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PT 500.04 Computerised vibration analyser



  • Versatile, powerful software for vibration analysis
  • Supports all machinery diagnosis experiments of the PT 500 series
  • Suitable for field balancing of  rotors in 1 and 2 planes


Technical Description

The computerised vibration analyser was developed specially to support analysis of machinery diagnosis experiments of the PT 500 series. The analyser can also be used in many other vibration experiments (such as TM 150).

The system comprises two acceleration sensors, a measuring amplifier with adjustable gain, a USB box and the analysis software.

The analysis software offers the following features: Two-channel oscilloscope for investigations in the time range; two-channel spectrum analyser for investigations in the frequency range; vibration measuring device; envelope analysis for bump effects and roller bearing damage; travelling filter to record run-up curves; orbit display; and a balancing module for field balancing of rigid rotors in 1 and 2 planes.

The software permits various analytical methods to be applied to a vibration signal and compared in terms of their efficacy. This enables the advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques to be effectively discovered. The balancing process is presented step-by-step.

The software features an intuitive user interface, and is highly user-friendly. An online help function provides guidance on the various functions. Measurement results can be printed out. 

Cables, brackets and fixings are supplied.

Learning Objectives / Experiments

Within the context of the experiments in the complete PT 500 series, the following learning can be covered:
- familiarisation with vibration signals
- correct application of FFT analysis
- measurement of rotation speed, vibration displacement, vibration velocity and acceleration
- assessment of the vibration state of a machine
- damage analysis of roller bearings and gears by means of envelope spectra
- detection of cracks in shafts by means of run-up curves and order analysis
- measurement of imbalance vibrations and field balancing of rigid rotors in 1 and 2 planes


[1] computerised vibration analyser for representation and evaluation of experiments with the PT 500 "Machinery diagnosis" series
[2] 2 acceleration sensors to record vibration displacement, vibration velocity and acceleration
[3] optical sensor to record rotation speed
[4] 2-channel measuring amplifier with adjustable gain
[5] analysis software programmed in LabVIEW
[6] software features: 2-channel oscilloscope;
2-channel FFT analyser; envelope analysis; run-up curve and order analysis; 2-plane field balancing
[7] 2 displacement sensors PT 500.41 can be connected
[8] suitable for general vibration measurement tasks
[9] connection to PC via USB
[10] stackable storage system to house the components

Technical Data

Acceleration sensor
- frequency range: 1...10000Hz
- sensitivity: 100mV/g
- resonance frequency: 32kHz
Optical speed sensor 
- sampling width: 3...150mm
- laser class II, 675nm 
Measuring amplifier
- adjustable gain: x1, x10, x100
- powered by 12VDC power supply unit 
- LxWxH: 230x220x80mm
USB box
- 16x analogue in, 2x analogue out
- each 4x digital in/out
System requirements: Windows Vista or Windows 7

Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 600x400x220mm (storage system)
Weight: approx. 6kg
Required for Operation 230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase

Scope of Delivery
2 acceleration sensors, 1 speed sensor with holder, 1 amplifier, 1 CD with evaluation software, 1 USB box + data cable, 1 combination wrench, AF 13, 1 storage system with foam inlay, 1 manual

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