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Interested in Vibration Measurement but don’t know what Gantner products are best for you? Our engineers can quickly help you personalize a Q.series X DAQ system around your needs.

Need Expert
Results Fast?

Interested in Vibration Measurement but don’t know what Gantner products are best for you? Our engineers can quickly help you personalize a Q.series X DAQ system around your needs.

  • For MEMS-based sensors with DB9 or MicroCom connectors
  • Built-in 15 VDC sensor supply, galvanic isolated short circuit proof
  • Input channels for single and tri-axis sensors with 20 kS/s sample rate and 2 kHz bandwidth
  • Several configurable onboard filters
  • For IEPE/ICP® based sensors with standard screw terminal or BNC connectors
  • Built-in 4mA constant current source (lower current for high-temperature application on request), 22-26 V compliance voltage
  • 4 galvanic isolated inputs with 100 kS/s sample rate and 0.5 Hz to 20 kHz bandwidth, 48 kHz bandwidth as an option
  • Several configurable onboard filters
  • High-precision amplifier for Piezoelectric sensors with Charge output (pC) with high-impedance BNC connectors
  • Measurement range from 1,000 to 1,000,000 pC for static and dynamic measurements
  • Four galvanic isolated inputs with 100kS/s sample rate and up to 20 kHz bandwidth
  • Several configurable onboard filters
  • For IEPE/ICP® based sensors on a high voltage potential up to 1200 VDC (e.g., on a Battery) with HV Lemo connectors
  • Built-in 4mA constant current source
  • Two galvanic isolated inputs with 100 kS/s sample rate and 0.5 Hz to 10 kHz bandwidth
  • Several configurable onboard filters
Vibration Measurement

Where is Vibration Measurement used?

Vibration measurement is used in applications such as monitoring the health of rotating machinery, testing and calibrating instruments, detecting faults in components and structures, and measuring sound levels in the environment. Vibration measurement can also be used for measuring the acceleration, velocity, and displacement of a system or object, as well as for analyzing the frequency content of a vibration signal. Additionally, vibration measurement can be used to determine the material properties of a sample, such as its stiffness, damping, and modulus of elasticity, as well as its natural frequency or resonance frequency.

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Why Gantner for Vibration Measurement?

Flexible Integration

We provide cost-effective and robustly industrialized data acquisition hardware that easily adaptable to any application requirements and connects with any sensor.

Modern Connectivity

Easy-to-use APIs, fieldbus interfaces, and modern publish-subscribe protocols, like DDS, iDDS, and OPC UA, to integrate the Q.series X into any supervisory control and data acquisition system.

Expert Assistance

Gantner Instruments’ specialists are committed to providing you with best-in-class, individualized sales, and technical application support free of cost and without barriers.

Edge Computing

Powerful and flexible packages for data evaluation essential to Vibration Measurement, e.g., FFT analysis, trend monitoring, alarm indication, and raw data storage for detailed data analysis.

Intelligent Design

Our DAQ hardware performs powerful signal conditioning and charge amplification on the I/O level which saves you money in external hardware costs and reduces points of failure.

Future Proof

All product generations are upward compatible and extendable with our latest products and lifetime calibration support.<br>Such qualities are ultimately necessary to achieve the best acceleration measurement results.

Who trusts Gantner for Vibration Measurement?

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Vibration Measurement

Setting FFT parameters in GI.bench

You can connect our Vibration Measurement I/O modules to the powerful data acquisition controller and smart edge device Q.station X. The Q.station X can evaluate the vibration data for you to reduce the number of stored data points and to announce warnings or alarms independently of any connected computer.

The following parameters can be calculated in the time domain:

  • RMS
  • Peak
  • Peak-to-Peak
  • Crest
  • Kurtosis

These parameters are evaluated in the frequency domain:

  • RMS (Spectral band, broad band)
  • Vibration velocity
  • Vibration displacement
  • Max Amplitude @ Frequency
  • FFT spectra
    and many other trend parameters
FFT settings

You can configure these parameters easily using arithmetic variables or the FFT settings in GI.bench. You can also use these parameters to trigger the storage of raw data with pre- and post-trigger conditions, which helps to keep data volume low because raw values are only stored in case something significant occurs.

For more information about Vibration Measurement I/O modules, take a look here.

Configuration of statistical functions for long-term trend analysis

Additional statistical functions such as maximum, minimum, average, and standard deviation are available for long-term trend analyses. With the help of these functions, trends can be formed from parameters such as RMS, peak value, or effective vibration velocity. The duration for calculating the statistics function can be set individually, e.g., the maximum RMS value over one minute.

Data Storage, Management, and Visualization

For data storage and visualization on the computer level, we offer our software GI.bench. This powerful and well-designed software is more than just a tool for configuring the measurement chain. It provides data storage and management capabilities, including merging data streams from different controllers or a redundant and scalable storage platform independent from any windows based user interface.

To visualize a large number of data points and provide overview dashboards, GI.bench underscores its strength. Intuitive drag & drop graphic elements such as YT / XY charts, gauges, bar graphs, bottoms, and sliders allow any dashboard to be configured in seconds. You can also apply channels from the measurement system or already evaluated variables to graphics elements via drag & drop. Pictures or video streams from IP cameras can be integrated into dashboards to show a perfect overview of the measurement setup.

And suppose you want to share measurement data with your team or need multiple screens to visualize all your data simultaneously. In that case, you can easily use any standard web browser to connect to the DAQ system and your view dashboards.

GI.bench Dashboard with FFT and various graphic elements

What Gantner products are best for Vibration Measurement?


DAQ Interface

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