Four New Videos for Motionics Products!

We are excited to show you some new videos for our products. Check them out for brief introductions, or go more in depth into how to use them to their full capabilities!

Stay tuned for more videos showing our range of products in the future!

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New WiMER 4A Demo With Digital Protractor

We have a new demo up on our YouTube page! This short demo shows that the WiMER 4A is can be easily used to get readings from the Mitutoyo Protractor 950-318 wirelessly, using the MultiGage application. You can instantly record readings at the touch of a button. There are many different viewing options as well. It can be used with an iPhone, iPad, or PC device.

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Wireless Measurement Read (WiMER3) – Safety Improvement Case Study

Motionics products can be utilized in a large variety of industries, as seen in the chart below. Many of the industries we serve, such as manufacturing, mining, and construction, have serious safety concerns. Our wireless measurement solutions can increase work safety and decrease the risk of injury by eliminating the need of having an operator close to machinery during a measurement. Below is a case study of a mining company that implemented the WiMER3 for on site measurements to decrease risk of injury for workers.

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Motionics MultiGage measurement solutions allows measurement and simultaneous data collection from several gages using smart devices or any computer. WiMER3, one of the Motionics products, is a data collector and wireless transmitter developed for the Mitutoyo Linear Gage and LVDTs. WiMER3 sends readings to iPhone, iPad, and PC for convenient and accurate measurement.

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Wireless Measurement Read (WiMER3) transmitter for Linear Gages and LVDTs

Case Study

What is happening?

An Australian mining company needs to measure slew bearing deflection on their heavy equipment every 100 hours to trend the rate of flew bearing wear and assist in the forecasting for component life. The task is generally completed using a dial indicator and a magnetic base. There is generally a spotter on the ground, an operator in the cab, and someone near the machine reading the dial indicator while movements are conducted. This is hazardous because a worker is close to swing bearing while the machine is being operated. There is potential for major crushing injuries to occur.

How was it improved?

Motionics WiMER3 wireless gage removes the requirement for personnel to be near the machine. A person in the cab operates the machine, and the measurements are sent wirelessly via the transponder to either a recorder on the ground or in the cab.   The measurements are either recorded in an app on a phone, a tablet or a computer.

What impact did we see from this technology?

The Risk Score is reduced from major injury likely (ten times per year) to minor injury unlikely (one every ten years). Furthermore, the device helps to reduce the amount of exposure to risk by getting the job completed quicker. It also provides more accurate and reliable measurements and eliminates the human reading error.

Photos in Use

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Australian mining site and the equipment under measurement

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Motionics WiMER3 measurement instrumentations in use

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WiMER3 taking wireless measurements on site

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Risk chart showing the reduction in injury risk using the Motionics WiMER Tool.

Mitutoyo U-WAVE Capabilities Compared to Motionics WiMER Uno

A common question we receive is, “How is Mitutoyo’s U-WAVE different than Motionics WiMER Uno?” So today, we are going to go through both U-WAVE capabilities and WiMER Uno’s capabilities to properly answer this question.

Mitutoyo’s U-WAVE system enables easy wireless data communication from a measuring tool to a PC using the Digimatic protocol. This allows for improvement in measurement efficiency by eliminating the long and cumbersome data cables. This interface allows data to be loaded into any software product that accepts keyboard input, such as Excel or Notepad. There are two different components of Mitutoyo U-WAVE. The first is U-WAVE-T which units transmit data from measuring tools to U-WAVE-R. Then U-WAVE-R loads data received from U-WAVE-T into a PC software package via a USB port.

U-WAVE product benefits include:

1. Up to 100 measuring tools can be connected to one U-Wave-R unit

2. Wireless operation improves efficiency in measurement data recording

3. Data communication range up to 60ft is possible

4. One U-WAVE battery will last for about 10 months.

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Now, Motionics WiMER Uno has made sure to preserve the same great benefits as Mitutoyo U-Wave. These include the standard 10 pin connector for Mitutoyo digimatic SPC data cables, data capturing that can be triggered by a foot switch, hand switch or the data button, and allowing measurement data to be easily entered into in Excel/Notepad. What WiMER Uno does offer that is different from U-Wave is the capability to wirelessly send measurement readings to iOS/Android/Windows devices via Bluetooth Low Energy. Motionics provides free apps for each product. The apps that would connect to WiMER Uno include MultiGage Reader for iOS and DialReading for Android. For Windows, free software is provided upon purchase of the product. The big perk to this is that there is no receiver needed for iOS/Android mobile devices. The only extra device required is a miniature USB dongle but this is only used for PC communication and comes at a very affordable price of $25.00.

Key Features and benefits include

1. No receiver needed for iOS/Android devices

2. Free engineering Apps/Software iOS/Android/Windows

3. Multiple device simultaneous reading

4. Customizable reading decimal accuracy

5. Data voice read with 10+ languages

6. Data record and CSV export

7. Quick custom PDF report with results, graphs, image, logo, signature, map and GPS location

8. Keyboard input for Excel/Notepad on PC.

9. Rechargeable LiPo battery

You can visit our product page or store for more details and specs.  You can also reach us by sending email to info@motionics.com.

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WiMER Uno Wireless Transmitter for Data Collection: The Gage That Speaks To You

WiMER Uno the wireless transmitter for data collection, is one of a kind and just gained a new product feature. If you haven’t heard of Motionics WiMER Uno product it is a data collector and wireless transmitter for Mitutoyo digital instruments that don’t usually require continuous data streaming, for example calipers and micrometers. If you are interested in continuous data streaming, go and check out WiMER1.

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Within the WiMER Uno free app provided by Motionics, you can now have it read out each measurement as it is being recorded in real-time. This voice feature allows you to speed up or slow down the rate in which the measurements are read and it also has 10 different language options.

This video shows the voice application in use.

 

This feature was developed based on a request received from one of Motionics customers who’s workers were visually impaired. Now as they are working they can hear the measurement and place statistically significant parts to the side creating a more streamline process.

Motionics is willing and able to modify their products to fit your companies needs, all you need to do is reach out.

 

 

MultiGage Reader for WiMER and BlueDial to Wirelessly Collect Readings

By using Motionics WiMER and BlueDial hardware products that wirelessly collect readings, you will be making displacement measurements simple and more efficient.

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-3-24-36-pmThe MultiGage Reader app contains the same functions as the DialRead app but now allows users to be able to connect up to 15 WiMER or BlueDial hardware and receive reading from all of them at the same time.

 

Each device will be assigned with an individual panel to display measurement reading, device rotating angle, max, min TIR and average value. The image below provides an exact model.

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Users are able to disconnect/add more devices without interfering with the other device measurements that are taking place. MultiGage Reader is an ideal tool for simultaneously measuring different locations along a long pipe or shaft.

 

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For data recording, MultiGage Reader provides two options: continuous recording or single recording. Continuous recording is capable of up to 10 samples/sec while the single recording takes place by tapping a button. This data can then be plotted in a user interaction enabled graphs or exported in a CSV file via email for further assessment.

 

 

 

The new update for MultiGage Reader iPad version provides analog dial view. This means users can see not only the digital reading values, but also analog dial faces with needle spinning, just like the traditional dial indicator. A TIR indicator bar next to the dial face offers a quick glance at the current TIR value compared to preset threshold with changing length and color. This tool is very convenient for GO/NG judgement.

 

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In conclusion this new smart device app, MultiGage, allows for a simpler and more efficient way to wirelessly collect readings using Motionics hardware products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW: WiMER Uno for Mitutoyo Instruments

Motionics newest product WiMER Uno is a data collector and WIRELESS transmitter for Mitutoyo digital instruments that don’t usually require continuous data streaming, for example calipers, micrometers, and so on.

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The true benefit of this product is that it is WIRELESS, allowing you to work quicker and more efficiently by not having to record every measurement by hand. WiMER Uno can be connected to a hand switch or a foot switch and will not WIRELESSLY transfer data until the switch is triggered. Once WiMER Uno reads a value from the connected gage, it will WIRELESSLY send this reading to iOS/Android/Windows devices via Bluetooth Low Energy. Note: There is no receiver needed for iOS/Android mobile devices. A miniature USB dongle is required for PC communication.

Watch this example of WiMER Uno in use