Kevin McIntosh Joins Lansmont
By Dave Huntley posted Friday, October 28, 2011
On September 1, 2011 Kevin McIntosh joined Lansmont Corporation as Vibration Product Line Manager. In his new position, Kevin provides oversight on vibration product line operations, including sales, marketing, customer support and contributing on product development. Our customers will benefit from Kevin’s extensive background working with servo-hydraulic and electro-dynamic vibration systems at third party laboratories on Transportation Simulation, NEBS Seismic Testing, MIL-STD, and various special purpose test system development, installation and support.
Prior to joining Lansmont, Kevin spent 7 years at Data Physics Corporation as Shaker Operations Manager, managing the marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and service of the electro-dynamic shaker business. Prior to Data Physics, Kevin spent 23 years working at TEAM Corporation in a variety of positions, most of which were in technical sales and service for servo-hydraulic vibration test systems.
Kevin is currently the Chairman of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (IEST) DTE-009 Shaker Selection Working group, tasked with writing the recommended practices for proper shaker selection.
SaverXware Tech Tips: Selecting Relevant Data
By Patrick Blizinski posted Friday, October 21, 2011
SaverXware’s Summary Selector
is a great tool for fine tuning the event population you wish to analyze.
A common task is to de-select ultra low level events from the data population when generating a vibration summary. The most common events of this type are Timer Triggered Events collected when a package or vehicle is not moving. This is great information because it's a positive indication of inactivity – which can be very useful for other purposes - but in the case of the vibration summary we want to focus the times of activity when things are actually happening. To accomplish this - the low level information is generally not included in the event population when analyzing to create a vibration profile.
In the Analysis View – Event Table window, click the Summary menu at the top of the page. Click on Summary Selector in the drop down menu. The Summary Selector window gives you several options for searching within the Timer and Signal Trigger Events in your data file(s). You have the option to SELECT or DESELECT events based upon a searchable criteria. For this example, we will use the DESELECT approach:
• Dynamic level is the easiest way to distinguish between events of interest and the periods of inactivity. To remove the Timer Triggered Events which represent idle motion, we will remove data that is Less Than or Equal To a specified level. For vibration events, we measure the level in Grms. For this example, we’ll consider anything less than or Equal To 0.04 Grms to be irrelevant.
• Click Add to include this dynamic criterion in the box near the bottom of the window. (Note: The Summary Selector will allow you to add additional criteria to build a more complex search case and target in upon a very specific set of events. For the sake of this article, we’ll only focus on removing the low intensity events.)
• Click Run to begin search. All events that meet the DESELECT criteria will be “De-Selected” and therefore removed from the summary report. This is a process that you can perform for every data file that you record. For vibration analyses, removing the periods of inactivity from your summarized PSD is an important step – and one you’ll want to do each and every time.
Lansmont helps China set standard
By Eric Joneson posted Friday, October 14, 2011
Lansmont sponsored and presented at ISTA’s 2011 China Symposium which took place at Lanzhou Jiaotong University, in Lanzhou City, China this September. We delivered two presentations as part of the formal program. David Jin, Lansmont's Chief Representive in China, presented Packaging Solution on Logisitics Environment
which highlighted Midea Group's
use of Lanmsont Instruments and showed more than a million USD in logistics savings from lessons learned. Our other presentation, titled Field Measurement Data used for Test Procedure Development
, showed how field measurement serves as the foundation of new, more-advanced industry test standards, including many ISTA 3 and 4 Series tests.
The China Packaging Research and Test Center (CPRTC) represents and manages ISTA interests and operations in China. As part of the ISTA China Council meeting, Mr. Han Zueshan, CPRTC’s Vice Director, updated the group on their efforts to develop a new China National Random Vibration test standard. Lansmont has worked with CPRTC since 2005, supporting their efforts to develop the National Standard.
We recognizes the value of innovation and research and directly support numerous educational and research institutions throughout the world. Our Liaison Program
facilitates the deployment of our technology within the research and education community.
In the spirit of our Liaison Program, Eric Joneson of Lansmont presented Mr. Han Xueshan, CPRTC Vice Director, with a gift of two SAVER 3x90 field instruments during the September China Symposium. The instruments will be used in the effort to better understand China’s packaged-product distribution systems and networks.