Rion's vibration instruments are easy to use, practical and of the highest quality. You will be able to use a Rion instrument competently within minutes and it will last for years, and you won't have to spend half a day learning how to re-use it if you haven't used it in a while. This is how Rion instruments save you time and money.
Most Rion instruments are designed as self-standing meters, analysers and data recorders. They give you answers on the spot and those that store data do so in standard accessible formats which enable you to choose how you carry out the analysis. They are not merely data collectors which don't give you sensible answers until you interrogate them via an expensive Condition Monitoring package.
The VM-63 will fit in your pocket and switches on in seconds (retaining the set-up last used). It's used by thousands of people worldwide to test samples of small machines as batches come off the assembly line. There is no quicker way to accurately determine the overall level of vibration at a point to which you have safe and easy access.
The VM-82 offers a greater degree of sophistication, accuracy and flexibility but is also an intuitive tool for measuring overall levels of machinery vibration. The separate sensor on an extendable practical curly cable enables measurements where it is unsafe or impractical for hold the sensor against the machinery part. The VM-82 is still small enough to fit in an overall or lab-coat pocket and its superb backlit display provides means you can get the answers there and then even in the less-than-ideal lighting conditions which often prevail where machinery measurements have to be made.
To really make sense of vibration you often need to measure its spectral content. The VA-12 is a single channel vibration analyser, which can be used to display overall levels of acceleration, velocity and displacement simultaneously or the FFT (in terms of acceleration, velocity or displacement) or the time trace of the signal (like an oscilloscope). The VA-12 can simultaneously record a calibrated wav file of the signal that is being measured for subsequent analysis using any software that can import a standard wav file like Prosig DATs lite. The frequency information is particularly useful for product quality control (where the spectrum for samples is compared to a reference spectrum) and for identifying problems with rotating machinery (discriminating between bearings problems, misalignments and imbalances for instance).
If you need to compare the vibration signals at two positions (or analyse vibration and noise simultaneously) the Rion SA-78 is a portable yet powerful dual channel analyser. With the waveform recording option, the Rion SA-78 can also store 1 or 2 channel wav files for subsequent analysis using any software that can import a standard wav file.
Once you get beyond 2 channels there are two distinct means of data collection.
The 4 channel Rion DA-20 and 8 channel DA-40 record data as standard wav files for subsequent analysis using any software that can import a standard wav file like Prosig DATs Lite. With the wav files stored on compact flash cards they are easily and quickly transferable to a PC using a card reader.
Used with the UV-22 Interface Unit, up to sixteen UV-15 charge amplifiers can be used to transmit data via LAN or USB to a computer. This system has the advantage that you can get the charge amplifier very close to the sensor and use network cables to get the charge amplifier output to the host computer via the UV-22 Interface Unit. As an alternative, if you only need the analogue data, up to sixteen UV-16 Dual Channel Charge Amplifiers can be linked together. The UV-16s have analogue a.c.and d.c.outputs.