User’s Guide

Adash 4900 – Vibrio III
Applications:     

Machine vibration diagnostics
Bearing diagnostics
Lubrication diagnostics
Service activities
Product final inspection

Characteristics:            

Spectrum FFT analysis
Measurement of time signals
Automatic detection of speed
Automatic determination of machine and bearing conditions
Wideband measurements RMS or PEAK acceleration values (g)
and vibration velocity (mm/s)
Frequency bands measurement for bearing diagnostics
Colour display
Concurrent display of two measured values
High quality piezoelectric accelerometer with 100 mV/g sensitivity
Over-excitation, sensor fault an cable fault indicators
Possibility of connecting headphones to "listen to vibrations"
Simple control by three buttons

Ref. No.: 140408

..........................................................................................3 Instrument and accessories.................... Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Contents What Will You Get with Your Instrument ...........................................................................................15 2 ADASH s................................adash..................................................cz ...................................................4 Quick Start .....................................................................................................................................net......................... Czech Republic..................................... tel..........r.............................. s r...............................................8 Switching on and off .............................................3 Before You Start .......................14 Technical Specifications Adash 4900 – Vibrio III ......adash............................5 Preparation of Measurement Point ............................................................ Ostrava.......5 Plugging in Vibration Sensor ...........................................................................7 Instrument Operation......8 Information line .......................................................................................: +420 596 232 670.....o..............................................................cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www.......................................... www........................................................................11 Error Messages ..........................................................................................................9 Using of Headphones ........................................................................................................9 Selection of Measurement ......5 Putting in Batteries............................o................................................................................................................13 Orientation Values of Machine and Bearing Vibrations ................... fax: +420 596 232 671......................................................................7 Measuring ......................6 Connectors ........................... email: info@adash....................ADASH spol..........................................................................................

www.o.net.coiled cable to connect vibration sensor .: +420 596 232 670.vibration sensor .cz ..cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. Ostrava.magnetic base for vibration sensor .o. s r.adash. email: info@adash. tel.headphones .measuring instrument A4900 – Vibrio III .5V alkaline batteries Fig.ADASH spol.adash. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III with accessories 3 ADASH s. fax: +420 596 232 671.measuring tip for putting manual pressure on vibration sensor . Czech Republic.accelerometer .r.1. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III What Will You Get with Your Instrument Instrument and accessories The instrument case contains: .

use only alkaline or rechargeable (NiCd.net. Never plug this instrument into 230 V household voltage! 3.o. use batteries (rechargeable) with max. email: info@adash. Czech Republic. www.adash. Incorrect polarity will cause destruction of the instrument! 4 ADASH s. To power this instrument. NiMH) batteries.adash.r. nominal voltage of 1. 1. Ostrava. To power this instrument.5 V! 4. Regular carbon-zinc batteries are not suitable. Never connect any other type of sensor than ICP into an ICP marked socket! If unsure. tel.. 2.: +420 596 232 670.cz .o. s r. Handling voltage higher then 24 V can cause an accident.ADASH spol. consult the procedure with your supplier. fax: +420 596 232 671. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Before You Start Ignoring any of the recommendations mentioned below may cause failure of the instrument.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. WARNING! Use correct battery polarity.

To attach the sensor use a magnetic sensor clamp (do not forget to remove a magnet cover from it. www. Open 1. enable you to measure first vibration values. Preparation of Measurement Point We have to select a measurement point before the measurement itself. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Quick Start The aim of this chapter is to introduce you to this instrument.see figure. Ostrava..cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. s r.: +420 596 232 670. fax: +420 596 232 671. and. Special chapters in this Guide are intended for this purpose.adash. Usually this means as close to the source of vibrations as possible (for instance at a bearing housing).o. plastic cover. without corrosion and paint. firm part of a machine.adash. Czech Republic. We want to choose it in such way that transmission of vibrations would not be attenuated. The place should be clean.cz .r. It has a perfect finish. the lid upper part opens easily . The best is to use a measurement base.net. We always have to measure at solid. Open the lid by pressing its lower edge (the edge with hinge). which closes a magnetic field and protects the magnet from long-term weakening in storage). This chapter does not intend to fully and in detail describe operation of this instrument or measurement methodology. Do not forget to switch the instrument off before opening the power battery lid! Never handle the power batteries with the instrument switched on! 2. email: info@adash. tel. It should also be flat so a sensor would not “wobble”. without reading a complete User’s Guide. which is glued on a machine.ADASH spol. Putting in Batteries Batteries are accessible after opening a lid at a bottom part of the instrument. Press gently Fig. Do not ever use force! Proper polarity is shown on the picture. We should not be measuring on covers and so on. and is made from magnetic stainless steel. Opening of the lid 5 ADASH s.o. This measurement repeatability means that you will be able to compare the values well. This will enable you to perform the measurements on the machine at any time under the same conditions.

Ostrava. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Fig.net. s r.o.adash. Placement of power batteries Fig.r. Czech Republic. fax: +420 596 232 671. tel..cz .o. Proper cell polarity Plugging in Vibration Sensor To measure a vibration signal we need to plug in the vibration sensor with ICP power. The instrument with a sensor connected 6 ADASH s.: +420 596 232 670.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. email: info@adash.adash.ADASH spol. The plugged in sensor must be a standard accelerometer with 100 mV/g sensitivity. www. The instrument is equipped by its own source of ICP power for connected sensor. The sensor needs to be connected at the right input plug by a supplied cable. Fig.

The magnet that attaches the sensor generates a constant pressure so the values are stable. This in not surprising. www.o.cz . then the strong impact can irreversibly destroy the sensor. Place the magnet on a measuring point very carefully. Best is to rest the edge of the magnet on its side and then slowly lower the sensor onto a machine. Ostrava.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. The measured values depend to a large extent on a pressure of the tip at the measurement point. measured values are not going to be stable. If you bring the magnet near to the machine with its whole area hitting the machine all of the sudden.. Czech Republic. s r.adash. Do not forget to remove the plastic cover and a metal washer (it closes a magnetic field for longer service life of the magnet) before measuring. 7 ADASH s.adash. email: info@adash.5mm) Fig. Place the plastic cover and the metal washer back on the magnet after measuring. In case you use a measuring tip instead of the magnet.net.ADASH spol. where it is not possible to place the magnetic base.o. Attention!!! Use the measuring tip only in hard to reach places. Top view of connectors Measuring Screw the sensor onto the magnetic base. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Connectors connector to plug in the sensor connector to plug in headphones (stereo jack 3.: +420 596 232 670. fax: +420 596 232 671. tel.r.

Ostrava. 8 ADASH s.net.r. www.cz .: +420 596 232 670.adash. Switching on with weak batteries Fig. Buttons / Switching the instrument on Provided that batteries with sufficient voltage are placed in the instrument then a display will show an instrument Logo.o.. s r. Fig. Before the instrument switches of the sign POWER OFF… lights on the display.o. email: info@adash. Switching off The instrument is switched off by pressing and holding the same button for a longer time. tel.adash. Switching on with Fig. Instrument on / off button Fig. If the batteries are weak the VIBRIO sign is bordered in red. Czech Republic.ADASH spol. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Instrument Operation Switching on and off The instrument is switched on by pressing of the middle button marked with . and the instrument switches off if you release the button.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. fax: +420 596 232 671. slowly goes out.

fax: +420 596 232 671.o. email: info@adash. After connecting we can hear a signal from the vibration sensor in the headphones.this symbols shows an approximate battery status. the symbol is grey. Repeated press of the power button of choosing a measurement type. The volume can be changed by control buttons ▼ ▲.5 W amplifier for connecting of headphones and listening to a measured signal. the symbol will become orange. The set volume is indicated on the display. Ostrava..cz .: +420 596 232 670. Battery status symbol: 100% approx. We can connect the headphones by a stereo 3. 50% under 20% just before switching off Using of Headphones The instrument is equipped by a 0. Information line on a display Meaning of Displayed Symbols: . If the status goes under 20 %. s r. The more is the symbol filled in. www. 9 ADASH s.setting of headphone output volume .r. tel. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Information line After powering on the display shows measured data. . When the maximum volume is reached. Fig. The display will show the volume bars. Czech Republic.moving “wave” signifies measurement in progress. . the more battery power remains.ADASH spol.adash. Beyond descriptions of the measured values and their actual values the display shows an information line in its upper part.adash.is indicated by yellow colouring of the bars.5 mm jack marked phones on the top of the instrument (see figure in the Connectors chapter). if it is insufficient.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. If the headphones are brings the instrument back to a regime off. otherwise the amount of yellow filling shows the actual volume.o. the remaining energy shows in red.net. the symbol is red and the instrument switches itself off. It is possible to choose suitable a volume after pressing shortly.

or the sensor is connected or disconnected. tel. 50% Fig. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Decrease volume button Increase volume button Button to switch between measuring / volume control Fig. 10 ADASH s.adash. Ostrava. s r. range is changed. email: info@adash.net.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www.adash.ADASH spol. This is not a defect. This will distort a signal in the headphones! You can use any stereo or mono headphones with nominal impedance higher than 8 Ω. Display during volume setting Off approx. fax: +420 596 232 671.cz .o.r. a short.: +420 596 232 670.. Both output stereo channels are connected in parallel within the instrument for mono listening of the measured vibration signal. Displayed volume Maximum When the instrument is switched on or off. Be careful not to overload the headphone amplifier by excessive volume. unpleasant crack can be heard due to a transitional effect. www. Czech Republic.o.

: +420 596 232 670. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Selection of Measurement A selection of measuring screen (method) can be performed by the buttons ▼ ▲.ADASH spol..adash. s r. After press of a button an “empty screen” is shown without measured data.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www.cz . Ostrava. www. tel. email: info@adash. Measuring screen selection buttons 11 ADASH s.net. Czech Republic.r. fax: +420 596 232 671. Measuring screen selection buttons Fig.o. and the measuring starts.adash.o.

Ostrava. www.200 Hz in mm/s RMS. 4 FFT analysis of vibrations in the range: 2 Hz .is determined. with estimate of machine speed frequency and necessity of balancing. 1 Measurement of RMS vibration values in the ranges: 10 Hz -1000 Hz in mm/s. Based on the speed and vibration values the machine condition and a colour of the displayed value .r. Screen No. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Measuring Screens .cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. 6 Measurement of RMS vibration values in the ranges: 0. with estimate of measure machine speed. Screen No.o.adash. Screen No.cz .o.. 12 ADASH s.5 kHz . 3 FFT analysis of vibrations in the range: 2 Hz . email: info@adash. 2 Measurement of peak vibration values in the ranges: 10 Hz -1000 Hz in mm/s.: +420 596 232 670. 5 Measuring of time signal and vibrations in the range: 5 kHz -16 kHz in g.5 kHz -16 kHz in g. The peaks are ranked according to amplitude vibration size.16 kHz in g. Screen No. 1. with display of 3 found maximum peaks.200 Hz in mm/s RMS. 5 kHz -16 kHz in g. fax: +420 596 232 671.green / yellow / red . Displays actual measured time signal and its effective and peak values. s r. 5 kHz -16 kHz in g.net.Methods Screen No. tel. 5 kHz 16 kHz in g. Screen No. Czech Republic.adash.ADASH spol.

ADASH spol. Measurement Error If there is a break in communication between measuring and display boards inside of the instrument. and the instrument cannot process it. www.o. s r. this measurement initialisation error is displayed (MEAS INIT). tel. fax: +420 596 232 671. The instrument is not capable of measuring this signal. 13 ADASH s.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. Czech Republic. email: info@adash. Ostrava.net. the overload error is displayed. unsuitable sensor type.r.cz ..adash. it means that the instrument is malfunctioning.adash.o. broken cable etc. Overload Error If an input signal is too strong (higher than 12V peak).: +420 596 232 670. If you see this error. and we recommend to send it to the manufacturer for a check. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Error Messages Error in sensor connection This error signifies incorrect connection of a sensor.

5 2.5 1.adash. www.12 2.0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Vel (10-1000Hz) [ips RMS] ----> Vel (10-1000Hz) [mm/s RMS] ----> Graphs.0 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 speed [RPM] ----> 14 ADASH s. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Orientation Values of Machine and Bearing Vibrations 6.r. 0 4000 3500 speed [RPM] ----> 3.2 4. email: info@adash.5 0. Ostrava.0 1.net. according to which the instrument determines acceptable vibration limits depending on machine speed.0 2. Czech Republic.24 5.5 Acc (5k-16kHz) [g RMS] ----> 3.0 0.0 0. tel.0 0.0 0.o.04 0.cz .08 1.adash.0 0.0 0..: +420 596 232 670. s r.0 0. fax: +420 596 232 671.16 3.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www.ADASH spol.o.

16 kHz [g] . 1.5V alkaline batteries.2x1.spectrum analysis .540 g including batteries. diagonal 1. max.o. transport case. coiled cable to connect vibration sensor. recording cable with 3..adash. measuring tip for manual pressure on the sensor.340 g including batteries (without cable.time signal Display: . sensor and magnet) Accessories: .5 kHz -16 kHz [g].2 Hz . 80g peak for sensor 100mV/g. magnetic clamp for vibration sensor.coloured OLED display 128 x 128 pixels. Czech Republic.5 kHz -16 kHz [g] . .measurement of effective values (TRUE RMS) Data Processing: .1.cz Further technical and contact information can be found at www. tel.2x1.10 Hz .cz .automatic.1x monoaural AC signal 8 Ω / 0. Adash 4900 – Vibrio III Technical Specifications Adash 4900 – Vibrio III  Technical Specifications Input: . s r.net.5 kHz .2V (NiMH AA size rechargeable batteries) Consumption: . fax: +420 596 232 671. 450 mA with headphones Dimensions: .: +420 596 232 670.1x ICP powered accelerometer with 100 mV/g sensitivity for measurement and recording of vibrations Output: . www.r. 15 ADASH s.estimate of speed frequency (120 – 12000 RPM) .200 Hz [mm/s] .150 x 60 x 35 mm Weight: . cable.5 mm jacks.approx.5V (AA size alkaline batteries) or .ADASH spol.5“ (38mm) Measurement Range: . sensor and magnet) .1000 Hz [mm/s] .vibration sensor.0.measurement of peak values (TRUE PEAK) .o.adash.5 W for external headphones (listening to measured vibration signal) Measuring Ranges: . Ostrava. headphones. +/-12V peak AC Power: . email: info@adash.