Category Archives: Signal.X Technology

Universal Axle Dynamometer

Universal Axle Dynamometer

Signal.X engineers recently created a data acquisition and supervisory control system for the operation of heavy-duty axles. To do this, they contributed to the machine design and sensor selection to ensure NVH capabilities necessary for axle development.

To read the full project spotlight about this dynamometer, click here. To read other project spotlights and Signal.X publications, click here.

Signal.X Engine Cold Test Systems

Signal.X Engine Cold Test Systems

An internal combustion engine is a very complex machine, both to design and to manufacture. By the 1980s, engine testing became increasingly important in the assembly plant to ensure defect-free, quality products. However, the technology of the time focused on hot test, which is running the engine with fuel and spark to mimic in-vehicle conditions.… Continue Reading

STAX Leak Tester

STAX Leak Tester

Signal.X engineers recently completed a project in which they were required to create an audit leak test stand solution to control and measure oil leak rates on automotive engine components. The test stand has been implemented in a high-volume production environment while still maintaining the required lab-level accuracy. To read the full project spotlight about… Continue Reading

Technology Spotlight: PAX Automation

Technology Spotlight: PAX Automation

Many industrial clients are looking to benefit from the capabilities of LabVIEW software and National Instruments hardware, but lack advanced LabVIEW programming skills. In response, Signal.X has created PAX automation technology, which has allowed us to deliver full-featured yet configurable applications that do not require advanced LabVIEW programming knowledge to adapt and maintain. The powerful… Continue Reading

NVH Machine Design

NVH Machine Design

Top 3 Considerations When Designing NVH Production Machines: As the average consumer becomes more discerning, the trickle-down of noise and vibration characteristics from product to subsystem will continue to drive component suppliers to evaluate those metrics as part of their manufacturing process. Motors, fans, actuators and smaller components are now being subjected to rigorous scrutiny… Continue Reading

Auto Shows of Futures Past

Auto Shows of Futures Past

The North American International Auto Show. A sensory overload of dazzling displays and tantalizing technology. From the not-so-standard subcompact cars to the automobiles beyond luxury and everything in between, the Auto Show is a decadent buffet with something for everyone who attends. My favorite displays (and presumably tens of thousands of other people’s favorite displays)… Continue Reading

Big Picture, Small Solution: Exploring Tiny Computers

Big Picture, Small Solution: Exploring Tiny Computers

As a small company, thinking big and thinking outside the box go hand in hand. For one R&D project that I’ve had the opportunity to participate in, we’re going tiny and exploring system on chip modules. Signal.X is committed to staying at the cutting edge of technology to provide the best solutions. Part of that… Continue Reading

Data Management for the Factory

Data Management for the Factory

In his article “Data Mangement for the Factory” recently published in Manufacturing Engineering, Signal.X Product Manager Rob Hoffman details how we at Signal.X take a full-factory approach to problem solving. It’s not enough to collect miscellaneous data on the factory floor. Too often, manufacturing companies collect data solely for the sake of collecting data, and… Continue Reading

Michigan Tech University Produces First Batch of Bio-Oil Using PAX Technology

Michigan Tech University Produces First Batch of Bio-Oil Using PAX Technology

Back in March, Signal.X traveled up to Houghton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to commission a Pyrolysis Biofuels Pilot Plant for Michigan Tech University. This plant converts biomass such as wood chips into liquid bio-oil that can later be turned into hydrocarbon transportation fuel. Signal.X created a controls and data acquisition system that integrated process control,… Continue Reading

Category Archives: Signal.X Technology

Universal Axle Dynamometer

Universal Axle Dynamometer

Signal.X engineers recently created a data acquisition and supervisory control system for the operation of heavy-duty axles. To do this, they contributed to the machine design and sensor selection to ensure NVH capabilities necessary for axle development.

To read the full project spotlight about this dynamometer, click here. To read other project spotlights and Signal.X publications, click here.

Signal.X Engine Cold Test Systems

Signal.X Engine Cold Test Systems

An internal combustion engine is a very complex machine, both to design and to manufacture. By the 1980s, engine testing became increasingly important in the assembly plant to ensure defect-free, quality products. However, the technology of the time focused on hot test, which is running the engine with fuel and spark to mimic in-vehicle conditions.… Continue Reading

STAX Leak Tester

STAX Leak Tester

Signal.X engineers recently completed a project in which they were required to create an audit leak test stand solution to control and measure oil leak rates on automotive engine components. The test stand has been implemented in a high-volume production environment while still maintaining the required lab-level accuracy. To read the full project spotlight about… Continue Reading

Technology Spotlight: PAX Automation

Technology Spotlight: PAX Automation

Many industrial clients are looking to benefit from the capabilities of LabVIEW software and National Instruments hardware, but lack advanced LabVIEW programming skills. In response, Signal.X has created PAX automation technology, which has allowed us to deliver full-featured yet configurable applications that do not require advanced LabVIEW programming knowledge to adapt and maintain. The powerful… Continue Reading

NVH Machine Design

NVH Machine Design

Top 3 Considerations When Designing NVH Production Machines: As the average consumer becomes more discerning, the trickle-down of noise and vibration characteristics from product to subsystem will continue to drive component suppliers to evaluate those metrics as part of their manufacturing process. Motors, fans, actuators and smaller components are now being subjected to rigorous scrutiny… Continue Reading

Auto Shows of Futures Past

Auto Shows of Futures Past

The North American International Auto Show. A sensory overload of dazzling displays and tantalizing technology. From the not-so-standard subcompact cars to the automobiles beyond luxury and everything in between, the Auto Show is a decadent buffet with something for everyone who attends. My favorite displays (and presumably tens of thousands of other people’s favorite displays)… Continue Reading

Big Picture, Small Solution: Exploring Tiny Computers

Big Picture, Small Solution: Exploring Tiny Computers

As a small company, thinking big and thinking outside the box go hand in hand. For one R&D project that I’ve had the opportunity to participate in, we’re going tiny and exploring system on chip modules. Signal.X is committed to staying at the cutting edge of technology to provide the best solutions. Part of that… Continue Reading

Data Management for the Factory

Data Management for the Factory

In his article “Data Mangement for the Factory” recently published in Manufacturing Engineering, Signal.X Product Manager Rob Hoffman details how we at Signal.X take a full-factory approach to problem solving. It’s not enough to collect miscellaneous data on the factory floor. Too often, manufacturing companies collect data solely for the sake of collecting data, and… Continue Reading

Michigan Tech University Produces First Batch of Bio-Oil Using PAX Technology

Michigan Tech University Produces First Batch of Bio-Oil Using PAX Technology

Back in March, Signal.X traveled up to Houghton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to commission a Pyrolysis Biofuels Pilot Plant for Michigan Tech University. This plant converts biomass such as wood chips into liquid bio-oil that can later be turned into hydrocarbon transportation fuel. Signal.X created a controls and data acquisition system that integrated process control,… Continue Reading

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