Free ACE VibroChecker app turns iPhone into vibration checker
ACE has developed a free app for the iPhone that measures vibration and then offers a reliable selection of vibration isolation products.
VibroChecker is a true innovation and gets the results you need in just three steps: The ACE app can perform ideal measurements when the iPhone is fully placed on the surface to be measured. Once the app has been started, four symbols appear on the display of the mobile phone. When the icon ‘Measure Vibration’ is pressed, a new window opens and the measurement can start.
The result appears within 15 seconds. The resulting values are the starting point for step two, the calculation interface. The most important key data is then entered – machine weight, number of contact surfaces and the desired degree of isolation are defined using the interactive and intuitive fields.
Finally, the program recommends a vibration isolation product from the ACE range, comprising extremely low-frequency isolating air spring elements, ready-to-mount rubber-metal isolators and the tried-and-tested insulation slabs.
The low-frequency air spring elements PLM and PAL are suitable for isolation measuring tables, testing equipment and high-performance machines. Ready-to-mount rubber-metal isolators are predominantly used for engines, compressors and in transfer systems. The SLAB range is mainly used for tooling and textile machinery for full-surface mounting or for the reliable use for individual, sensitive components, such as isolating elements, as impact buffers and universally for machines that require subsequent protection.
What they all have in common is that by reducing vibration, they not only increase product quality and quantity, they also achieve a considerable degree of noise reduction.
Edward Abbott, general manager of ACE in the UK said: “ To achieve this successful application, the developers of the app had to take into account that an engineer or technician generally needs to know the lowest dominant frequency interfering with the environment in order to optimally select products for vibration isolation.
“The algorithm of the app is designed to accommodate a threshold of 50 Hz. This value also represents the upper limit for the VibroChecker, as the iPhone sensor only has a limited sampling rate and can currently only measure up to 50 Hz.
“This value is sufficient for a majority of applications to be measured for which we offer a solution. This app gives our customers a very useful but not an all-purpose measuring tool. When it comes to oscillations and vibrations in complex applications, we provide support with our highly skilled technicians and professional measuring kits.”