VIBbox Sound & Vibration Measurement System

Combining four rugged enclosures of the VIBbox-64, Data Translation has expanded sound & vibration measurement capability to 256 IEPE channels.

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MARLBORO, MA — Combining four rugged enclosures of the VIBbox-64, Data Translation has expanded sound & vibration measurement capability to 256 IEPE channels.

All channel data is available at the same time due to the simultaneous operation and parallel configuration for a throughput rate of 51.2 kHz on each channel. This parallel measurement capability assures that vibration data can be analyzed at the same instant in time without the time lapse and phase difference of multiplexed systems. IEPE inputs from sensors such as microphones, accelerometers, and other transducers that have a large dynamic range can be connected directly and measured at this very fast throughput. Common applications are acoustic, audio, and vibration testing on large structures such as airplane wings, turbines, trucks, and water vessels such as Navy ships before launching.

In addition to the 256 IEPE input channels, VIBbox in this large configuration also includes other I/O capability, including 32 stimulus D/A channels, 16 tachometer channels, and a plethora of digital I/O, counter/timer, and measure counter channels.

VIBbox operates using the ready-to-measure QuickDAQ application with the Advanced FFT Analysis as standard. The easy to use QuickDAQ application acquires data, analyzes the data, records the data to disk, and displays and plots the results.

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