September PAK Video Tip: Measurement and Offline Interface Tutorial

The Measurement and Offline Interface (MOI) is a measurement and analysis interface that was created as a tool to help with mobile or repeated testing and analysis. This video tip covers the setup of a Measurement, Online Measurement and Analysis, and Offline Analysis. The topics covered are: Measurement and Analysis Setup Creating settings modifications that […]

PAK Academy: Measurement Range

The conversion of an analog input signal to digital data is performed by an Analog to Digital Converter (ADC). Typically, an ADC is not able to convert any input voltage level, and is in fact limited to a maximum voltage (usually 1.2V for example). However, depending on the specifications, transducers don’t necessarily have a matching […]

August PAK Video Tip: Hardware Grounding and Electrical Noise Tutorial

PAK – MKII Hardware Grounding and Electrical Noise Tutorial A topic that comes up frequently at PAK support is electrical noise in measurements caused by improper sensor application or grounding techniques. This video attempts to explain the basics of hardware grounding and sensor application to prevent electrical noise. It also covers some rules of thumb […]

June PAK Video Tip: PassBy Software Tutorial

  June PAK Video Tip: PassBy Software Tutorial The June PAK Video Tip has been posted! This month’s video tip covers the Software Setup of the PAK PassBy Assistant. The PAK PassBy Assistant helps you setup and run PassBy testing for a variety of regulations and standards. In this video tip we demonstrate step by […]

Engineering Measurements and Data Acquisition Training Course

Midwest Dynamics PLC is pleased to announce two 2-day courses in Engineering Measurements and Data Acquisition to be held at the Müller-BBM Vibroacoustic Systems, Inc. offices in Ann Arbor, MI.  June 16-17 – Sensors, Instrumentation, and Digital Data Acquisition June 20-21 – Strain Gage Measurements and Custom Load Transducer Development These popular, hands-on courses feature […]

PAK Academy: Multi-Sampling to Reduce Aliasing Filter Requirements

A way to minimize the effect of aliasing is filtering the analog signal by means of a low-pass filter (see PAK Academy: Anti-Aliasing Filters). Such an analog filter is built out of electrical components, such as resistors and capacitors. In order to attenuate the frequency range above the Nyquist frequency sufficient enough, the slope after […]

PAK Academy: What are Anti-Aliasing Filters?

Aliasing is an effect which occurs when sampling an analog signal. It is important to recognize that there is no way to prevent this effect from happening. The only thing we can do is to minimize its effect. A common misunderstanding is that aliasing can be prevented using a “high enough” sampling rate, making sure […]

March PAK Video Tip: Sensor Calibration in PAK

Sensor Calibration in PAK In this short tutorial we cover how to calibrate your acceleration, sound, and slow – two point calibration channels (like a string potentiometer or temperature sensor). We cover two methods for entering or measuring calibration values as well as investigating some settings and features to make your calibrations more customized and […]

February PAK Video Tip: Interactive Graphic Parameters and Data Viewing Tools

Interactive Graphic Parameters and Data Viewing Tools In this tutorial we demonstrate some tools in PAK that allow you to quickly analyze your measurement data.  This interactive method gives you the flexibility to change your plots and analyses on the fly. You get access to all of PAK’s streaming analysis capabilities (like FFT, Orders, PsychoAcoustics and more). You also […]

January PAK Video Tip: New Features in the Impact Measurement System for PAK 5.9

New Features in the Impact Measurement System for PAK 5.9 The newest PAK Video Tip has been released! PAK 5.9 has introduced some nice new features to the PAK Impact Measurement System. In this short PAK Video Tip the new improvements will be demonstrated and explained. Topics Covered Loading settings from old measurements New alignment of […]