ACE Controls’ new VibroChecker PRO iOS app turns iPhones and iPads into professional vibration and impact measuring devices. The mobile app gives users a high-performance, lightweight alternative to more costly systems.
The VibroChecker app from Ace Controls uses the acceleration sensors, gyroscopes and microphones integrated in the iPhone and iPad to measure vibrations on machines and components within a frequency range of up to 50 Hz.
VibroChecker PRO is a fully-fledged vibration and spectrum analyzer, developed for use on iPhones and iPads. The app uses the optional integrated acceleration sensor or gyroscopes and also allows the connection of an external, high-resolution and professional piezo-electronic sensor (DIGIDUCER 333D01) via the lightning interface. In fact, the app is a joint development by the companies ACE, Fabreeka Inc. and Tech Products Inc. (Kaydon – Motion Controls Group).
The light and convenient combination of the piezo-electronic sensor and portable vibration and spectrum analyzer on the iPad or iPhone is an easy-to-transport alternative to existing profile solutions in many applications.
The app measures and records accelerations over time and calculates the spectral range using a FFT. The integrated 3-channel acceleration sensor has a sensitivity level of around 0.02g and a range of ± 2g.
This sensitivity, with an adjustable scanning rate of 10Hz to 100Hz for the internal sensor and 1 kHZ to 16 kHz for the external Digiducer, means that the acceleration sensors are capable of measuring vibrations, defective bearings, excitation frequencies of machines and accelerations during material transport in a simple and accurate way.
Once the measurement has been completed, results can be saved or simply sent to a desktop or to a specialist using the email function.
Upgrading to the new PRO version of the app increases the range up to 8,000 Hz. The user simply connects an external USB sensor (available from a third party) to the iOS device via the lightning port and an adaptor.
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