Take a photo, do the measurements and get the MCP (Machine Condition Picture) to see the machine condition, if maintenance needed at a glance. Quick, easy to use, with automatic auto diagnosis system for beginners and experts.

The VSHOOTER is a comprehensive diagnostic tool a vibrometer that allows to know and to easily track the status of the more common rotating machines such as fans, pumps, screw compressors etc …

The VSHOOTER VBS1T is much more than a innovation in the field of the vibrometers, it is a totaly new concept, a new way to do vibration monitoring and analysis. This new modern concept consists of creating automaticaly Machine Condition Pictures ( MCP) which can be saved and uploaded to a PC into a report with detailed vibration datas and trending curves. With a MCP you see immediatly the machine condition. After having done the second MCP on the same machine you’ll be able to follow the machine condition evolution on a trending curve.

Overall vibration values on screen capture

Overall values on screen capture

The VSHOOTER VBS1T produces the MCP. The VSHOOTER VBS1T is a portable measuring device,  a vibrometer equiped with an external high quality accelerometer, an embedded camera, led stroboscope and pyrometer. A special software has been developped to get photos enhanced with informations. On every MCP appear the measuring points locations. The points appear in green, yellow, orange or red according to the classification of ISO 10816-3&7

The vibrations of newly installed machines are normally placed in this zone.
The machines whose vibrations are within this zone are normally considered acceptable for a long service life without any restrictions.
Machines whose vibrations are in this zone are normally considered unsuitable for long-term continuous service. In general, the machine can operate in these conditions for a limited time, until the opportunity arises to take corrective action where necessary.
The vibration values found in this area are normally considered significant enough to cause damage.

Every MCP,  condition picture, with all the vibration measurements related to can be stored in the memory of the VSHOOTER. Up to 1000 MCP can be stored and uploaded to a PC by mean of the USB cable supplied.

For measurements values within zone orange and red the V SHOOTER VBS1T automatically performs a self diagnosis and the FFT of the Velocity and the Acceleration. On the FFT screens the user is directed automaticaly to one of the 5 most common defects (75% of faults): unbalance, bearing schock and lubrication, alignment, foundation. In case of none of these defects being detected it is recommended to use a more power full analyzer.

On clicking on Point de mesure VShooter the table of all the measurements made on a machine will be displayed:

Overal vibration colored values on screen capture

Overall coloured values in tabel

On clicking on Tableau des autodiagnostics the table of all the self diagnosis will be displayed:

FFT autodiagnostic screen capture unbalance misalignment looseness shock lubrification bearing defects

FFT autodiagnostic screen capture

On clicking on FFT Vshooter the FFT of the Velocity and Acceleration of all the measurements on alarm, orange and red according to ISO 10816-3&7, will be displayed. For the Velocity the 3 frequencies with the largest amplitude will also be displayed together with the self diagnosis.

FFT spectrum screen capture

FFT spectrum screen capture

As part of the preventive maintenance the VSHOOTER VBS1T allows for monitoring of rotating machines by performing for each measurement trends of 4 values:

  • Vibration Rms velocity 2(10)-1000 Hz in mm/s or inch/s according to ISO 10816-3&7
  • Vibration Rms acceleration 1000-10000 Hz in G
  • Vivration Crest acceleration 1000-10000 Hz
  • Temperature
By performing a trend analysis, you will judge the importance of the actual vibration level measured in comparison with the levels measured previously.

Trend curves screen capture


The VSHOOTER VBS1T has two operating modes : FUSION and MULTIMETER.

  • On the FUSION MODE the operator will create MCP’s as explained above.
  • On the MULTIMETER MODE the operator will only do measurements on the spot without creating MCP’s.

Technical Specification

Frequency range(2)10 to 1.000 Hz for vibration and 1.000 to 10.000 Hz for bearing
Reading unitRMS / Peak-Peak / Crest depending of measuring unit
Measuring unitAcceleration (g) / Velocity (mm/s or ips) / Displacement (μm or mil)
According to ISO 10816 Part 3 (from 120 rpm (2Hz))
Alarm FFT
3200 lines, Hanning window and linear view
TemperatureInfrared pyrometer, 0°C to +150°C (2,2°F to 302°F)
StroboscopeLED’s stroboscope, 60 RPM to 30.000 RPM
CameraHigh quality colored 640x480 pixels CMOS camera
DisplayHigh quality colored 640x480 pixels TFT screen with backlight
KeypadSealed membrane
HousingABS Plastic, IP54
BatteryRechargeable Li-Ion with universal power charger or USB power
Battery life> 8 hours of typical use
External sensor100 mV/g IEPE accelerometer (ICP) with magnet and flexible cable