Consulting, Testing, Analysis
Acentech assists in the design and analysis of facilities that accommodate extremely vibration-sensitive apparatus. Our industrial vibration consultants also work with equipment and structures that require high resistance to vibration-related damage or malfunction. Acentech's state-of-the-art instrumentation and signal processing techniques assure precise evaluation of vibration problems and characterization of indoor and outdoor dynamic environments. Acentech's noise and vibration consulting services include:
"Through a half-century of research, consulting, and teaching, Dr. Eric E. Ungar has made singular and distinctive contributions to the discipline of Shock and Vibration. His analyses of the excitation and control of structural vibrations will long remain a foundation upon which others can build."
— Shock and Vibration Information Center -- Citation for Lifetime Achievement Award
We are instrumental in environmental assessment and mitigation design for transportation systems, heavy industrial plants, and mechanical equipment in large buildings. Acentech's industrial vibration and structural dynamics expertise has been applied to more than two hundred microelectronics, biomedical, optical facilities, and specialized installations for the National Institute for Standards and Technology, NASA, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and major universities.
Remote Monitoring of Vibration and Noise
Concerns regarding construction noise and vibration are generally related to community annoyance and potential damage to nearby buildings. However, when nearby buildings house highly sensitive equipment and/or operations (such as hospitals, research facilities, and performing arts venues), construction vibration can cause adverse impact at levels far below those traditionally associated with building damage. Sufficiently severe vibrations can cause significant disturbance or, in extreme cases, cause the facility to shutdown vibration-sensitive operations. In these instances, typical construction monitoring programs are generally not sensitive enough to measure low-level vibrations that are vital to these situations.
Acentech's remote monitoring systems provide administrators, managers, contractors and researchers with real-time notification and continuous access to critical vibration and noise information. Using an internet connection, monitors can not only be viewed, controlled and downloaded remotely, but can send email and text alarm messages when pre-set limits are exceeded. These capabilities allow interested parties to anticipate problems, mitigate activities, schedule operations and document potential impacts and events.
The RH Lyon Division of Acentech designs and develops advanced diagnostic systems for a wide variety of developmental and industrial applications, including machine condition monitoring and production-line quality assurance systems. Services include:
When a machine operates, forces are created that result in vibration and sound. Properly sensed, processed and analyzed, these signals can provide a wide array of useful performance data to determine the "health" of the machine, to control its operations and make it run more efficiently, or to make design or quality control decisions that either improve product performance or eliminate manufacturing problems in a timely way.
To learn more about Acentech's vibration testing, analysis and consulting services, please view the related projects at right, read our technical papers and articles, or contact us to receive additional information.
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