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Vibration Dose Value Monitoring

Repeated vibration and shock levels from high-annoyance industrial activities or long term construction projects can be produced to such a magnitude that they cause overall discomfort and possible injury.

The Instantel® Blastware® Vibration Dose Value (VDV) record mode, available with the Advanced Module option, is used to measure and determine whole-body vibration in the field based on a downloaded Frequency Weighting file. Your geographic location and the type of vibration that you are monitoring will determine which Frequency Weighting file that you choose to use during the monitoring session – the frequency range of the data collected is from 1 to 80 Hz.

While monitoring, the Minimate Pro4™ or Minimate Pro6™ monitor differentiates the velocity data into acceleration, applies the frequency weighting and then calculates the VDV and Root Mean Square (RMS) values. The unit then displays the VDV and RMS values every ten seconds while recording, and stores the final calculations as part of the file and Event Report.

These Series IV units are capable of continuously monitoring full waveform data for 24 hours; the daytime VDV monitoring is performed on the vertical channel (7:00 AM to 11:00 PM) while the nighttime VDV monitoring is performed on two horizontal channels (11:00 PM to 7:00 AM) – the same or different Frequency Weight file can be use for each of these monitoring periods.

The Blastware Monitor Scheduler feature can be used to specify the different setups required for daytime and nighttime monitoring setup files, which can be repeated daily or weekly for unattended monitoring.

Contact your Instantel Dealer for more information and assistance in selecting the monitoring unit and sensors that best meet your monitoring application requirements.



Recommended Products for Vibration Dose Monitoring:

  • Minimate Pro6
  • Minimate Pro4

Minimate Pro6 Highlights

Key Features Ethernet® interface when connected directly to the unit (Auto Call Home is not supported over the Ethernet)
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
Cast aluminum case
Water resistant to IPC67 – submerse to 30 cm (1 ft.) for 24 hours
Compliant to CE Class B - Meets or exceeds RF and EMI requirements
Sensor Check for automatic error checking
View Minimate Pro6 with 2 Geophones

View Minimate Pro6 with Microphone and Geophone
6 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone or two Triaxial Geophones
Available Memory 7,100 plus events
Record Modes Manual, Continuous, Histogram, Instantel Histogram Combo, and VDV - Vibration Dose Value (optional)
Available Sample Rates 512 to 65,536 S/s per channel
Unit Dimensions 254 X 117 X 108 mm (10.0 X 4.6 X 4.25 in)
Unit Weight 2.27 kg (5 lbs)
User Interface 10 domed tactile keys
Product Rank Premium

Minimate Pro4 Highlights

Key Features Ethernet® interface when connected directly to the unit
(Auto Call Home is not supported over the Ethernet)
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
Cast aluminum case
Water resistant to IPC67 – submerse to 30 cm (1 ft.) for 24 hours
Compliant to CE Class B - Meets or exceeds RF and EMI requirements
Sensor Check for automatic error checking
View Minimate Pro4
4 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone
Available Memory 8,000 plus events
Record Modes Manual, Continuous, Histogram, Instantel Histogram Combo, and VDV - Vibration Dose Value (optional)
Available Sample Rates 512 to 65,536 S/s per channel
Unit Dimensions 254 X 117 X 108 mm (10.0 X 4.6 X 4.25 in)
Unit Weight 2.27 kg (5 lbs)
User Interface 10 domed tactile keys
Product Rank Premium
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