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This compact, mobile measuring station is ideally suited for both stationary and mobile use. Special features are the fan-less design and the 3-way power supply from AC, DC and battery (V-mount battery on the back of the device for up to 6 hours of autonomous operation).

The station allows installation of up to four Apollo PCI-Express measuring cards. Additional connectors for external GPS system synchronisation and 8x SLOW channels are available.

The Tornado measurement system features an extremely robust design at a moderate weight. The folding carrying handle at the top is suited for transport and installation of the instrument in the filed (e. g. in a vehicle).

The Tornado measurement system is especially well suited for:

  • Data acquisition and analysis
  • Customized multi-channel vibro-acoustic measuring instruments
  • Sound power measurements
  • Noise and vibration monitoring
  • Machinery and equipment status monitoring
  • Acoustic camera
  • Quality assurance
  • Research and development

The Tornado measurement system is fully compatible with the type-approved Soundbook_MK2 measurement system.


IEC 61672: Class 1 sound level meter

IEC 60651: Class 1 sound level meter

IEC 60804: Class 1 sound level meter

IEC 61260: Class 0 filter

DIN EN SO 8041, ISO-2631, ISO 5349, ISO-8662, UNI-2614, UNI-11048 and UNI-9916:
HVMA weighting filters

DIN ISO 7919, ISO 2954, ISO 10816:
Evaluation of mechanical vibration


SAMURAI is our universal software package for the real-time noise and vibration analysis and offers comprehensive evaluation functions for post-processing. SAMURAI includes IEC 61672-1 standard sound level meters and 1/3 octaves according to IEC 61260.

The SINUS Measurement Toolbox for MATLAB® (SMT) provides the functionality of the globally established engineering tool MATLAB®.

With Spectra's Noise & Vibration Works software for Windows we provide a feature-rich, high-performance engineering tool for the post-process evaluation of sound and vibration measurement data.

Specifically designed for mechanical engineers this signal analysis software package particularly excels in modal analysis and rotor balancing.

ME'scope VES
Vibrant Technology, Inc's ME'scope VES software package offers extensive analysis capabilities for modal analyses. ME'scope allows the import of measurement data which were previously exported from our SAMURAI Transfer FRF option.

Technical specifications

The following specifications refer to the Tornado_16L measurement system. The measurement systems Tornado_16B, Tornado 32D and Tornado_32S are not equipped for the use with microphones with ±14V/200V microphone supply. ICP power supply for sensors is available with all Apollo measuring boards.

Integrated PC

Industrial PC
Model Modified industrial PC without fan
Processor IntelTM Core i3 2.4GHz
Display interface DVI (1920x1200)
Storage medium 500GB HDD or 240GB SSD, 500 GB SSD as an option
Interface 4x USB 3.0, 1x RS232, 2x LAN, 4x PCIe x1
Operating system Windows 7 32 Bit, multiple languages
Accessories (included in delivery) USB trackball keyboard (GER, EN)


General technical specifications of Tornado
Input channels 1-16/32
Resolution24 bit
Real-time bandwidthDC ... 80 kHz
Dynamic range120dB
Noise< 3µV(A)
Sample rates200Hz to 204.8kHz
Decimationup to 200Hz sample rate, selectable per channel
Max. input voltage±1V // ±10V peak
Gain0dB, 20dB
Over-voltage detectionyes
Phase shift< 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80 kHz
Offset correctionyes, automatically at auto-calibration
Input couplingDC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz
Microphone voltage supply±14V, +20/63/200V switchable (Tornado_16L only)
ICP current supply2 / 4 mA switchable
TEDS (IEEE 1451.4)yes
Slow channels 1-8 (with optional 1-slot extension card via Lemo10 connector)
Resolution24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels
Input voltage range-25V ... +25 V
Output channels (via 1.5mm jack)
Resolution24 bit
Real-time bandwidthDC ... 20kHz (40/80kHz on request)
Max. output voltage±3.16Vpeak
Connector3.5 jack
Trigger channels
Trigger2x In: Trigger / tacho, trigger level software-adjustable 0.1Hz ... 6MHz; 2x Out (for each Apollo_PCIe measuring card)
Special channels (with optional 1-slot extension card via Lemo10 connector)
SynchronisationSYNC-BUS (sample-accurate synchronisation with external clock on master board) or via GPS
Dimensions and weights
Dimensions200mm x 205mm x 230mm
Supply voltageAC 230V, DC 9 ... 34V
Environmental conditions
Operating temperature rangeAPOLLO_PCIe: -10 °C ... +50 °C; Tornado: -10 °C ... +35 °C
Order details (Tornado versions)
Order no. Description
908456.2TORNADO_16B (BNC connector)
908454.6TORNADO_16L (LEMO7 connector)
908452.1TORNADO_32D (DSUB 25 connector)
908035.8TORNADO_32S (SMB connector)
Order details (Tornado accessories)
Order no. Description
908346.5SYNCHRONKABEL_PCIe_4 (1-4 measuring cards)
908185.7Apollo_TACHO CABLE
908243.1Apollo_SYNC CABLE, 5m
801425.3SSD drive option 512 GB



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