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Technical Sessions.
Reservation required

Room A
Room B

​9:30 am to 10:30 am


Topic: "Shaker Testing Fundamentals"

Presented by: Matt Millard from ETS Solution N.A., LLC.  Matt is a Mechanical Engineer (Michigan Technological University) and has 25 years of experience in the vibration test industry.

Sponsored by: Stress Analysis Services


This introduction to shaker testing will cover the nuts and bolts that test engineers and technicians need to understand when selecting and using a vibration test system.


Topics include:

  • Principle of operation

  • Main system components

  • How to size a shaker

  • Test types

  • Control strategies

  • Best practices

Room A

​10:15 am to 11:15 am


Topic: Power Supply Paralleling Do’s and Don'ts

Presented by: George Scherma,  TDK-Lambda

Sponsored by: EQS Systems


Paralleling two power supplies is commonplace.  Unfortunately, most folks don't read the manual or think much about what can go wrong or if one method is better than another.   This seminar highlights various ways to (and not to) parallel DC power supplies for various applications requiring redundancy, increased current or just making do with what’s in your lab.   We will discuss the trade-offs of analog control and digital control of multiple power supplies, using supplies from two vendors,  using supplies with dissimilar capabilities and power sharing between units.  Come to learn something new!

Room B

​11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Topic: Navigating IT Infrastructure

Presented by: Justin Krieg with Vertiv

Sponsored by: Donwil

This presentation will review various IT Infrastructure solutions that business’s need to understand to make sure they protect their IT equipment.  We live in an unpredictable world where power outages, network failures, and other misfortunes happen frequently so it’s smart to do everything possible to protect your investment!


Topics include:

•            How to create a resilient IT environment

•            What is a UPS and why do business’s need them (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

•            Understanding your power requirements for a given space

•            What are the different UPS technologies

•            How to manage your environment in the long term

•            New IT infrastructure technologies (Lithium-Ion solutions, SmartCabinets, monitoring)

•            How to procure these solutions

Room A

​11:30 pm to 12:30 pm


Topic: The Future of A.I. from High-performance Computing Manufacturer

Presented by: Jeff Kallis – Congatec Inc.

Sponsored by: Meta Technical Sales -  Mark Vadaj

A factory representative from Congatec, a manufacturer of high-performance computer modules used in a wide range of applications in industrial automation, medical technology, transportation, robotics, vision, telecommunications and other markets, will describe how A.I. is touching many of these markets already.  Learn how A.I. is reaching everyone and everything to solve the requirements of today’s needs. A.I.’s deployment is becoming easier with technologies that fit together almost like Lego blocks. A.I. is no longer daunting.  With off-the-shelf hardware and software building blocks, companies can get A.I. projects off the ground quickly.

Room B

​12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


Topic: Intro to Piezoelectric Sensors for Shock and Vibration

Presented by: Kevin Westhora, Dytran Instruments

Sponsored by: Samantha Althoff, Stress Analysis Services

This introduction to piezoelectric accelerometers, attendees will learn about the basics design, characteristics of these sensors and their use in various applications.

Topic Include:

  • How certain piezoelectric materials within the sensor generate an electrical potential in response to applied mechanical stress and how this feature allows these devices to measure vibration and shock

  • An overview of common types of piezoelectric sensors, including voltage mode and charge mode sensors.

  • The importance of IEPE signal processing, the inner workings of TEDS, and how to take advantage of modern technology to get better signal and more efficient procedures.

  • Guidance on accelerometer selection criteria based on the parameters of specific applications.

  • Mounting considerations and commonly used accessories

  • Typical applications for these types of sensors, including modal analysis, environmental stress screening (ESS), health and usage monitoring screening (HUMS) predictive/preventative maintenance, pyrotechnic events, aircraft ground vibration testing, among other applications.

Room A

​1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



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