ReferenceMate is the new advanced portable vibration reference source (aka handheld shaker) with multiple frequency outputs. Developed by Meggitt, it is an industry first to eliminate manual conversions between imperial, metric or calibration sheet values. With a number self-diagnostic features to ensure data integrity, Meggitt believes this to be one of the most trustworthy handheld shakers on the market.
The shaker delivers a known vibration level that enables users in the field to easily verify sensor performance and the integrity of the cabling and connectors between the sensor and the data acquisition system.
Trust in the reference source is fundamental to verifying the accelerometer setup. ReferenceMate is designed with a multitude of features to assure the user that the reference vibration is accurate and the unit is functioning properly. LED indicators illuminate if battery levels are low or if the unit is overloaded. Internal test points, accessed via the battery cavity, verify the calibration of the internal reference accelerometer, which maintains a 1g test level for sensors weighing up to 250g.
Frequency and measurement type (peak or RMS) can be selected in accordance with the user’s requirements; 61.4Hz for imperial measurements: 1g (acceleration) equivalent to 1in/sec (velocity); 100Hz to simulate standard calibration conditions; 159.2Hz for metric measurements: 9.81m/sec2 (acceleration) equivalent to 9.81mm/sec (velocity).