Tutorial-Videos IVS-500

Become an IVS expert! Successful use of non-contact vibration measurement technology in the industrial environment

Successful vibration measurement in industrial applications

With the industrial vibrometer IVS-500 you can carry out fast vibroacoustic quality tests, structure-borne sound analysis and reliable pass/fail evaluations. It measures in challenging industrial environments, on almost all surfaces as well as contactless and therefore non-wearing. By eliminating pseudo rejects in the production and assembly process, you optimise your costs and profits. 

In the following you will find tutorial videos which explain the installation, configuration and the most important features of the IVS-500 in detail in nine chapters. 

Tip: Technical basics and further information about the IVS-500 can be found here:

IVS-500 basics

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Chapter 1: Choosing the right hardware

Duration: 1:49 minutes

Polytec offers different  versions of the IVS-500. It is important to find the right choice regarding maximum frequency bandwidth, vibration velocity and focus type – manual or remote focus.

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Chapter 2: Electrical Connection

Duration: 2 minutes

The IVS-500 can be connected either via a junction box provided by Polytec or directly via an open-ended cable to the control cabinet by skilled personnel in production. Both are provided by Polytec. All cables and functionalities of the junction box are presented here.

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Chapter 3: Accessories for the IVS-500

Duration: 5:30 minutes

With the appropriate accessories, every installation can be simplified and every measurement situation can be carried out in the best possible way. Learn more about Polytec accessories for the IVS-500.

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Chapter 4: Test bench integration

Duration: 3:45 minutes

To integrate the IVS-500 optimally into a test bench, we explain the best way to proceed and give tips for setup. Thereby we show how the interfaces are connected correctly.

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Chapter 5: Isolate unwanted vibrations

Duration: 1:05 minutes

The trend is towards ever more quiet products. Thus, the vibrations to be measured vibro-acoustically are also becoming smaller and smaller. External disturbances such as vibrations generated by machines in production can then influence the measurement. Here we show you how to solve such problems with simple means.

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Chapter 6: Vibrometer Panel Software

Duration: 3:40 minutes

The Vibrometer Panel Software allows you to configure the IVS-500. We explain how to install the software and give you tips how to set up your Laser Vibrometer correctly.

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Chapter 7: Interface commands via RS-232

Duration: 2:10 minutes

The IVS-500 can receive commands via the RS-232 interface. Here we explain the steps how to set them up and work with them.
Tip: In the IVS-500 operating instructions you will find an overview and description of all interface commands.

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Chapter 8: VibroLink - Digital interface

Duration: 1:30 minutes

VibroLink is the digital ethernet  interface of the IVS-500, which allows to transfer measurement data completely digitally to a computer running the VibSoft software. Also the settings of the IVS-500 are made directly via the VibSoft software.

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Chapter 9: Cleaning

Duration: 1 minute


Dirty optics affect the signal level and thus the quality of the measured data. The IVS-500 consists of sensitive components that should only be cleaned with the right agents. Here we show you how.