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Motion Amplification® Technology

See and measure motion that is impossible to see with the human eye

Review the camera specs, including the new Iris Edge

Iris product specifications

Motion Amplification® in 30 Seconds

Pump Base Problem Visualisation

Finding the root cause
A great example showing the power of MA as a visualization tool. The pump shows poor base security. Vibration levels were 8mm/sec RMS.

Product Announcements

Latest solutions from RDI Technologies

Iris Edge™

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Iris Explorer™ Spot® Payload

Iris Exporer Spot Payload RMS

Modal Amplified™

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Iris M™ Stereo Vision

RDI Iris M Stereo Vision RMS

How Does Motion Amplification Work?

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RDI Technologies’s Motion Amplification technology is patented technology that measures deflection, displacement, movement 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 video vibration analysis 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.

What are the key features and 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!
  • Regular updates based on user feedback
  • World-class support and training

Product Innovation Timeline

Including up to V3 – Download as a PDF

RDI Timeline Innovation 2023

Iris M™ Timeline

Including up to V3.7 – Download as a PDF

RMS RDI Technologies Updates

Customer feedback

An Engineering Manager’s perspective

Great interview with Engineering Manager Phil Renshaw on how he has successfully implemented Motion Amplification Technology into his Chemical Plant.

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.

Software updates

Iris M™ Software Update (2021)

Features Review v1.0 – 3.2
Stuart Walker showcases the latest features of the IRIS M software v3.2 and also highlights the features v1.0-2.5. The new features include:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Phase Overlay
  • Difference Plots
  • Metrology
  • Audio Enabled Video Editing
  • Live MA
  • Motion Vectors
  • Transient Analysis
  • Transient Amplification
  • Motion Map

Iris M™ Software Update V.2.5 (2019)

Interview with RDI Technologies Inc., Jeff Hay, about the new features in the 2019 v2.5 software update. Rotating shaft analysis, MP4 export, Trimming and much more…

The latest Iris MX™ add-on high speed camera (2019)

Stuart Walker recently met up with Jeff Hay CEO of RDI Technologies Inc. in Knoxville Tennessee. In this interview they discuss the benefits of the latest add-on high speed camera to the Iris family, the Iris MX™.

Iris M™ Update (2018)

Stuart 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 – 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

Meet up with the Motion Amplification Team at one of our events this year 

Meet up with the Motion Amplification Team at one of our events this year 

Iris M™ System in the field

Iris M™ System in the field (swipe right)

Iris M™ System Acquisition & Frequency & Filtering Modules

Download the latest Motion Amplification product literature in PDF format

Download the latest Motion Amplification product literature in PDF format

Available Solutions

UK & International Events

Stuart Walker RMS MA Event

FAQs about Motion Amplification

Motion Amplification technology allows users to see and measure motion that is impossible to see with the human eye. RDI Technologies’s patented technology measures deflection, displacement, movement and vibration. 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 video vibration analysis or motion with high levels of accuracy.

Motion Amplification technology is especially helpful for mechanical inspections, structural analysis, industrial processes, sports analysis. In general, Motion Amplification technology is useful in any situation where small or subtle movements need to be observed or analysed to improve efficiency, safety, and performance.

The Iris M camera has a frequency range up to 5,400 CPM @ 180 fps Maximum: 39,000 CPM at 1,300 fps with reduced resolution. There are five lenses sizes available, 6mm, 12mm, 25mm, 50mm, 100mm.

Motion Amplification is a great tool for diagnosing common vibration issues such as misalignment, imbalance, and looseness. It can also be used to detect issues such as structural cracks, resonance, and soft foot, as well as on mechanical seals, metal press applications and pumps. It is also well suited for low-speed applications.

The product and software licence costs for the Iris M camera can vary depending on the specific needs and requirements of each customer. As a complex product, custom quotations are produced to meet the unique needs of each customer. To get started, complete the webform on any of the camera pages or contact the team directly by email at: [email protected]. The team will be happy to provide a custom quotation and answer any questions.

Yes, RMS are the official distributor for RDI Technologies products in the UK & Ireland, and parts of the Middle East. We only sell systems with training to ensure a high level of competency with this new technology. You are not just learning new equipment, but a new technology and technique of data collection.

You won’t typically be looking or see bearing defect frequencies – you will often see the root cause though, in many cases even more valuable.

Simply put, Yes. The system can be used as a high speed camera and produce a ‘super slo-mo’ of your belts, we call this feature ‘Shaft Inspection’ as it is mainly used for such. If you have multiple belts in shot then you will see any slip between them also.

Yes, we offer an onsite Introduction Day. We suggest 4–6 assets could be looked at, ideally rotating equipment, structures pipework, slow speed etc. As a rough guide amplification works best on 1 & 2 x vibration problems, asset needs raised vibration levels above 4 mm/sec to visualise motion or low frequency problems with raised displacement levels work well. If low levels present the camera will not see much when amplifying so the right equipment has to be selected for testing.

No part of the system is intrinsically safe. We typically use a hot work permit and a gas monitor similar to a camera permit on site. Alternatively, the system is non-contact so as long as we have a good line of sight we can take acquisitions outside zoned areas. There is also now the new Iris Explorer which attaches to Boston Dynamics Spot!

Need a personalised Motion Amplification consultation for your business?

Need a personalised Motion Amplification consultation for your business?