Datastick Releases A Treo-Based Vibration Analyzer
Datastick Systems has released a new handheld Treo-based Vibration Spectrum Analyzer / Data Collector. Vibration Spectrum Analyzers are used for industrial machine diagnostics and predictive maintenance. The new Datastick SiteConnex system combines, for the first time, a powerful handheld vibration analyzer/collector with an Internet-enabled smartphone in a single instrument.
The VSA-2215 SiteConnex Vibration Spectrum Analyzer and Collaboration system is a high-performance handheld vibration analyzer / data collector. It has a maximum frequency of 20,000 Hz and FFT resolution of up to 3,200 lines. It displays overall vibration alerts according to ISO standards, or user-defined alert levels. It includes:
- New VSA-2215 hardware module that attaches to a Palm® Treo™ smartphone and has a standard BNC connector and low-noise input that accommodates and powers almost any ICP-type piezoelectric accelerometer.
- New Datastick Spectrum SC handheld software with new Datastick ManagerSC handheld file-management software, new Datastick ReviewSC handheld data-comparison software, and new integrated email software for the handheld
- Revised Datastick Reporting System for VSA (DRS) software for Windows PCs, new Datastick Viewer instant email-attach ment viewing software for Windows PCs
Various VSA packages include SD cards, sensors, ruggedized cases, extended battery kits and training. Datastick does not sell the Palm Treo or wireless plans.
Datastick SpectrumSC software for the handheld collects, displays, and stores waveforms and vibration FFT spectra and provides overall vibration alerts and cursor-display tools and much more. It displays peaks, overall vibration, colored alerts, and pop-up mode menus all on one high-resolution screen. Datastick Direct Zoom display lets the user select an area of interest on the screen with the handheld’s stylus or a finger, and zoom up to 64 times. Measurement data is saved in the smartphone’s internal memory or on SD memory cards.
“Developing the Datastick SiteConnex technology was one of the most challenging projects ever undertaken at Datastick, as it required integrating all the resources of the Palm Treo’s hardware connectivity and smartphone capabilities with the Datastick vibration analysis technology on both handheld and PC,” said Steve Sabram, President and Chief Technology Officer. “The result is a vibration analyzer / smartphone that will bring incredible convenience to customers using vibration analysis in machine-condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and routine troubleshooting to reduce costs and downtime.”