19/03/2019

There are no passengers on spaceship earth.

The VibraTec Group guides its clients toward eco-friendly solutions whenever possible, and also encourages the use of public transportation, cycling and carpooling among its employees.

In this context, AirFrance’s CO2Zero program supporting CO2OL provided us a good way to compensate our air travel carbon footprint by helping to reforest the Panama Canal Zone. To date, over 7.5 million trees have been planted, 15 endangered species have a new habitat and 150 jobs have been created.

green carbon footprint
06/03/2019

Improve your skills in our springtime training sessions

The perfect occasion to upskill colleagues:

  • Rotating Equipment Vibration Diagnosis” from May 14th to 16th: to be able to identify common rotating machine defects and understand diagnosis tools & methods.
    • Principles of vibration
    • Principles of data acquisition
    • Principles of signal processing
    • Vibration standards
    • Common defects
    • Detection tools
    • Case studies
  • Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA)” on May 21st and 22nd: to understand and be able to use this structural characterization technique.
    • Basic theory
    • Mode identification methods
    • Model tuning
    • Establishing a measurement procedure
    • Case studies on a mock-up
  • Specialized Testing, Iso-damage Approach” on May 23rd: to be able to write a specific Scope of Work for product & equipment suppliers.
    • Review of structural fatigue resistance
    • Standard hypotheses
    • Principles of signal processing
    • Personalizing for modal structures
    • Taking variability into account
    • Case studies
  • Rotor Dynamics” on May 28th, as a complement to the Rotating Equipment course or on a stand-alone basis: in order to hold intelligent, pertinent discussions with suppliers – and know the ‘right’ questions to ask.
    • Principles of vibration
    • Theoretical basis of rotor dynamics
    • Rotor modelling
    • Rotor dynamic stiffness mapping
    • Critical speed calculation
    • Unbalance response calculation
    • Stability analysis calculation
    • Case studies

Consult our training catalog.

VibraTec is a training center recognized by the French administration and French professional training funding centers.

Technical training
26/02/2019

Acoustic Optimization of E-Machines

Minimizing e-machine noise levels without impacting energy efficiency is now possible thanks to VibraTec’s new acoustic optimization method.

This innovative algorithm generates modifications of rotor and stator geometry, drastically reducing unwanted vibration and noise for a given set of operating conditions.

Working in close cooperation with its customer on the design of an automotive traction motor, and focusing on a specific tonal noise in the center of the machine speed range, VibraTec achieved a 14 dB reduction in sound power level on an order tracking.

VibraTec provides a vast range of services in the acoustic design and optimization of electric machines: support in pre-design to choose the quietest architecture from the beginning, vibro-acoustic simulation, integration in complete vehicle FE-models, experimental characterization of noise sources and high speed test benches.

electric car motor noise reduction
19/02/2019

VIBRATEC is now proposing a maintenance aid service for railway networks

VIBRATEC has been involved in track and rolling stock dynamic behavior analysis for over 30 years, using both measurement techniques in operation and interaction models between rail and rolling stock.

Using its expertise, VIBRATEC is now proposing a maintenance aid service. This service is based on two approach, experimental and numerical:

  • a smart autonomous monitoring system to detect rail defects (squat, corrugation, squealing,…),
  • a digital (virtual) approach to evaluate the remaining life of your rolling stock and rail.

Data are not only used for condition monitoring but also to prompt maintenance operations.  VIBRATEC’s asset management aims to shift from a reactive maintenance mode to a proactive one; to ensure the durability of your asset and to optimize the exploitation to extend the service life of the rail and the rolling stock.

See the video

Contact: Anne COULON – tel 04.72.86.65.48 – anne.coulon@vibratec.fr

05/02/2019

2 days dedicated to Signal Processing

The perfect occasion to upskill colleagues in this field during our “Signal Processing” training course on April 2nd and 3rd. They will learn how to choose the appropriate signal processing method & selection criteria, and then analyze results.

  • Signal classification,
  • Time analysis,
  • Spectral analysis,
  • System analysis.

Consult our training catalog.

VibraTec is a training center recognized by the French administration and French professional training funding centers.

signal processing training
10/01/2019

VibraTec training – sessions in March 2018

VibraTec will hold 4 open course sessions in March 2018. All are based on case studies.

  • From the 12th to the 14th of March: “Noise from Electromagnetic Excitation”: discover the basic electric motor operation & power supply, the efforts & magnetic phenomena implicated, phenomena capable of producing electromagnetic noise in electric machines. Learn how to set up an experimental & numeric method to understand the vibratory behavior of electric machines.
  • The 19th of March will be the occasion to learn about standards and requirements regarding “Human Vibration Exposure” to negotiate with suppliers more effectively, improve worker / colleague protection and fully comply with applicable legislation.
  • 20th & 21st of March: “Experimental Vibration Analysis” – explore industrial vibration issues, measurement & analysis methods and mitigation solutions.
  • 26th & 27th of March: first official session for our new “Railway Maintenance & Dynamics” course: optimize your maintenance programs with an increased understanding of the physics of wheel-rail contact, the faults they create and how they evolve over time.

Consult our training catalog.

VibraTec has French training accreditation and is referenced with DataDock. Sessions for French company employees can be funded by accredited French fund-collecting agencies (OPCA).

technical training
11/12/2018

ShareLab – invite yourself to VibraTec !

Do you wonder about the vibration or acoustic behavior of your products and think that measurements would clarify things ?

VibraTec welcomes you to our lab and gives you free access to our sensors, data acquisition systems and facilities.

One day a month, you can set up shop at one of our test benches (with or without gantry crane) or in our semi-anechoic chamber and use our large stock of equipment (microphones, accelerometers, acoustic arrays, multi-channel analyzers, recorders, etc.) An in-house expert will be on hand to get you started.

Take advantage of this opportunity: schedule the date, then just come and install your equipment, do your testing and leave with results that you can analyze back in the office.

Sign up now: our dates this fall:

  • February 1st
  • March 1st
  • March 29th

sharing measurement equipment
15/11/2018

Why wait to schedule your 2019 training programs ?

NEW this year !  Courses dedicated to Finite Element Model Updating, Railway Maintenance & Dynamics and also Noise from Gear Systems. The first sessions are at the end of January.

The specific web pages give the schedule for our Open programs held in France. We also organize all of our courses on demand on-site for clients worldwide who wish to train groups of employees together, focusing on their specific field / job.

Referenced as an official training center and registered on the DataDock platform to enable public funding for our course attendees (from French companies), VibraTec offers courses centered around industrial vibration, acoustics, signal processing and related fields targeting engineers and technicians.

Feel free to contact our training department for more information.

 

qualified professional training
05/11/2018

Jessica Neufond will represent VibraTec in Le Mans on 15-16 Nov at the Young Researchers’ Days in vibrations, Acoustics and Noise

She will present results of a study of the vibroacoustic behavior of planetary gears, from the determination of internal excitation to the vibration state of the housing.

The method developed reduces computation time (under an hour for a complete simulation) while using the real gearbox geometry.

This study focuses on planetary gear whining noise by determining internal excitation by simultaneously taking into account all meshings to include coupled interactions. The dynamic response is then calculated at any point in the housing via the resolution of the coupled equations of motion in the spectral domain and via an iterative process. Finally, experimental testing was performed to compare calculation and measurement results.

This is the subject of Jessica’s CIFRE thesis, in partnership with the Laboratory of Tribology and Systems Dynamics (LTDS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon) resulting from the common Ladage laboratory. VibraTec‘s expertise on the topic of gears is thus extended to the case of planetary gears.

Finite Element Model
29/05/2018

Customized asset management and monitoring solutions: learn about at Achema, from 11th to 15th of June 2018

Surveillance or maintenance: ignorance is bliss?

Do not stay in the dark! Have better nights: discover our Smart Solutions to plan your maintenance and ensure the quality of your activity.

To find out more, come see us at the ACHEMA trade show in Frankfurt, 11th to 15th of June 2018, hall 11.0 booth A58. We will answer your questions, especially in the production, process and energy industries.

If you want free invitation, contact us.

09/05/2018

VibraTec at the ENOVA Toulouse event on the 30th and 31st of May 2018

Come and meet us on booth B10 and discuss your needs for optimizing the design of your equipment in noise, vibration, and reliability. We will also present innovative instrumentation solutions, embedded or not, for the diagnosis and control of the life cycle of your products. Among the presented solutions: the SoundCam solution developed by our subsidiary MicrodB to perform a rapid acoustic diagnosis of a complex mechanical system; and an original solution for diagnosing the components of a transmission chain.

17/04/2018

Ignorance is bliss ?

Why would you monitor your production line, when it’s so much simpler to just wait for it to break down and bring your entire activity to a full stop?

If “Ignorance is bliss” isn’t your motto, if you sleep better with your maintenance well-scheduled and a rigorous quality control, you may be interested by our Smart Solutions.

Combining multi-physics sensing with state of the art modelling and Digital Twin technology, VibraTec offers customized asset management and monitoring solutions independent of any specific hardware or software.

To learn more, come and see us at ACHEMA in Frankfurt, Germany, from 11th to 15th of June 2018, hall 11.0 booth A58, where we can introduce you to our experience with the manufacturing, process, and energy industry.

20/03/2018

Comprehensive innovative monitoring solutions to be presented at ACHEMA

Looking for a comprehensive, innovative solution to monitor your production process or characterize your products and raw materials?

VibraTec will participate in the ACHEMA trade show in Frankfurt from June 11th to 15th. We will present our SmartSolutions applied to a variety of industries and processes: energy, transportation, pumps, medical devices, test benches, safety and quality control.

Come and visit us to see how we can help you boost productivity and manage your assets the smart way!

Henri, Nicolas, and Katja will be waiting for you at booth A58, Hall 11.0.

SmartSolutions
13/03/2018

Innovate with VibraTec ! We will be at the Smart Industries event during the Global Industrie fair in Paris from 27 to 30 March

VibraTec was chosen to represent the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region as an SME with innovative products & services (predictive maintenance, innovative sensors, digital twins, etc).

Agnès Gerphagnon and Lucille Lamotte will present the group’s latest innovations, including the LMS SoundCamera developed by MicrodB and our predictive maintenance SmartSolutions connected, autonomous sensors.

The Global Industrie fair focuses on the Industry of the Future and brings together stakeholders from the entire manufacturing ecosystem and all industry sectors. It is backed by President Macron, the French government and the Industry of the Future Alliance (AIF). From March 27th to the 30th, almost 3 thousand exhibitors will welcome over 50 thousand visitors.

connected sensors
10/10/2017

VibraTec participates at JAAN on the 26th and 27th of October 2017 in Toulon

VibraTec contribution to JAAN 2017 (Ollioules, France, 26th and 27th of October 2017): « Acoustic transparency of Alberich coatings under high water pressure: coupled simulation methodology »

VibraTec will present a coupled simulation methodology for the estimation of the acoustic transparency (as well as reflection) of rubber coatings with periodic air inclusions (as Alberich coatings) under high water pressure. These panels are made for being implemented on underwater structures. Many challenges must be addressed: the large strain of the coating under static water pressure, the highly non-linear behavior of the hyperviscolastic material, the influence of the static deformation on the acoustic behavior. The possibilities offered by this method are of utmost interest: optimizing the design of the coating and the properties of the material to improve the acoustic performance of the coating under given pressure and temperature conditions.

18/09/2017

Why wait to schedule your 2018 training programs ?

Referenced as an official training center and registered on the DataDock platform to enable public funding for our course attendees (from French companies), VibraTec offers courses centered around industrial vibration, acoustics, signal processing and related fields targeting engineers and technicians.

The 2018 catalogue gives the schedule for our Open programs given in France.

We also organize all of our courses on demand on-site for clients worldwide who wish to train groups of employees together, focusing on their specific field / job.

Feel free to contact our training department for more information.

07/09/2017

VibraTec will be at SERMA’s Technology Days on September 21st and 22nd near Bordeaux

VibraTec and Serma will present the fruit of their collaboration regarding the reliability of mechatronic equipment. Very different, electronic and mechanical reliability are rarely studied together. The work carried out by VibraTec and Serma aimed to couple the two approaches in order to produce reliable mechatronic equipment. The resistance/stress reliability approach and specific mechatronic applications will be presented.

18/07/2017

VibraTec’s training programs referenced by DataDock

VibraTec has been referenced as an official French training center for many years: we are now also registered on the DataDock platform, which centralizes information concerning French training centers to facilitate funding by “OPCA” (accredited fund-collecting / funding agencies), associations in charge of funding professional training throughout workers’ careers.

Yet another sign of VibraTec’s commitment to quality in all aspects of our activity.

15/06/2017

We will be at the 8th VDI conference on wind turbine vibration in Bremen/Germany on June 27th-28th, 2017

VibraTec will be at the 8th VDI conference on wind turbine vibration in Bremen on June 27th-28th, 2017. We will present our expertise on experimental and numerical vibratory diagnosis techniques in this context.

 After a wind turbine was retrofitted with a new generator, much higher noise levels recorded at the foot of the tower raised concerns about its reliability. VibraTec was called to perform a thorough on-site diagnosis to determine the origin of the noise and assess the risks on the fatigue behavior of the structure. To take all possible vibration sources into account, a multi-physics approach was applied, covering electromagnetic excitation, torque pulsation, cogging torque, unbalance and bearing condition. Advanced experimental techniques such as simultaneous recording of sound pressure, current signals and accelerations were applied to assess the vibrational behavior of the wind turbine.

The results of the diagnosis gave conclusive arguments on the safety of the operation in the new conditions.

 

12/05/2017

Presentation of a publication at Surveillance 9 Conference in Fes, Morocco, May 22nd to 24th, 2017

The noise from “Root” type vacuum pumps is a major disadvantage to wider use. The noise sources and the mechanisms involved in these pumps are complex, strongly coupled and their modeling is delicate (3D fluid calculations in a cavity of changing geometry, coupled with a nonlinear meshing dynamic).

The collaborative project FUI ARPE (Acoustics and vibration of vacuum pumps) aims to significantly improve the multi-physical modeling of these pumps. In this context, a measurement campaign was set up, on the one hand, to recalibrate the models and, on the other hand, to establish a vibro-acoustic diagnosis of the pumps.

VibraTec will be at the Surveillance 9 Conference in Fes, Morocco, from May 22nd to 24th May, 2017, to present the measurements performed and their uses (shock detection, psycho acoustic criteria, etc.)

ShareLab - invite yourself to VibraTec !

VibraTec welcomes you to our lab and gives you free access to our sensors, data acquisition systems and facilities.