Makino A51NX - Go Pro Ride Along Video
Feb 6, 2014 by: Chaten, Tim
What happens when you give a Go Pro camera to a Makino A51NX user? You get this rather cool video of a Go Pro Hero 2 attached to top of a tombstone pallet. This video shows the basic function of the Makino A51NX Horizontal and MMC2 changer.
GTI Now BIG-PLUS® Certified
Jan 30, 2014 by: Chaten, Tim
GTI Spindle Technology is extremely proud to announce that we have entered in a new licensing agreement with BIG Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd, represented in North America by BIG Kaiser.
There are many companies out there that can repair BIG-PLUS® equipment, but few that are officially licensed by BIG Daishowa and recommended by BIG Kaiser. As a certified repairer of BIG-PLUS® we will use official parts and maintain the same standard of excellence you have come to expect from BIG-PLUS® products. To get the most yields from your BIG-PLUS® equipment, your tooling must match the same high quality standards found in BIG-PLUS® tooling.
GTI Spindle has partnered with the engineers at BIG Kaiser to create a repair program exclusively for BIG-PLUS® tooling. GTI meets the extreme accuracy required of your BIG-PLUS® tooling. The tooling interface has specific quality verifications performed throughout the restoration process using only BIG-PLUS® certified equipment.
With the combination of these re-qualification and QC standard along with our stringent repair specifications; you are insured the very highest level of quality and service available in North America.
We are provided this equipment by BIG Daishowa Seiki and only certified BIG-PLUS® repair licensees can utilize this specialized equipment. Get in touch with our sales team with any questions you may have about your tooling. GTI provides a free assessment and evaluation before any work is performed on your tooling.
For the first time you get both the GTI satisfaction guarantee and the BIG-PLUS® standard of excellence. Let us know if you have any questions about this exciting new partnership.
iPad Laser Shaft Alignment system
Nov 29, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
GTI Spindle Technology proudly announces its release of yet another tool for the iPad platform: precision alignment. Now all aspects of predictive maintenance are covered on one platform: vibration analysis, precision balancing, thermography, and now precision alignment. This is the broadest toolset available on a single device.
VibePro6 Overview Video
Nov 12, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
Important VibePro6 update information
Nov 6, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
VibePro6 has now been released to the App Store. We have invested a great deal of time and effort into re-building VibePro from the ground up to bring some fantastic new features to our customers. We are exited for you to see what we have built for you.
Unfortunately in our effort to do so we had to make some major restructuring changes to make this happen. On top of that Apple has also made extreme changes in the operating system. These changes have caused an update glitch. Below is a simple workaround to this glitch.
1. Calibration Number:
Verifythat you have a screenshot of your calibration number in the photos app. Some users may have deleted this. If that is the case open up VibePro and hit the CAL button to record that number. An example screenshot is below.
2.Backup Vibration Data:
Connect your iPad to iTunes to backup your vibration readings. Below is a screenshot of where in iTunes you need to go. (Dropbox users can skip this step)
3. iOS 7:
Verify that your iPad has been updated to iOS 7. It is required for use of VibePro 6. You can update using either iTunes or by going into the settings app of the iPad. The screenshots below show where on the iPad you can go to update to iOS 7.
4. Uninstall VibePro:
Tap and hold on the VibePro icon. The icons should start shaking. Tap on the "x" to uninstall VibePro. The screenshots below show what it should look like.
5.Install and Update VibePro:
Open up the App Store and ensure you are logged into the account that VibePro was purchased with. You can check which account you are logged into by scrolling to the bottom of the featured tab. The account information was included in the paperwork shipped with every iPad. Tap the search box on the top right to search for VibePro. There should be a cloud symbol that allows you to download it again for free.
Tap the cloud icon to download VibePro. Stay in the App Store until it installs. Hit the update button if that is shown. (If you see a price there it indicates that you are not logged into the correct iTunes account.) The screenshots below will show you what you should be looking at for the install and update process.
If you want to learn even more about VibePro 6 you can check out this VibePro 6 tutorial playlist. The playlist will continued to be updated with new training videos to help you make the most out of VibePro 6.
The GTI team thanks you for your patience and understanding to accomplish what we feel is the best predictive maintenance device and software on the market. The ease-of-use and new features we hope are going to blow you away.
Keep in contact with us as we will be releasing a new wireless laser alignment system to complete this package soon! You can find more info about GTI at www.gtispindle.com . Feel free to contact me via email or by calling 603.669.5993.GTI Spindle Technology
Vibepro6 coming soon
Oct 31, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
VibePro 6 is very close to release. It will be a free update to all current VibePro users and will be our biggest update yet. We’ve launched a special info page on the upcoming release. Currently the page includes some of the new features and a few screenshots to give you a taste of what’s in it. You can find the page by clicking this link. We can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on this update. It will be launching this November as a free update to all existing VibePro users.
GTI Spindle at South-Tec 2013
Oct 29, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
A quick reminder that GTI Spindle is attending this year’s South-Tec Expo in Greenville, SC. We will be at booth 628 and showcasing both our spindle repair capabilities and our iPad Vibration Analyzer. The new VibePro 6 and VibePro Online are also at the show for an early sneak peak for those in attendance. Please stop by if you are attending the show.
Microphone requirement in Vibepro
Oct 5, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
I wanted to make sure everyone knows about the new iOS 7 privacy requirement of apps requesting access to the microphone. Many users have reported that their accelerometers are non-responsive since upgrading to iOS 7. Users that have this problem most likely said no to microphone access in VibePro. Even though the accelerometer works through the dock or Lightning connector as far as the application is concerned it is all the same thing.
To fix this problem on your iPad open up the settings app (gear icon) and select privacy. Then select Microphone and ensure that VibePro is turned on. Please see the screenshots below for additional information.
Update #2: IOS7 and our Apps
Sep 30, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
Here is another update for those that have updated to iOS 7.
iRotorBalancer and iVibraMeter:
Both of these apps have iOS 7 updates on the way. iVibraMeter will be available any hour now. iRotorBalancer will be available in a few short days.
The upcoming VibePro 6 is still on track to launch this month and is fully iOS 7 compatible. It will include full iOS 7 compatibility and many more features including a more powerful route workflow and in-app trending.Please let us know if you have any questions regarding iOS 7 and our apps.
An update on IOS7 and our Apps
Sep 22, 2013 by: Chaten, Tim
We have discovered some bugs with our apps in iOS 7. Please do not update if these features are important to you.
1. Text: The text icon in the spectrum screen allows you to add custom text to the spectrum view.
2. Threshold Line is also not functional.
The upcoming VibePro 6 will be released in late October and is fully iOS 7 compatible. It will include those two features and many more including a more powerful route workflow and in-app trending.
iRotorBalancer and iVibraMeter:
Both of these apps have the same bug found in the Report Manager. The ability to add a new plant is not functional. New machines can be added
to existing plants and data can be saved. But, new plants cannot be created. We are working on a fix for these apps, but it will take some
time as Apple requires the entire app to be rewritten for iOS 7. The apps are otherwise perfectly functional.
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding iOS 7 and our apps.