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IRIS M Update; Introducing ‘Motion Explorer’

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GVS Reliability Products and Option Motion Technologies are excited to announce RDI Technologies latest update to the powerful IRIS M product; Motion Explorer.

Motion Explorer is a brand-new App for the IRIS M platform. The inclusion of this app to the IRIS M products, creates higher visibility and functionality by giving clear and concise access to previously captured and amplified footage. With Motion Explorer, users will now be able to preview recordings, organize data in a hierarchical structure and add/include associated files such as PDFs and MP4s in the same tree structure.

Basically, the app allows users to store all Motion Amplification data in one place for easy and fluid access.

For a simple explanation of the new app and features, click here for the showcase video.

Along with Motion Explorer, users will also receive an exciting set of new features for the Iris M.

Region Based Amplification – Users can overlay shapes to define what regions are amplified and an unlimited number of regions can be applied
Image Thresholds – Users can choose what portion of the camera’s available dynamic range is displayed on the screen and exported into the MP4
Rotate Image – Users can rotate the collected recordings by 90°, 180°, and 270° and the acquisition software shows a live preview of the rotated view
Multiple Distance Measurements – Users can drop pins on multiple locations and enter associated distances to be retrieved in Motion Amplification for analysis of multiple locations

If you are a IRIS M user you can download the latest software here:

Acquisition System Install 
Analysis Only Install

Make sure you keep up to date with all of the great video examples on YouTube, channel links are listed below.
RDI Technologies Channel
Option Motion Technologies Channel
Motion Amplification UK Channel

If you would like to learn more about the technology and real success stories, call GVS Reliability Products today


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This new feature will revolutionise the way you see motion.

Check out the video to see how

The latest update to RDI Technologies flagship product, the Iris M, allows users to isolate individual frequencies in the Motion Amplified video data. This incredibly powerful new feature is done graphically via a colour-coded spectrum. Also, combinations of filters can be applied to isolate multiple frequencies.

To apply the filter, the user simply indicates a region of interest (ROI) within the captured video which in turn, produces a spectrum. Then simple manipulation of the spectrum with the cursor allows setting of the filter cut-off frequency.

Sounds too simple to be true?

Welcome to the world of IRIS M where ‘Seeing is Believing’…

In addition to the filter update, Iris M Version 2.0 includes the following valuable new features:

  • Orbit Plots – Displays motions at a location in the data on an X-Y plot.
  • Simpler ROI drawing – Drawing an ROI with the mouse has been updated to make displacement measurements more intuitive.
  • Record data sets based on time instead of number of frames.
  • Addition of CPM units.
  • Ability to export time waveforms to .csv files.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about IRIS M or any of our extensive condition monitoring range. Alternatively, click on one of the options below.

Come and see us at Mainstream 2017!

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Come and see us at Mainstream 2017!

Why Mainstream?
Because the world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. And the big Asset Management shift is on. Maintenance and Reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation which is why the Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management in Australia. Find out more

OMT and GVS Reliability Products Pty Ltd is proud to be a sponsor of Mainstream Conference East and West 2017. We will be attending the 20-21 March 2017 event in Perth and 27-28 March 2017 event in Melbourne. Come and visit us at the exhibition area to discuss our latest innovations and what we can do for you. We are excited to have Jeff Hay from RDI Technologies (creator of Motion Amplification) and Chris Hansford from Hansford Sensors with us on the stand. Jeff and Chris are both looking forward to meeting people from our local market.

Come and say G’day to OMT and GVS Reliability Products at the Mainstream Conference. Hope to see you there.

Motion Amplification. Simple. Visual. Reliability Revolution.

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RDI Technologies is fast growing the network of international representatives. GVS Reliability Products and OMT are very happy that RMS Reliability has been appointed as the exclusive UK representative for Motion Amplification. RMS have set up a designated website for Motion Amplification, see

RMS have already been producing numerous videos that prove how effective and useful the Motion Amplification system can be.

In the case of Motion Amplification, seeing really is believing. Click on the two example videos below to see for yourself.

What is Motion Amplification. View on YouTube video below or download the MP4 file.

How to collect a Motion Amplification reading. View on YouTube video below or download the MP4 file.

Please contact us to learn more about Motion Amplification.

Case History: Generator Stator Coolant Pump

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RDI’s Motion AmplificationTM provides visualisation of a structural fault on a Generator Stator Coolant Pump that has gone unresolved for more than 10 years!


  • Captured Motion AmplificationTM (MA) videos and diagnosed the fault in the field within 1 hour
  • Visualisation of the root cause (structural fault) of the high vibration that has been undiagnosed for more than 10 years
  • Simple and inexpensive remediation work during a scheduled outage reduced the high vibration by more than 70%
  • The pump was returned to duty service rather than stand-by
  • Solution implemented at a fraction (1%) of the cost of previous attempted corrective actions


AGL Loy Yang


Latrobe Valley, 165 kilometres south east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



There are two (duty and stand-by) Stator Coolant Pumps (SCP) critical to the operation of each 500+ megawatt turbo generator at the Loy Yang Power Station.  One of the two SCPs for Unit 1 turbo generator has had a long history, more than 10 years, of high lateral vibration, sometimes reaching 20 mm/sec RMS.  There have been many attempts to remedy the problem at an estimated material cost of AU$160k. This does not take into account the estimated labour cost of 500+ man hours and loss of power generation revenue.  Some of the attempts to remedy the problem include: laser alignment, base frame spot welds, bracing of pipework, fitment of flexible bellows to the pump suction and discharge pipework, pump replacement x2, motor replacement, coupling replacement.


1Optical Motion Technologies (OMT) were contracted to apply RDI’s Motion AmplificationTM (MA) technology to solving the long running problem on 1-SCP-2.  From arriving at the location of the SCPs in the power station, setting up the video camera acquisition system and then collecting nine MA videos took less than one hour. This hour included the time to analyse the results all of which was done in the field.  The process involved taking wide angle ‘whole of machine’ videos, analysing them in the field and then honing in with zoomed videos on the root cause of the problem.  It was clear from the MA videos that the problem was a soft foot condition between the pump base frame and skid base plate.  In fact, there was a twisting operational deflection shape of the pump base frame.  During a scheduled outage, a series of fillet welds were made across the suction end the pump base frame to the skid base plate.  When the pump was returned to duty service the high lateral motion and vibration had been reduced by more than 70% and was now less than 5 mm/sec RMS.  The solution to this problem was achieved through the application of RDI’s Motion AmplificationTM technology for a fraction of the time and cost already incurred.

View the full case study at

Memorable Demo day for Motion Amplification

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Optical Motion Technology recently held a Motion Amplification demonstration and information day at the Metro Hotel in South Perth.
The purpose of the day was to help educate engineers and professionals on the ground breaking new technology called ‘Motion Amplification’.

For those that do not already know, Motion Amplification is a process whereby using a video camera and the proprietary software, movement can be detected and amplified so that it can be seen. This kind of visualization technology has previously been the domain of ODS only. It truly has to be seen to be believed!
demonstration OMT

And that is exactly what our guests on the 30th of September did. They saw and they believed!

‘A very impressive development for machinery and structural health monitoring’

‘A fault visualization tool that is in a class of its own. The advantages that I see are Non-contact and diagnose/visualize in the field without having to travel back to an office to analyse data. Outstanding. Thanks GVS and OMT’

‘Great presentation. The technology is impressive. Our company could use a tool like this in so many different areas.’

omt testing

Just some of the fault types that can be visualised and easily interpreted with the Motion Amplification technology are

If you would like to learn more about Motion Amplification and how it can help you, get in touch with our sales team today.