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How to do calibration checks of vibration Probe, extension cable and vibration monitor

Calibration checks of vibration Probe, extension cable and vibration monitor


Calibration Procedure:

1. Physical check of vibration probe and extension cable for any damages, if it is please replaced with same one.

2. Check resistance of vibration probe and continuity of extension cable it should be 5 to 9Ω and 5 to 20 Ω

3. Use below equation and get reading for calibration of vibration probe.

4. Connect test equipment.

5. Adjust the spindle micrometer on the TK-3 test and calibration kit shown 0.51 mm (20 mils) (0.0254mm=1mils).

6. Insert the probe in to the TK-3 probe holder adjust the probe in the holder until the digital multimeter shows -3.00 ±0.10 VDC.

7. Adjust the micrometer to 0.20mm (8 mils) indication and the back it out again to the 0.25mm (10 mils) indication backless in the micrometer forced the o/p voltage and record it.

8. Increase the gap in 0.25 (10mils) increment by adjusting the micrometer record the voltage indication at each increment.

9. For each gap increment subtract the voltage at the high gap from the voltage at the low gap divide the result by in a system incremental scale factor of 7.87 ±0.79 v/mm (200 mv ±20 mv/mils).

10. Subtract the 0.25 mm (10 mils) voltage (-5 vdc) from the 2.28 mm (90 mils) (11 vdc) and divided by 2.03mm (80 mils). The result should ina system average scale factor (ASF) of 7.87 ±0.43 v/mm (200 mv ±11 mv/mils).

Author: D.Chakraborty

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rohith December 2, 2015 at 5:19 am

Very good explained .. i very like this site .thank you ….

Sriram January 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm

What is the scale factor
How to calculate the values

m r ravichandran March 11, 2016 at 7:06 am

sir, can you please explain wouplater in tk3 with probe calibration. as you said the supply voltage is -24vdc,whether the output also will be in negative voltage please reply

jayesh April 29, 2016 at 9:13 am

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Farooq October 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm

It can be set same as radial probe with the electrical voltage gap -8 VDC to -12VDC. But first you make sure that the notch/ grove on shaft should not in front of probe tip.

manikandan R May 9, 2016 at 5:58 am

Dear sir, thank u for ur
good explanation and procedure for vibration sensor calobration

Hiren patel May 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm

It is very clearly explain

rajkumar.j August 7, 2016 at 10:47 am

very useful for vibration calibration techs…

djafer January 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

Dear all;

Please, can you explain me extension cable length, proximitor length and prob length.



Hemant January 25, 2017 at 2:48 am

Sir I m u r fan,one question. In para 3 u tell adjust 3v for 20mile & para 10, 5 v for 10mile how.voltage less than 3v.plese explain.thanks

Hemant January 25, 2017 at 2:51 am

In para 3 u tell adjust 3 v for 20 mile,para 10,10mile get5v how sir

ahmed messallam March 13, 2017 at 11:28 am

valuable information, can you give some vendors that produce vibration test equipment.

Rohith September 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm

If during loop checking how can I calculated. I can measure out value of transducer in MVac. How can I calculated or concert this MVac to mils what formula we can use. So kindly request you please explain my doubts…

Tinu Mathew

praveen kumar May 12, 2020 at 5:22 pm

why the output of the average scale factor is 7.87v/mm.. why not above or below… is that any calculation behind the value..?


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