Dytran Instruments (Chatsworth, CA) has developed the VibraScout Vibration Measurement System, which includes a USB digital triaxial accelerometer combining a MEMS accelerometer with a microcontroller to create an intelligent sensor.
The VibraScout Vibration Measurement System consists of a USB triaxial DC response accelerometer, 15-foot 4- pin to USB cable assembly, VibraScout Data Acquisition Software, and VibraScout Windows compatible Post Processor software on CD (no license required). In addition to the vibration measurement system, the only required hardware is a personal computer and a USB port.
The triaxial accelerometer features power from a PC bus, and as a result no additional external power supply is required. The software package supplied with each system allows for real time, three directional acceleration acquisition (including Static Inclination) along with real-time temperature monitoring. The standard USB protocol handles all the sensor communications with the PC and provides the following information: storage of acceleration and temperature information; real-time scrolling plots of acceleration data with display of min, max and mean; real-time logging of data to delimited file for importing into Excel; both auto and smart triggering modes; digital filters to improve signal/noise ratio; real-time data compression to Fast Fourier Transform (FFT); and many more.
For more information, visit: www.dytran.com.