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Greeting from Minnesota!

Hi, this is Jay. My wife and I own and run SpecsPro LLC. We make and distribute vibration plates. We set up this company 10 years ago to provide oversea sourcing service for machining parts, which we did not make it to a volume business. In 2017 we started to import vibration plates from China and sell on Amazon. Now four year later, we have thousands of happy customers, a humble but proud accomplishment.

from white label to proprietary design

Vibration Therapeutic® started as a white label. Back in 2017, for my first import shipment, I picked up 3 vibration plate models out of over 30 existing models developed by JT Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing Ltd (JTME). I made some minor cosmetic changes on these 3 models and have them manufactured, of course put on my logo, and shipped to Minnesota.

improve VT003F vibration plate

A few months after I listed these models on Amazon, the linear vibration model VT003F became recognized by many customers for helping lymphatic drainage and bone density. I was so encouraged. That was when I really started to looking into what vibration can do for health.

As I sold more VT003F vibration plates, I was able to see some common drawbacks and quality issues. I dismantled every returned defective machine, took detail notes, and worked out a list of improvement tasks. In 2018, I acquired the exclusive right of VT003F's design from JTME and started to invest in making improvement.

The improved VT003F has been gaining popularity in the market. So far, we have sold over 8000 units of VT003F in the US. From the 450 authentic product reviews on Amazon, you can see VT003F is well received for its effectiveness on health improvement applications. Our exceptional customer services are also recognized.

In my efforts to improve VT003F, however, I encountered a fundamental constraint of its original design: VT003F has too many parts for a machine that vibrates at high frequency.

VT007 Initiative

I decided to make a new model with a better design. The new model would keep VT003F's vibration patterns, parameters, and functions, but re-engineered with integrated structure and refined materials to reduce the number of parts. I named it VT007.

design vibration plate

My VT007 initiative came with two simple concepts:

  • Less parts less assemblies are more reasonable for a vibrating machine; and,
  • With reduced assembly processes, product quality will less rely on workmanship, and therefore achieve better consistency.

In our effort to reduce parts, we integrated the parts and eliminated unnecessary decorative parts. Parts stay in their original material color and texture without painting or other cover-up. The overall machine structure is a nice industrial style, open and revealing. Defective parts would easily be discovered and avoided. Maintenance or repair, if ever needed, will be easy.

vibration control box

Another major change was that the control box was designed as a separated plug-in type box. It is not mounted on the machine body and therefore the circuit boards and electronic components do not vibrate with the machine, an improvement on product life and reduction of noise.

After 18 months , we finalized the new model VT007, a robust, durable and reliable linear vibration machine with much improved usability and performance.

Although a vibration plate is not a complicated machine, it takes several rounds of prototyping, re-design, re-tooling and change of material combination to make it right, and to achieve the desired vibration pattern, frequency and amplitude.

VT007 is so reasonably designed for its purpose that I would consider it an ultimate home-use linear vibration plate. I invited a dozen VT003F users to test-use VT007 for comparison. The feedback are strongly positive. We launched VT007 in the US in June 2021.

VT007 Linear Vibration Plate
a milestone With VT007, Vibration Therapeutic® is advanced from a white label to a proprietary design brand.
10 year warranty

With knowing the issues and the statistics of defective rate for the vibration plates we have sold in the past four years, we are ready to extend our 2 year warranty to a permanent 10 year warranty for all vibration plates we carry. Will announce this change in the next week after I have the relevant terms and conditions updated on our website, ecommerce store and Amazon store, etc.

We have all our goodwill and passion for a lifetime support to our customers. For a business, we need to keep a limited liability with sufficient reserve fund and parts inventory all calculated and allocated to back our warranty terms. Plus, defining the lifetime for a product can be tricky. Therefore, we commit to a 10 year warranty instead of a lifetime warranty.

For a 10 year old company, only 4 years in vibration plate business, a 10 year warranty is already more like a goodwill. Just wish you believe we will make it, and thrive. I sincerely believe!

The launch of VT007 prompted me to extend our warranty term to 10 year with confidence.

primitive manufacturing

Thank you for coming this far with me. This business and the products are all about the stories I went through. I would like to share with you some insights about manufacturing and quality control for making vibration plates.

Vibration plate manufacturing is not rocket science. It actually is the opposite.

vibration plate assembly worker a worker assembles a VT003F

In general, the manufacturing processes for making vibration plate is relatively primitive from modern industry perspective. There is no set of industrial standard in terms of designing, raw material, parts, components, quality assurance, and testing equipment etc. There is very limited or no production automation. The production is labor intensive. Product quality heavily relies on workmanship.

Small workshops can quickly set up an assembly line to make vibration plates. All parts, components or even processes are outsourced. The production lacks predictability, and the quality lacks consistency.

a ventilated robot welding line at JTME

Large factories like our OEM factory JTME is more vertically integrated. They have key parts, components and assemblies made in-house for better quality control. For outsourced parts and components, they have reliable suppliers for quality and stability. They have better bargaining power but they don't necessarily go to the cheapest source, for trust and consistency.

in-house vs outsourcing

It is not that in-house manufacturing is always superior to outsourcing. It depends on the specialty capability needed for the specific part or component.

VT003F control box

VT003F's major quality issue is with its control console. The control console is assembled in JTME's facility with purchased PCB boards, connectors and switches. After mounted on the machine, the control console is then tested for functions. JTME does not have advanced testing equipment for testing the circuits and electronic components.

For VT007, the control console is a separated control box. We have it entirely made by a reliable electronics manufacturing service, which is specialized in PCB applications. The EMS has the specialized process, facilities, and testing equipment for the qualify assurance of the VT007 control box. I expect the control console quality issue to be systemically resolved on VT007.

quality improvement eccentric wheel quality

Customers always deserve a better product. There are always improvements to make and defects to eliminate. What we can really assure is our dedication. We know where the problems will most likely happen, so we try to fix the problem. With all efforts, there are still quality problems. If they happen, we are already prepared to make the correction, within days.

We watch very closely to avoid systemic quality problems in our entire manufacturing process.

For isolated quality issues, customers can always rely on our superior customer service.

In general, it's a challenge for any vibration plate manufacturer due to the lack of quality consistency, absence of industrial standard, primitive production process and heavy reliance on workmanship. I am not surprised to see an average 2-3% defective rate for all vibration plates in the market. I was there.

For VT003F, we have about 1.5% defective rate in the first year of use. Usually the first 3 months put the machine for a good test. After passing the first year, it should hold all fine for a long time. We will continue improve.

I believe our new model VT007 will do much better.

VT007 control box easy to replace

Control circuit is always the single dominant weak link for any factory making vibration machines with their primitive manufacturing process. A loose wiring, a cold joint soldering, or a low grade electronic component can shorten the circuit life, or fail it on a power surge.

For VT007, I believe the systematic quality issues have been resolved. For isolated issues, VT007's separated plug-in type control box will make it easy to replace. As we continue to improve, the newer version will just be better. We will make it compatible.

VT007 vibration machine with control box industrial style

As a handyman who recently replaced AC refrigerant on a Honda CRV, I love VT007's industrial style. It is open and revealing. Part can be easily replaced. You already know the control box is easy to plug-in. The next thing that may need repair is the motor, although our motor defective rate is extremely low. Our DC motor has a designed average life of 5000 hours before its carbon brushes wear out. That will last for 15 years of daily household use.

After 15 years if your motor dies, you can replace the carbon brushes and give the machine a new life. Or you can send it to me. I will change the carbon brushes. Your double-o-seven will never be a dead junk.

Let's try not to dump more trash on the earth by choosing VT007.

VT007 Industry style

Oh I forgot to mention bearings can also wear out, probably sooner than the motor. Bearings are tightly pressed on the motor shaft. Replacing it is much more difficult and requires special tools... but yes you can, if you would.

from perception to vision and passion

I was inspired and encouraged by so many success stories that our customers using VT003F to improve their health conditions. I too fixed my chronic knee problems using this machine.

I have decided to devote the rest of my career to making vibration plate and promoting vibration therapy.

From my understanding, vibration therapy is to utilize the unique rapidly repeated mechanical stimulation as a treatment intervention. It works by activating, exercising and promoting our own body system functionality and self-healing mechanism.

For treating some hard-to-diagnose hard-to-treat chronic health problems like circulation disorder, muscle / tendon / nerve damage, bone loss, balance and motor skills problem etc., vibration therapy has some unique advantages over mainstream medicine. It is safe and convenient to use, non-drug, and non-invasive.

Vibration therapy works through our own body mechanisms. It is fundamental.

"One day, vibration plate will become a desirable exercise equipment for every household. " (Jay Tang , Minnesota, 2021)
join our endeavor

Vibration therapy is still new, I believe it has a great potential. If you believe the same, please consider joining me, being a customer, an affiliate, or a partner.

I am seeking professionals in health and fitness fields for partnership or affiliation. You may be the essential credential and expertise to this endeavor we call Vibration Therapeutic.

If you could take care of consultation, marketing and sales for this business, I could concentrate my energy on product development and quality improvement, a better value out of my ability.

This business needs to graduate from a mom-and-pop operation to a corporate undertake. I have a long-term business plan in my mind, with a great value proposition and a practical strategy, if you are interested to hear.

about our websites

I wrote all contents of our websites and our product literature.

I provide detail information of each of our vibration plate models, about its structure, material, mechanics, tech specs and quality issues, which I know very well because my stories are mainly about dealing with these matters.

My medical background is only about my own diligent studies and personal experiences, no official medical education. Oftentimes, I see logical connections between my engineering background and the life science.

I do a lot of online research on vibration therapy, I enjoy communicating with customers. I share my notes on my blog website

more about me and the business…

I have 30 years of combined experience in engineering, manufacturing, logistics and international trade. I brought my family to the US in 2002. Before that, I worked in China for a factory and two export companies for 12 years.

Liinked-in Jay Tang

I got an MBA from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai University.

My wife Xia also has an engineering background. She majored in material engineering and taught the same field in college before we moved to the US.

In our business operations, Xia handles purchasing, inventory planning and import operations. I take care of product development and customer service, which is an interesting combination of job functions. I found my customer service experience have been adding great value to my product development initiatives.

warehouse of vibration plate

We have a lean business operation. We outsource our order fulfillment operation to Strategic Warehousing, a reputable 3rd party warehousing service in Minnesota. We have Navegate, Inc (my previous employer) to handle our international shipping and customs clearance. My ability in process management allows me to integrate and streamline the entire operations for effectiveness and efficiency.

VT009 vibration plate

Product development is essential for a long-term growth and success. I have many products ideas that are yet to be explored. This is another reason that I would like to focus on product development instead of sales and marketing.

Currently I am working on another linear vibration model - VT009. It is an all-metal structure with a larger exercise platform (640x480mm), 4mm amplitude. Brushless DC motor is adopted. It will come with an optional detachable handrail. This model is designed for athletes and other aggressive vibration training users.

I have had two round of VT009 prototyping done, but still not getting my desired results. I thinking the next prototype will be close. Stay tuned!

Jay Tang, July 21, 2021
Just came back from a family vacation in Utah. Stunning beauty, wonder of nature! I put some pictures I took in Utah on this website.