PAK – MKII Testing Setup and Procedures

The PAK – MKII data acquisition and analysis system provides users with a myriad of choices during test setup and preparation. The following video tips were hand selected to help users understand how to use the multitude of features in the PAK software suite. The PAK Quickstart tutorial is a video for beginning users who are looking to take data in the simplest manner. The PAK Video Tips are videos about a unique topic to help existing or experienced PAK users gain a deeper knowledge of how to get the most of their PAK – MKII experience.

Issues, questions, or video tip suggestions? Contact PAK Support at pak-support@muellerbbm-vas.com and we will personally address your inquiry!

 

PAK Quickstart Tutorials

PAK Quickstart: Measurement Tutorial:

With this PAK Tutorial Video we explain how to quickly and easily record data using our PAK Easy Measurement Workflow. Following this step by step guide you will learn how to:

              • Connect to your MKII
              • Set up various sensor types include a tachometer channel
              • Calibrate your sensors
              • Plot some basic data in real-time
              • Record several tests
              • Quickly evaluate the data.

 

Video Tips

Digital Order Analysis

Digital Order Analysis Settings and Strategies:

With this 6 minute PAK Tip Video we explain the background for digital order analysis in data acquisition for a rotating system. We cover the advantages of a digital order analysis compared to a regular FFT order analysis, several rules of thumb for setting up an analysis properly, and how to set up an order analysis in Classic PAK Measurement.

 

FFT Analysis

FFT Analysis Settings and Strategies:

When performing an FFT analysis in PAK it is important to understand the how the FFT parameter settings will affect your data. This PAK Tip Video quickly explains and demonstrates the proper setting and strategies for an FFT analysis in PAK.

NVH 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).

 

Increase Your Channel Count

Increase Your Channel Count With MKII Synchronization:

You can increase your channel count using one of three methods discussed in this PAK Tip Video. Sync your MKIIs without using any extra hardware, with the SyncLink card, or using GPS Modules. Learn how to setup and run a test with each method as well as benefits and drawbacks.

 

PAK Sound Power and Intensity Testing

PAK Sound Power and Intensity Testing:

Using the dynamic PAK Software you can perform Sound Power and Sound Intensity testing quickly and easily. This video demonstrates how to use the powerful Acoustic Intensity software module for sound power and sound intensity testing.

 

Testing With Variable Sensors

Testing with Varying Sensor Positions:

PAK allows you to easily setup classic measurement to test a sequence of varying positions without having to continuously restart measurements. This short video describes the steps necessary to create such a measurement.

 

 

Strain MEasurement with WSB

Strain Measurement Using the WSB Module:

Strain measurements are possible using a WSB module and the procedure described in this video. Strain measurements are possible using a WSB module and the procedure described in this video.

 

 

Remove DC Offset

Remove a DC Offset in PAK:

The steps described in this tutorial help you to activate a zero point voltage in PAK to manage and remove a DC offset on data during testing.The steps described in this tutorial help you to activate a zero point voltage in PAK to manage a

nd remove a DC offset on data during testing.

 

 

Modify Position Labels

Modify Position Labels Post Test:

You can quickly modify your position labels after a measurement if you didn’t set them correctly or didn’t change them from the defaults. You can quickly modify your position labels after a measurement if you didn’t set them correctly or didn’t change them from the defaults.

 

 

Equipment Manager

Equipment Manager Tutorial:

Learn how to use PAK’s Equipment Manager to manager you MKII equipment, test sensors, calibration dates and values, and much more.Learn how to use PAK’s Equipment Manager to manager you MKII equipment, test sensors, calibration dates and values, and much more.

 

 

Reduce Multiple Sampling Groups

Reduce Multiple Sampling Groups into One:

In PAK you may run into a situation where a data set is created with multiple sampling groups but you do not have the licenses available to evaluate multiple sampling groups. This video describes how to combine all of your sampling groups into one to avoid license conflicts and an interruption in analysis.

 

 

Impact Testing

Impact Testing with Moving Hammer and Accelerometers:

Follow this video guide to help you set-up, evaluate, and export data from the PAK Software Impact Module for a test with a moving hammer and accelerometers.

 

 

PAK Measurement: Online Monitoring

PAK Measurement: Online Monitoring:

This video is a short tutorial showing you how to setup and run an online monitoring measurement in PAK.