1S8: Motion Amplification – Moving vibration analysis to the visual spectrum

Andrew Gale , Technical Director, Optical Motion Technologies


Motion Amplification is a proprietary video-processing product and software package that detects subtle motion and amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye. Every pixel becomes a sensor creating millions of data points in an instant. For large assets outfitting them with contact sensors is costly and difficult because of the sheer number of sensors required to measure the entire asset. The way to combat the limitations of traditional vibration technologies is by shifting the sensor from the digital world to the visual spectrum. Videos created through Motion Amplification enhance the understanding of the components and interrelationships creating the motion. This makes it a great troubleshooting tool, quick and effective alternative to traditional ODS, and effective communication tool between technical and non-technical resources. The software is easy to use and provides instant results. In this presentation, the technology will be explained and a number of practical case examples will be presented.


Andrew is a professional consultant and manager with over 30 years’ experience in the provision of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Technologies and Services to the Industrial Maintenance sector. Industry exposure includes: Mining, Food & Beverage, Steel & Aluminium, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Automotive, Transportation, Cementation, Building Service and General Manufacturing. Andrew’s qualifications and vocational experience include; Certificate of Technology (Mechanical), Diploma of Business, and Vibration Analyst VCATIII.