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New MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL Automated Accelerometer Calibration System

New Industry-Exclusive System Facilitates Simultaneous Automated Calibrations of up to Eight Piezoresistive Accelerometers and Single-DUT Vibration Sensors, Complying with SAEJ211 and SAE2570 Standards

MB Dynamics CRASH-CAL Automated Accelerometer Calibration System

MB Dynamics, Inc. (www.mbdynamics.com)(MB), field-proven industry experts in the design, manufacture and supply of vibration test systems and equipment, including buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR), steering, and suspension component test systems; modal exciters and amplifiers; automated calibration systems; dynamic controllers; transducer calibration systems; and engineering services, today announced the global market launch of its Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL (MDCC) automated accelerometer calibration system, offering a measurable 70% time savings over single-DUT calibration methods.

The MB Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH CAL (MDCC) system provides accurate, efficient, and simultaneous automated calibrations of up to eight piezoresistive accelerometers (DUT’s) of the same model and type, over a frequency range of 10 to 4000 Hz, complying with SAEJ211, SAE2570, and other global automotive industry test standards. Its versatile design further supports automated single calibrations of non-piezoresistive DUT’s, including piezoelectric, IEPE, voltage and velocity sensors, over frequencies from 5 Hz to 15 kHz.

As a complete turnkey system, the industry-exclusive design of the Win 475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL automated accelerometer calibration system seamlessly integrates MB’s own Model CAL25AB air bearing shaker, together with its Model 407-8X multi-channel signal conditioner; MB 500VI power amplifier; and proprietary MB Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL software and NI DAQ card.

Other included system components include an internal removable reference (REF) accelerometer with 100 mV/g sensitivity and usable frequency range to 15 kHz, traceable to national standards and ISO 17025; an eight-DUT test instrument mounting fixture (TIMF) adaptor plate; a single-DUT TIMF; a 475PCM module; a Windows 10 PC, monitor, keyboard and printer; a calibration accessory kit; user manuals; and system installation, start-up and training support.

The MB Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL automated accelerometer calibration system automatically measures and saves relevant accelerometer characteristics, such as ZMO, Zin and Zout, as well as input & output impedance values. As a highly flexible system, an end-user can choose from among seven individual (six internal, one external) high-precision resistors for shunt calibration. The system also reads onboard sensor electronic identifications, such as 1-Wire Dallas ID memory chips or TEDS piezoelectric accelerometers (per IEEE 1451). The MB MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL automated accelerometer calibration system may be further integrated into customer-specified databases for additional automation capabilities with reduced calibration data transference errors.

System automation mitigates the risks of human errors inherent to manual accelerometer calibration systems, thereby freeing up technicians for other measurement tasks. The increased frequencies of accelerometer calibrations afforded by the MB Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL (MDCC) system can lead to improved test data quality and reduce measurement uncertainty. The system has proven especially useful within the crash test and automotive safety test laboratory environments, in applications where larger volumes of piezoresistive accelerometers are in use, therefore requiring more frequent recalibrations. In addition, the MB Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL provides a number of value-added end-user benefits, including bottom-line cost savings, with its elimination of outsourced calibration service needs; implementations of more efficient and effective in-house calibration processes; and simplifications of internal record-keeping accuracy, further aiding in ISO audit compliance.

The Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL automated accelerometer calibration system is also accompanied by full technical support, with in-house customer training provided by the 40-year calibration experts at MB. For more information about the MB Win475 MULTI-DUT CRASH-CAL automated calibration system, or other products from MB Dynamics, please contact the company at +1-216-292-5850, via email at sales@mbdynamics.com, or visit www.mbdynamics.com

About MB Dynamics, Inc:
Founded in 1939, the privately held, Cleveland, Ohio-based MB Dynamics has long distinguished itself as a total solutions provider for vibration test requirements. The company applies its vast wealth of experience in vibration testing and instrumentation to offer a truly one-of-a-kind innovative approach to customer problem-solving in automotive, aerospace, industrial, laboratory R&D, civil engineering, modal and structural testing, general test and measurement, academia, and other sectors. All solutions offered by MB Dynamics are further accompanied by the necessary hardware and software to ensure seamless integration, along with the value-added benefits of full engineering support, offered by one of the industry’s most experienced engineering teams. This expertise is made available to MB Dynamics customers locally in more than a dozen countries. Visit www.mbdynamics.com to learn more.

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President / Industry Subject Matter Expert
Embassy Global, LLC
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MB Dynamics Introduces Exciter System for Large-Scale Modal Testing

Industry-Exclusive Design Excites Sine Forces Up to 4000N

April 3, 2019 – Cleveland, Ohio, USA  MB Dynamics, Inc. (www.mbdynamics.com) (MB), field-proven industry experts in the design, manufacture and supply of vibration test systems and equipment, including buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR), steering, and suspension component test systems; modal exciters and amplifiers; automated calibration systems; dynamic controllers; transducer calibration systems; and engineering services, has announced its Modal 1000 exciter system for large-scale modal and structural testing.

MB Dynamics Modal 1000 Exciter System for Large Scale Modal Testing
The MB Dynamics Modal 1000 Exciter System

The MB Modal 1000 can excite sine forces of up to 4000N (900 lbf), with a 2-inch (50 mm) peak-to-peak stroke and 1. 5 m/s peak velocity (60 inches per second), at frequencies from DC to 2000 Hz. Both thermal shutdown protection and over-travel control are provided as standard features on this model.

The unique armature design of the MB Modal 1000 incorporates a “weak” suspension. The suspension may be fine-positioned to the test article using DC current. This is a particularly useful feature within lower-frequency response applications, such as ground vibration testing, where a DC-coupled exciter/amplifier may be in use. The armature’s lower weight further minimizes mass loading effects on the test article while reducing force drop-off at resonance. This avoids test article contamination during parameter extractions at each natural frequency. Additionally, the use of weak suspension means that the armature applies no extra force. Exciter dynamics are therefore de-coupled from measured test article dynamics for improved measurement data integrity.   

The MB Modal 1000 exciter system may be used as either a stand-alone unit or paired with an MB P-Series power amplifier. The amplifier is housed within a 750 mm high, 19-inch rack cabinet and operates from 208-240V AC single-phase power. Supporting stingers, used to apply forces to the test article without exciter interference, are also available, measuring hex rod x 400 mm long with ¼-28 threads on each end.

Beyond its unique standard features, the MB Modal 1000 exciter system is offered with several customization options. Among them, the end-user capability to operate supporting amplifiers directly from a PC, allowing for amplifier positioning closer to the exciters. Test reliability is therefore improved, as drive cable lengths are minimized, with reduced risks of diminished force outputs caused by cable voltage drops. Also available is an optional automated ON/OFF exciter cooling package. Here, the cooling package engages only when the exciter heats up, in direct response to increasing levels of requested modal excitation forces. This protects the exciter from overheating, a particularly useful feature when end-users must oversee multiple test setups. As the package only engages when necessary, energy requirements of both the exciter and cooling package are optimized. The cooling package may be further specified with an optional <60 dBA Quiet Enclosure. Other optional accessories include piezoelectric force sensors to 4448 N (1000 lbs.), in tension and compression modes, with 5 mV/lb. (1.1 mV/N) sensitivities; and a supporting accessory kit. Full engineering consulting support is also available upon request, with all services provided by recognized industry experts of more than 35 years.

Typical applications for the MB Modal 1000 exciter system include structural damage detection; larger-scale advanced structural dynamics investigations, of buildings, bridges and commercial aircraft; aerospace ground vibration testing; large-scale experimental modal analysis, incorporating MIMO, MISO, SISO and SIMO techniques; FEM correlation and validation; and smaller-scale structural testing with higher-level vibration inputs.

For more information about the Modal 1000 exciter system, or other MB products and services, please contact MB at +1-216-292-5850, via email at sales@mbdynamics.com, or visit www.mbdynamics.com.

PR Author/Editorial Inquiries:
Molly Bakewell Chamberlin
President / Industry Subject Matter Expert
Embassy Global, LLC
Tel: +1.800.309.6150
inquiries@embassyglobalpr.com

About MB Dynamics, Inc.
Founded in 1939, the privately held, Cleveland, Ohio-based MB Dynamics has long distinguished itself as a total solutions provider for vibration test requirements. The company applies its vast wealth of experience in vibration testing and instrumentation to offer a truly one-of-a-kind innovative approach to customer problem-solving in automotive, aerospace, industrial, laboratory R&D, civil engineering, modal and structural testing, general test and measurement, academia, and other sectors. All solutions offered by MB Dynamics are further accompanied by the necessary hardware and software to ensure seamless integration, along with the value-added benefits of full engineering support, offered by one of the industry’s most experienced engineering teams. This expertise is made available to MB Dynamics customers locally in more than a dozen countries. Visit www.mbdynamics.com to learn more.

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2019 Tradeshow Schedule

The Team at MB Dynamics is pleased to announce our 2019 participation as exhibitors at the following industry tradeshows:

Global Automotive Components & Suppliers Expo
May 21-23, 2019
Hall C2, Messe Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
(Via MB Dynamics GmbH)

SAE Noise & Vibration Conference
June 10-13, 2019
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

NCSLI
August 24 -26, 2019
Huntington Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Automotive Testing Expo North America
October 22-24, 2019
The Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, Michigan, USA

We look forward to seeing you. To preschedule a meeting with MB, either offsite or on-show, please feel free to call us at +1-216-292-5850, or email us at sales@mbdynamics.com.

About MB Dynamics, Inc.:
Founded in 1939, the privately held, Cleveland, Ohio-based MB Dynamics has a nearly 80-year field proven history as a reliable total solutions provider for vibration test requirements. The company applies its vast wealth of experience in vibration testing and instrumentation to offer a truly one-of-a-kind innovative approach to customer problem-solving in automotive, aerospace, industrial, laboratory R&D, civil engineering, modal and structural testing, general test and measurement, academia, and other sectors. All solutions offered by MB Dynamics are accompanied by the necessary hardware and software to ensure seamless integration, along with the value-added benefits of full applications engineering support from one of the industry’s most experienced teams. This expertise is made available to MB Dynamics customers locally in more than a dozen countries.

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MB Dynamics Announces Worldwide Strategic Partnership with Industry Growth Experts Embassy Global

December 18, 2018 – Cleveland, Ohio, USA  MB Dynamics (www.mbdynamics.com), a privately-held leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of vibration test systems and equipment, including squeak and rattle test systems, steering test systems, suspension component test systems, modal exciters and amplifiers, calibration systems, dynamic controllers, transducer calibration, and engineering services, today announced its worldwide partnership with 20-year strategic technical marketing experts, Embassy Global LLC.

Founded in 1939, the Cleveland, Ohio-based MB Dynamics has long distinguished itself as a total solutions provider for vibration test requirements. The company applies its vast wealth of experience in vibration testing and instrumentation to offer a truly one-of-a-kind innovative approach to customer problem-solving in automotive, aerospace, industrial, laboratory R&D, civil engineering, modal and structural testing, general test and measurement, academia, and other sectors. All solutions offered by MB Dynamics are accompanied by the necessary hardware and software to ensure seamless integration, along with the value-added benefits of full engineering support, offered by one of the industry’s most experienced engineering teams. This expertise is made available to MB Dynamics customers locally in more than a dozen countries.

Now in its tenth year, the 100% woman-owned Embassy Global is an integrated strategic technical marketing, PR and business development firm. The firm’s unique value proposition is its role as recognized industry experts in the products, markets and applications of its clients, including automotive and aerospace testing, together with its one-of-a-kind knowledge, skill sets and relationships. Embassy Global is also the only strategic technical marketing and management consultancy in the world that is 100% dedicated to the advancement of design, testing and evaluation engineering technologies. Based in Western New York and with worldwide presence, Embassy Global collaborates annually with some of the most prominent manufacturers and test facilities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Notes MB Dynamics president, Richard McCormack, “MB Dynamics is very pleased to announce our partnership with Embassy Global. Their expertise is helping us to drive new growth and better leverage our nearly 80 years of expertise in vibration testing. We look forward to further expanding our business, with their help, in the coming months, and to our continued growth and diversification.”

Adds Business Development Director, Craig Aszkler, “In our highly technical sector, many companies give up on outsourced marketing, as industry experience is such a must. Suitable resources are difficult to find in-house, let alone externally, these days. With 20 years of that critical experience, Embassy Global has been a key partner for MB Dynamics. They’ve added immediate value to our team. This has allowed us to drive the business forward and to support our customers more quickly and efficiently. Their PR, web development, SEO, and collateral work have driven a 20%+ increase in YTD Web traffic. We saw a direct new sales opportunity worth approximately $30k within our first three months with them. They’ve also leveraged their own relationships for MB’s benefit, by introducing us to synergistic partners. Embassy is both industry savvy and well-connected, a top-notch resource which provides constant communication and responsiveness to MB Dynamics. We highly recommend Embassy Global to anyone in our industry looking to enhance their marketing and communications efforts with a loyal, effective, highly experienced partner, and look forward to continued collaborations.”

For more information about MB Dynamics and its offerings, visit www.mbdynamics.com. For more information about Embassy Global and its expertise, please visit www.embassyglobal.com.

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MB Dynamics 2018 Holiday Schedule

The Team at MB Dynamics would like to wish all of our colleagues a healthy, happy and safe holiday season. In observance of the holidays, our Cleveland, Ohio-based global corporate headquarters will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 23, 2018 – Black Friday
  • Monday, December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday January 2, 2019 – New Years Day

For questions regarding stock product availability, please contact us at sales@mbdynamics.com.