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Introducing Motion Amplification® Software 3.1

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Introducing Motion Amplification® Software 3.1Over the past few months, we have focused on bringing yet another exciting update to our loyal user base of the Iris M™, Iris MX™, and Iris CM™. This release is full of new features and functionality focused on expanding the capabilities of Motion Amplification® and making the software easier to use. What is exciting about this release is that it is primarily focused on implementing functionality based on customer feedback. It is full of new and easier ways to collect and process data, and here are just a few highlights.

  • All New High-Density Recordings (HDR) – HDR mode is now a part of Motion Amplification® analysis and no longer requires a special acquisition mode. Even better, all recordings are backward compatible. Easily achieve videos with more precise movement and detail and see unparalleled time resolution in video playback!
  • Photron and Vision Research Cameras – With our new High-Speed Plugin Module you can now use a large selection of Photron and Vision Research cameras with Motion Amplification® Acquisition™. These cameras are plug and play and expand the options for high speed Motion Amplification®.
  • Triggering – Now in Acquisition, you can arm the camera with pre and post triggers. The camera will buffer the video and save the data that was collected before the record button was pressed. This makes capturing singular events easier than ever.
  • Live ROI – You no longer have to wonder how much something is moving before you press record. Now you can draw ROI’s and measure displacement right in Acquisition. This makes for a powerful feature coupled with live Motion Amplification®. Time waveforms and spectra are both shown.
  • 60+ Usability and Workflow Changes – We have added over 60 new usability features and functionality changes that make your life easier, from selecting filtered data straight from the Motion Amplification® spectral peaks to auto thresholding. They are all designed to make the process faster and have been implemented based on direct customer feedback.
  • Major Iris CM Feature Additions – The Iris CM has seen a dramatic expansion of capability. Trigger options such as general purpose IEPE and 4-20 mA signals have been included. The Iris CM can be configured with a small form factor ruggedized PC that is scalable by networking multiple systems, making it easier than ever to deploy and interface.
  • Long Term Record – Have a process or motion that occurs over a long-time frame? Now you can set up your recording to capture over long time periods by setting frame rates to be seconds or minutes apart. You can easily set up recording for processes that take longer to measure.
  • Thresholding in Acquisition and 8-bit – Thresholding video is one of our most used features. This can now be done straight in Acquisition and with low dynamic range recording.
  • Export to a Single File with Compression – Now you can export all your data to a single file to transfer to another computer or drive more easily. That file can also be compressed for smaller file size.

Upcoming Webinars

We are excited to share the 3.1 features with you and want to give you an opportunity to learn about them. Join RDI CEO Jeff Hay at one of our upcoming webinars where he will explain how to use the features and what applications they have. Click on any of these links to schedule a time.

November 5 at 1:00 p.m. (EST)

November 11 at 1:00 p.m. (EST)

November 24 at 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Commissioning equipment with IRIS M Motion Amplification™

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Notes from the Field – Commissioning New Equipment with IRIS M™ Motion Amplification

Commissioning a new piece of equipment is a stressful and exciting time for all parties involved. You have spent a lot of time on this process. You have worked hard on planning, money and time have been spent on construction, and of course the hard work and effort to put in the new equipment. The goal is to get the piece of equipment into production as quickly as possible. The challenge in commissioning is having the confidence that the new and unfamiliar piece of equipment is operating the way it’s designed.

When commissioning new equipment, there are a couple of items you want to determine. The first is what the new piece of equipment should be doing, building a baseline for future reference. The other is looking for defects or deficiencies that are the result of the manufacturing, engineering, or installation process of the equipment itself. These defects, deficiencies, installation, or design issues often result in excessive vibration that is most often detectable using Displacement or Velocity. Motion Amplification™ is the ideal technology for this because Motion Amplification™ is a displacement-based measurement and shows the movement in the above-mentioned defects very well. It shows ALL the movement, piping, wiring, base, grout, concrete, etc. For example, when commissioning a pump and motor we would typically take 10 vibration measurements on the bearing housings (4 horizontal, 4 vertical and 2 axial). It is possible for the discharge piping on an overhung pump to be resonant, but the pump NDE bearing vibration to be within spec. This resonant pipe could shorten bearing life, crack pipe supports, and cause much larger issues long after the equipment is commissioned. Issues like these are design or installation problems and should be handled by the installing contractor, or plant personnel before the equipment is put into service.

Motion Amplification™ is a great tool when commissioning a new piece of equipment. The videos show how the equipment is moving. This insight helps all parties communicate effectively through the commissioning and establishes a baseline of operation before the equipment is put into production.


Commissioning Case Example

A large multinational mining company purchased the IRIS M™ for the purpose of commissioning a new facility in Mexico. They were on a tight schedule to bring the new equipment online. Acceptance testing of all new assets included an assessment using IRIS M™ before site acceptance testing (SAT) sign off with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Before and After Video description: This was a tank that they caught vibrating with the IRIS M. They notified the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the issue and the OEM stated there was no problem with the tank. Upon seeing the tank in the MA video, the OEM immediately acknowledged the problem and redesigned the tank.

To learn more about how IRIS M™ can assist commissioning machines at your plant please contact GVS Reliability Products Pty Ltd[email protected]

V2.5 Software Release from RDI Technologies

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Announcing the 2.5 Software Update

GVS Reliability Products and Optical Motion Technologies is pleased to announce the newest update to the award-winning software for the Iris M™ and Iris MX™ systems from RDI Technologies.  This new update will be available for all eligible customers.  It will expand the use of Motion Amplification™ software to new applications and make it easier and more robust to use.

Key Features in the 2.5 Software Release 

  • Analysis of Rotating Shafts: Several features related to the analysis of rotating shafts have been added including shaft inspection recordings, high-density recordings, shaft turning speed detection, shaft displacement measurements.
  • Enhanced MP4 Export: MP4 export now lets you specify the resolution format and quality of the video that is produced. Users will be able to select Full HD, HD, and SD formats enabling them to control the size and quality of the files.
  • Trim Recordings: Motion Amplification™ now supports the ability to trim unwanted content from existing recordings.
  • Relative Phase Calculations: Motion Amplification™ now supports relative phase calculations. Specify a phase reference and frequency of interest and relative phase values will be calculated for all of the displayed waveforms. This will allow the user to not only be able to see that an asset is out of phase but also calculate an exact number to pinpoint relative motion within the context of an image and more effectively find the fault.
  • Filtering: More efficient filtering options allow users to filter based on amplitude thresholds and isolation of peaks using a graphical interface.
  • Batch Amplification: Users will also be able to apply Motion Amplification™ to entire batches of data, preventing the user from having to wait on the amplification of individual recordings.

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Free 1-Hour Short-Course on the New 2.5 Features for Customers

We are offering a live free one-hour short-course for our customers on all the new updates in version 2.5 of the software.  Our expert will take you through each of the features and give you advice on how to use them in the field.  The live sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

August 8, 2019, at 3 PM EDT
August 13, 2019, at 10 AM EDT
August 13, 2019 at 7 PM EDT
August 15, 2019, at 3:30 PM EDT

*Space is limited so reserve your spot today – Click below to register

Register for the 1-Hour Short-Course on the New Features

Contact [email protected] if you need any further information on the 2.5V software update

Why RDI’s IRIS M™ Motion Amplification™ is ESSENTIAL technology

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RDI’s IRIS M™ Motion Amplification™ takes Asset Management and Reliability to another level


The industrial landscape in Australasia is ultra-competitive with companies always looking for technologies that will propel them to best in class for their industry.


RDI’s IRIS M™ Motion Amplification™ is one of those ESSENTIAL technologies that will take your Asset Management and Reliability to another level.

  • IRIS M™ enables Proactive (Precision) Maintenance Reliability activities such as precision commissioning, precision installation and DEFECT ELIMINATION
  • Visualisation of the root cause of unacceptable vibration detected via routine and online PdM programs
  • Through visualisation, transition to root cause problem solving
  • IRIS M™ is the perfect tool for screening assets, fault finding, commissioning new assets, and pre/post repairs or retrofits
  • Communication tool between technical and non-technical personnel, enhancing the decision-making process

Contact [email protected] to learn more about IRIS M™ Motion Amplification™

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This new feature will revolutionise the way you see motion.

Check out the video to see how

The latest update to RDI Technologies flagship product, the Iris M, allows users to isolate individual frequencies in the Motion Amplified video data. This incredibly powerful new feature is done graphically via a colour-coded spectrum. Also, combinations of filters can be applied to isolate multiple frequencies.

To apply the filter, the user simply indicates a region of interest (ROI) within the captured video which in turn, produces a spectrum. Then simple manipulation of the spectrum with the cursor allows setting of the filter cut-off frequency.

Sounds too simple to be true?

Welcome to the world of IRIS M where ‘Seeing is Believing’…

In addition to the filter update, Iris M Version 2.0 includes the following valuable new features:

  • Orbit Plots – Displays motions at a location in the data on an X-Y plot.
  • Simpler ROI drawing – Drawing an ROI with the mouse has been updated to make displacement measurements more intuitive.
  • Record data sets based on time instead of number of frames.
  • Addition of CPM units.
  • Ability to export time waveforms to .csv files.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about IRIS M or any of our extensive condition monitoring range. Alternatively, click on one of the options below.

Free Motion Amplification Seminar and Demonstration. Perth September 30th

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GVS Reliability products and OMT are very excited to announce a Free Motion Amplification Seminar and Demo in Perth on the 30th of September.

Register here

The day will involve a live hands on demonstration of the ground breaking new technology; ‘Motion Amplification’. This amazing product allows the smallest of motions to be seen by the human eye. Visualisation is key to determining faults in machinery, infrastructure, and human performance. Just being able to see what is happening can change your perspective completely and allow for a more targeted and cost effective approach to fault analysis.

We cannot stress enough how ground breaking this new technology is in the world of industrial reliability.

Prior to the release of Motion Amplification, the market has not had access to a product that can deliver such results in such a short amount of time.
The seminar will be run from 08:45am – 12:30pm. The agenda for the day is listed below;

Introduction to Vibration and Motion Visualisationjeffrobot
• Traditional vibration measurement
• Time Domain
• Frequency Domain
• Amplitude and Phase
• Cross Channel Phase
• Operating Deflection Shape analysis

Introduction to Videography
• Aperture
• Depth of Field
• Focal Length
• Lighting and Exposure
• Lenses

Introduction to Motion Amplification
• What is Motion Amplification
• MA Technology Overview
• RDI Acquisition
• RDI Motion Amplification
• MA Lab Session

Seeing is believing’ so come and see the amazing ‘Motion Amplification’ for yourself

The seminar will be held at the Metro Hotel Perth.   Register here if you are interested in attending this half day seminar.

If you have any questions, please contact GVS Reliability Products at [email protected] or 02 4925 2701