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RION Vibration Analyzer VA-12

Compact and Lightweight

Portable vibration analyzer for equipment diagnosis and on-site measurements.
Vibration meter with FFT analysis function.

Vibration Analyzer






  • Vibration meter mode: Allows simultaneous measurement of acceleration, velocity, displacement, and acceleration crest factor.
  • FFT analyzer mode: Real-time analysis frequency 20 kHz, 3 200 spectral lines and available Envelope processing.
  • Waveform data storing on SD card for post process/analysis.
  • Option: Waveform analysis software, Comparator software

VA-12: Vibration Analyzer



Standard compliance CE marking, Chinese RoHS (export model for China only),
WEEE Directive
Input section Number of measurement channels 1
Connector type etc. BNC, CCLD 18 V 2 mA, (CCLD24 V 4 mA available as factory option)
Sensor Piezoelectric Accelerometer PV-57エ (supplied)
Input range At sensitivity 0.100 to 0.999 mV/(m/s2) ACC (Acceleration) 10, 31.6, 100, 316, 1 000, 3 160, 10 000 m/s2 (rms)
VEL (Velocity) 31.6, 100, 316, 1 000, 3 160, 10 000, 31 600 mm/s (rms)
DISP (Displacement) 0.89, 2.83, 8.94, 28.3, 89.4, 283, 894 mm (EQp-p)
At sensitivity 1.00 to 9.99 mV/(m/s2), using PV-57エ ACC (Acceleration) 1, 3.16, 10, 31.6, 100, 316, 1 000 m/s2 (rms)
VEL (Velocity) 3.16, 10, 31.6, 100, 316, 1 000, 3 160 mm/s (rms)
DISP (Displacement) 0.089, 0.283, 0.894, 2.83, 8.94, 28.3, 89.4 mm (EQp-p)
At sensitivity 10.0 to 99.9 mV/(m/s2) ACC (Acceleration) 0.1, 0.316, 1, 3.16, 10, 31.6, 100 m/s2 (rms)
VEL (Velocity) 0.316, 1, 3.16, 10, 31.6, 100, 316 mm/s (rms)
DISP (Displacement) 0.0089, 0.0283, 0.0894, 0.283, 0.894, 2.83, 8.94 mm (EQp-p)
Measurement range (using PV-57エ, High-pass filter 3 Hz, Low-pass filter 20 kHz) ACC (Acceleration) 0.02 to 141.4 m/s2 (rms) Continuous measurement, 1 Hz to 5 kHz
Instantaneous maximum acceleration 700 m/s2
VEL (Velocity) 0.2 to 141.4 mm/s (rms) at 159.15 Hz
DISP (Displacement) 0.02 to 40.0 mm (EQp-p) at 15.915 Hz
Measurement frequency range (electrical characteristics) ACC (Acceleration) 1 Hz to 20 kHz
VEL (Velocity) 3 Hz to 3 kHz
DISP (Displacement) 3 Hz to 500 Hz
Acceleration envelope curve 1 kHz to 20 kHz
Filters Prefilters High-pass filter 1 Hz (acceleration only), 3 Hz, 10 Hz, 1 kHz (-10 % point), cutoff slope -18 dB/oct
Low-pass filter 1 kHz, 5 kHz, 20 kHz (-10 % point), cutoff slope -18 dB/oct
Acceleration envelope curve filter High-pass filter 1 kHz (-10 % point), cutoff slope -18 dB/oct
Inherent noise High-pass filter 3 Hz, Low-pass filter 20 kHz, lowest range setting
ACC (Acceleration) 0.01 m/s2 (rms) or less
VEL (Velocity) 0.1 mm/s (rms) or less
DISP (Displacement) 0.01 mm (EQp-p) or less
A/D conversion 24 bit △Σprinciple, 51.2 kHz
Dynamic range Maximum 110 dB (Acceleration)
Vibration meter mode ACC (Acceleration) m/s2      rms value, waveform peak value, crest factor
VEL (Velocity) mm/s  rms value
DISP (Displacement) mm     EQp-p
FFT mode Time waveform, spectrum, Acceleration envelope curve
Analysis points 512, 1 024, 2 048, 4 096, 8 192 (3 200 lines)
Time window functions Rectangular, Hanning, flat-top
Processing Linear average, maximum, exponential averaging, instantaneous value
Frequency span 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 20 kHz
Display Spectrum Top 10 list, graph display (excluding DC)
Zoom X axis : x1, x2, x4, x8, x16
Y axis : 2N, N = 0 to 10 (x1 to x1024)
Overlay display with stored data in spectrum mode
Time wave form Graph display
Zoom X axis : x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32
Y axis : 2N, N = 0 to 14 (x1 to x16 384)
Trigger Trigger source External signal Triggered at falling edge of signal at external trigger input
Input level Triggered when time waveform crosses a preset level
Trigger level can be set in steps of 1/8 of full scale on one-sided amplitude
Slope +/- trigger operation
Trigger operation Free-run Processing always carried out, regardless of trigger condition
Repeat Processing carried out whenever triggering occurs
Single Processing carried out once only when triggering occurs
Time Data are stored according to the setting of Trigger Start Time,
Store Interval, Store number.
Pretrigger Processing starts from data 1/8 frame time ahead
Display Color TFT LCD, 240 x 320 dots, with backlight
Japanese display, English display, Time display
Warning indication LED (lights up in red to indicate overload)
Memory Memory media SD cards (max. 2 GB)*
Store files Sets of measurement values and parameters can be stored on memory card
1 000 data saved as one store name. Max. number of store names: 100
Parameter setting memory Up to 5 parameter sets can be stored in unit
Parameter settings can be stored on memory card
Wave files Up to 10 seconds per file (frequency range 20 kHz) Vibration waveform recorded during FFT processing available when using a computer.
BMP files Screen capture can be saved as BMP files.
Recall function Measurement data can be read from memory card and redisplayed on screen.
Resume function Settings are memorized when power is turned off and can be restored at next power-on
Input/output section Trigger input connector TTL level, BNC-mini plug, 2.5 mm dia. (for CC-24)
USB port Removable disk function Allows use of memory card inserted in unit as removable storage device (removable storage device class)
Power DC12 V (11 to 15 V) AC adapter NC-99, eight IEC R6 (size AA) batteries
(23℃, normal operation, backlight off)
Battery life Approx. 12 hours
Current consumption 145 mA (normal operation, backlight off)
Power consumption
(primary side)
Approx. 10 VA (in case of AC 100 V (NC-99) )
Ambient temperature and humidity conditions for use Accelerometer -20 °C to +70 °C, 90 % RH or less
Main unit -10 °C to +50 °C, 90 % RH or less (no condensation)
Dimensions, Weight 213 (H) x 105 (W) x 36 (D) mm; Mass Approx. 850 g (incl.
batteries, with protective cover, PV-57エ connected)
Supplied accessories Piezoelectric Accelerometer PV-57エ, Curled cable, Magnet attachment
IEC R6 (size AA) battery x 8, SD card, Protective cover, Shoulder belt

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