MultiTool V4.0.0 Release and YouTube channel update

Today we have released version 4 of MultiTool.

This release brings new features in the Acquisition for generating a Once Per Rev signal from the probe signals with both hardware and software solutions. We still recommend a physical OPR but these new features provide options where either fitting an OPR is not possible or the existing one has failed. We also have the ability to generate an OPR after the test from the recorded probe data. There is a YouTube video covering this functionality so please check it out. If you have an update subscription then download the software here.

We have added the ability to calculate the best axial position for the probes into the Editor. If you have a design sublicense for probe placement then this is included for free. The file format for the mode shape data is published in the Editor manual and a demo file is available in the downloads section.  There is a YouTube video covering this new functionality so please check it out.

Bug fixes and enhancements.

YouTube Channel Update

We have also released some tutorial videos onto our YouTube Channel. Due to the current situation we will not be travelling for training sessions so the aim is to cover the basic operation of the software, pointing out features and functionality that even existing users may have missed. Feel free to head over and take a look.

Update – The demo files used in the videos are available from the downloads section.

Be safe.

EMTD is Leading a Clean Sky Activity for the EU.

We are proud to announce that EMTD Ltd has been awarded a two year grant from the European Union to undertake a research activity.  This is under the Horizons 2020 Clean Sky programme.

EMTD Ltd are leading a project group which includes the following.

Manchester University’s School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

The Institute of Thermomechanics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IT ASCR)

A page has been set up and will be updated as work proceeds.

Call Reference: H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
Type of Action: RIA
Topic Identification Code: JTI-CS2-2018-CfP09-ENG-01-39
Topic Title : Measurement of rotor vibration using
tip-timing for high speed booster and
evaluation of associated uncertainties
Proposal Number/ Acronym: 862034 / Batista
Proposal Title: Blade Tip Timing System Validator

MultiTool Injector Released

MultiTool Injector

The Injector mode of MultiTool allows the user to adjust one or more blades in a dataset, either real or simulated. This can be done either by injecting a permanent DC shift to the blades position, injecting an impact condition or propagating a crack that moves the DC position of the blade with speed.

The user is also able to write their own crack growth algorithm as part of a Plug-In architecture. Please see the manual for more information.

Manual

Linear1 Plug in Source code

 

EMTD has held its 2nd BTT technology conference In Lingang China

EMTD held its second BTT technology conference In Lingang China in July 2017, it was attended by many people from both Academia and Industry between Monday 24th July – Wednesday 26th July. The event began with a Keynote speech from Prof A.J. Wang of SJTU talking about the problems of reviewing vibration analysis data and the huge potential and opportunities for BTT methods. A number of future research topics were discussed along with new and novel applications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The days also included small group tutorials where a wide variety of topics including EHM, probe technology and cost of ownership were discussed.

 

 

Feel free to contact us to find out more information or the date and content of our next training courses.

 

Key Speech given at the Aeronautical and Automotive Research Conference 2017

EMTD gave the Keynote speech, Rotor Blade Measurement Technology, at the Aeronautical and Automotive Research Conference 2017. – Loughborough University.

This is a conference for postgraduates, staff and guests from Industry and Academia in the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering.

This event aims to bring together the Department’s research groups through a series of presentations and posters.

 

Contact EMTD or the University of Loughborough for more information.

Easter Updates

Customer Feedback

We have received great feedback after a thorough review of available BTT systems by an overseas customer.

‘We really think that EMTD is the best BTT system we have ever investigated. So we decided to buy this………..’

Supporting Research

ASME update

In keeping with our desire to promote research and work with academia,  we have been invited to peer review.

‘Because of your expertise on the topic, I am requesting your assistance in evaluating manuscripts submitted to the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power’.

TALENT updates

Work continues on the compressor test facility in Shanghai as the MultiTool BTT system is being installed on the test rig.

   

Announcing a demonstration version of MultiTool.

EMTD have released the latest version of its MultiTool BTT software suite. Licensed users can now update to version 1.6.0 by following this link. BETA program customers can apply for the 2.0.0 BETA from 1st June 2017.

Download

The latest update now includes a demonstration option that can be used by potential users to test some of the suites capabilities.  It comes complete with a demonstration file and some examples of the analysis results. 

After installation please generate a demonstration request file that should be emailed to enquiries@emtd-measurement.com

We will then send you a license with a validity period of one month that is node locked to a single machine for you to evaluate the software.

Please send any feedback or issues to enquiries@emtd-measurement.com

Alternatively for the more advanced user we can generate a license file for your own data sets. Please contact us to assist in ensuring your data format is compatible.

Announcing a partnership arrangement in China

 

EMTD are pleased to announce a partnership arrangement with TALENT based in Shanghai, China. TALENT will provide all of the installation, operation and training services for the EMTD suite of Blade Tip Timing technology in China.

We are also continuing our work with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to develop the use of BTT for a number of aerospace applications including Cross Wind testing and core compressor testing at the new Turbine test facility in Linggang.

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EMTD made a number of presentations covering BTT technology awareness , in depth analysis techniques and the potential use of BTT in component certification testing to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

We hope to return to Shanghai in the near future to continue building internal measurement capability for Chinese companies.