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Datastick Handheld Vibration Analyzers Upgraded

Datastick VSA Vibration Spectrum Analyzers - used in machine-condition monitoring and predictive maintenance - now operate twice as fast, due to new version 1.9.1 of the Datastick Spectrum suite of software that runs on the handheld analyzer. The free software upgrade is available for download today.

Datastick Spectrum software runs on the handheld computers (PDAs) that integrate with its ultra-portable VSA-series analyzers Vibration analyzers help prevent unexpected and costly equipment failures by alerting users to the condition of critical equipment so they can proactively schedule its maintenance.

Datastick Spectrum 1.9.1 software includes a simplified User Mode, which allows less experienced personnel to use the software without worrying about altering important settings. In this mode, the user interface controls are reduced to the minimum necessary to collect vibration measurements and view alarms.

Datastick Spectrum displays waveform or FFT spectral information on the PDA's high-resolution, full color touchscreen. Data can be shown in terms of acceleration, velocity, displacement, or vibration decibels as well as overall vibration with alarm level display. VSA models are also available for dynamic pressure sensing and impact testing.

After the data is captured on the PDA, the user exports it to Datastick Reporting System software on a Windows XP or Windows Vista PC for analysis and trending.

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