The HVC-500 is a small, self-contained handheld shaker designed for quick and easy checking of accelerometers,vibration monitoring & protection systems and data recorders


Model HVC-500 permits accurate adjustment of measuring instrumentation at a standard acceleration level of 10 m/s² (0 –150 g load). The reference signal may additionally be used for velocity and displacement calibration, at 10 mm/s  and 10 µm, respectively.

The calibrator is as an electromagnetic exciter driven by a crystal oscillator at a frequency of 159.15 Hz withservo feedback via a small accelerometer on the underside of the vibration mandrel which is used to maintain a constant and accurate vibration level independent of the mass of the transducer under test. 

Specifications :

Operating Frequency 159.2 Hz ± 0.5 %
Acceleration Output 10 m/s² (RMS) ± 3%
Velocity Output 10 mm/s (RMS) ± 3%
Displacement Output 10 µm (RMS) ± 3%
Transverse Output < 5%
Distortion < 3%
Maximum Load 150 g
Ramp-Up Time < 3 Seconds
Operating Conditions Temperature: -10~40°C

Humidity : < 85 %RH

Internal Battery 1x9V 6F22
Size (Diameter x Height) 56 mm x 200 mm
Weight (with batteries) 900 g




  • Switchable 1g RMS Acceleration output
  • Drives vibration transducers which weigh up to 150g
  • Operates at 159.2 Hz (1000 rad/sec)
  • Internal Battery
  • CE compliant
  • Provides 80 to 1600 calibration cycles, depending on accelerometer weight and is powered by a self contained battery pack. The automatic shut off after a 1.75 minute cycle can be overridden by a switch to provide continuous operation when required.
  • Protected against overload by mechanical stops