Vibration Meter Calibrator PCE-VC120

Order no.: PCE-VC120
US$ 9,885.00
ex. VAT, ex. delivery costs
Machine vibration
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PCE-VC120 Vibration Meter Calibrator
For vibration acceleration, velocity and displacement / Adjustable vibration frequencies

PCE-VC21 is a vibration meter calibrator used to calibrate vibration sensors, meters, analyzers and testers. Suitable for calibrating equipment weighing up to 400 g (0.9 lb), this vibration calibrator generates mechanical vibrations with adjustable quartz-stabilized vibration frequencies between 70 and 10,000 Hz and adjustable vibration amplitudes between 1 m/s² and 20 m/s².

PCE-VC120 features load-independent vibration magnitude with:
- unlimited adjustable vibration frequencies
- less than 2% THD

These adjustable vibration frequencies allow for the calibration of low-frequency vibration sensors such as those in structural vibration meters in line with DIN 4150-3 and in human vibration meters according to ISO 8041.

A control circuit and reference accelerometer inside the excitation or shaker head work in tandem to keep the vibration level constant. A display indicates the error percentage (%). The error % represents the deviation of the target value from the measured amplitude. In settled conditions, the display should come close to 0.0 % if the calibration is correct. If the error % is above 2 %, the device sounds an audible alert to indicate that the error limit is exceeded. In addition, the vibration calibrator switches off automatically in case of overload. Sensors can be connected via magnet or thread. A thread adapter is included in the delivery contents to accommodate M5, M8, 1/4"-28 and UNF 10-32 threads.

The vibration calibrator has many versatile features for field and laboratory use, including a built-in rechargeable battery, battery-saving automatic power-off function, battery charge indicator and AC power adapter for charging. In addition, the supplied carrying case allows for convenient handling and safe transport.

- Adjustable vibration frequencies 
- Ideal for low-frequency calibration (DIN 415-3 and ISO 8041)
- For vibration acceleration, velocity and displacement
- Load-independent vibration magnitude
- Display shows frequency, amplitude, error percentage (%) and date of last calibration
- Sounds an alert if error limit exceeded
- Designed for use in the laboratory as well as the field
- Metric or English units
Adjustable vibration frequencies and vibration amplitudes
Frequency (Hz)      70 to10,000Hz
Max. sensor weight (g), depending on acceleration
at 1 m/s²

Amplitude accuracy± 2 % (80 ... 1000 Hz)
± 5 % (1000 ... 10,000 Hz)
Frequency accuracy± 0.05 %
Settling time< 10 seconds
Level indicationError percentage (%) display, above ± 3 % audible alert
Max. weight of test object for stated accuracy400 g / 0.9 lb
Dynamic force of vibration exciter10 N
Max. tightening torque of vibration exciter 2 Nm
Operating humidity range< 90 % at 30 °C / 86 °F, non-condensing
Power supplyBuilt-in NiMH rechargeable battery, 7.2 V / 1.6 Ah
Max. operating hours with rechargeable batteryApprox. 2 ... 4 hours 
Charging timeApprox. 4 hours
Charging status Bar indicator
Automatic power off10 minutes / 1 ... 30 minutes adjustable
Stray magnetic field at the vibration head< 0.2 mT
Dimensions (L x W x H)Approx. 205 x 105 x 90 mm / 8.1 x 4.1 x 3.5"
WeightApprox. 3000 g / 106 oz

See user manual for complete technical specifications.

1 x PCE-VC120 vibration meter calibrator
1 x thread adapter ( M5, M8, 1/4"-28, UNF 10-32)
1 x adapter BNC / UNF 10-32
1 x battery-charging power adapter (100 ... 240 V AC; 50 / 60 Hz)
1 x factory calibration certificate
1 x user manual
1 x carrying case
1 x PC software and USB cable