IMC WAVE 2022 analyzes sound, vibration according to standardsEngineering360 News Desk | May 11, 2022
IMC Test & Measurement has introduced its IMC WAVE 2022 — software for standard-compliant noise and vibration analysis with IMC data acquisition systems.
Consisting of four analyzers, IMC Wave 2022 offers a range of analysis functions for sound pressure and sound power measurement, structural analysis and the analysis of vibrations and of rotating machines. The software guides users from configuration to calibration and measurement to professional report in just a few steps, reducing setup time and delivering reliable results for less experienced users in the field of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Typical applications can be found in mobile or stationary setups: testing of prototypes, machine monitoring and test stands for development or end-of-line.
Microphone signals are processed simultaneously and sound level, sound pressure and sound power are determined online according to the relevant standards. The IMC WAVE noise analyzer offers a comprehensive set of functions for this purpose, such as FFT and octave or third octave spectra as 2D or 3D diagrams (waterfall). Furthermore, microphones can be calibrated within the analyzer.
Vibrations in machine monitoring and diagnostics can be analyzed using IMC WAVE vibration: it provides advanced evaluation tools for characteristic parameters according to established standards.
IMC WAVE rotation evaluates data online during the operation of rotating machines. Based on speed calculations from pulse signals, it transforms signals to angle domain and displays the vibration process as an order spectrum.
IMC WAVE structure determines structural dynamic problems in components: it calculates transmission functions and resonance frequencies in order to analyze the vibration behavior, bending and torsional stiffness.
IMC WAVE 2022 pursues a comprehensive approach in analyzing the origins, propagation paths and effects of noise or vibrations. In addition to sound and vibration signals, it also incorporates other physical measurement variables, such as speed, force, pressure, temperature or digital fieldbus data. IMC WAVE 2022 works seamlessly with all IMC data acquisition systems. Its components can also be integrated directly into the IMC STUDIO measurement software platform to equip automated test benches with NVH functionality. Together with the microphones and hemispheres from GRAS Sound & Vibration, a complete NVH solution is provided.