Introduction to Iris Explorer™ Spot® Payload
The Iris Explorer™ Spot® Payload enables industrial clients to perform advanced vibration analysis on assets, even in remote or hazardous locations, by blending the agility of Boston Dynamics‘ Spot® with the outstanding visibility of RDI Technologies‘ Motion Amplification®.
The Iris Explorer™ key highlights include:
- High-volume, repetitive route-based solution for vibration analysis
- Dynamic mobility and teleoperation capabilities
- Autonomously measures deflection, displacement, movement and vibration
- Reduces risk and ensures compliance
- Enhances asset ROI for better asset reliability and performance
- Flexible Routes: Teach new inspection routes in minutes and let Spot® repeat it. Pivot quickly to change or add routes as many times as you want. You can run more diverse and higher route volumes with Spot® than a human.
- Accurate, Highly Repeatable: Automated feature finding allows you to repeatedly and effortlessly capture the exact same image every time, every route, in any environment as many times as you want.
- Know What to Work On: Manage data volume by focusing on the most relevant data. Choose specific data sets to capture, like waveform or spectral. Then set conditional, automated triggers for notification only when the data meets your parameters, so you don’t waste time collecting all data, just what you need.
- Maximum Visabliity: Reach equipment and spaces that are insufficiently covered by fixed sensors or inaccessible by people. Inspect multiple angles, locations, and vibrations previously inaccessible.
Meet Spot®, Iris’s new best friend!
Taking route inspection to the next level
Route-based Vibration Analysis
Safely increase the number of assets that can be assesed. Iris Explorer™ minimizes risk, helps maintain compliance and increases asset ROI.
“We have successfully deployed Iris Explorer™ Spot® Payload in hazardous areas. The results have been impressive! And, Spot® behaved very well!” – Maintenance Manager, Oil and Gas Industry
Which features are available with the Iris Explorer™?
|ON DEMAND MODE Allows critical asset assessment or one-time data collection without having to create an auto walk mission for Spot®.||AUTONOMOUS MODE Users can recall previously programmed routes. Scheduling feature available through Boston Dynamics software features. Data measurements can be automatically trended.||INTERACTIVE MODE Once a route is created, the interactive mode will allow the user to make adjustments (add, delete, modify) to actions, triggers, camera views, and even control where the robot navigates.|
|AUTONOMOUS LIGHTING MODE Lighting can be automatically set to come on or stay off every single time or the user can let the software make the determination using a set point value to determine whether lighting should turn on or not.||AUTOMATED CAMERA CONTROLS Mission Explorer supports new hardware that will allow for remote operation and automation of several camera settings, such as focus and brightness.||TIME WAVEFORMS, SPECTRA, AND ORBITS Unlimited number of regions can be drawn in the video to measure displacement. All measurements are simultaneous.|
|STABILIZATION Entire frame and region based image stabilization.||DATA EXPORT Export waveform, spectra, orbits, and object paths to .csv file.||FREQUENCY FILTERING Bandpass, bandstop, lowpass, and highpass filtering of time waveform and video.|
|MOTION MAPS Show colorized image overlays of individual frequencies or overall motion.||TOP FREQUENCY FILTERING Automatically determine frequencies of interest and create multiple filtered data sets with a single click.||VIDEO ANNOTATIONS Add text, shape, annotations, and company logo overlays with export to video.|
|TRIGGERED EVENTS Virtual camera-based sensors, ROI triggers (waveform pk-pk, spectrum digital overall, spectrum frequency band), Manual Triggers.||VIDEO SIDE-BY-SIDE Side-by-side playback of original and Motion Amplification® video.|
What are the Iris Explorer™ specifications?
|INDUSTRIAL GRADE CAMERA USB 3.1, high-resolution CMOS sensor, high definition.||FREQUENCY RANGE 0 CPM (0 Hz) to 5,400 CPM (90 Hz) at 180 fps.||SAMPLE RATE 180 fps in HD, up to 1,300 fps at reduced resolution.|
|MOTION AMPLIFICATION® FACTOR 1-500x.||MINIMUM DISPLACEMENT <0.01 mils (0.25 μm) at 3.3 ft (1m) with 50mm lens, 0.005 mils (0.125 μm) at close focus.||LENSES 16mm Varioptic Lens.|
|ACQUISITION SYSTEM Server with Intel i7, 16GB Ram, 500GB storage, environmentally sealed design, wide temperature operating range, shock and vibration resistant, 3-Year warranty.||ANALYSIS DEVICE Ruggedized Tablet with Acquisition Software (Intel Core i7, 14″ FHD outdoor viewable touch screen, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, stylus pen, chest, and hand straps, 3 YR Warranty).|
How does Motion Amplifcation® work?
[linktimestamp time=00:00]00:00[/linktimestamp] – A revolutionary way to visualise vibration problems
[linktimestamp time=00:38]00:38[/linktimestamp] – What is Motion Amplifcation technnology?
[linktimestamp time=00:52]00:52[/linktimestamp] – From 2 or 3 sensors on a machine, to 2 million!
[linktimestamp time=01:11]01:11[/linktimestamp] – What applications would this work well on?
[linktimestamp time=01:41]01:41[/linktimestamp] – What is the focal range of the camera?
[linktimestamp time=02:01]02:01[/linktimestamp] – How easy is it to capture the data?
[linktimestamp time=02:30]02:30[/linktimestamp] – Seeing really is believing – it’s so visual!
[linktimestamp time=02:59]02:59[/linktimestamp] – Is it comparable to ODS analysis?
[linktimestamp time=03:14]03:14[/linktimestamp] – What vibration readings can be taken?
[linktimestamp time=04:08]04:08[/linktimestamp] – List of fault types with MA technology
Motion Amplification® Case Studies
Case 1 – Screen Vibration Problem – Before & After Repair
One of our favorite examples so far as the structure is very complicated and has restricted access. Routine site condition monitoring picked up a sharp increase in vibration levels on a screen drive motor in the vertical direction. Levels were 50mm/sec RMS at the frequency of the screen 14.3 Hz, the motor running speed was 25Hz.
Good example of using Motion Amplification and traditional bump testing to diagnose and correct a pipework vibration problem.
Case 2 – Pipework Resonance Problem – Corrected
Case 3 – Instrumentation Failures!
Nice example here of some failing temp probes on a large Gas compressor. Vibration was the suspected cause so Motion Amplification was used to visualise the problem in a poor access area.
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Last updated: 25th September 2023