Motion Amplification

What is it? Motion Amplification is a revolutionary video-processing product and software package
that detects subtle motion and amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye.

Motion Amplification

What is it? Motion Amplification is a revolutionary video-processing product and software package that detects subtle motion and amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye.

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How Does it Work?

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RDI’s patented technology measures deflection, displacement, mov ement and vibration not visible to the human eye. RDI utilises video camera technology in conjunction with proprietary software and processing algorithms to extract meaningful data. This technology turns every pixel in the camera’s view into a sensor capable of measuring vibration or motion with high levels of accuracy.

You can visualise the motion together with measuring and quantifying any structural assets that a camera can see. Motion Amplification is a proprietary video processing algorithm that detects subtle motion then amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye which enhances the understanding of the components and interrelationships creating the motion.

Why is Visualisation So Important?

Imagine what you could do by visualising faults in machinery, infrastructure, and human performance. You can look at numbers and analysis from tools like accelerometers, strain gauges and modelling software and still not be able to visualise what the problem is. Being able to see what is happening can change your perspective completely along with allowing more targeted and cost effective approach to fault analysis. There are tools to magnify an image or to offer point measurements on a machine or piece of infrastructure, but no real way to see what is happening live and over the whole asset until now. RDI offers the first non-invasive, simple, and cost effective way to visualise what is happening beyond what you can see with your eye.

We aren’t guessing at the motion or adding in artifacts, you are seeing the true microscopic motions of any object in the field of view.

Benefits

Unique features and benefits of the Motion Amplification system developed by RDI Technologies:

  • Measure deflection, displacement, movement and vibration
  • Reveal movement not visible to the human eye
  • Every pixel in the video becomes a sensor
  • See the bigger picture
  • Non-contact measurement
  • Visualisation of vibration data
  • Complementary CM tool
  • Revolutionises ODS analysis
  • Set up, acquire and visualise in minutes not days
  • Applications: Up to your imagination!

Get hands-on

RMS MA introduction day onsite

How does MA fit into an existing PDM program?

This video describes the benefits and positioning of the IRIS M system within a PDM Reliability program. Video produced by OMT, Australia.

MA Update Video (2018)

Stuart and Keith discuss the benefits they have had over the last year using the IRIS M Motion Amplification System by RDI Technologies.

Certified MA Training Course available when you purchase a camera system

Certified MA Training Course available when you purchase a camera system

Authorised distributor and certified service
and training partner for RDI Technologies

We’ve been actively supporting clients since 2016

Onsite Service

We bring the equipment and a trained operator to your site. You’ll get to observe the fault and we’ll discuss the implications and remedies. Many of our service visits lead to clients purchasing their own equipment. This is a great way to get started.

Equipment Purchase

If you decide you’d like to purchase your own Motion Amplification system, great, we’ll be happy to support you in the sales process. As we’re an authorised RDI supplier we guarantee clients an excellent level of product support. Get stated, talk with our MA team today.

MA Certified Training

For those clients who purchase an MA System, RMS provide a 2 day practical certified training course in using the IRIS M / MX systems. This course is essential to get the most out of this game changing motion amplification technology.

For the next available course, click here.
Download the RDI product literature: IRIS M, IRIS MX

For the next available course, click here. Download the RDI product literature: IRIS M, IRIS MX

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest Motion Amplification videos

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest Motion Amplification videos

Case 1 – Press Water Pump System Analysis

Pipework & pump failures
Standard HD Video v MA Enhanced
Pipework in resonance
Pump structural looseness
Related pipework and supports
Ineffective brace, failed support
Frequency & waveform capture
Pipework & pump failures
Standard HD Video v MA Enhanced
Pipework in resonance
Pump structural looseness
Related pipework and supports
Ineffective brace and failed support
Frequency and waveform capture

Interested in Motion Amplification technology? There’s also a course for that!

Interested in Motion Amplification technology? There’s also a course for that!

Case 2 – Re-Boiler Pump 2XRPM Investigation

Root cause analysis
Intermittent motor vibration
Standby pump levels
Motor NDE vertical spectrum
Trend history vibration levels
Trend DE axial spectrum
Recheck softfoot alignment
Root cause analysis
Intermittent motor vibration
Standby pump levels
Motor NDE vertical spectrum
Trend history vibration levels
Trend DE axial spectrum
Recheck softfoot alignment

Arrange an Introductory Day with our team of Motion Amplification experts

Arrange an Introductory Day with our team of Motion Amplification experts

Case 3 – Commissioning new pump installation – corrected

Visualising vibration
Unbalance and misalignment
Structural looseness
Excessive transient loading
Oscillating motion analysis
Drive transmission faults
Structure stiffness and support
Visualising vibration
Unbalance and misalignment
Structural looseness
Excessive transient loading
Oscillating motion analysis
Drive transmission faults
Structure stiffness and support

Read about the CSI 2140 technical specifications and its unique applications

Read about the CSI 2140 technical specifications and its unique applications

Case 4 – Paper Machine Drive – Resonance Problem

Resonance vibration problem
Drying cylinder drive
High vibration on drive
Carden drive shaft problems
Concrete plinth and base
High ration horizontal-vertical
Temporary jacks against drive
Resonance vibration problem
Drying cylinder drive
High vibration on drive
Carden drive shaft problems
Concrete plinth and base
High ration horizontal to vertical
Temporary jacks against drive

Read about the CSI 2140 technical specifications and its unique applications

Read about the CSI 2140 technical specifications and its unique applications

Case 5 – High frequency pipework problem – corrected

Repeat pump & pipework failures
Pump pulsation frequency
High frequency 248 Hz
IRIS MX camera
Corrective action taken
Before & After
Reduced vibration levels
Repeat pump and pipework failures
Pump pulsation frequency
High frequency 248 Hz
IRIS MX camera
Corrective action taken
Before & After
Reduced vibration levels

IRIS M System in the field

IRIS M System Acquisition & Frequency & Filtering Modules

Download the RDI product literature in PDF format

Download the RDI product literature in PDF format

Available Solutions

Products by Theme

Vibration Analysis

Machine Reliability

Condition Monitoring

Alignment & Balancing

Infrared & Thermography

Ultrasound & Ultrasonic

Asset Health & Criticality

Wireless & Sensors

CBM Connect 2019 in Manchester, 7-9th October. Don’t miss this one!

CBM Connect 2019 in Manchester, 7-9th October. Don’t miss this one!