Milestones / History

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Milestones

2014

Duration adapted transient recording realized. Waveform of a burst signal is recorded from first threshold crossing to last threshold crossing including pre trigger- and post duration samples.

2013

Vallen Systeme introduces a free file format based on SQLite3 for storing measurement data.

2012

First deliveries of ISAFE3 AE-sensor systems. Completion of project CORFAT.

2011

First deliveries of AMSY-6 system. Announcement of ISAFE3, an intrinsically safe AE-sensor system, developed as part of theCORFAT project

2010

The new AMSY-6, successor of the world wide well known AMSY-5, was presented at the EWGAE conference in Vienna, September 2010.

2009

Start of joint research project “KMU Innovativ – Effizienzsteigerung der Rohölverarbeitung durch Verlängerung der Revisionsfristen mittels Schallemissionsmonitoring“.

2008

Start of EU funded project CORFAT (Cost effective corrosion and fatigue monitoring for transport products). This project continuous the research started within the ship-corrosion project (2002-2006).

Hartmut Vallen has been elected as Chairman of EWGAE.

2007

Shipped first dual signal processor ASIP-2 boards.

2006

Completion of EC-funded project "Acoustic Emission applied to mechanically loaded paper"

Completion of EC funded project "Detection and discrimination of corrosion attack on ships (crude oil tankers) with acoustic emission (AE)".

2005

The German society for nondestructive testing (DGZfP) awarded Hartmut Vallen their badge of honor.

2004

Supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für zertörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP) Hartmut Vallen organized the bi-annual EWGAE conference in Berlin, Germany. More than 75 presentations were given in front of more than 130 attendees.

2003

Fellow Award of the Acoustic Emission Working Group of USA (AEWG) was awarded to Hartmut Vallen at the conference in Portland, US.

Extension of company building was completed, which was necessary due to rapid corporate growth.

Start of EC-funded research project "Acoustic Emission applied to mechanically loaded Paper" in the framework of the EC program "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources".

2002

Start of AMSY-5 production

Start of EC-funded research project: "Detection and discrimination of corrosion attack on ships (crude oil tankers) with Acoustic Emission (AE)" in the framework of the specific EC program "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development".

Hartmut Vallen was elected into the Executive Committee of European Working Group on Acoustic Emission (EWGAE).

2001

Hartmut Vallen received EN473 Level-3-Certification in AT.

Completion of EC-funded project under the program "Standards, Measurement and Testing", Contract No. SMT4-CT97-2150 'Multimode scratch testing: Extension of operation modes and update of instruments' is completed.

AMSY-5, successor of AMSY4, was introduced.

2000

Completion of EC-funded project under the program Standards, Measurement and Testing, Contract No. SMT4-CT97-2177 'Inspection of Flat Bottomed Storage Tanks by Acoustical methods',

Preparation of AE-courses for level 1, 2 and 3, according to the new EN473 NDT Personnel Certification Standard, in German language, finished. Hartmut Vallen is appointed to perform classroom courses about AE instrumentation

1999

Development of VisualAE™, the new 32-bit all-in-one data analysis tool for Acoustic Emission, was completed.

1998

Delivery of the first multi chassis AMSY4 system with in total of 108 channels.

1997

Introduction of VisualClass™, a software package for pattern recognition.

German Standardization Organization (DIN) appointed Hartmut Vallen as German representative in CEN TC138 WG7 (Acoustic Emission).

1996

Delivery of the first AMSY4.

1992

Incorporation of the Vallen Systeme GmbH, due to significant growth in business. Hartmut Vallen is managing director and sole owner.

1991

AMS3 launched as successor of AMS2

1987

The first delivery of an AMS2 marks the end of the development and trial period of the first fully digital acoustic emission system in the world.

1983

On customer request Hartmut Vallen focuses on development of a dedicated AE measurement device. Digital signal processing introduced into field of AE.

1980

Hartmut Vallen founds the engineering company, Vallen Systeme. The company focuses on the development of very fast data acquisition systems. The quality and high performance of the systems lead to rapid increase of the customer base, primarily as a result of recommendations.