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GEO / CIVIL / SEISMIC TESTING / NO. 27 / JANUARY 2016 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
Innovative Shake Table System Configurations
Research Lab Improves Test System Uptime with MTS Echo® Health Monitoring
MTS FlexDAC™ 20 Offering Expands
  MTS Systems Geo, Civil, Seismic Testing
 
Unique designs accommodate larger, more complex test articles to optimize simulation fidelity.
 
Innovative Shake Table System Configurations
 
Seismic simulation requirements are changing due to a variety of factors: these include the need to incorporate ever larger scale test articles to increase simulation fidelity, as well as demands for replicating the longer displacements and durations of recent earthquakes (Kobe 1995 and Tohoku 2011, respectively). MTS provides the expertise, advanced control techniques and extensive product portfolio that civil engineers and researchers need to meet these challenges. The following case studies represent a cross-section of how MTS is helping address these issues with innovative solutions, from multi-table configurations to additional actuators to table-on-table designs.

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  MTS Systems Echo Health Monitoring  
Research Lab Improves Test System Uptime with MTS Echo® Health Monitoring
 
An independent research and development lab uses remote monitoring to proactively manage and monitor test equipment. Insights gained from the monitoring data allow these researchers to maximize equipment productivity.

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  MTS Systems FlexDAC Data Acquisition  
MTS FlexDAC™ 20 Offering Expands
 
New 24- and 48-channel units add flexibility and enhanced measurement accuracy for larger structural tests.

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