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OLi

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I have returned for various reasons to 2-3 brands over the years, CSI being the first mid 1980's and mid 1990's now Adash where I used to work with their first instrument some time back late 1990's. I have a few things I try to find in a system like a overview on machine level like the bar graph in MT so I can flip thru machines and if all is green I flip on to the next as a first look over, some have a spreadsheet view with numbers etc. In some systems at some time you could get an alarm report and click on the alarms and get a trend and FFT view, quite nice but no system got all things and most are possible to work with giving the info you need more or less quirky. An easy way to dump a last measurement report one way or another to end up in a pdf are good as some customers require that. In the old days a papermachine could generate a box of printer paper with numbers from a lineprinter.... now I attach a separate pdf file as nobody likely will look at those numbers. Today the time to get the measurement done and in some cases how long it takes to upload data from instrument to the PC do influence time spent on site and could set the cost level and by that ability to compete for routine jobs.
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Am I right to think Adash System would be comprehensive?

And very importantly compatible with other hardware?
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When you say compatible with other hardware what exactly do you mean? All the data analysis and route based systems nowadays operate in they're own eco systems, many years ago you could run skf on Entek/IRD etc but those days are long gone I'm afraid.

A lot of he software systems have got integration to Maximo and SAP Cmms system s though, if that is what you mean?



The Adash equipment is nice looking stuff and they are very fast to react to customers needs from what I see, the have some videos on YouTube. I seen them a show in Belgium a few years back and they do a free software handles up to 300 machines I think then you pay for bigger. Also they have a few options for data collectors. From the very basic vibrioM to the 4400 which is all singing and dancing, but not as handy to lug around on routes.

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IMO no vibration analyser is worth 40k, so I am taking closer look at Adash products for some time, everything looks good, there is a demo software that looks very good IMO. Their video tutorials are fantastic. My favourite pick would be VA4 ProII. I miss some user experience feedback, so I hope to get some user opinions here. For me, the most important thing is reliability. Are their products reliable, any known hardware issues, software bugs etc...? I would really appreciate any answers. Private messages are also welcome.
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I have no idea the cost of Adash, but I know SPM data collector/software can be had for well under 20K, and they don't have any licensing or continuing costs, and support equipment back to the 80's with software still. I couldn't be happier with our change to SPM. If you are a contractor I will say the software can be a tad clunky to make global database changes, but that is the only complaint I have so far.
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My favourite pick would be VA4 ProII. I miss some user experience feedback, so I hope to get some user opinions here. For me, the most important thing is reliability. Are their products reliable, any known hardware issues, software bugs etc...? I would really appreciate any answers. Private messages are also welcome.

I have some experience with Adash data collectors and I'd say that they're very reliable. They're mature products without major bugs, which is not true for many new brands ... They release firmware and software updates several times per year. They're on a development stage in which the updates are mostly to add features, rather than fixing bugs, but if there is one, they'll fix it. The software is good (I never saw it crashing) and you can expand to online systems. 

That being said, if I was buying a data collector in 2019, I'd be looking at something running on an Android/iOS handheld and with remote communications (wifi, 4G, ethernet ...) with the software (if you work only at one site you may not need this).

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Looking at the limited sale of a Android vibrometer you are ahead of most users, even at a discount end users here and in China like a 20+ year old design handheld instrument as they seen it before, used it for 10 years..... and don't get me started on IOT, exactly as expected.
And even worse, I think you are correct.

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I like the idea of a windows 10 machine that does post processing. The Betavibe product sold by Ludeca in the US looks very promising. Always having the database with you, and being able to perform post processing with the time traveler feature seems pretty handy.
https://ludeca.com/categories/vibration-analysis/
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