Showing posts with tag structural monitoring

Hey good lookin'!!!

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in News

So, here I was, meeting a client at a structural monitoring location, you know, just business as normal, and then this bird starts making this huge fuss, carrying on, showing me its feathers and running around in circles.

My associate, as tactful as ever, says 'Be sure to buy it a drink first...'

And I say... 'Of course, but I think there is something else going on here'. So I look around and take this picture:


Obviously, it wasn't really interested in a date with me, but I was flattered none the less.

But this is also a valuable lesson to those of us that intrude in nature: whether we are structural monitoring, using accelerometers of listening or watching for strong motion, all these little things are in our path, and I think we will feel better about it if we try not to disturb or upset them!



Tags: accelerometers, structural monitoring, strong motion

A voyage through the Western United States

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News

Hello all!

We are just back from a six State, 5000 km (3000 miles for our Imperialist friends...) run down to Scottsdale Arizona and back again, after of course we finished showing accelerometers and strong motion recorders at the Nuclear Energy Assembly. It was quite an eye opening experience.

As it turns out, there hasn't been a lot of movement in that industry for 30 years or so; no one has built plants in North America, and no plants have really been hiring a lot of people until lately. So, this has created a large gap between the guys who are retiring, and the new guard that are just coming online - it was fascinating to listen to the stories, and the air was electrified (no pun intended...) with new technologies, new ideas, and very forward thinking folks that appear to be really driven to shine.

All told, we made some new friends that I hope will remain so for many years to come.

Now, did anyone know that when you drive into Nevada, go through Vegas, and then head north to Reno that you drive by Area 51 for about 300 miles???!!! Nor did I, and I was most unhappy that our American friends did not have any aliens on display for us to see, except for a weird shop in the middle of nowhere, which seemed somewhat suspect and not government sanctioned:


Needless to say, the green guy on the storefront was the only alien-y thing we saw.

I will have more on this trip in coming posts!


Tags: , accelerometers, structural monitoring, strong motion, nuclear

Torquers, torquers, torquers...!

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in News

Accelerometers... single, dual or tri axial - we make them, we service them, we ship them worldwide; and we are very proud of that fact.

Production is just ramping up again (after the move), but we will continue to support our clients in the nuclear, heavy construction and property markets. Property you say? Well yes, our Shake Monitor product is primarily used to monitor long term settlement, pre/post incident auditing and reporting, and is basically a proven system for monitoring structures. Very neat stuff!

We hope that Rudy, Rhoda and Sam can continue to tweak production as they have been doing!

Very soon Iain and Lincoln are going up to Anchorage Alaska to attend a conference to showcase these products and our technical capabilities.


Oh, it is going to be a very busy summer!

Tags: , accelerometers, structural monitoring, strong motion, nuclear