We are proud to reveal the this year’s winners of the annual Prosig student prize for engineering projects at the University of Portsmouth. Here we present the winner and a description of their project.
Prosig Engineering Project Prize (University Of Portsmouth) 2018
Simon Fels – Aerodynamics of a Passively Adjustable Rear Wing for Automotive Application
Simon studied under an exchange programme at University of Portsmouth’s School of Engineering. His project looked at the conflicting requirements of low drag and high downforce in modern race cars. Simon considered an aeroelastic solution, which is based on elastic deformation of a spiral spring. The question was whether such a passively adjustable rear wing is suitable for an automotive application or not. Below is a link to Simon’s project poster and a photograph of his test rig and presentation of his prize by Prosig’s Sales & Marketing Manager, James Wren.
The new DATS-solo has arrived and is available to order. This all-new 4-channel, pocket-sized system comes complete with capture and analysis software packages and everything you need to connect your sensors and start capturing data. Take a look at our mini-site to find out all about the DATS-solo – http://solo.prosig.com
Contact email@example.com if you would like more details or pricing information.
Come and meet Prosig at the 2018 Analysis and Testing Exhibition that is being held at the prestigious Silverstone Wing at the iconic Silverstone Racing Circuit on 13th March 2018. You will be able to see our latest test and measurement systems and James Wren from Prosig will be an expert panel member on “A Comparison Between the Input and Output of Signals Using Different Systems” forum.
Entrance to the exhibition and open forums is free to visitors along with free car parking and complimentary refreshments. Once again there will be 70 exhibitor tables. Visitors have the chance to talk to exhibitors in a relaxed environment.
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS mobile data capture & analysis solutions.
To find out more and book your place, visit the EIS website – http://e-i-s.org.uk/instrumentation-analysis-and-testing-exhibition-2018/
Here a great chance to see and try Prosig products at the Automotive Testing Expo India 2018 at the CTC Complex, Chennai, India on 10th, 11th & 12th January 2018.
The Indian automotive industry is growing year on year and the Automotive Testing Expo India 2018 is set to be even bigger and better than in recent years.
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS/P8000 mobile data capture & analysis solutions.
We invite you to come along and see us on stand 1048.
Prosig is excited to announce the relocation of their US base from Southfield, Michigan to Condition Monitoring Group (CMG) HQ in Elk Grove Village, Chicago. Since becoming part of CMG in 2014, Prosig has been working to consolidate their US operations. Staff and facilities are now in place to make the move possible.
Prosig customers will now have access to the established calibration and repair facilities at Chicago where they have many years’ experience of maintaining Helitune, SEI and Beran Instruments equipment. Current and future customers will benefit from the established group facilities and improved pre- and post-sales support in Chicago.
A dedicated support team are available at the EGV site and John Mathey, who previously ran the Prosig office in Southfield, is also available to support existing business by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on (734) 658-5499.
The Elk Grove Village office is at 190 Gordon Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA. Bruno Monnier is our lead Application Engineer for Prosig products and can be reached at email@example.com and on (847) 228-0985.
“Accelerometers through to data capture and analysis…The complete solution.”
A new training opportunity hosted by DJB and Prosig on 4th October at College Court, Leicester.
The previous event was so popular that, two of the UK’s leading manufacturers of test and measurement equipment have once again combined their training activities to offer a complete overview from sensors to data acquisition and analysis. Seamlessly covering the topics to ensure you can maximise data quality and improve analysis.
DJB will start the day at 10am covering all aspects of accelerometers. Lunch and refreshments will be served at around 12.30pm with Prosig then completing the day concentrating on data capture and analysis.
DJB – Acceleromters: Approx. 2 – 2½ hours
- Principles of operation – Piezoelectric effect, materials used
- Accelerometer types and correct selection – Construction, charge output, IEPE, temperature effects, mass loading, sensitivity, common problems, pros and cons.
- Importance of correct cable use – low noise or non-low noise, what happens if you get it wrong, signal loss, tribo-electric noise, cable fixing & connectors.
- Mounting methods and which to use – stud, wax, adhesive, magnets, tape, which and why, isolation, ground loops.
- Associated instrumentation – Charge amplifiers. IEPE voltage conditioning, data acquisition.
Prosig – Capture & Analysis: Approx. 2 – 2½ hours
- What are the four fundamental questions of vibration measurement and analysis?
- Sampling Analogue Signals – How fast should we sample? What is frequency? How do we quantify if the data has been sampled adequately? What is aliasing?
- Time Domain Analysis – Signal classification, statistical description, moments & standardised moments.
- Frequency Domain Analysis – What’s Fourier got to do with it? And Buzz Lightyear? Frequency aliasing and digital filtering.
- Angle Domain Analysis – Signal averaging, cyclic signals, DFT/FFT of angle/revolution data.
ACCELEROMETERS THROUGH TO DATA CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS
THE COMPLETE SOLUTION
at College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester
on October 4th 2017
Accelerometers – Operation, cabling, mounting & Instrumentation
Data Capture & Analysis – Sampling, time domain, aliasing, frequency domain, statistics, angle domain
Full Course Notes, Lunch & Refreshments
The October 4th course is being held at the award winning College Court located just minutes from Leicester’s vibrant city centre with easy access from the M1 and M69, East Midlands Airport, Birmingham Airport and only 5 minutes from Leicester Train Station
How to get there:
College Court is conveniently located within easy reach of the M1 and M69 motorways. For Sat Navs please use postcode LE2 3TQ. College Court offers ample complimentary car parking spaces.
College Court is only 1.4 miles from Leicester Train station, where guests can travel only 70 minutes from central London.
East Midlands Airport is also located less than 30 minutes away and Birmingham International Airport only 45 minutes.
Prosig has had a long history of participation in the events and committees of the Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) in the UK and we are now proud to announce our corporate membership.
The Engineering Integrity Society is a long established charitable society focusing on structural integrity, sound & vibration product perception and test & simulation and data measurement for practising engineers and engineering researchers.
The EIS offers a unique forum for industrial engineers to exchange ideas and experience. Since its foundation in 1985 the Society has made an important contribution to engineering science, holding major National and International Conferences, organising and coordinating specialist task groups and presenting technical seminars.
The society organises seminars, exhibitions and training programmes, which are valued for their informal yet informed character. An Instrumentation, Test and Measurement exhibition is held annually, including forums on topics of current interest to engineers. The EIS offers support for to help companies get the best from their investment in testing, design and people.
The Society is made up of three groups:
- Simulation Test and Measurement Group
- Durability and Fatigue Group
- Sound and Vibration Product Perception Group
Prosig is proud to provide representatives for some of these groups.
Recently, events organised by the EIS include
- Young Engineers Seminar – Test & Analysis
- Workshops on Structural Dynamics
- Fundamentals of Vehicle Data Collection
Find out more about the EIS at http://e-i-s.org.uk/
Prosig will be in Nürnberg, Germany for SENSOR+TEST 2017 from 30th May to 1st June.
SENSOR+TEST is the leading forum for sensors, measuring and testing technologies worldwide. The 2016 trade fair with its 586 exhibitors from 32 nations imposingly presented the entire spectrum of measuring and testing system expertise from sensors to computers. The AMA Conferences “SENSOR 2017” and “IRS² 2017 in parallel to the exhibition will enrich the event with scientific facts and outlooks for the future of this industry.
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS/P8000 mobile data capture & analysis solutions. There will also be a chance to see Prosig’s Hammer Impact Test system and the brand new DATS workbench software solutions. We are sharing a stand with DJB Instruments who will be showing their full range of accelerometers.
Please come along and say “Guten Tag”. You’ll find us on stand 1-649.
The EIS Instrumentation, Analysis & Testing Exhibition takes place at Silversone Circuit on 14th March, 2017.
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS/P8000 mobile data capture & analysis solutions. There will also be a chance to see the brand new DATS-solo platform and DATS workbench software solutions. In addition, James Wren from Prosig will be sitting on the panel for the forum discussion “Data collection and analysis – do it fast, do it cheap, or do it accurately – choose two”
There will be over 60 exhibitors showing the latest advances in measurement analysis and testing technology in aerospace, automotive, motor-sport, rail, off-highway, mechanical handling, industrial and power generation industries.
Please come along and say “Hi”.
More details and registration information can be found here
The Automotive Testing Show & Expo at Millbrook Proving Ground, UK will be your last chance to meet Prosig in 2016.
Major growth and interest in both the UK automotive industry and Motor sport segments including Formula 1, has fuelled demand for regular updates on testing, simulation & development trends. The UK is home to several top marques in the luxury segment, global OEMs, advanced tech centres and leading formula 1 teams.
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS/P8000 mobile data capture & analysis solutions. There will also be a chance to see the brand new DATS-solo platform and DATS workbench software solutions.
Please come along and say “Hello”. You’ll find us on stand 146.
We are proud to reveal the winners of the annual Prosig student prize for projects 2016. Earlier in the year we picked the winners of the two prizes:-
- The Prosig Engineering Project Prize (University Of Portsmouth) 2016
- The Prosig Acoustics Project Prize (ISVR at University Of Southampton) 2016
Here we present the winners and a description of their projects.
Prosig Engineering Project Prize (University Of Portsmouth) 2016
Andrew Woodhead – Digital Active Noise Control
Andrew studied at University of Portsmouth’s School of Engineering. His project showed a good understanding of the advantages of noise cancellation. Andrew also clearly understood the requirements of such a system. The project used Ear Defenders combined with an ANC system to provide duel protection from unwanted noise. Using a DsPIC microprocessor the environmental noise is phase shifted by 180⁰ to create a sound of opposite phase but equal frequency. This is then fed to speakers in the ear defenders. Below is a link to Andrew’s project poster and a photograph of him receiving his prize from Prosig’s Sales & Marketing Manager, James Wren.
Prosig Acoustics Prize (University Of Southampton) 2016
Freya Malcher – Ultrasonic Floor Cleaning
Freya Malcher built an ultrasonic device for cleaning flat surfaces such as floors, tables etc. She conducted successful trials, and now other researchers are continuing with trials and are taking updated designs into hospitals and food preparation areas. The practical aspects of this project were particularly impressive and discussions are now underway with a manufacturer. Again, you can see below a poster describing Freya’s project and a photograph of her presentation.
Everyone at Prosig would like to wish Andrew and Freya every success in any future academic endeavours and in their future careers.
There’s another chance to meet Prosig and see some of our new products at the Automotive Testing Expo USA 2016 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA on 25th, 26th & 27th October 2016.
The resurging North American automotive industry is reflected in the fact that Automotive Testing Expo USA 2016 is set to be even bigger and better than in recent years.
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS/P8000 mobile data capture & analysis solutions. There will also be a chance to see the brand new DATS-solo platform and DATS workbench software solutions.
We invite you to come along and see us on stand 5002.
Prosig will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo China 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in China from 27th to 29th September 2016.
Automotive Testing Expo China 2016 is set to capitalise on the rapid growth in new car sales and the need for higher quality and safer vehicles by bringing together the world’s leading test equipment manufacturers and test service providers in an intense three-day extravaganza!
Prosig will be showing their full range of DATS/P8000 mobile data capture & analysis solutions. These will include new solutions for 2016/17.
We would like to invite you to join us, and our partners SV China, at Stand 12009.
From 22nd to 24th Jun 2016 Prosig will be at the 9th International NVH CONGRESS discussing the latest developments in the complex challenges of modern NVH. Prosig’s experts will be on hand with advanced rotating machinery analysis equipment to discuss the future of the industry. More details can be found at http://www.isnvh.com/
Prosig would like to congratulate their Sales & Marketing Manager, James Wren, on achieving chartered engineer status.
James commented “The importance of excellence in engineering is well understood. As a professional engineer one is able to contribute to that excellence. I am both pleased and proud to be able to join this select group of engineering peers.”
In the words of the IET…
Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills.
Chris Mason, Prosig General Manager, said “James has worked hard to achieve chartered status and Prosig are proud of his hard work. Prosig do not exist to sell hardware or software, but to share their decades of engineering knowledge with their partners. James’ achievement demonstrates our commitment to engineering excellence in the sound and vibration field.”
Not content with his newly acquired chartered status, James is continuing his professional development by working towards FEANI registration. This leads to recognition as a European Engineer, Eur lng.
In January 2016 Prosig, the noise & vibration measurement experts, appointed Chris Mason as their new General Manager. Outgoing General Manager, Jim Marshall explained “Having overseen the takeover of Prosig by the Condition Monitoring Group (CMG) in 2014, now seemed like a good time for change. So I decided to return to my roots and assume a role of Systems Specialist maintaining my involvement in the development of Prosig Data Acquisition products. Chris has been running our product development group for several years and has the skill set and motivation to take the business forward at this exciting time of real investment and substantial growth.”
Chris Mason joined Prosig in 1984 as a Software Engineer and has been involved in development of the DATS software ever since. He was responsible for the original DATS_plus product, the development of Prosig’s Windows packages and the current DATS Version 7 release. He has also had a leading role in building Prosig’s digital footprint including the website, the renowned Noise & Vibration Measurement Blog and the ever popular Noise & Vibration Measurement Handbook.
Chris commented “It’s an exciting new challenge for me personally and an exciting time for Prosig. We are beginning to see the benefits of being part of CMG and collaborations between the group companies are really starting to bear fruit. The next year or two will see some great new product launches.”
Alongside the appointment of Chris as General Manager there are other changes taking place. James Wren is taking on extra responsibilities, notably the marketing portfolio, to become Sales & Marketing Manager. Also the Prosig office in the USA is moving to Chicago to co-exist with other CMG companies and enable growth in the North American market.
Western Morning News Business Awards
CMG wins “Exporter of the Year”
During a glittering gala Awards Evening held at Sandy Park in Exeter on 11th November 2015, Condition Monitoring Group (CMG) Ltd. was one of the participants celebrating the success of the best companies and employers that the West Country has to offer.
More than 250 guests attended the event, which saw CMG claim the coveted ‘Exporter of the Year’ title. Read More
Prosig became part of the Condition Monitoring Group (CMG) Ltd in 2014. Recently, Julie Girling MEP visited CMG headquarters in Torrington, to learn more about the role of South West technology companies in the Aerospace and Energy Sectors, and their involvement in Europe.
Julie was welcomed by Andy Lobato (Managing Director) and Peter Morrish (Technology Manager). After a short tour they were joined in a round-table discussion by Steve McEvoy (Engineering Director). Discussions focused on the challenges facing high-tech organisations, such as CMG Ltd., which operates in a global market from its HQ in North Devon. The Group supplies equipment and services to local Helicopter Manufacturer, AgustaWestland, and also to Energy Providers such as EDF Energy, and in particular Hinkley Point B Power Station. Discussions were also held about the Group’s endeavours to supply Machine Health Monitoring solutions to the Renewables Energy Market, along with the uncertainty surrounding the planned construction of Hinkley C Power Station. Read More
Prosig will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo China 2015 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center in China from 15th to 17th September 2015.
Automotive Testing Expo China 2015 is set to capitalise on the rapid growth in new car sales and the need for higher quality and safer vehicles by bringing together the world’s leading test equipment manufacturers and test service providers in an intense three-day extravaganza!
Prosig will be showing their full range of mobile data acquisition tools along with their proven analysis solutions for noise & vibration measurement testing.
We would like to invite you to join us, and our partners SV China, at Stand 8030.
Are you attending the SAE 2015 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA from 22nd to 25th June 2015?
Why not go and see Dr Colin Mercer, one of our principal authors, co-present the technical session – “The History and Future of Fourier Analysis Workshop” on Wednesday, June 24 at 6.00pm.
Frequency analysis is often referred to as Fourier analysis but is that really true? The foundation is based on stationary and “Fourier signals.” What happens if that is not the case? Modern FFT signal analyzers use very sparse sampling that is correct according to Shannon but what will happen when using time domain analysis. Many of the myths and frequent questions will be answered using a “user perspective” and rules of thumb will be given together with good methods to avoid large errors. After attending this session, a much better understanding in regards to pitfalls and proper methodology will be the outcome.
You will find full details of the session here.