ensure Quality Battery Tests Using AMETEK VTI Instruments' EX1401

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Jun 15, 2018 2:48:34 PM

The EX1401's accuracy, isolation, and sampling rate make it an ideal choice for battery testing.
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Topics: VTI

Time Stamping for Multi-channel Data Acquisition Systems

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Mar 26, 2018 2:19:59 PM

For multi-channel data acquisition systems, getting the correct readings in the correct timed order is crucial. System designers have two options for acquiring data in a deterministic fashion. They can use a real-time operating system (RTOS), that has a known buffer delay/ processing order or acquire data with a time-stamp for every sample and use precise hardware triggers and an accurate clock.

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Topics: VTI, time stamping

Powering an EX1401 with POE

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Mar 6, 2018 3:25:03 PM

VTI EX1401
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Topics: VTI, EX1401, POE

EXLab Express Acquires Data Without Programming

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Feb 14, 2018 2:56:15 PM

EXLab Express is a powerful, easy to use, plug and play data acquisition software package that allows users of the EX1401 Thermocouple/Voltage Measurement Instrument to acquire data without programming. But, not only is it powerful and easy to use, it's free!

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Topics: VTI, EXLab Express

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