15 February 2012
Welcome to our latest Test & Measurement Newsletter. Please let us know your views and interests by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this Issue:
- Happy Birthday m+p international inc.!
- m+p Continues Commitment to VXI Hardware
- Remote Real-Time Monitoring of Piping Systems
- Aerospace: Characterization of a Strongly Nonlinear Vibration Absorber
1. Happy Birthday m+p international inc.!
In 1992 m+p international inc., Verona, New Jersey, was started to market the m+p test and measurement products in North America. In the last twenty years the m+p international staff is proud of their reputation in the world of environmental simulation and data acquisition thanks to the quality of their solutions, the close co-operation with the customers, strong technical relationships with their vendors and most of all reliable customer support. Many companies in aerospace, automotive, electronics and numerous other technology industries are satisfied customers and many with multiple systems.
m+p international inc. has been methodically growing and presently has offices in New Jersey, Illinois and Southern California along with agents and representatives throughout the USA and Canada as well as in Brazil.
The employees of m+p international inc. extend a special thank you to all their customers for the opportunity and trust they bestowed on them and are looking forward to working with them in the future.
30 years later m+p international continues to support hardware introduced by Hewlett Packard. Many VCP9000 and VCP_PC are still operational and in use today. From UNIX to Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and now Windows 7 m+p has always strived to provide an upgrade path for customers who invested in our software.
This loyality to our customers and their investment is furthered with our commitment to VXI based systems.
m+p international's VXI based solutions continue to be very competitive for vibration control, digital signal acquisition and analysis and continuous data acquisition applications. With 1000s of channels installed worldwide VXI remains today the hardware platform of choice when an industry standard, flexibility and scalability are required.
Both VTI Instruments and Bustec VXI measurement hardware is supported with a broad range of solutions including input and source cards, IEEE-1394 FireWire, LAN and MXI II controllers and temperature, strain, voltage,… cards.
The easy-to-use turnkey Coda data acquisition software offers functionality that was previously available only in custom packages costing much more.
For maximum system flexibility Coda supports a wide variety of USB, Ethernet, LXIbus and VXIbus-based instruments delivering accurate, repeatable results. Select your preferred acquisition hardware for any test size from tens to thousands of input channels. Coda supports m+p's USB-based VibPilot and Ethernet-based VibRunner hardware platforms as well as instruments from renowned manufacturers such as VTI Instruments, United Electronic Industries, Agilent and Bustec.
At Wolsong Power Plant in South Korea, Coda is used for remote piping monitoring in real-time. Coda measures the static and dynamic data of all steel pipes throughout the plant and manages this critical data coming from more than 250 input channels reliably. The DAQ instruments at the pipes are Ethernet-based cube I/O chassis from United Electronic Industries. These very compact and rugged instruments are compatible with I/O boards for voltage input, current input, thermocouples, strain gages, RVDT/LVDT, digital I/O, counter, etc.
Download the Application Note
"Remote Monitoring of Piping Systems in Power Plant".
At this year's IMAC Conference and Exposition in Jacksonville Tim Copeland, m+p international's Central Region Manager, and staff members of the University of Illinois presented a paper on the characterization of a strongly nonlinear vibration absorber for aerospace structures.
The authors consider the identification of a nonlinear energy sink (NES) designed to limit the vibration of an aircraft wing by attracting and dissipating energy before a transient response can build into a limit-cycle oscillation. The device studied is the prototype of an NES intended to be mounted at the tip of a scale-model wing, housed in a winglet, and capable of interacting dynamically with the wing over a broad frequency range.
Download the Paper
"Characterization of a Strongly Nonlinear Vibration Absorber for Aerospace Applications".
Well, that brings to a close this edition of the m+p international Newsletter. If there are items of info you would like to see here or if you have useful tips for the rest of the environmental test world, then please send us your pointers and we'll include them in the next edition. Please forward this Newsletter to your colleagues if you have found it of interest, spread the word...
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