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Dytran Instruments, Inc. and Sage Machinery Diagnostics, LLC Introduce CAN-MD™ Digital Bus-Based VHM Solution

Press release date: March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 – Chatsworth, California, USA – Dytran Instruments, Inc. (www.dytran.com), is a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers. Sage Machinery Diagnostics, LLC, (www.sage-md.com) was founded in 2014 to provide professional consultation to Aviation, Naval and Industrial Machinery Monitoring industries. Dytran and Sage have formed a partnership to bring a new generation of advanced onboard diagnostics systems to the vibration health monitoring (VHM) field.

Dytran and Sage have formed a partnership to bring a new generation of advanced onboard diagnostics systems to the vibration health monitoring (VHM) field. The result of the Dytran-Sage collaboration is the innovative CAN-MDTM(Controller Area Network – Machinery Diagnostic) platform, a bus-based, digital smart accelerometer network with configurable firmware for machinery health monitoring and diagnostics. CAN-MD™ reduces installed weight, simplifies wiring runs, and reduces the complexity of the vibration portion of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) on rotorcraft. It is also used on fixed-wing aircraft, industrial off road machinery and heavy equipment vehicles. Bus-based digital sensors eliminate the need for individual cables from each analog sensor to a central box. CAN-MD™ spreads the digital signal processing (DSP) over the entire network. Raw acceleration data is processed within each sensor and results are reported over a single wire as Condition Indicators (CI’s) via CAN bus (other bus types are available on request). The analysis firmware on board each sensor is user-configurable so it can be optimized for any application. Looking ahead, CAN-MD™ is ideal for autonomous vehicle monitoring where no operator is present to identify impending mechanical issues that could affect vehicle safety or operation.

To learn more about CAN-MD™ advanced machinery diagnostic technology, please contact Dave Change, Dytran Vice President/Technical Director, at dchange@dytran.com or Chuck Kemp, President of Sage Machinery Diagnostics, LLC at chuck.kemp@sage-md.com.

About Dytran Instruments, Inc.:

Established in 1980, Dytran Instruments, Inc. (www.dytran.com) is a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers, force and pressure transducers, and associated electronics. Dytran products are used extensively in aerospace, automotive, test and measurement and industrial applications. Dytran products are widely utilized for on-board measurements in a variety of aerospace, commercial and military applications. Dytran maintains a world-class facility in Chatsworth (Los Angeles) California, USA for the design, development and manufacture of accelerometers, cables and accessories. This vertically integrated facility includes engineering, administrative, manufacturing, and automated machining capabilities. In addition, Dytran products are available worldwide via a network of distributors and representatives.

Technical Contact:

Dave Change

Technical Director/VP

Dytran Instruments, Inc.

21592 Marilla Street

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Tel: 818-700-7818

Fax: 818-700-7880

dchange@dytran.com

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