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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
ModelModified industrial PC without fan
ProcessorIntelTM Core i3 2.4GHz
Display interfaceDVI (1920×1200)
Storage medium500GB HDD or 240GB SSD, 500 GB SSD as an option
Interface4x USB 3.0, 1x RS232, 2x LAN, 4x PCIe x1
Operating systemWindows 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 bandwidthDC … 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)
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)
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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