Vibration Measuring Devices for Vibration Measurement and Field Balancing

From vibration meters to high-end field balancing devices with many options – Hofmann offers vibration measuring devices in top quality.

The MC 1100 vibration meter is used e.g. to measure overall vibration velocity or the condition of rolling bearings. With the MinIbalancer MI 2100, rotating machines are balanced in one or two planes under operating conditions. The VibroLyzer VL 8000 is a high-end field balancing instrument that offers enhanced possibilities for vibration measurement, vibration analysis and machine diagnosis.

Multi-Functional Vibration Measuring Device

Type Machine Control MC 1100

The MC 1100 is the basic vibration meter used to measure vibration velocity vRMS in order to assess the vibration level of rotating machines according to DIN ISO 10816-3.  It also evaluates the condition of rolling bearings using the gSP value according to the shock pulse method. The integrated rotational speed sensor is used to determine the speed of a rotating machine.

As an option, the instrument may be used as a temperature meter or the adjustment of the belt tension in belt drives.

Special features

  • Capturing all important measuring values with one instrument
  • Integrated speed sensor
  • Reliable, easy operation
  • Immediately ready for measuring, no complicated settings required


  • Vibration checking of machines and systems
  • Evaluation of the rolling bearing condition
  • Checking the rotational speed of the machine
  • Temperature measurement (option)
  • Adjustment of belt tension (option)
  • Identification of critical operation regimes of machines
  • Early detection of machine faults



Field Balancing Instrument and Vibration Meter

Type MinIbalancer MI 2100

The MI 2100 from Hofmann is the reference instrument for balancing rotating machines in one or two planes under operating conditions.

Special features

  • Designed for balancing in one or two planes
  • Good balancing results due to to simple, clearly structured operation
  • Additional measurement of overall vibrations to detect unbalance problems
  • Measurement of the condition of rolling bearings (option)
  • Balancing report directly to external printer (option)
  • Handy instrument body with fold-out stand


  • Field balancing on site
  • Balancing in production and assembly under operating conditions
  • Measuring vibrations of pedestals and machine housings
  • Determination of overall or unbalance vibrations
  • Monitoring the condition of rolling bearing
  • Measuring of rotational speed

Instrument for Field Balancing and Machine Diagnosis

Type VibroLyzer VL 8000

The VL 8000 is a high-end field balancing instrument with advanced vibration measurement, vibration analysis and machine diagnosis features.

Special features

  • Intuitive operation with Windows interface
  • Clear presentation of results on very large color LCD
  • Wide speed range up to 300,000 RPM
  • Systematic detection of damage through envelope analysis


  • Field balancing in one or two planes
  • Conversion of unbalance correction into practical balancing methods (e.g. drilling)
  • Frequency analysis to determine the spectral components of a vibration
  • Tracking analysis to capture the run-up or coast-down of a machine and to determine the resonances
  • Envelope analysis to detect damage of rolling bearings or gears
  • USB port to transmit the measurement values to a PC
  • PC software


  • Measuring vibrations of pedestals and machine housings
  • Field balancing on site
  • Recording the condition of rolling element bearings
  • Observing and recording vibration levels
  • Identifying frequencies in a vibration
  • Detecting resonance points and identifying transfer functions
  • Detecting machine damage