Vibration Testing Advancement (Kurtosion®) Awarded European Patent and New Release of VibrationVIEW Software Announced

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Significant advancement in vibration testing closes the gap between laboratory testing and field measurements. Major software version release expands performance by taking advantage of VR9500 hardware architecture and improves upon user experience.

Since Kurtosion® is a significant new advancement for vibration control, we recognized that the methods involved needed to be properly disclosed in order to be understood and accepted by the testing community.

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Vibration Research Corporation (VRC) http://www.vibrationresearch.com announces that EPO Patent No.1766358 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY CONTROLLING SPECTRUM AND KURTOSIS OF A RANDOM VIBRATION, has been issued to Philip D. Van Baren and assigned to VRC. This EPO patent has been made effective in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. VRC also holds a USA patent of the same title, USA Patent 7,426,426,. To read more about Kurtosion® go to http://www.vibrationresearch.com/kurtosion.html.

According to company President, John Van Baren, "This patent protects our unique Kurtosion® control, a means of performing random tests that have more severe amplitude distributions than Gaussian noise provides, to better simulate measured product environments. Unlike prior methods, Kurtosion® provides controlled kurtosis while maintaining the dynamic range and full amplitude and phase randomness of the signal and it applies the more severe amplitude distributions across the entire control spectrum. Since Kurtosion® is a significant new advancement for vibration control, we recognized that the methods involved needed to be properly disclosed in order to be understood and accepted by the testing community. This patent provides an avenue for this disclosure while protecting our legal rights to the method."

VERSION 10 VibrationVIEW SOFTWARE RELEASED

VRC is proud to announce the release of version 10 VibrationVIEW software. This latest release provides for numerous performance enhancements as well as improvements to the user interface.

  •         Configurable toolbars and menus
  •      Simplified entry of new tests
  •      Entry of new tests using a template as a starting point
  •      Entry of max acceleration as part of system limits, to override force limit
  •      200kHz sample rate (requires factory calibration of existing controllers)
  •      Maximum test frequency extended to 50kHz for sine, random and shock
  •      Adaptive sine control algorithm
  •      SRTD phase tracking of a channel relative to the drive signal
  •      Fatigue-Damage-Spectrum based random import function
  •      Multiple languages

Version 10 VibrationVIEW software can be downloaded directly from our website. All users with an active Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) are eligible for version 10 upgrade.

Software download page: http://www.vibrationresearch.com/demo.html
VIBRATION RESEARCH CORPORATION

Vibration Research Corporation is based out of Jenison, MI, USA. We design and manufacture state of the art vibration control systems for laboratory testing in combination with electrodynamic, servo-hydraulic, or servo-electric shakers. Vibration Research was formed in 1995 and has pioneered many new vibration testing techniques including Field Data Replication (time history playback) and Kurtosion®. We serve the global testing community and take pride in our customers' experience with our product and our people.

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