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More than just a vibration analyser

Machine Maintenance Holds the Aces!

Years of experience and countless In practice two methods of data

applications have clearly demon- acquisition can be implemented:
strated the advantages of predictive
machine maintenance. • On-line acquisition of data
showing the machines´ condition
• Higher levels of machine avai- with permanently-installed mea-
lability surement, monitoring and
• Prevention of unscheduled diagnosis systems, and
production stoppages • Off-line acquisition of the
• Limitation of machine damage same important data with portable
by early fault diagnosis data-collectors and analysing
• Lengthening of intervals between
inspections, and
Brüel & Kjær Vibro offers the most
• Timely planning of optimally modern solution for both methods.
scheduled repair action
The unique feature!
are the bases for the costeffective
All hardware and software
significance of this strategy for
components can be combined.
an entire company.

This provides the power for the data

The prerequisite for this is continuous
acquisition and evaluation to be done
knowledge of the “current” machine
selectively in an “off-line”, an “on-line”,
condition during operation. Mechani-
or a “mixed” operation.
cal vibrations, bearing condition val-
ues, speeds and process values are
This is achieved through a modular
authoritative indicators with which the
design for the PC software concept
machine condition can be assessed
and a common database for all
and faults diagnosed. Which charac-
measured data.
teristic parameters should be acquired
and how often, depends not only on VIBROTEST 60
the complexity and absolute value of offers the optimal solution:
the machines, but also on the critical- • Vibration Analyser
ity of the machines for the production • Data-collector and
process. • Field Balancer
three essential functions combined
in one device as on ideal tool for
Condition Monitoring.

A Modular Concept

The concept • New level of quality in data-

The modular concept of collector technology through
VIBROTEST 60 allows individual • Extreme speed of measure-
combinations of measurement func- ment and simultaneous process-
tions and thus opens up many appli- ing of up to 5 measurements
cations. Any time you are able to • Multiple Routes and random
complement expanded functional processing of points in the Route
modules and upgrade with future • Random switching between ana-
improvement and development of lyser and data-collector modes
measurement functions without • State of the art, high-tech
difficulties. digital signal processor (DSP)
VIBROTEST 60 is the ideal instru- • Long instrument life through
ment for “single-task” or “first-time” modular, expandable measurement
users who have future expanded functions for future developments
needs for the instrument in mind. • High measurement accuracy
At the same time VIBROTEST 60, and dynamic resolution with
with its multiple functions, provides 16 Bit ADC
the “diagnostics expert” with a solu- • Excellent FFT-spectrum resolution
tion for universal applications. All this with 12,800 lines
together in an extremely small com- • Standard acceleration, velocity
pact and lightweight instrument and displacement sensors
operated with only one hand! can be used
• Brilliant, high-contrast graphic
The unique advantages of display with backlight
VIBROTEST 60: • Unlimited storage capacity
• For the first time an FFT-analyzer, and high security for measured
data-collector and field balancer data with PC-cards
in one handy instrument (Compact Flash / PCMCIA)
• Easy to understand operator • Exceptionally attractive price:
dialogue in a number of languages; performance ratio.
English, German, French, Italian,
Dutch, Czech, Hungarian, Polish,
Spanish, Portuguese
• Genuine 2-channel instrument
with additional speed measure
ment channel
• Compact, lightweight
(approx. 900g / 2 lb)

Accurately Identifying Machine
Condition and Faults

Module 1: opening up for you the possibility to

Comprehensive Evaluation observe the behaviour of a machine
of Machine Condition over a longer time period or an almost
freely-definable speed range. This is
The task
often required for example in the
The machine condition can be quickly case of acceptance tests.
and simply evaluated with the help of
overall measurements such as vibra- The advantages:
tion, displacement, and process val-
• All measurements can be
ues. To do this the relevant parame-
acquired in a measurement list,
ters are measured, compared with
stored and extended at any time
limit values and, usually, the trend of
with the “Listing function”.
the measurements are monitored
• The Report memory allows an
over some time period.
almost unlimited storage capacity
with the use of PC-cards. For
From the results a decision can be
transfer of data the PC-card is
made whether the machine can con-
simply inserted in the PC and
tinue to operate, detailed diagnostic
“read”. This means the
measurements are necessary or
VIBROTEST 60 itself is always
repair action must be initiated.
available during this time for
VIBROTEST 60 offers the your measurement tasks.
solution: • Observation time period of more
than 24 hours through a maximum
With the measuring functions number of data sets (up to 6,400)
when recording vs. time.
Module 1.1:
• The extraordinarily flexible
• Absolute bearing vibrations instrument configuration allows
• Relative shaft vibrations different setups of the high- and
• Bearing Condition Unit (BCU) lowpass filters for broad-band
• Bandpass measurements measurement. This guarantees
• Process values optimum adaptation to the
• Speed measurement individual measurement task.
and the possibility of
• Simultaneous processing of
• Manual entry vibration and bearing condition
all relevant indicators for comprehen-
sive machine evaluation are available.
• Averaging function for noise
VIBROTEST 60 is perfected with the
influence and beat-effect reduction.
measurement functions of

Module 1.2:
• Overall Vibration vs. Speed
• Overall Vibration vs. Time

Analysing Measured Data and
Diagnosing Machine Faults

Module 2: Module 3:
Machine Diagnosis by Tracking Analysis

The task The task

If unacceptably high overall vibrations Many faults and types of damage in
or bearing condition units are found in machines lead to mechanical vibra-
the course of the machine evaluation, tions with a frequency directly related
the causes must be identified so pro- to the rotational speed of the rotor. Of
gressive and specific action can be special interest are e.g. unbalance,
taken. A frequency analysis (FFT) alignment errors, blade-pass frequen-
and envelope analysis, in BCS mode cies, gear-mesh frequencies in gear-
(Bearcon Signature) or in SED mode boxes, that occur as rotor-synchro-
(Selective Envelope Detection), pro- nous vibrations or harmonics (orders)
vides the answer so the increased of the rotor’s rotational frequency.
vibrations can be traced to unbalance,
misalignment, a bearing or gear fault VIBROTEST 60 offers the solution:
or some other source. In those cases
The tracking analysis allows an
where functions already mentioned
extremely fast and selective narrow-
are not completely authoritative for
band measurement of rotor-synchro-
selective analysis of gear damage, a
nous vibrations. Thus the most
Cepstrum function delivers additional
important vibration signals from the
invaluable information.
machine can be analysed specifically
VIBROTEST 60 offers the solution: during stationary operation or
run-up / coast-down or over a longer
With the diagnosis methods of time period due to thermomechanical
events of the machine. At the same
Module 2.1:
time the vibration behaviour the
• FFT-spectrum machine exhibits over the entire
and speed range provides important
the extended method of an information about the resonance
envelope analysis using behaviour of the machine.

Module 2.2:
• Bearcon Signature
• Selective Envelope Detection
and a
• Cepstrum function
the causes of faults and damage
can be reliably diagnosed.

Complete Data Acquisition
and Selective Evaluation

Module 6: • Maximum information on site;

Data-collector with overall measurements, the
For systematic condition-oriented current value, previous value and
machine maintenance. the relationship with the alarm
value (in %) are always displayed.
Measurement functions in • Practically unlimited memory
Data-collector operation through the quick-change
• All the measurement functions PC-cards. The standard delivered
of Modules 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 and PC-card offers storage space for
8 are possible, i.e. all Overall vibra- 5,000 Points (5 Routes each with
tions, spectra, envelope analysis, 1,000 Points), each with typically
Cepstrum and CPB-spectrum 1 broad-band measurement and
• Measurement channels: 1 x 400-line spectrum.
1 channel plus speed • Time-saving and top data security.
measurement A direct load and unload between
the instrument and PC is no longer
Special advantages of the necessary. Data transfer takes
VIBROTEST 60 data-collector place between PC-card and PC
Simultaneous processing of and the instrument never needs to
up to 5 measurements: be connected to the PC interface.
• 1 Overall vibration value
• 1 Bearing Condition value or 1 Modul 8:
bandpass value CPB
• 1 FFT-spectrum or
1 CPB-spectrum Constant Percentage Bandwidth
is the optimum measurement method
• 1 Bearcon Signature or
1 Selective Envelope Detection for early detection of machine damage
in a data-collector operation. False
• 1 Speed measurement
alarms are almost impossible and the
is done with one measurement. important frequencies in the machine
spectrum are clearly highlighted. CPB
• Multiple Routes, i.e. up to 5 spectra are clearly superior to FFT
Routes, each with 1,000 measure spectra in the data-collector operation
ment points can be processed. because of their resolution.
• Random jumping within a Route
or between Routes is possible
• Random switching between
analyser and data-collector func-
tion at any time offers maximum
possible flexibility.

Field Balancing with

Module 7: Special benefits of the

Field Balancing at a new level
BALANCING EXPERT is the first to
The task offer balancing in the shortest possi-
Unbalance is the most common ble time with a minimum number
cause of excessive vibrations and of balancing runs
thus damage to bearings, foundations
due to
and the rotor itself.

Field balancing offers a number of • optimisation of the residual

vibrations at both bearings already
important cost- and time-saving
after correction in one
plane with “1 – 2-plane
• No dismantling and transporting balancing with prognosis”
of the rotor • Selectable compensation mode
• The constructional features of for non-linear machine behaviour,
the machine and the effects of the e.g. due to machine mounting
mounting conditions are automati- • Elimination of interference, e.g.
cally compensated vibrations originating from neigh
• Rotors of almost any weight and bouring machine
size can be balanced • Storage of all relevant measure-
ment data. Repetition of measuring
VIBROTEST 60 offers with the runs is unnecessary
dual-channel Module 7 • User-friendly, dialogue-assisted
BALANCING EXPERT the operation
following Field Balancing • Integrated balancing computer
functions: offers a choice of mass correction
in polar, component or unitmass
• 1-plane balancing form
• 2-plane balancing
• Extremely selective tracking filters
• 1 – 2-plane balancing of 0,3 Hz to 0,01 Hz
with Prognosis
• Simplified procedure in case of
repeat balancing
The unbalance vibrations are
measured at both planes simulta
• Automatic error-messaging in
case of unacceptable speed varia-
neously. *After the first test run
tions or unsuitable test weights
the correction weight for 1-plane
correction is calculated as well
• Generation of a balancing report
as the anticipated residual
vibrations for both measuring
planes. This allows many 2-plane
machines to be balanced to within
the required tolerance by
correcting at only one plane.

* Module 5
is not required.

Working in a System:
PC-software for VIBROTEST 60

Two powerful PC-software 2. VIBRO-REPORT

packages operating under Windows
are available for VIBROTEST 60: VIBRO-REPORT allows all measure-
ments to be displayed, in graphic dia-
1. xms gram form or as a measurement list,
extended monitoring software and printed out for documentation
xms is the professional software for
optimum implementation of the con- An overview of the most important
cept „condition-oriented machine features of the VIBRO-REPORT:
maintenance” and provides perfect
support through an intelligent data- • For use in a pure off-line
base for systematic use of the operation, i.e. only for individual
entire machine data. measurements in the Analyser
mode of the instrument
The modular construction of xms • For fast data transfer between
offers all the options to structure the instrument and PC via the
full extent of its functions completely PC-card
according to your individual require- • Graphic display of the measure
ments. In addition to the Basic ments, including cursor and
Module, whether the VIBROTEST 60 Zoom functions
is used in the analyser or the data- • Zoom-preview for better orien-
collector mode, two Interface Modules tation in the graphics routine
are available. xms is complemented • For Producing Reports in a
and perfected by various Analysis Field Balancing Operation
and Diagnosis Modules. • For specific entry of headers
and footers for descriptions in
You can find out more about the mer- preformatted report documentation
its of the software and other important • Fast printout of measurements
information from the xms product and diagrams, including documen-
brochure. tation of the instrument setup

Furthermore, in a combined
• Export of measured data for
further processing in Windows
„Technical Specification” especially
prepared for the purpose, a summary
of the extent of the functions of each
• For Printing of Field Balancing
software Module is compiled in a
compressed overview.

xms, the software that impresses

even the professionals.

Technical Data

1. Measurement processing • FFT/BCS-spectrum 2. Connections for sensors

Frequency ranges
• Measurement channels
High-pass 1/2/5/10 Hz • Inputs:
(Basic instrument plus Module 5) 2 connectors for measurement
Low-pass 20/50/100/200/500 Hz
Real Dual-channel with 4 internal sensors
1/2/5/10/20 kHZ
measurement paths for parallel 1 connector for speed/ ref.
• FFT/BCS/SED No. of lines
acquisition of machine vibrations sensor, each via 6-pole sockets
and bearing condition at each
6,400/12,800 • Sensor types
channel Plus speed channel a/v/s to max. 36 Vpp
• FFT/BCS/SED Averaging
• AD converter
RMS, linear, exponential,
Process values +/-30 V
AD converter 16 Bit (96dB) 0/4 - 20 mA
dynamic 1 Hz – 20 kHz usable Reference sensor P-84/P-95
• FFT/BCS/SED Windowing
frequency range
functions: • Sensor power supply
1 AD converter for BCU 10 Bit 2-4 mA/24 V current source
Uniform, Hanning, Flat-top
(60dB) dynamic 0 – 48 kHz +5 V/20 mA
• Process values inputs
frequency range +24 V (only reference channel)
+/- 30 V, 0/4 - 20 mA
• Vibration measurement types
• Speed:
Vibration acceleration 3. Hardware
Speed range
Vibration velocity
30 – 600,000 rpm • Display
Vibration displacement
Speed / Ref. Ratio (S/R) Backlit LCD with high brilliance
• Signal detection types:
xxx / yyy 160 x 140 pixel
RMS value
0.01 ≤ S/R ≤ 99 • Slot for PC-card (PCMCIA)
Peak value (true & calculated)
• Measurement accuracy Compact Flash (CF) with adapter
Peak-peak value (true &
Vibration measurement typically • Battery operation
+/- 2% of measured value Period typically 2 x 3 h
Bearing Condition Unit (BCU)
Speed measurement typically (2 quick-change batteries
• Units:
+/- 0.01% of measured value supplied, simultaneous charging)
g, m/s2, mm/s, inch/s, µm, mils,
Phase angle typ. +/- 1° • Main power operation
BCU, eu
Process values With power charger unit 84 – 265
• Broad-band Overall values
+/- 0.3 V, +/- 0.5 mA VAC, 48 – 400 Hz
• Tracking / Field Balancing • Operating temp. range
1 Hz to 10 kHz (selectable in
Frequency range 1 Hz – 10 kHz Display 0 - +50°C
1/3 octave steps)
Automatic selection of bandwidth: Instrument –10 - +60°C
Tracking 2 – 0.01 Hz • Dimensions
10 Hz to 20 kHz (selectable
Balancing 0.3 – 0.01 Hz Approx. 255 x 90 x 50 mm
in 1/3 octave steps)
Orders in tracking mode: • Instrument weight
• Bandpass measurements
1st order plus selectable Approx. 900 g incl. battery
additional order 2 – 99
630 Hz to 16 kHz (selectable in 1/3
• CPB-spectrum
octave steps)
Steps 70% / 23% / 6%
800 Hz to 20 kHz (selectable
in 1/3 octave steps)
• Bearing Condition Unit (BCU)
1,1/2,2/4,5/9/18/35 Hz
13 kHz – 48 kHz
1,1/2,2/4,5/9/18 kHz
Averaging time:
3 – 999 seconds
Extent of Delivery and Ordering Information

VIBROTEST 60 Module 1.2: Module 7:

Extension Module for Machine BALANCING EXPERT
Single channel basic instrument with
Evaluation Dual-channel field
Speed Channel and Module 1
“Overall measurements” Consisting of: • 1 Module Overall measurements
vs. speed f(n) and time f(t) • 1 Module Dual-channel
• 1 Measuring instrument type
Field Balancing for
VIBROTEST 60, with selectable Module 2.1: 1-plane balancing
operator dialog in German, Basic Module for Machine 2-plane balancing, and
English, French, Dutch, Italian, Diagnosis 1–2-plane balancing with
Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian,
Czech and Polish languages • 1 Module Machine Diagnosis
• 1 Power and charger unit, type FFT-analysis Attention:
AC-601, for power operation and Second vibration sensor and
simultaneous charging Module 2.2:
ref. sensor, with accessories,
of 2 batteries Extension Module for Machine
not included (see Options)
• 2 Batteries, type AC-602
• 1 PC-Card, type AC-603/32 as Module 8:
storage media for measured data
• 1 Module Machine Diagnosis
BCS/SED envelope-analysis,
32 MByte (approx. 15,000 overall
values) extension with larger • 1 Module CPB-spectrum
PC-Cards possible Module 3:
PC Software Packages
• 1 Acceleration sensor, type Tracking Analysis
AS-065 with connecting cable,
5 m (16,4 ft) long • 1 Module tracking analysis
type AC-437 (Reference sensor Option • for professional condition-
mounting magnet 606 is not included) oriented machine maintenance
type AC-172
probe tip AC-272, Module 5: VIBRO-REPORT
threaded stud AC-350 Dual-channel Function
• 1 Short-form operators manual • for transfer of measured data
in the language of the instrument
• 1 Module Dual-channel function to a PC, display and printout of
for acquisition of all measurement measurements (no database,
dialog (please order the required
types for measurement modules no Route management)
“Overall measurements”, “Machine
• 1 Set technical documentation
Diagnosis”, “Order tracking analy-
in German, English or French
sis” and «CPB-spectrum»
(please order the required
language) Module 6:
• 1 Case, type AC-605, for trans- Data-collector
porting the instrument and
accessories • 1 Module Data-collector
• Measurement functions: Measurement functions:
1 Module Overall measurements “Overall values”
Vibration values “Spectra/Cepstra”
Bearing Condition Units “BCS/SED envelope-analysis”
Process values “CPB-spectra”, «Speed»
Speed • 1 holster AC-604

Manual entry of values • 1 Spiral cable AC-436
(Reference sensor Option
606 not included)

Options Option 606 Order information and
Photo-electric reference sensor completion
Option 602/X
Additional acceleration sensor type Option 606-1 • All instrument modules, soft-
ware modules and Options can
AS 065 with accessories • 1 Reference sensor type P-95
be combined as desired
Available order codes Option 606-2
• 1 Connecting cable,
• Future extensions (upgrades)
Option 602/1 are easily executed
type AC-185/5, 5 m long
• with 1 connecting cable type by software unlocking of the
(16.4 ft)
AC-437, 5 m (16,4 ft) long desired instrument functions,
Option 606-3 by delivery of the extension
or soft ware, by delivery of
• 1 Magnetic stand, type AC-525
further hardware
Option 602/2
Option 606-4
• with 1 spiral cable AC-436
• 1 Roll reflective tape,
• Operating frequency range:
type AC-526, 5 m long (16.4 ft)
1...15,000 Hz As a rule all extensions can be
• Operating temperature range: Option 610 carried out by the user.
-50...+121°C Extension cable for all sensor types
Please provide the following
• Transmission factor: Option 610-1
information when ordering:
100 mV/g • 1 cable, type AC-185/5,
• Extent of delivery: 5 m long (16.4 ft) Initial orders:
1 Acceleration sensor
type AS-065 Option 610-2 • VIBROTEST 60
1 Mounting magnet, • 1 cable type AC-185/20, desired instrument modules
type AC-172 20 m long (65 ft) language for the short operators
1 Probe tip AC-272 manual (one of the instrument
1 threaded stud AC-350 Option 611 dialog options)
Additional batteries language for the technical docu-
Option 603
• 1 Exchangeable battery pack, mentation (German, English
Vibration velocity sensor type type AC-602 or French)
VS 080 with accessories
Option 612 • PC-Software
• Operating frequency range: Additional PC-Card for data storage desired Software modules
1...2,000 Hz language version for the docu-
• Operating temperature range: Option 612-2 mentation (English, German
-40... +100°C • 1 PC-Card type AC-603/32 or French)
• Transmission factor: Option 615 • Options
75 mV/mm/s Connecting cable for desired option number/s
• Extent of delivery: acceleration sensor AS-065
1 Vibration velocity sensor type Upgrades:
VS-080 Option 615-1
• Instrument and software:
1 Connecting cable, • 1 cable type AC-437, 5 m long
desired modules
type AC-435, 5 m long (16.4 ft) (16,4 ft)
The instrument number and
1 Mounting magnet,
Option 615-2 software fabrica­tion number
type AC-273
are required
1 Probe tip AC-171 • 1 spiral cable type AC-436
1 Threaded stud AC-350
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