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SCOUT & vbSeries Vibration Analyzers

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SCOUT / vbSeries instruments are built to robust professional standards, making them the first choice for numerous leading companies around the world. This tiered instrument range varies in features and price, enabling you to select the model with the set of features you require. The SCOUT models are certified for an ATEX Zone 2 hazardous rating, whereas the vbSeries models are rated for CSA Class 1, Division 2.

If you choose one of the data collector or analyzer vbSeries models, you also have the option of adding Flex features to further customize your instrument to suit your requirements. Regardless of the model you choose, you have the added benefit of our rock-solid 5 year warranty.

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The SCOUT100-Ex and Commtest vb7 Vibration Analyzers provide all-in-one tools suitable for every level of vibration analyst - From novice to expert. These instruments offer the power and convenience of dual-channel measurement and dual-plane balancing. Their balancing functions enable quick diagnosis and correction of dynamic unbalance (the most common form of unbalance). The SCOUT100-Ex and vb7 instruments combine accuracy, intuitive operation, ease of use, and outstanding storage capacity to ensure a premium return on investment.

When you purchase one of these instruments, the powerful, award-winning Ascent software is included. Ascent Level 2 enables you to program your instrument with thousands of separate machine definitions, covering a number of route choices. A library of over 300 customizable parameter sets is also available, enabling a wide array of measurement options.

 

Ascent Level 2 Software

  • Route enabled - Build routes in Ascent and send these to your instrument
  • CBDb - Commtest Bearing Database with over 30 000 bearings
  • Waveform analysis tools - Perfect for power users
  • Technical Associates Proven Method - For effortless setup of measurements and alarm levels

Key Instrument Functionality

  • 2-channel simultaneous recordings + tachometer input
  • Wide measurement range - 1 000 g, 25 000 mm/s, 2 500mm
  • 2 plane balancing
  • Unique Commtest 6PackTM recording system
  • 95 dB dynamic range
  • 6 400 lines FFT resolution
  • 40 kHz Fmax
  • 1 GB memory - Virtually unlimited spectra and waveform storage
  • Laser speed sensor for automatic capture of machine running speed
  • Keyphasor® tachometer mode
  • 5 year instrument warranty
  • SCOUT100-Ex: ATEX and IECEx Zone 2 Hazardous location certification
  • Option to add Flex features
  • vb7: CSA Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous location certification

The SCOUT140-Ex and vb8 Vibration Analyzers provide the complete Vibration Analysis Package - Four-channel portable vibration analyzer with balancing. These are sophisticated, feature-packed instruments that remain intuitive in operation and flexible enough to suit every level of vibration analysis, from novice through to expert.

The Ascent software included contains the collective experience of over 25 years of expert in-depth machine fault analysis.

Users new to a recorded vibration history can now establish a measurement program utilizing proven baseline values from ISO standards and The Proven Method from the Technical Associates of Charlotte.

Experienced users can generate meaningful spectral alarm bands automatically rather than just relying on basic overall alarms or spectral band guesswork.

Veteran analysts can objectively evaluate and compare their findings against a time-tested and proven historical foundation.

 

Ascent Level 2 Software

  • Fully automated measurement parameter and alarm setups based on The Proven Method from the Technical Associates of Charlotte
  • ISO 2372 and 10816 standards

Key Instrument Functionality

  • 4-channel simultaneous recordings + tachometer input
  • Triax-enabled
  • 12 800 lines FFT resolution
  • Support for 80 kHz Fmax
  • 1GB memory – Virtually unlimited spectra storage
  • Modal Impact Testing and Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS)
  • Ability to export data in Universal File Format (UFF) for additional analysis in ODS software such as Vibrant Technology ME'scope
  • Support for acceleration, velocity, displacement, DC-coupled, current and voltage output sensors
  • Simultaneous acquisition – 2 plane balancing with up to 4 sensors
  • Unique Commtest 6Pack™ recording system
  • Numeric parameter input via keypad with Ascent trend and alarm capability
  • Cable Test mode
  • Upgradable Proflash system and free firmware updates for 5 years
  • SCOUT100-Ex: ATEX and IECEx Zone 2 Hazardous location certification
  • Option to add Flex features
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