Here are just a few of the many problems & challenges that we and our users have solved using Prosig’s hardware, software and advice. Move your mouse over the images for a brief description and click to find out more about each one.

  • Squeal Free Ride – Case Study P8000-DATS

    The customer measures noise, vibration, pressures & temperatures on luxury performance vehicle to analyze brake squeal events. A Prosig P8020 identifies & captures all significant events during a two hour road test. Sophisticated analysis and visualization in DATS achieves better understanding of brake squeal.

    Squeal Free Ride – Case Study
  • Water, Water, Everywhere – Case Study P8000-DATS

    Prosig have supplied a turnkey industrial monitoring system that measures the accuracy of an innovative new design of domestic water meter. A P8020 system is used to capture pre-conditioned fluid pressure signals together with other test rig control parameters such as temperatures and pressures.

    Water, Water, Everywhere – Case Study
  • It Is Rocket Science – Case Study P8000-DATS

    The digital control lines of the firing control sequence from solid propellant rocket motors control a Prosig P8048. The P8048 system is configured with a digital control module and custom software for transducer calibration, automatic data structuring and rocket test sequence measurement.

    It Is Rocket Science – Case Study
  • Measuring Transmission Error – Case Study P8000-DATS

    Transmission Error, also called Torsional Vibration, is the study of the rotational speed of a rotating object. A shaft will not normally rotate in a smooth motion, but will actually accelerate and decelerate as it moves around its cycle. The study of this phenomena is Torsional Vibration.

    Measuring Transmission Error – Case Study
  • Batteries Included – Case Study P8000-DATS

    The growth of electric vehicles has led to race to understand and improve battery technology. A leading automotive research organisation chose Prosig to provide the system to assist them in developing the next generation of vehicle batteries.

    Batteries Included – Case Study
  • Wind Turbine Development – Case Study P8000-DATS

    A major UK-based wind turbine manufacturer needs to perform structural health monitoring of their products. Specifically, they wanted to carry out blade fatigue testing with static and cyclic loading of the blades.

    Wind Turbine Development – Case Study
  • Highway Study – Case Study P8000-DATS

    The customer uses a Prosig P8004 connected to a custom triaxial accelerometer to study tarmac surfaces. As a car moves over a road it causes a ripple in the road surface. DATS is used to derive displacement from the measured accelerations. The results are used to study different types of surface and changes due to humidity and temperature.

    Highway Study – Case Study
  • Coal Fired Power Station – Case Study Protor CS

    Aberthaw is a coal-fired power station. The station began full operation in 1971 and is located to the west of Cardiff, in the Vale of Glamorgan, on the north bank of the Bristol Channel. A PROTOR1 system was first installed at Aberthaw in 1992. It has gone through various upgrades over the years.

    Coal Fired Power Station – Case Study
  • Flight Test Analysis – Case Study P8000-DATS

    Prosig used their DATS software and P8000 hardware platform to develop a flight test suite that covers standard vibration and acoustic analysis as well as specific analyses for modal flutter analysis and stability analysis.

    Flight Test Analysis – Case Study
  • Noise From The Underground – Case Study P8000-DATS

    The customer needs to check whether noise and vibration from an underground train line is going to cause a nuisance in a new multi- storey housing block. A sophisticated triaxial accelrometer is connected to a Prosig P8000, which is used to capture the data.

    Noise From The Underground – Case Study
  • Transonic Tunnel – Case Study P8000-DATS

    A P8048 system is used to capture the vibration signals from an aircraft model sited in a wind tunnel that can operate at temperatures as low as -261C and flow speeds as high as Mach 1.3. Strain and acceleration measurements at various locations on the body of the model are taken over a range of tunnel conditions.

    Transonic Tunnel – Case Study
  • Are You Sitting Comfortably? – Case Study P8000-DATS

    A Prosig P8000 measures vibrations at defined points on seats designed for commercial / industrial / agricultural vehicles. The seats are tested on a 3-axis shaker rig. The DATS Human Response software is then used to check that the seat complies with the relevant standard.

    Are You Sitting Comfortably? – Case Study
  • A Balancing Act – Case Study Protor CS

    A vibration problem arose at an Open Cycle Gas Turbine. Following an outage on the four gas turbines and two SSS clutches, the machine returned to service with unacceptable vibration levels on some generation runs resulting in a significant loss of commercial operation.

    A Balancing Act – Case Study
  • End Of Line Testing – Case Study P8000-DATS

    The modern design process is usually built around improving the quality of the product. One major automobile manufacturer uses Prosig P8000 & DATS to test vehicles hot off of the production line.

    End Of Line Testing – Case Study
  • Vibrating Robots – Case Study P8000-DATS

    A Prosig P8012 system is used to simultaneously capture CAN-bus data and vibration signals on an industrial robot. The robot is controlled by a CAN-bus and the Prosig P8000 measures the relationship between sending commands to the robot and seeing the vibration effects caused by the displacement of the hydraulics.

    Vibrating Robots – Case Study
  • Remote Monitoring – Case Study Protor CS

    Have you ever wondered if there is a vibration condition monitoring system that can be installed anywhere and then monitored from anywhere else? Even on your smartphone? Prosig recently configured its PROTOR system to aid in monitoring a vibration problem at a steam turbine at a power station.

    Remote Monitoring – Case Study
  • Measuring For Success – Case Study P8000-DATS

    While contesting the UK Formula Ford 1600cc championship, the Prosig sponsored Dalmeny Racing Formula Ford Team suffered several minor structural failures on a particular part of an exhaust pipe mount. A P8020 and Prosig’s DATS software were used to investigate further.

    Measuring For Success – Case Study
  • Helmet Compliance – Case Study P8000-DATS

    A weight is dropped on to a motorcycle helmet mounted on a dummy head. The acceleration of the weight and helmet is measured. The DATS Biomechanics software is used to check if the test has met the required profile and to verify whether the helmet meets the necessary standards.

    Helmet Compliance – Case Study
  • Coal Fired Powerstation – Cockenzie – Case Study Protor CS

    Prosig installed their PROTOR Online Vibration Monitoring System at Cockenzie in 1994 to provide invaluable information to allow the condition of the machines to be evaluated and assessed by both operational staff and vibration experts.

    Coal Fired Powerstation – Cockenzie – Case Study
  • Sound Steering – Case Study P8000-DATS

    One of the most problematic noises to reduce to an acceptable level in a vehicle is that of the power steering pump.

    Sound Steering – Case Study