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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).

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The Tornado allows the 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
  • Customised multi-channel vibroacoustic 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.

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.


Industrial PC
Model Modified industrial PC without fan
Processor IntelTM Core i3 2.4GHz
Display interface DVI (1920×1200)
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
Resolution 24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC … 80 kHz
Dynamic range 120dB
Noise < 3µV(A)
Sample rates 200Hz to 204.8kHz
Decimation up to 200Hz sample rate, selectable per channel
Max. input voltage ±1V // ±10V peak
Gain 0dB, 20dB
Over-voltage detection yes
Phase shift < 0.1° @ 20Hz … 80 kHz
Offset correction yes, automatically at auto-calibration
Input coupling DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz
Microphone voltage supply ±14V, +20/63/200V switchable (Tornado_16L only)
ICP current supply 2 / 4 mA switchable
TEDS (IEEE 1451.4) yes
Slow channels 1-8 (with optional 1-slot extension card via Lemo10 connector)
Resolution 24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC … 200Hz @ 8 channels
Input voltage range -25V … +25 V
Output channels (via 1.5mm jack)
Resolution 24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC … 20kHz (40/80kHz on request)
Max. output voltage ±3.16Vpeak
Connector 3.5 jack
Trigger channels
Trigger 2x 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)
Synchronisation SYNC-BUS (sample-accurate synchronisation with external clock on master board) or via GPS
Dimensions and weights
Dimensions 200mm x 205mm x 230mm
Weight 5400g
Supply voltage AC 230V, DC 9 … 34V
Environmental conditions
Operating temperature range APOLLO_PCIe: -10 °C … +50 °C; Tornado: -10 °C … +35 °C
Order details (Tornado versions)
908456.2 TORNADO_16B (BNC connector)
908454.6 TORNADO_16L (LEMO7 connector)
908452.1 TORNADO_32D (DSUB 25 connector)
908035.8 TORNADO_32S (SMB connector)
Order details (Tornado accessories)
908346.5 SYNCHRONKABEL_PCIe_4 (1-4 measuring cards)
908185.7 Apollo_TACHO CABLE
908243.1 Apollo_SYNC CABLE, 5m
971010.4 LEMO7 / BNC ADAPTOR
801425.3 SSD drive option 512 GB


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