SV 106 Six Channel Human Vibration Meter and Analyser

The SV 106 Human Vibration Meter and Analyser fully complies to requirements of ISO 2631-1 and Vibration EU Directive providing the A(8) vibration exposure value for the evaluation of comfort.

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The Svantek SV 106 Six-channel Human Vibration Meter and Analyser meets requirements of ISO 8041:2005 standard and it is an ideal choice for measurements according to ISO 2631-1,2&5, ISO 5349 and directive 2002/44/EC of European Parliament. This revolutionary, pocket-size instrument enables simultaneous measurements with two triaxial accelerometers (e.g. both-hands vibration or triaxial SEAT transmission measurements are possible).

The ISO 2631-1 specifies different weighting filters and indicators for evaluation of effect of vibration on human health, comfort and perception. In accordance with ISO 2631-1 and European Directive the A(8) vibration exposure value is calculated as the highest value of frequency weighted RMS determined in 3 axes including the weighting factor of 1.4 in the X and Y axes. ISO 2621-1 also suggest to use VDV instead of RMS if the signal is impulsive which is recognized by the ratio of PEAK to RMS being higher than 9 (so called crest factor). Therefore vibration exposure limits are specified as action values and limit values both for RMS and VDV.

Using computational power of its digital signal processor, the Svantek SV 106 can perform 1/1 or 1/3 octave real-time analysis simultaneously to the meter mode.Advanced time-history logging and time-domain signal recording (according to the ISO 2631-5) to the microSD flash card offer a great data input for detailed signal analysis.

Results can be easily downloaded to PC using USB interface. The instrument works with Svantek’s specialist health and safety software package, “Supervisor”, and also with the full analysis package SVAN PC++.

The whole-body vibration measurement is easier thanks to SV 38V seat-accelerometer which can be placed directly on the seat cushion, floor or fixed to the back of the seat. The SV 105A set with triaxial accelerometer enables hand-arm vibration measurements regardless of the type of evaluated tool.

  • Human Vibration Meter meeting ISO 8041:2005, ISO 2631-1,2&5 (including VDV and MTVV), ISO 5349, Directive 2002/44/EC
  • Six channels for acceleration (IEPE type) and two channels for static force measurements
  • Whole-Body measurements with  seat accelerometer SV 38V
  • Hand-Arm measurements with SV 105A or SV 150 triaxial accelerometers
  • Option for time-domain signal recording (meeting ISO 2631-5)
  • 1/1 and 1/3 octave real-time analysis (option)
  • Advanced data logger including spectral analysis
  • Micro SD flash card for mass data storage
  • USB 1.1 Client interface
  • Integration time programmable up to 24 h
  • SvanPC+ software for easy instrument setup and data download
  • Easy in use, user friendly interface with colour display
  • Pocket size (140 x 83 x 33 millimetres)
  • Weight only 390 grams including batteries
General Information
Input 2 x LEMO 5-pin: six channels Direct or IEPE type and two channels for force transducers
Dynamic Range 90 dB
Force Range 0.2 N ÷ 200 N (dedicated channels for force transducers))
Sampling Rate 6 kHz
Memory Internal 16 MB non-volatile memory
Micro SD flash card slot (supports 4 GB ÷ 16 GB cards)
Colour OLED 2.4”, 320 x 240 pixels
Super contrast 10000 : 1
Interfaces USB 1.1 Client, Extended I/O - AC output (1 V Peak) or Digital Input/Output (Trigger - Pulse)
Power Supply
Four AA batteries (alkaline): operation time > 12 h (6.0 V / 1.6 Ah) *
Four AA rechargeable batteries (not included): operation time > 16 h (4.8 V / 2.6 Ah) *
* with one SV 38V triaxial accelerometer in meter mode
USB interface: 500 mA HUB
Environmental Conditions
Temperature: from -10 °C to 50 °C
Humidity: up to 95 % RH, non-condensed
Dimensions 140 x 83 x 33 mm (without accelerometer)
Weight Approx. 390 grams including batteries (without accelerometer)
SV 106 Specifications
Standards ISO 8041:2005, ISO 2631-1,2&5, ISO 5349, Directive 2002/44/EC
Meter Mode
RMS, VDV, MTVV or Max, Peak, Peak-Peak, Vector, A(8), Dose, ELV, EAV
Simultaneous measurement in six channels with independent set of filters and detector constants
Filters in Profile (1) Wd, Wk, Wm, Wb, Wc, Wj, Wg, We, Wf (ISO 2631), Wh (ISO 5349)
Filters in Profile (2) HP, Vel3 (for PPV measurement) and corresponding Band Limiting filters
RMS & RMQ Detectors Digital true RMS & RMQ detectors with Peak detection, resolution 0.1 dB
Time Constants from 100 ms to 10 s
Measurement Range
Transducer dependent: 0.01 ms-2 RMS ÷ 50 ms-2 Peak (with SV 38V and Wd filter)
0.1 ms-2 RMS ÷ 500 ms-2 Peak (with SV 105A or SV 107 and Wh filter)
Frequency Range 0.1 Hz ÷ 2 kHz (transducer dependent)
Data Logger Time-history data including meter mode results and spectra
Time-Domain Recording
Simultaneous x, y, z time-domain signal recording,
sampling frequency 6 kHz (option)
1/1 octave real-time analysis with centre frequencies from 0.5 Hz to 2000 Hz (option)
1/3 octave real-time analysis with centre frequencies from 0.4 Hz to 2500 Hz (option)
Accelerometer (option)
SV 38V low cost and low power triaxial accelerometer for Whole-Body measurements
SV 105A integrated triaxial Hand-Arm adapter
SV 150 triaxial accelerometer with adapter for direct attaching to hand-held power tools
SV 84 triaxial accelerometer for ground / building vibration measurements


  • Personal vibration exposure measurements in the workplace