VR Controller Set Up

March 16, 2020

Both the VR9500 and ObserVR1000 can be used as a controller with the VibrationVIEW software. Setting up your VR testing equipment and configuring a test takes just several minutes. Should you have any questions, our support team is available to help.

For system settings, troubleshooting, and safety precautions, please refer to the Help File or the User Manual.

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Setting up the VR9500 Vibration Control System
Setting up the ObserVR1000® Dynamic Signal Analyzer

Setting up the VR9500 Vibration Control System

Included with the VR9500 controller are the following items:

  • Two (2) network cables: 5ft and 25ft
  • US power cord
  • BNC drive cable

Getting to know the hardware

The front panel of the VR9500 has four BNC input connectors (see Figure 1.1.)

Vibration Research VR9500 front panel

Figure 1.1. VR9500 front panel.

The rear panel has two BNC output connectors (a DRIVE port and an AUX port) and an Aux I/O male DB37 connector (see Figure 1.2.)

Vibration Research VR9500 back panel

Figure 1.2. VR9500 back panel.

Setting up the hardware

Before you set up the VR9500, make sure your computer is set up in the conventional configuration with power cables, a mouse, a keyboard, and a monitor.

  1. Use one of the network cables to connect the VR9500 network port to the dedicated network card in your computer.
  2. Connect the US power cord to the VR9500. The power input will automatically switch for voltage 90-250VAC and 50/60 Hertz.
  3. Connect the shaker amplifier’s input to the drive output connector on the rear panel.
  4. Connect an accelerometer to channel 1 on the front panel. Other accelerometers can be connected to Channels 2, 3, and 4.
  5. Use the power switch on the rear panel to turn the power on.

Setting up multiple VR9500 units

You will need a network switch to set up two or more VR9500 units.

  1. Connect the first VR9500 to port 1 on the network switch. Any additional controllers can be connected to ports 2, 3, and 4.
  2. Connect the US power cords to each of the controllers.
  3. Connect the shaker amplifier’s input to the first controller’s drive output connector. For systems controlling two shakers simultaneously, connect the second shaker’s amplifier input to the Drive output connector on the second controller.
  4. Connect accelerometer channels 1-4 to channels 1-4 on the first controller, accelerometer channels 5-8 to channels 1-4 on the second controller, accelerometer channels 9-12 to channels 1-4 on the third controller, etc. up to 128 channels.

Setting up the ObserVR1000® Dynamic Signal Analyzer

Included with the ObserVR100 are the following items:

  • IEC C13 AC power cable
  • Software CD

Getting to know the hardware

The front plate of the ObserVR1000 has an audio input/output, inputs for channels 1-16, and a tachometer input & digital input/output (see Figure 1.3.)

Vibration Research ObserVR1000 front plate

Figure 1.3. ObserVR1000 front plate.

The backplate has an on/off switch, external A/C adaptor, output, external battery hook-up, SD slot, GPS, USB, and Ethernet.

Watch: ObserVR1000 Hardware Overview

Setting up the hardware

The ObserVR1000 does not require special boards, PC drivers, or even a PC. Connect the ObserVR1000 to a smartphone, laptop, or PC and set up the controller. After set up, data can be recorded by pressing the record button.