Vibration Sensors

Broad Motion Sensor(VP-8013/VP-8013S)

Covers from ultra low acceleration up to high frequency mechanical vibration.
Broad motion sensor, VP-8013, with the use of an original sensor module developed by IMV is enabled to measure and monitor vibration in wide frequency range which was not covered by single sensor of any conventional types.


■ Covers from ultra low acceleration (0.04 Hz)* up to high frequency mechanical vibration (1000 Hz)

Covers from ultra low acceleration (0.04 Hz)* up to high frequency mechanical vibration (1000 Hz)

*1:Actually the output starts from DC, performance confirmed range is from 0.04 Hz.
*2:In case of IMV product

VP-8013S is suitable for more micro vibration measurement

■ Compact design with three axis detection
Compact design with three axis detection

Fit in the hand

VP-8013 is easy to use as compact design with 3 axis detection.

■ Shock durability 10000 m/s2
Shock durability 10000 m/s2

Usually servo sensor is vulnerable to any physical shock and careful handling is necessary when fixing, however VP-8013 can survive in strong shock up to 1000G.

■ The power supply unit has Micro USB connector

The power supply unit has Micro USB connector. Easily connectable to other measuring instruments. Mobile measurement is possible by using a portable battery charger on market.

  • Power is suppied with Micro USB connector

    Power is suppied with Micro USB connector

  • Connection example of mobile phone battery charger

    Connection example of mobile phone battery charger

Application examples

Low frequencyLow frequency

  • Steel tower

    Steel tower

  • Pipe


Able to measure the visible vibration or fluctuation with high accuracy.

Application examples
・Building / Floor / Chimney / Support / Antenna
・Low speed rotating machine / Mixer / Centrifugal separator /
 Plumbing vibration
・Low speed operation machine / Crane / Construction
 machine / Conveyor

Micro vibrationMicro vibration

Machine tool

Machine tool

Able to measure the micro vibration which is normally measured by servo sensor.

Application examples
Machinery that causes bad influence by vibration
・Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
・Laser processing machine
・Precision machinery
・Medical equipment

Mechanical vibrationMechanical vibration

Measurement of mechanical vibration of motor and its frame

Measurement of mechanical vibration of motor and its frame

Able to cover the frequency 10-1000Hz, stated by ISO-10816-1
“Mechanical vibration -- Evaluation of machine vibration by measurements on non-rotating parts - General guidelines”
*ISO-10816-1 is widely used for vibration measurement and evaluation of rotating machine over 600rpm.
Further, the sensor can measure not only the low frequency vibration of a slow rotational machinery as a mixer, but also be used for total vibration evaluation of building, basement and the machine itself.

  • Mechanical vibration
  • Mechanical vibration


Item VP-8013 VP-8013S
Measurement direction 3 axis
Measurement frequency range 0.04 to 1000 Hz
Maximum acceleration ±58.8 m/s2 ±19.6 m/s2
Tilt resolution 0.05 degree
Sensitivity 44.9 mV / (m/s2) 134.6 mV / (m/s2)
Sensitivity error ±10 %*
Cross-axis sensitivity Less than ±2 %*
Output noise XY: 0.00294 (m/s2) / √Hz level,Z: 0.0049 (m/s2) / √Hz level
Shock durability 10,000 m/s2
Protection rating IP67
Operational temperature range -10 ゚C to +60゚ C (non-condensing)
Mass Approx. 230 g

*1 Specification is subject to change without notice.

Standard composition (VP-8013M / VP-8013SM)

Item Model Notes
Acceleration sensors VP-8013 / VP-8013S -
Power supply unit VM-8013 -
Water-proof cable CB-X013-05 5 m
USB output AC adaptor HK-AC011UW -
Micro USB cable USB-M201 / BK 1 m
Carrying case B-8013 Storage for magnet and additional cable


Item Model Notes
Output BNC cable 3 pcs. CXC-N-PPRG-1.5/3 Connector with BNC plug on both ends / 1.5 m
Output BNC cable CXC-N-PPRG-1.5 BNC connector on both ends / 1.5 m
Output cable CO-1970 Connector with BNC and alligator clip / 1.5 m
Water-proof long cable CB-X013-10 10 m, separately quotation for longer cable
Magnet YA1870 Fixable only in longitudinal direction
Magnet (2 pcs./set) YA1870 / 2 Use 2 connectors in the case of fixing horizontally
Data Viewer VP8013App Vibration analysis application
  • Carrying case

    Carrying case

  • Magnet


Outward dimensions

Acceleration snsors (VP-8013)

Acceleration sensors (VP-8013)

Power supply unit (VM-8013)

Power supply unit  (VM-8013)


Data Viewer Application VP8013App


VP DataViewer is a software for analysis according to the purpose using data measured with VP - 8013 and logger. Utilizing the broadband measurement capability and microtremor measurement capability of VP - 8013, it is possible to perform various analyzes that were difficult to realize with one sensor so far. You can also read and analyze the saved file of the IMVFW format saved by another measuring device.

Application examples
Evaluation of ground, floor vibration

For evaluation of influence of traffic vibration on the building residential quality is performer by 1/3 octave acceleration analysis from 1 Hz.
On the other hand, 1/3 octave velocity analysis from 4 Hz is now commonly employed by the environmental vibraton standard of the installation facility of the semicondoctor device manufacturing system etc. VP-8013 App has the criteria lines as above, therefore, those 1/3 octave analysis can be evaluated being compared to such lines.

Vibration evaluation for pipes

The evaluation standard that SwRI (Southwest Research Institute) determined is used for the vibration evaluation on the pipe fixing structure in chemical plants. This standard is referred on FFT analysis of the displacement from 1 Hz. VP-8013 App is equipped with SwRI evaluation standard, and it can compare the FFT result to the criteria of the standard directly.

Analysis for low-speed-rotary machinery

For analysis of the main shaft imbalance of low-speed rotary machines less than 600 rpm is carried out targeting to mainly on 10 Hz or less frequency components. It can get FFT analysis immediatery from data of VP-8013 which can measure low level vibration easily.

Screen image
  • ■ Waveform display


    This App can make DC cut from an acceleration waveform of VP-8013, BPF setting flexibly and support the conversion to velocity and displacement waveform.

  • ■ Tripartite


    FFT result is refrected into a tripatite graph of frequency, displacement, velocity, and acceleration. You can locate vibration sources of the part to be paied attention.

  • ■ Lissajous


    Draws a trace graph displaying 2 axes vibration data. It is used to find influence of the wind find on the pole etc.

Connection on measurement

Connection on measurement

  • Features(for measuring)
  • ・Easy to set up
  • ・Unnecessary to use with
     AC power supply while
  • ・Wide variety of recording
  • ・Can be installed
     temporarily with power
     supply by AC adapter.
  • Features(for analyzation)
  • ・Measurement condition
     is read automatically
     by data of GL980
  • ・The CSV form output is