Jeff Hay, PhD is the founder and CEO of RDI Technologies. He is the inventor and visionary behind Motion Amplification® and the Iris M™, which allows you to amplify and measure motion with the use of video. His products are moving industrial vibration to the visual spectrum. His passion is using his background in applied optical technology to change the way you see and measure motion in industrial applications.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/practical-reliability/support
Xcelerate20 Features Jeff Hay with RDI Technologies on Leveraging Innovation for a Reliable and Resilient Business
The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie
In this week's Industrial Talk Podcast we're talking about the virtual event of the year- Fluke Reliability’s Xcelerate20! Home to 3 powerful iconic brands – Pruftechnik, eMaint and Fluke Connect. (that right-the guys with the black and yellow tools are FAR more than just hardware!) Join forward-thinking maintenance & reliability pros as they gather, learn, get inspired and become resilient. On air we are speaking Jeff Hay, CEO of RDI Technologies about "Leveraging Technology to It's Fullest to Make Your Facility More Reliable and Resilient". Below is a quick summary of the Xcelerate20 agenda and video of the technology provided RDI. You can find out more about Jeff and the wonderful team at RDI Technology by the links below.Motion Amplification is a video-processing technique that detects subtle motion and enhances that motion to a level visible with the naked eye. Motion Amplification Technology can resolve motions as small as0.01 mils or 0.25 micronsand can be performed live in real-timemaking it suitable for a range of applications from field-basedmachineryfault diagnosistostructural testing.The process involves the use of a high definition,high dynamic range video camera where every pixel becomes an independent point sensor creating millions of continuous data points in an instant.This turns a camera into a full field vibration acquisition device with millions of independent sampling locations.All points in the image are acquired simultaneously meaning relative phase can be determined across the entire scene for comparative analysis across the field of view. This solves fundamental issues in today’s standard contact-based data collections, that is for large assets outfitting them with contact sensors is costly and difficult because of the sheer number of sensors required to cover the entire asset.In addition, the technology allows the user to measure calibrated absolute displacement across the full field of view providing a time waveform and spectrum for each measured location. Motion Amplification video is supplemented with other full field vibration techniques such as Motion Maps that produce colorized images of motion, vector overlays, and transient capabilities that allow the user to Motion Amplify small motions on a moving target making it suitable for analysis on a broader range of targets. This includes tracking and measurement of motion in a moving reference frame, including spectral analysis.Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Why You Need To Podcast” for Greater Success in 2020. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy!JEFF'S CONTACT INFORMATION:Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hay/Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rditechnologies/Company Website: https://rditechnologies.com/RDI Technology in Action!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozcKdCCK4U0SIGNUP FOR FLUKE RELIABILITY'S XCELERATE20, RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOT - YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPPOINTED![caption id="attachment_6977" align="alignnone" width="754"] Xcelerate20[/caption]PODCAST VIDEO:https://youtu.be/p7lctJFWmIkPODCAST TRANSCRIPT:SUMMARY KEYWORDStechnology, resiliency, vibration, jeff, fluke, people, tool, asset, reliability, industrial, innovation, leverage, fullest, accelerate, amplification, rdi, listeners, scott, pretty, importantSPEAKERSJeff Hay, Scott MacKenzieJeff Hay 00:04Welcome to the industrial talk podcast with Scott MacKenzie. Scott is a passionate industry professional dedicated to transferring cutting edge industry focused innovations and trends while highlighting the men and women who keep the world moving. So put on your hard hat, grab your work boots, and let's go. All right. Greetings, you industrial professionalsScott MacKenzie 00:23all around the world. Thank you very much for joining the industrial talk podcast. This platform is dedicated to you the industrial professionals, the women and men who get it done. You are bold, you are brave, you dare greatly. And this is why we celebrate you each and every day on this particular podcast because you deserve it. Yeah, we celebrate you because you are absolutely wonderful. All right, in the hot seat in the industrial hot to the dot today is Jeff Hey, he is the CEO at RDI Technology. This is a fluke reliability, Xcelerate20 interview conversation. And you're saying so Scott? How come I know about fluke and you're saying yourself? I've seen that? Yep. They're much more than that. Just black and yellow meter, which are fantastic. They include brands like proof technic, he mate, and fluke Connect. And you know what? Jeff? Hey, he's going to be talking. He's going to be speaking, he's going to be featured at accelerate. 20 let's get going. Yeah. Great event. Great, great, great event must attend. Absolutely. And before we really jump into the interview with Jeff, hey, because I don't know, man. There's some great people out there. Jeff just happens to be one of them. And he's speaking at this particular event, by the way, I need for you to get your pencil and paper out. It was sort of weird pencil and paper, maybe pen and computer, maybe just your computer and put it on your calendar, whatever the technology, whatever it is, make it happen. It is Tuesday, November 17. through Thursday, November 19. And I'm telling you, they've got a just an incredible amount of great speakers, Jeff being one of them. We've got to just keep on rolling these wonderful interviews out as long as they just keep coming on in. So once again, calendar, get it on there November 17. to November 19, get it on there be a part of Xcelerate20. Now, one of the themes that happens with this particular event. And I think it's really pretty much focused on resiliency, business resiliency. What does that mean? What does the technology what is innovation? What does that bring to the table for future resiliency, business resiliency. So I always talk about collaboration, right? collaboration, innovation, and education, being at the heart of resiliency, but you got to do it with a sense of speed and purpose. And boy do you have to be tenacious, and the the speakers at this particular event, Xcelerate20 definitely fall into that category. And the theme, of course, Xcelerate20 is all about resiliency, and the solutions that are being provided with their technology with their innovation with their incredible thinking. I can't speak enough about that. Because especially today, and kudos to fluke reliability that they see and they see the necessity to be able to bring to you, the listeners and and hopefully the future participants of Xcelerate20 solutions that are truly geared toward resiliency. That's important. I mean, I can't get I can't get around it. I mean, I'm all passionate about you know, I am what the heck, man? Yeah, I mean, I'm just a big fan of industry. And boy, I'll tell you, fluke reliability leading the way with their solutions, and of course, the people at fluke reliability. All right. Now I'm gonna have all this information out on industrial talk.com Don't worry. And if you come to me and say, Scott, I can't find it. Well, you're lying because well, it's all out there because you need to attend it. Jeff hay is in the seat. Right? He is in the industrial talk hotseat. He is the CEO at rd AI Technologies. We're talking motion amplification. But how does that motion amplification? How does technology How does innovation really feed into the necessity for resiliency? That's what he brings to the table. That's what he drops. Right? Truth on this particular podcast. Enjoy Pay on the industrial talk podcast. Jeff, welcome to the industrial talk podcast absolute honor that you have found time in your busy schedule, because I know you're busy to talk to the listeners of the industrial talk podcast, how are you doing? Good, good. How are you, Scott, I'm well thank you very much. Now, before we get going, I want a little background on who you are, and where you're at, and all that good stuff so that we can level set for the listeners out there. And then we're gonna start talking a little bit about, you know, resiliency, business resiliency, what you bring to the table and how that impacts business. But before we go there, give us a little 411 on who Jeff is.Jeff Hay 05:35Yeah, sure. So I'm Jeff, hey, I'm the CEO of RTI technology. So we really are a company focused around computer vision for maintenance and reliability. So we developed a technology called motion amplification, that allows you to use a video camera to be able to measure vibration and use those use that tool on a an asset, such as a motor in the maintenance, reliability space, to be able to determine asset health,Scott MacKenzie 06:02before I forget, now, if I'm looking at that asset using your technology, and I mean, listeners, you got to go out to RTI Technologies and look at some of those videos because they're pretty doggone cool. I like it a lot. I look at it. I don't know why, but I do. I'm sort of it's like, looking at a lava lamp there. Jeff, you know, you just stare at it.Jeff Hay 06:23Yeah, you're like, is it? What's it doing? How could it be doing that? Right?Scott MacKenzie 06:27Anyway, but go out there, but in the world of the PPF curve, are you capturing if my asset is doing what your video is doing? Right? I just late to the game on that pf curve? And can you define pf curve, please, for us?Jeff Hay 06:43Yeah, so pf curve essentially tells you about a potential failure and the time at which that that potential failure can occur can occur. So essentially, it's kind of plotting the life of an asset, and in your risk with that asset over time. And as the assets life goes up, you know, continues, the chance of a failure goes up with with a fault being manifest in in the asset. And so, essentially, you know, with, with the technology, you you really want to try to maximize your Technologies in ways to, to be able to detect those faults as early as possible. And, and better yet, if you can detect those faults, before they even go into commission, you're sort of getting into, you know, before it even enters into the the PF part of the curve.Scott MacKenzie 07:33Yeah, and so, if you look at at a curve, and it's got a little slope too, and that's fine. The key is to be able to say, okay, but one can say that an asset, just by virtue of wear and tear is, is there's a lot of demands on it. And it's, it's, it's getting worked pretty hard, but you can with technology, be able to look at that asset, and be able to do to a certain extent, when you want to begin to perform proper maintenance on it, which is always a good thing. Right. And your technology allows that insights into that particular asset, is that correct? Yeah. SoJeff Hay 08:10there's, there's a, you know, there's sort of a host of things that you can detect, that are sort of, I would say bread and butter faults, like misalignment, soft, soft looseness, you know, sort of the big ones. And, you know, the, the key is trying to detect those as early as possible. So you have the most amount of preparedness, you know, for, for when you want to handle that fault, you know, and, you know, the best case scenario is, is that you have planned downtime that you can, that is upcoming that you're at very little risk really to, to leverage that downtime to be able to, to be able to repair that fall, if, for example, you don't catch it soon enough, you're kind of running the risk of a failure occurring before you're ready before your plan. And then it's catastrophic, and then you have collateral damage. And, you know, you can imagine the value, you know, of detecting the detecting fault earlier is is tremendous.Scott MacKenzie 09:05And there's really no reason why you can't I mean, the tools and that are out there the innovation that is out there, especially with your particular product, your solution is not difficult to operate, is it?Jeff Hay 09:19No, it's not difficult, you know, we, you know, we we always encourage people to be trained on on their, their technology, so the maximum maximize them to the fullest. But no, it's not difficult along with a lot of other Technologies that are out there with the proper training, you know, you know, anybody can really pick up these tools and, and really leverage them, you know, in in some form with our technology, for example, there is an element that's very similar to capture and video where it's sort of like you record a video and then you press a button and you're watching it amplified and you can see it move and you know, all the different pieces kind of dance around.Scott MacKenzie 09:54It's pretty damn cool. I'm telling you right now I like it. Now. You brought up a good point. Now when we start talking about business resiliency, and we talked about, especially pre virus, there was this, I don't know, a different view on how I'm approaching business, how I approach reliability, how I leverage technology and going forward. And and maybe I would have a two to five year, you know, strategic plan on when I wanted to play all this stuff COVID hits, two finger death punch, boom, hit you over the forehead. And now all of a sudden business, the conversation is, what what are we going to do? How do we create a business of resiliency? If unfortunately, something happens in the future? Now, let's talk a little bit about that. I'm all big into collaboration, innovation and education. And and now is the time a sense of speed and purpose. What I hear you say, Jeff, is that, first off, I have no Lance, I don't have all the answers, I got to interact with individuals like you that have an answer, have technology have the ability to educate? Can you sort of expand a little bit upon why that technology is important, specifically, when it's around business resiliency?Jeff Hay 11:11Yeah, sure. So, you know, the first part of that is having the technology in place, right, having the technology in place. So that in a situation, let's take the COVID example. You know, that happened pretty quick, things don't change like that, you know, that drastically.Scott MacKenzie 11:28Right? Fine. Tuesday, bad?Jeff Hay 11:30That's right. And so so, you know, we were aware of the situation now that you know, so it's a sort of a full full me wants scenario, where, you know, we know, we know, this can happen, so and so are the Technologies in place that that that's really, I think, a key question you have to ask yourself, if not, you know, well, what do I need to get do to get the Technologies in place, that and then so there's a second step to that, after that is, are the Technologies in place? And are is my workforce properly trained on those Technologies? Yes, if we have the Technologies in the building, when this happened, it doesn't make a whole lot of difference, if we're not properly trained on that. Now, there were some, you know, kind of things that happen a lot, you know, remote training and things like that, that, that I think people have started leveraging, and that's great. And I think that that's going to be another thing that we're going to probably adopt, you know, large scale, but having that training piece is very important. Because, you know, I it's not uncommon for, you know, a facility to have lots of Technologies that are going unused and gathering dust on the shelf, just because the workforce is not trained on it, when there's tremendous value, just really easy, low hanging fruit, to pick up those Technologies, and get people trained on them and get them moving with them.Scott MacKenzie 12:45That is, it's such a absolute, accurate, you know, analysis of those these tools. Like I said, pre virus, these tools, were probably sitting on the shelf and somebody's cubicle, the individual that was originally trained on moved on, and it just sort of sits there and, and the software is not updated, it's just a mess, and then come come to virus. Now everybody's realizing, hey, these are important, we need to figure them out, we need to at least deploy the people to get out there to do it, so that we can at least begin having the technology in place to be able to do what we need to do to create this business of resiliency. But I would imagine, Jeff, the challenge would be, we all know, we all know that there's going to be this next normal right now we're sort of right in the middle of it. And we see the sense of urgency, and we need to be resilient, or whatever we want to call it. But they're we're gonna get lazy, there's gonna be a point in time where we're gonna, and I see a challenge of sustaining that. Do you have that same insights? Or what do you think?Jeff Hay 13:53Yeah, no, I mean, I agree. I mean, I think that that we really, you know, it's, it's one of these scenarios where we talk about reliability, we talk about resiliency, you know, in a company that was a company that was not necessarily preparing for this, right, but had a proper maintenance and reliability program up and running, would have a much longer run rate going into this, you know, the building, you know, things are starting to open up, you know, facilities have have the things in place, but there was a period of two to three months. That was pretty serious for for not letting visitors in and not allowing people to visit and so so the question was, you know, were you prepared for that, and if you had a normal maintenance and reliability program, that was up to speed that was current, your your workforce was was was trained, you could probably get away with a much longer period of time when you were under that sort of lockdown. You know, and that's the sort of thing that I think people need to take away from this in the sense that just getting things up and running and properly in place with your maintenance and your reliability programs. Allow, you know, just preparedness for any sort of event happening.Scott MacKenzie 15:05I, you know, we all understand that there's the challenge of COVID. Anyway, I got that side of the sword. But then there's this other side of the sword which created the opportunity and, and people are having companies...
Episode 10 - Interview with Jeff Hay (Dublin, Ireland)
The Christ Centered and Clear Podcast
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Rooted in Reliability: The Plant Performance Podcast
Motion Amplification with Jeff Hay How Motion Amplification Helps Us Learn More About Our Machines In this episode, James interviews Jeff Hay. Jeff is the CEO and founder of RDI technologies and today helps us to understand motion amplification and how it used in reliability today and how RDI is playing a role in this process. In this episode we covered: How motion amplification works. The advanced products like the IRIS M being put out by RDI. The crazy movements of machinery. The possibilities in monitoring allowed by camera technology today. RDI Technologies designs camera-based monitoring products that allow you to analyze and see movement from your machinery that would be invisible to the naked eye. Their unique proprietary software turns the millions of pf pixels found in modern cameras into individual data points that can be used to discover just how your assets are functioning. This is a process that is being referred to as motion amplification. RDI turns millions of pixels in today's modern cameras into millions of individual data points that can be monitored, read, and analyzed. A large amount of machine movement can be elusive and very hard to detect. These advanced camera set-ups quickly become troubleshooting devices and only take a few minutes to get set-up. Photographing and analysis only takes a few minutes longer. Reports can be done remotely or there on the spot. Machines move in ways you really wouldn't expect. To see rigid, dense structure move like Jell-O under scrutiny is eye-opening. This shock effect can be beneficial in convincing your team or company to take action on an issue. Video allows for making a case that data points simply couldn't. To this end, side-by-side video, text overlays, and easy exportation to cross-platform video formats is a snap. For now, this is still mostly a troubleshooting tool, but many have begun to implement it into the installation process. Motion amplification allows you to detect possible issues before everything goes totally live. As time progresses, technology is getting better at working its way up the PF curve and enhancing early detection and troubleshooting at the outset. Finding balance and misalignment issues early on can be a huge boon. We have found, though, that very often, it is the entire superstructure that is moving at times -and this is a problem that would have gone entirely undiagnosed before. RDI's patented technology measures deflection, displacement, movement, and vibration not visible to the human eye. As sensitivity increases, we have an increased ability to delve closer to the root of the issue. While some advanced and niche needs require a multi-camera set-up, the majority of uses and benefits come from a single camera being used. The lens, camera, and style will depend on the speed you are trying to capture. RDI provides training to help people learn to use these great products. The training takes about 2 days and is part vibration analysis class, part photography class. You will learn the basics of photography to ensure you are capturing quality footage to be analyzed. Cameras are the future, and you only have to look at the advanced solutions they are providing in the automotive industry to see the proof of that. RDI is leveraging that technology to help them build into the future. Eruditio Links: Eruditio HP Reliability James Kovacevic's LinkedIn Jeff Hay Links: RDI Technologies Website RDI technologies YouTube Jeff Hay LinkedIn Download RSS iTunesStitcher Rooted In Reliability podcast is a proud member of Reliability.fm network. We encourage you to please rate and review this podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. It ensures the podcast stays relevant and is easy to find by like-minded professionals. It is only with your ratings and reviews that the Rooted In Reliability podcast can continue to grow. Thank you for providing the small but critical support for the Rooted In Reliability podcast! The post SMRP 06 – Motion Amplification with Jeff Hay appeared first on Accendo Reliability.