Sine vibration testing is the most popular method of basic vibration testing alongside Random and Shock. In today's article we will take a look at the reasons behind the popularity of Sine vibration testing, its main features and applications on the example of RULA software.
Kurtosis is a parameter of any signal, which represents its “peakedness”. But what makes this parameter so important for vibration testing and data analysis? And how can you manipulate it in RULA software? Let’s find out.
We are constantly surrounded by vibrations, some of which are less welcome than others. Many products of automotive, aerospace, electronics, and other industries are subject to intense vibration impact that can cause severe damage to the moving parts. This in turn might break the equipment, or even endanger the life of your customers.
Preventing the damage caused by vibrations is the goal of vibration testing. In today's article, we will take an overview of this field and see how RULA can help you optimize the testing process.
Field Data Replication (FDR) offers a way to simulate real-life conditions with a high degree of accuracy. However, FDR has a major drawback — should we want to test an object up to destruction, the tests can take a very long time. Fatigue Damage Spectrum (FDS) option in RULA Software solves this problem, greatly reducing test time and offering much more flexibility in regard to signal duration. Read more about FDS in our article.
Multishaker testing has become a popular method for testing large objects, which you cannot place on one shaker, or for simultaneous vibration impact on the object on several axes. In today's article, we will look at how to set up multishaker tests using our vibration controllers RL-C21 and RL-C25.
The first step to ensure that your sensor is giving accurate data is to correctly mount it on the surface. In this article, we will take a look at the most used mounting methods and give you useful tips that will help you choose the one that suits your needs.
In this small article, you will learn how to update the internal software of our vibration controllers RL-C21, RL-C25, and RL-C21M. Updating the internal software is very important in order to prevent connection errors during the tests.
Complex environmental tests combining vibration and climatic impact are becoming a trend in the testing industry. RULA Technologies provide a convenient tool for running such tests with RL-C21 and RL-C25-series controllers. Learn more in our todays's article.
Imagine you are testing a satellite with solar panels. It is crucial to prevent the destruction of solar panels due to resonances during the test. Notching is a tool that helps you avoid all resonances on a particular frequency by limiting the acceleration values.
Microphones need to be calibrated to ensure they stay "healthy" and perform at their maximum capacity. RULA engineers have developed and algorithm that allows you to easily calibrate a microphone using sound pressure — a topic of our today's article.
TestUp software for vibration testing can automatically generate a report when you complete a test, giving you an easy way to analyze data. In this article, we’ll show you how to configure the report creation and choose a default text editor for your reports.
Sensor calibration is a procedure that ensures the safety and maximum performance of your sensor. Ideally, it should be performed once a year. In this article we will answer a common question: how to calibrate accelerometers using an automated module of RULA software.
The TestUp desktop application comes in a bundle with RULA devices. It allows the user to perform all basic types of tests, including Sine, Random, and Shock, as well as more advanced types (Sine on Random, Sine, and Random on Random, Sine on Sine, SRS, TTH, time waveform replication) and Multishaker tests. In this article, we've listed the minimal system requirements for using the software.
Pre-start check is a convenient function of TestUp software for vibration testing that lets you double-check the test parameters and prevent equipment failures. Learn more about pre-start check in today’s article.
Testing spaceships, cars, planes and other massive objects for resonance may require multiple interconnected controllers. In this article we will guide you through the process of connecting up to 8 RL-C21 devices in 3 simple steps.
WIth the current state of the sensor market, it's getting easier to get lost in the variety of accelerometers it has to offer. In this short article we will help you choose the sensor that suits your needs (and your budget).