As the UK distributor for Metrix Instrument Co., Ixthus Instrumentation sells and supports the USA-based machinery monitoring specialists’ full line of Hardy Portable Shaker vibration reference sources. Recently Metrix have announced that, whilst it will continue to produce the newer Hardy Shaker series HI-903/913 for years to come, its older HI803/813 models are due to be discontinued from 31st December this year. For customers who wish to purchase these models before the discontinuation date, where a three year product warranty and full support will be fully available, a 10% list price reduction is offered.
For use in the field or in production test workshops, these older battery powered and fully portable models offer many of the features of the later models – and for many applications are more than able to provide a high level of vibration performance verification. For use with vibration transducers, connectors, cabling, and instruments or as permanently installed machine vibration condition monitoring systems, they feature built-in reference accelerometers and indicators with NIST traceable calibration.
The standard but highly durable HI 813 Shaker has a ruggedised suspension system that makes this shaker a good choice for heavy duty field use. Support is provided for transducers up to 750 grams that require testing in a horizontal direction, instead of the normal vertical direction. With a range of 25 to 10,000 Hz, this model offers adjustable frequency and vibration levels.
The more advanced HI 803 vibration reference source offers test frequencies from 10 Hz to 10,000 Hz, includes a built-in printer plus on-board memory storage, and has possibility to measure the transducer’s output and calculate its sensitivity.
For more information about these Hardy Shakers, and details of the special offer or other vibration monitoring products and systems from Ixthus Instrumentation, please call on 01327 353437, email [email protected] or visit www.ixthus.co.uk .