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Personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter

21 May 2014

Svantek has launched what it says is the world's first personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter.

The compact and rugged SV103 easily attaches to the operator’s arm while the lightweight MEMS accelerometer straps to the hand apparently making it the only device to accurately measure the vibration dose being received.

In addition, Svantek’s new SV103 incorporates an additional contact force transducer that measures whether the tool is being gripped correctly. The lightweight, easy to use instrument meets ISO8041:2005 and is suitable for taking measurements in accordance with ISO5349 and European Directive 2002/44/EC.
Paul Rubens, sales & marketing director at Svantek comments: "Many currently used assessment methods for hand-arm vibration are subject to a very high level of uncertainty. Typically vibration measurement accuracy can vary in the range of ± 20% to 40% which makes a big difference in relation to the risk of operators developing white finger disease.
"As a result, our new SV103 is a real game changer. It significantly reduces measurement uncertainty as it is strapped to the operator’s arm and is small enough to take daily vibration exposure measurements without interfering with normal working activities.