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MIG16 SFE works just like a vibration monitor and constantly monitors a machine’s vibrations, and sounds a pre-alert if the vibrations are too large, in order to protect the machine and its environment.

However, in contrast to a vibration monitor, MIG16 SFE is still able to perform this function reliably even if the operating conditions for the machine are highly dynamic. For example, motor-sport engines with accelerations from 0 to 8,000 rpm in 0.1 seconds can be monitored with individual thresholds for each speed band. Vibration monitors do not offer this function. They are generally designed to monitor machines that run constantly (e.g. permanently at 2,000 rpm).

We are happy to present the opportunities and the added value as well as reference applications for MIG16 SFE as part of a personal on-site demonstration.

In addition, we offer a budget-friendly way to find out firsthand about MIG16 SFE’s excellent performance in your own testing environment: you can rent MIG16 SFE as part of a workshop for the duration of a test run. We support the test run together with you, and show you the simple use and the high information value of the measurement data, indicators, and reports generated by MIG16 SFE.

Yes. Integration is easy, even for modern test benches. Please contact us and we will provide you with a non-binding analysis of your application.

Die MIG16-AQS-Schnittstelle für Automatisierungssysteme wurde entwickelt, um unseren Partnerfirmen, Test-Maschinenbauern und anderen eine überlegene NVH-Messung und Analyse-Plattform zu bieten. Sie ist leicht in eine bestehende Maschinensteuerung integrierbar und erhält dynamische Sensordaten, Teil-Seriennummern und Toleranzkriterien über eine von mehreren zur Verfügung stehenden Schnittstellen wie Ethernet, Profibus und/oder CAN-Bus. Die Systeme zeichnen Zeitdaten auf, während parallel und in Echtzeit Berechnungen auf höchstem Niveau ausgeführt werden. Die daraus resultierenden Amplituden werden mit Grenzwerten verglichen (MIG16 AQS complete NVH solution entwickelt und verwaltet die Indikatoren intern; bei MIG16 AQS intelligent sensor werden die Daten zur Auswertung und Grenzwertanalyse an den angeschlossenen Prüfstand-Computer übertragen).

MIG16 AQS kann entweder mit einer aktiven Bedienoberfläche über einen KVM-Switch oder als “blinde Einheit” zur Steuerung des Datenerfassungscomputers integriert werden.

Yes. MIG16 AQS is based on an open relational SQL database (MS SQL server). It is thus possible to link the data with current technology:

  • MIG16 AQS can actively feed the data into QS systems after completing the measurement stages (push function).
  • Data can also be replicated using the database engine.
  • QA systems can independently access the MIG16 AQS data.

Depending on the specific application, vibration sensors are screwed or glued, attached using a magnet or a probe tip to the test item. Each form of attachment has its specific advantages and disadvantages. Just get in touch with us and we will provide you with a non-binding analysis of your application and suggest various means of attachment.

Structure-borne noise is the noise which spreads through structures (e.g. in a gear or housing). Structure-borne noise is caused by dynamic forces that are primarily caused in gears by the transferring the force of the gear mesh from the pinion to the spur gear. The effect of the vibration causes noise to be reflected into the air, so-called airborne noise.

Structure-born noise is technically usable to assess objectively the quality of

  • The gears
  • Mesh gear
  • Assembly
  • Interaction of all of the components

Standards: DIN ISO 10816 | VDI 3832

Structure-borne noise is measured as surface vibration acceleration using an acceleration sensor (vibration sensor). Unit: g or m/s²

Further explanations of structure-borne noiseKörperschall ist geeignet zur Durchführung von Schwingungs- oder Vibrationsanalyse an rotierenden Maschinen. Körperschall wird i.d.R. mittels Vibrations- oder Beschleunigungssensoren erfasst.

The order spectrum is a tried-and-trusted mathematical aid used to separate individual noises from various components and noise sources (e.g. gear, drive, test stand) within the entire noise of a rotating machine (e.g. gears). Order analysis is a key method for vibration analysis. MIG16 includes order analysis with a precision that is not offered by any other competing product.
Further information on order analysis

red-ant has developed a measurement technology product which can be used for applications including quality assurance for gears. One example: in general, at the end of a production line for car gears, each gear is automatically subjected to many tests before it is built into the car. Does it switch properly? Is the transmission correct? Is it easy to use? etc.

The red-ant product MIG16 AQS performs one of these tests fully automatically: the so-called “acoustic test”. What is more, red-ant’s employees are specialists for sound testing – or to put it in technical terms, “vibration analysis”.

As a result, red-ant’s range of services includes:

  • the sale of measurement technology
  • providing services for vibration analysisSchwingungsanalyse

red-ant has of a pool of readily available MIG16 measuring systems, so that we can provide measuring technology without delay for time-critical use requests. Just contact us for non-binding information on what we have in stock.

The lead time when buying new systems is usually 4-6 weeks. If you need a system more quickly, we can cut the lead time by supplying a measurement system from our rental inventory.

Despite aiming to make all our publications as easy to understand as possible, even red-ant has to use specialist terminology from the area of measurement technology, such as “vibration analysis”. Please read our glossary to look up the meanings of the technical terms used.