SCOUT140-Ex & vb8 Vibration Analyzers

vb8 SCOUT140


The SCOUT140-Ex and vb8 Vibration Analyzers provide the complete Vibration Analysis Package – Four-channel portable vibration analyzer with balancing. These are sophisticated, feature-packed instruments that remain intuitive in operation and flexible enough to suit every level of vibration analysis, from novice through to expert. The SCOUT140-Ex is certified for an ATEX Zone 2 hazardous rating, whereas the vb8 is rated for CSA Class 1, Division 2.

The Ascent software included contains the collective experience of over 25 years of expert in-depth machine fault analysis.

    • Users new to a recorded vibration history can now establish a measurement program utilizing proven baseline values from ISO standards and The Proven Method from the Technical Associates of Charlotte.
    • Experienced users can generate meaningful spectral alarm bands automatically rather than just relying on basic overall alarms or spectral band guesswork.
    • Veteran analysts can objectively evaluate and compare their findings against a time-tested and proven historical foundation.

Ascent Level 2 Software

    • Fully automated measurement parameter and alarm setups based on The Proven Method from the Technical Associates of Charlotte
    • ISO 2372 and 10816 standards

Key Instrument Functionality

    • 4 channel simultaneous recordings + tachometer input
    • Triax-enabled
    • 12 800 lines FFT resolution
    • Support for 80 kHz Fmax
    • 1GB memory – Virtually unlimited spectra storage
    • Modal Impact Testing and Cross Channel Spectrum (ODS)
    • Ability to export data in Universal File Format (UFF) for additional analysis in ODS software such as Vibrant Technology ME’scope
    • Support for acceleration, velocity, displacement, DC-coupled, current and voltage output sensors
    • Simultaneous acquisition – 2 plane balancing with up to 4 sensors
    • Unique Commtest 6Pack™ recording system
    • Numeric parameter input via keypad with Ascent trend and alarm capability
    • Cable Test mode
    • Upgradable Proflash system and free firmware updates for 5 years
    • Hazardous location certification
  • SCOUT140-Ex: ATEX and IECEx Zone 2
  • vb8: CSA Class 1 Division 2
  • Option to add Flex features