Reliable Hardware, Innovative Software, User-Friendly Features
Vibration Research’s controllers are specially designed and engineered to provide superior value. Here’s what you can expect from our flagship product:
Vibration Research guarantees your satisfaction. Our controllers have been meticulously designed and engineered for a high degree of reliability.
- All controllers include a three-year hardware warranty, which can be extended to a lifetime warranty by continued renewal (no lapse) of our VR Gold upgrades & support Agreement.
- Each controller is individually tested before shipping.
- Each controller utilizes a common hardware platform and built-in hardware self-diagnostics, making troubleshooting an easy process.
- We actively solicit customer feedback. Ninety percent of our improvements originate from customer suggestions.
Innovative Software: VibrationVIEW
INTUITIVE. FLEXIBLE. POWERFUL.
VibrationVIEW is Vibration Research’s proprietary software that is used in conjunction with the VR9500 and VR10500 controller to set up and monitor vibration tests and to perform automatic as well as custom reporting. It runs on all versions of Microsoft Windows and offers the convenience of remote monitoring and control through the web and email. Listed below are some of the many reasons why our customers love VibrationVIEW.
- VibrationVIEW works with any electrodynamic, servo-hydraulic, or servo-electric shaker and includes single axis, dual-axis, dual-phase, three-axis, multi-loop, and seismic control options.
- Optional analysis capabilities include cross spectrum, transfer functions, coherence, correlation, and the ability to apply math functions to any graph trace.
TEST AND LEVEL SCHEDULING
- Tests can be scheduled to run a user-defined length of time and the spectrum level can be scaled by a specified dB level, percentage, or a specified RMS acceleration. Tests can be scheduled to run for multiple periods at different intensity levels. Amplitude levels can be changed while the test is running.
- VibrationVIEW has an easy-to-use graphing system that includes auto-scaling and zooming capabilities. Graph images and raw data can be copied to any word processor or spreadsheet.
- Our software allows for many graphical display options including:
- Acceleration spectral density
- Output voltage spectral density
- Channel-to-channel transmissibility
- Phase between inputs or outputs
- Lissajous curves
- Historical data logging
- Real time drive voltage
- Real time channel acceleration
- Drive vs Input including system limits
- Automatically locate and track peaks and valleys
- Highlight particular data points
- Calculate rms between any frequencies
- Calculate slopes in log or linear plots
- Find harmonics of resonances
- Annotate the Bandwidth and Q-Factor of resonances
EASY TEST ENTRY
- Simple quick entry for basic testing
- Advanced entry option for advanced testing
- Consistent entry layout for each test mode
- Graphical test plots to validate entry
- Up to 1,024 (VR9500) or up to 9,999 (VR10500) separate frequency/amplitude breakpoints can be entered
- All VibrationVIEW software packages include a system check mode that provides manually controlled sine wave output, oscilloscope, and spectrum analyzer of each accelerometer input. This test mode is used to calibrate the system and verify operation of the controller, amplifier, shaker, and accelerometers.
- A test sequence provides the capability to automatically execute a sequence of tests. All of the tests may be the same type of application or you can switch test modes as part of the test sequence.
- All of the test data can be stored to any disk, including network drives, for later retrieval. Data storage can be done manually or programmed to automatically save at user-defined intervals. Data can easily be copied to removable media. Data can be exported to universal text files with a click of the mouse. All settings are in each data file. Never again question the conditions used to run a test.
CONFIGURABLE SAFETY LIMITS
- To protect your test article and shaker system configurable acceleration limits, line limits, system gain limits, and drive limits can be set by the user. The inputs channels are continuously monitored for fault conditions. An input is also verified against shaker acceleration, velocity, and displacement limits.
- Protect the integrity of the test with password with multiple access levels. Operators are allowed to make changes required to run a test, but prevented from making changes that may damage equipment or invalidate the test results.
- VibrationVIEW can be configured for a wide range of standard and custom testing options.
The VR9500 and VR10500 do not require any special boards or special PC drivers. Our customers are able to use any PC in their labs or connect to their laptops. Simply plug in the Ethernet cable and begin testing. Here are some of the user-friendly features that Vibration Research customers appreciate:
DRAG AND DROP
- With drag and drop capabilities, the VR9500 and VR10500 enable customers to quickly load tests and results into Microsoft® Word or Microsoft Excel. Easily paste test specifications received as email or documents into test profile tabs.
- An Ethernet connection provides important advantages over USB or PCI-based systems, including:
- Ground loop isolation
- Cable length up to 100 meters
- No drivers to install
PC AND WINDOWS INTEGRATION
- The VR9500 and VR10500 integrates seamlessly with your PC and Windows operating system, enabling our customers to leverage their existing knowledge and accelerate their learning curve. Simply connect the controller, load our VibrationVIEW software and you are ready to test.
- The 1U VR9500 and VR10500 can be easily mounted in an 19 inch (483mm) amplifier rack, which eliminates the need for long accelerometer and drive cables.
- All systems include our full, robust reporting package which automatically produces presentation-ready, sophisticated reports at the end of a testing sequence. Our customers have the choice of using one of our pre-packaged report templates – enabling users to enter important data such as technician, customer name, time, date, test parameters and more – or creating their own custom, branded reports.
512 AVAILABLE INPUTS
- The VR9500 is scalable from 1 to 128 channels. Its modular design uses 1U four-channel blocks that can be easily rack mounted or stacked on a desk.
- The VR10500 is scalable from 16 to 512 channels. Its modular design uses 1U sixteen-channel blocks that can be easily rack mounted or stacked on a desk.
- Each four-channel (VR9500) or sixteen-channel (VR10500) module can be used independently on separate shakers or linked into a single stack for jobs requiring a higher channel count. This economic solution creates substantial cost savings for our customers. Additional outputs and software may be required to control more than one shaker. Our sales representatives can help you develop an economic solution for your company.
WEB AND EMAIL OPTION / REMOTE INTERFACE
- Test initiation, monitoring and shut down can happen remotely with the VR9500. Our customers have the option to use their tablets, phones, or other mobile devices to monitor and control their vibration test in front of their shakers or from anywhere in the world.
- Applications such as Microsoft Excel, LabVIEW, Matlab and more can easily interface by way of Active-X functions.
At Vibration Research, we believe ongoing support is just as important as the initial installation. Ask about our:
- VR Gold program for upgrades and support
- Dedicated customer support team
- Virtual live and on-demand education
- On-site and off-site training