systems are available in either elevated or underground models.
Elevated models are designed to be mounted on existing applications
structures such as;
V-series models are designed to harvest the latent energy of
vehicle traffic generated vibration. Their output depends
upon traffic characteristics. The relevant characteristics
|Average vehicle weight aVW
|Average vehicle speed aVS
|Average traffic density aTD
Elevated and surface mounted units are also available for
retail stocking, minimum orders apply but units can be mixed to satisfy
minimums. Various retail stock packages are listed in the
GSE V-series units are based upon 7 different patent
pending vibration converter designs. To maximize the
efficiency of the generation process, GSE designs are optimized for
roadway type, indoor, outdoor, high aVS, high aVW, and high or low aTD.
Please use the engineering RFQ form for the correct match for your
unit has the capacity for internal storage, (optional), or the units can
be attached to most conventional batteries. We offer a variety of
battery options to suit your application.
include lead-acid, nickel metal hydride and lithium ion, each correctly
matched to the output characteristics of the unit.
Elevated units are most effective when mounted at the
optimum vibration point on a rigid pole. Poles can be constructed of
metal, concrete, or other rigid materials. Elevated units will
also operate when attached to flexible poles, such as wooden utility
poles, however the effectiveness of the units are diminished
Surface mounted units: are designed to be mounted
either on a user supplied 1.5" metal pole, or sunk concrete base, which has an underground depth
at least as deep as the roadway surface. A concrete base is
recommended for surface mounted units.
Underground units: can be mounted in rigid pipes
6-12" below the roadway surface. Deeper installations are
possible, however some efficiency is lost below 12" depths.
These units can be wired serially or in parallel according to the
They are designed for maintenance free operation, and as long as the
integrity of the enclosing piping is maintained they will not need to be
replaced for many years. All GSE V-series units are constructed of
non-reactive metals and plastics, they are also self lubricating. MDSD
form are available on request.
Rougher roadways will generate greater charges from all classes of GSE
V-series devices. If the roadway is featureless then the usage of
rumble strips or other roadway surface roughing methods may provide
greater efficiency. Passive vibration transmitters can also be
added to the roadway to enhance the transfer of vehicle traffic
vibration to the V-series harvesting equipment.
GSE also offers both site testing services and monitoring
equipment. Our engineers will come to your site to monitor the
potentials of various placement sites for our V-series devices.
Please contact our engineering services
department to get a site survey quote, or complete an
engineering RFQ and we will be in contact to
arrange the survey.
|Vibration Meter and Data Logger.
Measures vibration levels in machinery by measuring
velocity and acceleration. Frequency range meets ISO
2954 standards. Unique vibration sensor with magnetic
base. RMS, Peak hold, and minimum/maximum record. Metric
or Imperial measurement units. Real time data logger
with integral 2GB SD memory card (optional). Just plug
the SD card into the computer and it downloads directly
to excel. RS-232 and USB computer interface. Easy to
read LCD with backlight. Auto or manual power off.
Includes vibration sensor with cable, magnetic base and
hard carrying case. Velocity Range: 0.5 to 199.9 mm/s;
0.05 to 19.99 cm/s; 0.02 to 7.87 in/s. Resolution: 0.1
mm/s; 0.01 cm/s; 0.01 in/s. Accuracy: +/-(5 percent + 2
digit). Acceleration Range: 0.5 to 199.9 m/s2; 0.05 to
20.39 g; 2 to 656ft/s2. Resolution: 0.1m/s2; 0.01 g; 1
ft/s2. Accuracy: +/-(5 percent + 2 digit). Auto sampling
time: 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60, 120, 300, 600, 1800, 3600
seconds. Memory Card: SD memory card, 1 GB to 16 GB.
Data output: USB/RS232 pc computer interface. Power
supply: 6 x 1.5V UM3/AA batteries. Measures 76mm width
by 203mm height by 38mm depth; 37 length by 16mm
diameter probe and 1.2 meter cable length.
Alternatively your engineers can purchase the site monitoring package,
which includes a logging vibration monitor and a data review by GSE
engineering staff which will generate a feasibility report.