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Vibration Sensor & Vibration Meter

Selection

I) SELECTING A VIBRATION SENSOR 

Are you looking for a vibration sensor for your condition monitoring project or simply to monitor a rotating machinery such as a motor, pump, fan, cooling tower, compressor, gearbox, etc?

 

We have many different models to suit various requirements. Based on our experience most customers tend to focus on a few core models. 


Below is a diagram to help you think about your requirements when looking for a vibration sensor :-

Vibration Sensors, Vibration Meters, Vibration Switches, Vibration Analyzers

The above diagram is not meant to be exhaustive. The objective is to help you move along in your vibration sensor selection rather than get bogged down in technicalities. If you have any questions or a specific requirement please contact us.

Below are brochures of models most frequently bought by customers to give you an idea of the possible vibration sensors you can consider for your application :-

I) Vibration sensors (velocity RMS) for use with PLC, DCS, SCADA, BMS (4-20 mA)

a) Standalone 1-axis vibration transmitter

b) Standalone 1-axis vibration transmitter with integral braided cable

c) Standalone 1-axis vibration transmitter with integral waterproof cable

d) Intrinsically-safe standalone 1-axis vibration transmitter

e) Explosion-proof 1-axis vibration transmitter with integral cable

f) Standalone 3-axis vibration transmitter

II) Vibration sensors for use with dedicated Vibration Monitoring Systems (mV/g)

a) Standalone 1-axis vibration accelerometer

b) Standalone 1-axis vibration accelerometer with integral braided cable

c) Standalone 1-axis vibration accelerometer with integral waterproof cable

d) Standalone 3-axis vibration accelerometer

e) Standalone 3-axis vibration accelerometer with temperature output

III) Vibration sensors for use with vibration analyzer for floor vibration monitoring

a) High performance, low frequency accelerometer

b) Ultra low frequency seismic accelerometer

c) Ulltra quiet seismic accelerometer

d) Industry standard seismic accelerometer with power amplifier

II) SELECTING A VIBRATION METER

We have different types of vibration meters to suit different requirements such as :-

  • Ad-hoc vibration measurement before and after repair by subcontractor

  • Occasional checking of vibration level of rotating machinery by maintenance personnel

  • Periodic vibration condition monitoring in a plant 

 

Below is a diagram to help you select a vibration meter :-

Vibration Sensors, Vibration Meters, Vibration Switches, Vibration Analyzers

The diagram above is a simplification of the many models of vibration meters that are out there in the market. To make it easier for you to decide below are a few popular models that you could consider - click to view the datasheet. If you have any questions or a specific requirement please contact us.

1) Low cost vibration meter

2) Vibration meter using probe tip

3) Vibration meter using accelerometer (most popular)

4) Affordable vibration meter with PC software

5) Powerful vibration meter / data collector with expert program and PC software

If you are looking for a specific brand of vibration meter we offer the following :-

ADASH

The new improved Vibrio M has launched! Adash has improved a great vibration meter / data collector and made it even better. 

 

The new 2022 A4900 Vibrio M has been fitted with bigger 240x320 pixels TFT display which secures sun readability. Rubber protection bumper makes it more rugged and brings fancy industrial look. Finally Li-Ion rechargeable battery powers the device for 16 hours of continues operation.

 

New features available on the new 2022 Vibrio M :-

 

a) The new Vibrio M comes with a new function called Auto Save. This allows you to set up time interval between measurements and start saving continuously. This means Vibrio M can be used as a data logger and almost as a small online system! 

 

b) The new Vibrio M allows you to store values of any Vibrio M measurement screens. Time interval between stored measurements can be between 1 to 60 minutes. Shortest interval between measurements is called asap and it is approximately 15 seconds. If you set up overall value measurement, high interval of saving (60 mins) and you plug the Vibrio M to power supply then you can measure for years! According to this example:

 

4 MB of memory allows to store 120960 overall values.

 

Main Vibrio screen actually saves 5 values at the same time. 

- Velocity RMS: 10 - 1 000 Hz [mm/s, ips]

- Velocity 0-Peak: 10 - 1 000 Hz [mm/s, ips]

- Acceleration RMS: 500 Hz - 16 000 Hz [g]

- Acceleration 0-Peak: 500 Hz - 16 000 Hz [g]

- Speed

 

5 x 24 is 120 values per day which is 3600 values per month

120960 values / 3600  = 33,6 months!

 

The data can be transferred to DDS software.

Click here for the brochure and manual for the new 2022 Vibrio M. 

Adash A4900 Vibrio M Vibration Meter

HANSFORD

Hansford Sensors offers a choice of portable vibration meter kits, with the option of temperature as well as vibration measurement, providing fast and accurate indication of machine conditions.

 

1) HS-620 Series

Vibration Meter Kit

Specifications :-

  • Portable

  • Velocity & bearing condition

  • Conforms to ISO 10816-3

  • Re-chargeable battery

  • Mains or in-car charger

  • Sensor/cable fault indicator

  • Display hold function

  • Choice of metric or imperial measurements

 

Download the brochure here.

 

 

2) HS-630 Series (BEST SELLER)

Vibration/Temperature Meter Kit

 

Specifications :-

  • Portable

  • Velocity & bearing condition

  • Temperature measurement

  • Conforms to ISO 10816-3

  • Re-chargeable battery

  • Mains or in-car charger

  • Sensor/cable fault indicator

  • Display hold function

  • Choice of metric or imperial measurement

 

Download the brochure here.

Hansford HS-620 Vibration Meter
Hansford HS-630 Vibration Meter

WILCOXON / AMPHENOL WILCOXON

1) MachineryMate™ MAC800 Handheld Vibration Meter Kit

The MachineryMate handheld vibration analyzer displays overall vibration in velocity or displacement with 3 frequency bands based on running speed and 200/800 line spectrum. IP67 rated – rugged, waterproof casing for harsh plant environments.

 

The MAC800 kit includes the meter, an accelerometer with magnet, cable assembly, carrying case, and expandable DataMate software that supports 10 machines/10 points each.

 

Features

  • Internal data storage

  • 800 line FFT spectrum

  • USB docking station for PCs

  • Built-in ISO alarms

  • Expandable DataMate software

 

Included accessories

  • 100 mV/g sensor with magnet

  • Expandable DataMate software

  • Carrying case

Download the brochure here.

2) MachineryMate™ MAC800-IS Intrinsically Safe Handheld Vibration Meter Kit

The MachineryMate MAC800-IS handheld vibration analyzer is certified for use in Class I, Div 2/Zone 1 areas. Displays overall vibration in velocity or displacement with 3 frequency bands based on running speed and 200/800 line spectrum. IP67 rated – rugged, waterproof casing for harsh plant environments.

The MAC800-IS kit includes the meter, an accelerometer with magnet, cable assembly, carrying case, and expandable DataMate software that supports 10 machines/10 points each.

Features

  • ATEX, IECEx certifications for Class I, Zone 1 and SGS certification for Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations

  • UL listed

  • Internal data storage

  • 800 line FFT spectrum and built-in ISO alarms

  • USB docking station for PCs and included DataMate software

 

Included accessories

  • 786A-IS intrinsically safe accelerometer

  • R6WP-2-J88C-06 coiled cable assembly with BNC connector

  • MD055 two-pole magnet mount

  • Expandable DataMate software

  • Carrying case

Download the brochure here.

3) MachineryMate™ MAC200 Handheld Vibration Meter

The MachineryMate200 is a simple-to-use handheld vibration meter with built-in accelerometer. The vibration meter displays overall vibration velocity, 3 frequency bands based on running speed, and 100/800 line spectrum. IP67 rated – rugged, waterproof casing for harsh plant environments.

Features

  • Built-in ISO alarms

  • Easily identify bearing problems with BDU readings

  • 100 and 800 line FFT spectrum

  • Ruggedized IP67 case

  • Full color OLED display

Download the brochure here.

Wilcoxon MAC800 Vibration Meter
Wilcoxon MAC200 Vibration Meter
Wilcoxon MAC800-IS Vibration Meter

CASTLE

 

1) Castle Model GA2002

The Castle GA2002 General Purpose Pocket Vibration Meter offers simple, reliable and accurate results for many types of vibration measurement plus instant Data-logging.

Reliable, repeatable and simple are three important criteria most people have when looking at taking vibration measurements. The GA2002 offers this on a plate and at a price unbeatable for what you get. This Instrument will give you all the fundamental vibration measurements in many of their variations using single key strokes. This makes it perfect for general machine and bearing vibration monitoring as well as other general-purpose vibration measurements.

 

Applications

The uses for this instrument are far-reaching and widespread. One prime example would be a maintenance operator verifying results from a fixed monitoring system or taking measurements for maintenance prediction. Another example is a construction engineer checking that the vibration from a piling operation is not exceeding any environmental thresholds.

 

Features

  • Small and Light weight

  • Simple to Use

  • Highly Robust

  • Tactile Keypad

  • 8 Character LCD Display

  • Simple Data-logging of 9 Data-points

  • Comes complete with Accelerometer, Cable, Spike Probe and Case

  • Multiple Filters - Mechanical and Linear

  • Multiple Integration Modes - Acceleration, Velocity and Displacement

  • Multiple Measurements - RMS, Max RMS and Peak

What do You Get?

When you puchase a GA2002 it comes as a complete working system. There are also a number of accessories available to cover an even wider range of applications and make your GA2002 even more versatile as an every day tool.

 

Download the datasheet here.

2) Castle Model GA2006S VEXO

The Castle Vexo S has been developed out of the need for an exacting product for an exacting industry. To operate successfully in the world of Maintenance condition monitoring and fault diagnostics, any new vibration meter must live up to certain expectations. The Vexo S has been designed specifically to function at maximum performance when the going is tough.

 

The Vexo S is simple to use, with a clear colour display and a robust and reliable sensor system which brings a new level of clarity to the hands of maintenance teams and production engineers alike.

 

The Vexo S is a single axis vibration meter with a dedicated accelerometer attached via an ultra-robust cable. It has a colour OLED display, simple 3-button operation and memory for storing 1000 test results. Most importantly, once a measurement has been made, colour coded results are given according to ISO 10816 for machinery condition or a dedicated bearing mode will give an indication of the condition of shaft or motor bearings.

 

One unique feature of this product is that it is capable of taking a short average measurement rather than the normal instantaneous test. This will increase the accuracy and repeatability of measurements, which is essential for trending applications. Graphical trending can be viewed using VibdataPRO PC software for Castle Vibration meters.

 

 

 

 

 

VEXO S (GA2006S)

The Vexo S is dedicated to monitoring vibration from industrial sources such as rotating machinery, bearing housings and any other source of mechanical vibration. With dedicated alarm modes for machinery rating and bearing condition, the Vexo S is perfectly suited to busy maintenance teams who need the right answers right now!

 

The supplied re-chargeable battery pack and charger means you also won’t ever be fumbling around for fresh batteries when you are supposed to be on the shop floor making measurements!

 

Couldn’t be Simpler!

With a large colour screen and the support of VibdataPro PC software, the Vexo S requires virtually no set-up so power it on, press record and that’s it!

 

Just about everything from here is available to view directly on the screen without the need for scrolling.

 

Connectivity

All measured values can be saved to the internal flash memory of the Vexo for subsequent output. The results can be viewed on the instrument’s own display or downloaded to Castle’s VibdataPro PC software via a high speed USB connection. Software Vibdata LITE is included with each instrument!

 

Miniaturised Power!

The memory built into the Vexo S is large enough to never have to worry about and will store measured results safely in ‘flash’ format. Results can be recalled to the screen or can be downloaded for analysis on a laptop or PC.

 

Each instrument is supplied with a comprehensive user manual in electronic format and a laminated getting started sheet.

 

The Vexo Range

There are 2 models in the Vexo range; the Vexo H as detailed here and the Vexo S, which is a dedicated Industrial and Environmental Vibration meter, with the distinct benefit of small size and powerful measurement capability.

 

Both these meters make full use of their large colour display to ensure the simplest of user interfaces and clearest presentation of results no matter the application.

 

Vexo S (GA2006S) - Single Axis

  •   Single Axis mode for simple set-up

  •   Re-chargeable Battery Pack & Charger

  •   Large Colour Display

  •   Large "Flash" memory

  •   Rugged Accelerometer and Cable for industry

  •   Only 3 buttons for simple use

 

What’s Supplied with the Vexo (GA2006S)

  • Vexo S Instrument, Accelerometer and 1m Cable

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack and Recharger

  • Removable Spike Probe

  • Getting Started Laminated Sheet

  • dBdata LITE software & USB Cable

  • Carry Case for GA2006S and Accessories

 

Download the datasheet here.

Castle GA2002 Vibration Meter
Castle GA2006S Vibration Meter

MONARCH

The EXAMINER 1000 Vibration Meter is ideal for condition-based maintenance. This handheld device measures acceleration, velocity, and acceleration enveloping. 

 

 

 

 

The EXAMINER Kit includes the 1000 Vibration Meter and electronic stethoscope, accelerometer with cable, batteries, magnetic base, stinger probe, and more.

 

The kit is the perfect tool for trending overall vibration readings in process equipment. It's an essential predictive maintenance tool. The EXAMINER 1000 Vibration Meter can also be purchased as a single unit.

Download the brochure here.

Monarch Examiner Vibration Meter

III) Vibration Portable Handheld Shaker

The ReferenceMate REF2500 handheld shaker allows the technician and engineer to quickly and easily check the operation and set-up of accelerometers and velocity sensors in the field. This ensures confidence in the entire measurement chain before beginning expensive tests and calibration. The REF2500 promotes continuous cost savings through affordability and steady equipment performance.

 

No conversions, no calculations

Check acceleration and velocity measurements with no imperial-metric conversions - no extra steps and no calculations. Frequency and measurement type (peak or RMS) can be selected at the push of a button.

  • 61.4 Hz for imperial measurements: 1 g (acceleration) equivalent to 1 in/sec (velocity)

  • 100.0 Hz to simulate standard calibration conditions

  • 159.2 Hz for metric measurements: 9.81 m/sec2 (acceleration) equivalent to 9.81 mm/sec (velocity)

 

Reliable performance

ReferenceMate is designed with multiple features that ensure accurate readings and proper operation. LED indicators activate if battery levels are low or if the unit is overloaded. A built-in reference accelerometer maintains a 1 g test level for sensors weighing up to 250 grams.

 

 

 

 

 

Rugged and portable

  • Keyring and caribiner easily attaches to belt loops or tool belts

  • Carrying case with shoulder strap organizes accessories for easy transport

  • Battery life of up to 40 continuous hours allows extensive tests

 

Accessories for every application

The ReferenceMate 2510 industrial kit is ideal for use with sensors monitoring manufacturing equipment and rotating machinery.

REF2510 includes :-

  • Handheld shaker REF2500 

  • Calibration sheet

  • Wrench

  • ¼-28 to ¼-28 stud compatible with most industrial accelerometers

  • AA batteries

  • Belt clip

  • Carrying case with foam insert

Download the brochure here.

Wilcoxon ReferenceMate Portable Vibration Shaker
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