CSI 2130

We currently have a 2120, and need to purchase a new unit. I'm looking at the 2130, and am unsure of the capabilities. I'd like to be able to do balancing in the shop and field, and also perform vibration analysis on machinery in operation. I'm unsure if I need a 2 channel unit, or if single channel is enough. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Don't have much experience with anything other than the 2110, 2120, and 2130. I have had my 2130 dual channel for about 6 years now and never a single problem, never lost data, never had it quit on me in the field. And I don't baby it, don't even keep it in a case. Very, very reliable. And will do most anything you need it to. Still don't understand why they haven't added a data recorder capability with memory as cheap as it is these days. Other than that, not much else you'd need for field use.
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Originally posted by Rusty Castleman:
Don't have much experience with anything other than the 2110, 2120, and 2130. I have had my 2130 dual channel for about 6 years now and never a single problem, never lost data, never had it quit on me in the field. And I don't baby it, don't even keep it in a case. Very, very reliable. And will do most anything you need it to. Still don't understand why they haven't added a data recorder capability with memory as cheap as it is these days. Other than that, not much else you'd need for field use.


Hey Rusty they do have a data recorder for the 2130! But you have to buy the "advanced transient" package for your 2130. Not sure on the price for it.
Hi droid1,

As far as I know CSI still have a trade in program where you hand in your 2120 in return for generous discount on your new 2130. This deal expires at the end of 2011 as I am told by local distributor here in Australia. So hopefully you could follow that direction. If your 2120 has any DLP's (such as fast ball1 or 2) they are also transferred to the new 2130. You need to check this with your distributor - I don't represent them. If you can afford it go 2 channel. How many channels is your 2120? You get a discount either way but not so much if you go from 1 channel up to 2.
I have Transient. I was thinking of the equivalent of a DAT so one could actually "replay" a raw signal and analyze it any way you wanted. All you have with Transient is a digitized TWF that you can create spectra from. But it's not a true data recorder. Seems of limited use to me. Or am I missing something?
Dave, I am with Aubrey in wondering about the "reduced" collection time.... is it possible that when you updated your firmware that you inadvertently changed some parameters which reduced the collection time, possibly the number of HFD collections, or the average overlap?
OK,

I will bite.

How does the SD card and ethernet cable help with data collection?

The ethernet can help with data downloads and maybe the SD card is faster transfering data after collecting it.

But Dave didn't say he changed is SD card after his upgrade so he would probably have the same configuration as he started with.

Aubrey
2130’s purchased in late 2007 or later have built in Ethernet & SD slots. This is the easiest way to tell if you have the newer hardware. The newer hardware also includes a faster processor and more memory. For some customer applications, this has resulted in much faster data collection times.

If you have an older 2130 without the built in Ehternet/SD you can possibly upgrade your unit to this version. This is not included in Support Agreement, there is a cost. The unit will need to come into Knoxville Repair Center. For pricing, contact your sales person, or send email to support and we will forward to the appropirate person to get you the quote for this upgrade.

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