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SCOUT Portable Vibration Analyzers

portable-scout100

 

*New SCOUT100 and SCOUT140 products with Ascent 2013 software with System1 Basic Integration are now available! Existing SCOUT products can be upgraded to Ascent 2013 for NO COST at www.bntechsupport.com.*

 

Based on a design with a proven track record of quality and innovation, Bently Nevada's all-new SCOUT series data collector, analyzer and balancer has been engineered from the ground up to offer leading-edge reliability, accuracy and usability.

 

The SCOUT platform offers the power and convenience of dual- or four-channel measurement and dual-plane balancing to support all your plant condition monitoring needs from route-based data collection to machinery analysis and balancing. Its balancing functions enable the quick diagnosis and correction of dynamic unbalance, the most common form of unbalance.

 

SCOUT's combination of accuracy, intuitive operation, ease of use and outstanding storage capacity ensures our analyzers deliver a premium return on investment and one of the lowest total costs of ownerships in the industry. SCOUT also includes the powerful Ascent® software in the purchase price.

ALL NEW FEATURES FOR 2013:

  • Modal Impact Testing with Frequency Response Function (FRF) and Coherence Calculations.
  • Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS) for Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) analysis.
  • Universal File Format (UFF), which allows export to compatible applications.
  • Higher Fmax’s – 80 KHand 12,800 line spectrum resolution.
  • Automatic Daylight Savings Time Adjustment, to keep data time-stamped correctly.

SCOUT kits now include :

  • Right angle and top connector accelerometers.
  • A keyphasor cable.
  • Two BNC – BNC Cables to connect to protection rack front panel buffered outputs.
  • Implementation Success Training (IST) video.
  • * An optional Pelican Hard Case is also available.

Features & Benefits

  • Improved ergonomics for walk around data collection
  • Large, high resolution (HVGA) backlit LCD
  • True left- and right-handed operation
  • Multi-channel on route recordings
  • 1 GB memory – virtually unlimited spectra and waveform storage
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Lightweight, rugged IP65 rated case
  • DC coupled sensor support
  • Dual- or four-channel recordings
  • CSA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Locations certification
  • USB host port for data transfer to external USB memory

 


Enhanced Instrument Functionality

  • 2 channel (SCOUT100) or 4 channel (SCOUT140) simultaneous recordings
  • Wide measurement range: 1000 g. 25,00mm/s, 2500 mm
  • 2 plane balancing
  • 95 dB dynamic range
  • Laser speed sensor for automatic capture of machine running speed
  • Keyphasor® tach mode
  • 5 year warranty on the instrument hardware

All SCOUT instruments include the powerful Ascent® software in the purchase price. New SCOUT100 and SCOUT140 products with Ascent 2013 software with System1 Basic Integration are now available-to-ship. Existing SCOUT products can be upgraded to Ascent 2013 for NO COST at www.bntechsupport.com. Ascent enables you to program the instrument with thousands of separate machine definitions covering a number of route choices. A library of more than 300 customizable parameter sets is also available enabling a vast array of measurement options.  

Ascent software's advanced technology adheres to the Fourth Edition of the Technical Associates of Charlotte Proven Method.

 

ALL NEW ACENT SOFTWARE FEATURES FOR 2013 

  • Selectable spectrum peak hiding to enable focus on more subtle indications.
  • View spectra in log scale to support motor current signature analysis.

Ascent Software Benefits

  • Route enabled – build routes in Ascent software and send to the instrument
  • CBDb – Commtest Bearing Database with over 30,000 bearings
  • Orbit and Bode plots
  • Waveform analysis tools – perfect for the power user
  • User-designable SQL/HTML reports – unlimited reporting flexibility
  • Statistical alarm creation and adjustment
SCOUT100

This table outlines the technical specifications for the SCOUT100 instruments.

SpecificationsSCOUT100Notes

Sensors

Sensor input 2 channels Simultaneous sampling
Sensors SAccelerometer, Velocity, Displacement, Current  
AC coupled range 16 V peak-peak Allows for ± 8 V sensor output swing (± 80 g)
DC coupled ranges 0 V to 20 V, -10 V to 10 V, -20 V to 0 V e.g. for reading prox-probe gap
Connectors 2 x BNC (CH1/CH2) Safety feature: Break-free inline connector
Analog to digital conversion 24-bit ADC  
Sensor excitation current 0 mA or 2.2 mA (configurable), 24 V maximum 2.2 mA required for IEPE/ICP®-type accelerometer
Sensor detection Warns if short circuit or not connected  

Tachometer

Sensor Laser sensor with reflective tape included in kit Sensor triggers on beam reflection
Laser sensor range 10 cm to 2 m nominal Dependent on size of reflective tape
Other Sensor types supported Contact, TTL pulse, Keyphasor® Instrument has optically isolated input
Power supply to sensor 5 V, 50 mA  
TTL Pulse rating • 3.5 V (4 mA) min, 28 V (5 mA) max
• Off-state 0.8 V
Pulse width at least 0.1 ms
Keyphasor® threshold 13 V ± 1 V  
Speed range 10 RPM to 300 000 RPM (0.2 Hz to 5 kHz)  
Accuracy +/- 0.1%  
Output to drive strobe Up to 140 Hz (8400 CPM) Typical. Depends on strobe type. Special cable required.

Parameter indication

Maximum levels • > 1000 g (10 000 m/s2)
• > 1000 in/sec (25 000 mm/s)
• > 100 in (2500 mm), > 10 000 Amps
Effective limit is sensor sensitivity and output voltage
Dynamic signal range > 95 dB (typical at 400 line resolution)  
Harmonic distortion Less than -70 dB typical Other distortions and noise are lower
Units • g or m/s2
• in/s or mm/s
• mil or mm or μm
• adB, vdB, amps, user-defined
• 0-peak, peak-peak or RMS. Auto-scale by 1000x when required
• US & SI options for both adB & vdB/td>
Magnitude & Cursors Overall RMS value, dual cursors, harmonics Digital readouts on chart
Accuracy ± 1% (0.1 dB) For DC level (%F.S.) & AC measured at 100 Hz
Frequency response • ± 0.1 dB from 10 Hz (AC) or 0 Hz (DC) to 10 kHz
• ± 3 dB from 1 Hz (AC) or 0 Hz (DC) to 40 kHz
Acceleration and velocity. From value measured at 100 Hz
Integration attenuation (single) • (Standard) < 1.5 dB 1 to 10 Hz, ≤ 0.1 dB 10 to 100 Hz
• (Fmax < 100Hz & DC Coupled) < 1.5 dB 0.2 to 1 Hz, ≤ 0.1 dB 1 to 100 Hz
2 X for double integration (Accel to Displ)

Spectrum display

Fmax ranges 25, 50, 100, 125, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000,5000, 6000, 8000, 10 000, 15 000, 20 000, 30 000, 40 000 Hz • Or equivalent CPM values
• Or orders-based from 1X to 999X
Fmin possible range 0 to Fmax Instrument zeroes all spectral lines below Fmin
Resolution 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 lines 3200 lines max. for dual channel measurements
Frequency scale Hz, CPM, Orders Linear scale with zooming
Amplitude scale Acceleration, velocity, displacement or current Linear or log scales, auto or manual scaling
Window shapes Hanning, rectangular  
Overlap (0, 12.5, 25, 37.5, 50, 62.5, 75, 87.5) % Dependent on Fmax and number of lines
Number of averages 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 Increases sampling time proportionally
Averaging types Linear, exponential, peak hold, synchronous  
Demodulation bandwidths 23 bandwidth options From 125 Hz to 1250 Hz up to 16 kHz to 20 kHz
Order tracking Up to 6 kHz Fmax, Orders-based Tachometer required, mounted on high-speed shaft
Order tracking - distortion Less than -65 dB Within 50% to 200% speed variation during recording

Waveform display

Number of samples 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16 384  
Time scale 10 ms to 256 seconds Or orders based from 1 to 999 revs
Time synchronous averages 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 Only available when tachometer triggered
Long Time Waveform Fmax 25 Hz to 40 kHz 20 kHz dual channel
Long Time Waveform Duration 14.7 million samples (total over channels) e.g. for Fmax 1 kHz, Fsample = 2.56 kHz and Duration= 1.6 hrs

Logging & analysis

Output formats LCD screen, Ascent, XML  
Data storage Dual 1 GB non-volatile flash memories Database mirror copy on second flash memory
Data storage structure Folders / machines / points / locations / routes No limits are applied, 50 character names
Max Folder size 10 000 measurement locations  

Balancing

Planes Up to 2 planes, 2 sensors  
Speed range 30 RPM to 60 000 RPM  
AAMeasurement type Acceleration, velocity, displacement  
Weight modes Angle 0° to 360°, fixed position, circumference arc e.g. weights on fan blades, linear dist. around circumference
Remove trial weights Yes/No Automatic recalculation
Manual data entry Yes Allows re-entry of previous balance jobs
Storage Against machines in data structure No limits are applied

Display & Communication

Display Graphic Grayscale LCD  
Resolution & Size 480 x 320 pixels (HVGA), 5.7  
Backlight White LED, 4V, 100 Cd/m2  
Communication with PC USB and Ethernet PROFLASH allows instrument software to be upgraded
USB host 2.0 to external USB memory device Save folders to USB flash drive

Battery & Charger

Battery Type Custom Lithium Ion pack, 7.4 V, 4500 mAh  
Operating time 10 hours Backlight on (60 second timeout)
Charger type Internal charging, automatic control External Power pack 12 V DC, 3 A output, included in kit
Charge rate 3 A nominal 3 hours for complete charge

Mechanical

Size 9.9" W x 5.8" L x 2.4" H (252 x 148x 60 mm)  
Weight 2.7 lb (1.2 kg) Including battery and strap

Environment

Operating temp 14 °F to 122 °F (-10 to 50) °C  
Storage temp & humidity -4 °F to 140 °F (-20 to 60) °C, 95% RH If storage exceeds 1 month: Up to 95 F (35 C), 85% RH
EMC EN61326  
Ruggedness 4’ (1.2 m) drop onto concrete, IP65 Procedure: 26 drops following MIL-STD-810F- 516.5-IV
Hazardous Locations CSA Class I, Division 2 (Groups A, B, C, D)  
Certification CE, C-Tick  

 

SCOUT140

This table outlines the technical specifications for the SCOUT140 instruments.

SpecificationsSCOUT140Notes

Sensors

Sensor input 4 channels Simultaneous sampling
Sensors Accelerometer, Velocity, Displacement, Current, Voltage Output, 4-20 mA  
AC coupled range 16 V peak-peak AAllows for ± 8 V sensor output swing (± 80 g)
DC coupled ranges • 0 V to 20 V
• -10 V to 10 V
• -20 V to 0 V
e.g. for reading prox-probe gap
Connectors 1 x BNC (CH1) and 1 x LEMO (CH2/CH3/CH4) Safety feature: Break-free inline connector
Analog to digital conversion 24-bit ADC  
Sensor excitation current • 0 mA or 2.2 mA (configurable)
• 24 V maximum
2.2 mA required for IEPE/ICP®-type accelerometer
Sensor detection Warns if short circuit or not connected  

Tachometer

Sensor Laser sensor with reflective tape included in kit Sensor triggers on beam reflection
Laser sensor range 10 cm to 2 m nominal Dependent on size of reflective tape
Other Sensor types supported Contact, TTL pulse, Keyphasor® Instrument has optically isolated input
Power supply to sensor 5 V, 50 mA  
TTL Pulse rating • 3.5 V (4 mA) min
• 28 V (5 mA) max
• Off-state 0.8 V
 
Keyphasor® threshold 13 V ± 1 V  
Speed range 10 RPM to 300 000 RPM (0.2 Hz to 5 kHz)  
Output to drive strobe Up to 140 Hz (8400 CPM) Typical. Depends on strobe type. Special cable required..

Parameter indication

Maximum levels • > 1000 g (10 000 m/s2)
• > 1000 in/sec (25 000 mm/s)
• > 100 in (2500 mm), > 10 000 Amps
Effective limit is sensor sensitivity and output voltage
Dynamic signal range > 95 dB (typical at 400 line resolution)  
Harmonic distortion Less than -70 dB typical Other distortions and noise are lower
Units • g or m/s2
• in/s or mm/s
• mil or mm or μm
• adB, vdB, amps, user-defined
• 0-peak, peak-peak or RMS.
• Auto-scale by 1000x when required
• US & SI options for both adB & vdB
Magnitude & Cursors Overall RMS value, dual cursors, harmonics Digital readouts on chart
Base Accuracy ± 1% (approx. 0.1 dB) For DC level: % of full scale. For AC signal: % of reading
High Frequency attenuation ≤ 0.1 dB 100 Hz to 10 kHz, ≤ 3 dB >10 kHz to 40 kHz Attenuation tolerances are in addition to base accuracy
AC coupling attenuation ≤ 0.1 dB 10 Hz to 
Integration attenuation (single) (Standard)
• < 1.5 dB 1 to 10 Hz, ≤ 0.1 dB 10 to 100 Hz
• (Fmax < 100Hz & DC Coupled) < 1.5 dB 0.2 to 1 Hz, ≤ 0.1 dB 1 to 100 Hz
• Low freq. mode: when Coupling = DC, Fmax ≤ 100 Hz
• Normal mode: applicable in all other cases
• Values apply to single integration (Accel to Veloc), double the values for double integration (Accel to Displ)

Spectrum display

Fmax ranges 25, 50, 100, 125, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3000,4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, 10 000, 15 000, 20 000, 30 000, 40 000, 60 000, 80 000 Hz • Or equivalent CPM values
• Or orders-based from 1X to 999X
Fmin possible range 0 to Fmax Instrument zeroes all spectral lines below Fmin
Resolution 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12 800 lines 3200 lines max. for dual channel measurements
Frequency scale Hz, CPM, Orders, Order Tracked Linear scale with zooming
Amplitude scale Acceleration, velocity, displacement, current, or user-defined Linear or log scales, auto or manual scaling
Window shapes Hanning, rectangular  
Overlap (0, 12.5, 25, 37.5, 50, 62.5, 75, 87.5) % Dependent on Fmax and number of lines
Number of averages 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 Increases sampling time proportionally
Averaging types Linear, exponential, peak hold, synchronous  
Demodulation bandwidths 23 bandwidth options From 125 Hz to 1250 Hz up to 16 kHz to 20 kHz
Order tracking Up to 6 kHz Fmax, Orders-based Tachometer required, mounted on high-speed shaft
Order tracking - distortion Less than -65 dB WWithin 50% to 200% speed variation during recording

Waveform display

Number of samples 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16 384, 32 768  
Time scale 10 ms to 512 seconds Or orders based from 1 to 999 revs
Time synchronous averages 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 Only available when tachometer triggered
Long Time Waveform Fmax 25 Hz to 40 kHz Fmax 20 kHz dual channel
Long Time Waveform Duration 14.7 million samples (total over channels) e.g. for Fmax 1 kHz, Fsample = 2.56 kHz and Duration= 1.6 hrs

Logging & analysis

Output formats Instrument screen, transfer to Ascent, XML, UFF  
Data storage Dual 1 GB non-volatile flash memories Data base mirror copy on second flash memory
Data storage structure Folders / machines / points / locations / routes No limits are applied, 50 character names
Max Folder size 10 000 measurement locations  
Modal Analysis Up to 3 response channels, 10 kHz Coherence & FRF (Accelerance/Mobility/Compliance)
Cross Channel Spectrum 1 Reference and up to 3 other sensors Coherence & FRF for importing into ODS software

Balancing

Planes Up to 2 planes, 4 sensors  
Speed range 30 RPM to 60 000 RPM  
Measurement type Acceleration, velocity, displacement  
Weight modes Angle 0° to 360°, fixed position, circumference arc e.g. weights on fan blades, linear dist. around circumference
Remove trial weights Yes/No Automatic recalculation
Manual data entry Yes Allows re-entry of previous balance jobs
Storage Against machines in data structure No limits are applied

Display & Communication

Display Graphic Grayscale LCD  
Resolution & Size 480 x 320 pixels (HVGA), 5.7”  
Backlight White LED, 4V, 100 Cd/m2  
Communication with PC USB and Ethernet PROFLASH allows instrument firmware to be upgraded
USB host 2.0 to external USB memory device Save folders to USB flash drive

Battery & Charger

Battery Type Custom Lithium Ion pack, 7.4 V, 4500 mAh  
Operating time 10 hours Backlight on (60 second timeout)
Charger type Internal charging, automatic control External Power pack 12 V DC, 3 A output, included in kit
Charge rate 3 A nominal 3 hours for complete charge

Mechanical

Size 9.9" W x 5.8" L x 2.4" H (252 x 148x 60 mm)  
Weight 2.7 lb (1.2 kg) Including battery and strap

Environment

Operating temp 14 °F to 122 °F (-10 to 50) °C  
Storage temp & humidity -4 °F to 140 °F (-20 to 60) °C, 95% RH If storage exceeds 1 month: up to 95F (35 C), 85% RH
EMC EN61326  
Ruggedness 4’ (1.2 m) drop onto concrete, IP65 Procedure: 26 drops following MIL-STD-810F- 516.5-IV
Hazardous Locations CSA Class I, Division 2 (Groups A, B, C, D)  
Certification CE, C-Tick  
*See download tab for full list of specifications.
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SCOUT100 Orbit Article SCOUT100 Orbit Article    
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SCOUT100 Datasheet SCOUT100 Datasheet    
SCOUT140 Datasheet SCOUT140 Datasheet    
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