Machinery today is made with less substance in order to reduce materials and production costs but this approach increases its vulnerability to mechanical failures. The VibScout is the economical solution that uses vibration to monitor your machines’ health conditions 24/7. The system can provide it own alarming as well as convert the data for input into an existing plant PLC or DCS systems.

vibscoutYou never need to be surprised by a machine problem again. Now you can see the health of your machinery right at your desk or control room and make repairs before the faults become too severe and costly. The VibScout empowers you to conduct proactive maintenanceon all your machinery to get ahead of your machinery issues and make the most of your maintenance manpower

For decades, only Fortune 100 companies could afford online vibration monitoring of their machinery. The cost effective and easy to install VibScout provides a predictive maintenance solution for monitoring any machine in your facility. Now, even the smallest business can afford to track the health of their equipment so they are alerted whenever their machines’ conditions deteriorate. The VibScout measures a machine’s overall vibration amplitude, the operating speed’s peak vibration amplitude, phase, RPM and the bearing’s K factor which can indicate impacting in worn roller element bearings.

These different vibration levels can help identify mechanical issues such as rotor unbalance, coupling misalignment, worn bearings, resonance, and a motor soft-foot condition. This system also provides all the data in either Metric or English units. It sends the levels in voltage or current to your DCS or PLC system for trending, alarming and shutdown. The more information you have about your machinery, the easier it is to make intelligent operational and maintenance decisions. The VibScout affords you the opportunity to see mechanical problems before they disrupt production, so you get the most out of every machine while lowering maintenance costs.


  • Physical size: 15.8 mm x 9mm x 6mm (6.22” x 3.54” x 2.36”) and is DIN-rail mountable
  • Temperature: -40o to 85oC (-40o to 185o F)
  • Display: LCD standard; VFD 128 x 32 pixel/dot optional
  • Power: 18-36v DC required for standard model; 9-18v DC is optional
  • Digital A/D: 16 Channels multiplexed, 10 bits
  • Inputs : Up to 16 impedance inputs including accelerometer, velocity, proximity probes, or any voltage input 0 to +/- 5 volts Integrated Circuit Power available, AC Coupling with a Hi-Pass filter of 0.16 Hz (3dB).
  • Analog Data Out: Four (4) 0-5 volts (8 pins), programmable.
  • Current Out: Four 4-20mA outputs (8 pins), programmable.
  • Digital Output: 8-pin digital output with varied output protocols: SPI, I2C, DMX and custom.
  • Powered Output Connections (optional) : Up to 16 powered outputs can be supplied for connection to external monitoring instruments such as data collectors or tape recorders.
  • Metrics : Overall amplitude in standard units of acceleration or velocity. K-factor is also provided. Other units including metric may be programmed. Vectors are put out as scalable amplitude (units may be programmed), phase 0 to 180 degrees and Lead/Lag indicator. In addition, RPM and RPM status (detected/non-detected) values are supplied. Tachometer accepts any TTL/CMOS compatible signal (Schmitt triggering provided).

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