Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 65, Issue 3, March 2006: Product News

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First Handheld Vibration Spectrum Analyzer / Data Collector


CAMPBELL, CA, - Datastick Systems, Inc., announced its first customer shipment of the VSA-1212 Vibration Spectrum Analyzer, the first PDA-based vibration analyzer to provide open, non-proprietary desktop PC software built on a foundation of Microsoft® Excel®. The VSA-1212 supports these handhelds: Palm® Tungsten(TM) T, T2, T3, C, Palm m-500 series, Garmin iQue 3200, and Garmin iQue 3600.


The system includes the new Datastick® VSA-1212 Vibration Spectrum Analyzer module that attaches securely to select PDAs running Palm OS; new Datastick Spectrum handheld software that collects and stores vibration measurements while displaying them in time waveforms and FFT spectra complete with alarm levels; and Datastick Reporting System(TM) (DRS) software for PCs, which is based on Microsoft Excel. Vibration data from the PDA exports to the PC with a single press of a button and loads into the DRS workbook on the PC with two mouse-clicks.


The VSA-1212 module is designed to use standard ICP®-type industrial accelerometers. The Datastick Spectrum software that runs on the PDA places all the vital waveform or FFT spectral information on one screen. Data can be shown in terms of acceleration, velocity, or displacement. Versatile cursor-point tools enable precise zooming and numerical readout of any data point, and can show the relationship between any two data points. An "Add Note" feature allows the user to attach written observations to individual waveform or spectrum captures.


Up to 22 MB of recorded waveform and spectrum data can be stored in the recommended Garmin® iQue® 3200 or 3600 handheld computer, enough to store data from more than 700 inspection checkpoints. There are 6 selectable FFT windowing options and a broad selection of maximum frequency options. The user can use alert levels based on ISO standards, or set his own. Industry-standard BNC connectors connect with industrial-grade accelerometers, and a ruggedized case is available for the system.


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Michael Scandling,

V. P. Marketing

Datastick Systems, Inc.

Tel.: (408) 871-3300

Email: findout@datastick.com




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