RL-R17: Vibration and Shock Recorder

RL-R17 is a compact, portable and autonomous shock recorder to be used on vehicles and aircraft, as well as in certain R&D applications. The device is designed to record external vibration impacts, for example, to register and subsequently report the conditions of transportation, or any undesirable events, such as shocks. The IP65 protection level and a wide operating temperature range makes the device applicable for harsh environments.
RL-R17 has an embedded 3-axial accelerometer. The device can register both vibration and temperature data. Before use. The RL-R17 recorder is programmed to work in one of the two modes:

  • Continuous recording, providing a week of uninterrupted operation
  • Transient capture, in case of which the device will register excess of preset values for as long as 1 month.


  • Battery-powered portable vibration and shock recorder.
  • Embedded 3-axial accelerometer and a high-accuracy temperature sensor
  • Acquired data is stored in the non-volatile internal memory with a real-time stamp for subsequent analysis.
  • Sturdy aluminium casing
  • Rated IP65 water & dust resistant
  • Wide measurement range for both acceleration and temperature and provides accurate data with a low error rate.

Acceleration sensor has adjustable sensitivity and sample rate for different applications
Temperature sensor has a flexible sampling period from 1 minute to 1 hour.
Data logger operates in two modes:

  • Continuous recording
  • Shock-event recording

Continuous recording mode stores all acceleration data. In shock-event mode, only the acceleration values exceeding the user-defined trigger level are recorded. Acceleration trigger levels can be specified for individual axes. Each shock event includes a user-defined time interval before and after the shock.
The device delivers up to 1 month of uninterrupted work, depending on the mode, sample rate, and battery type.
RL-R17 is easy to use with one control button and LED lights on the front panel indicating its status and recording mode.
The shock recorder connects to PC through a standard IP65-protected USB2.0 socket. While connected, it can perform recording online and display data on graphs in real-time.
RL-R17 works with VisShock software. The software complex allows the user to configure the device, manage the recordings and process the data. The software provides graph display, data analysis, and spectrum calculation capabilities.



Number of axes 3
Acceleration range ±15, ±190 g
Acceleration sensor accuracy ±5 %
Temperature sensor accuracy ±1 °C



Frequency range 0.1 – 800 Hz
Temperature range -40..+60 °C
Dimensions 120x110x36 mm
Weight 0.73 kg
Sample rate 0.05..3.2 kHz
Battery life 720 h
Case material Aluminum
Enclosure rating IP65

Software Features

The recorded signals can be viewed or analyzed in the device itself or using VisAnalyser desktop software. VisAnalyser is a powerful program complex intended to record and analyze signals of different dynamic processes.
The sources of signal can be different: the data can come from DAQ-devices in real-time or from a recorded file.
The following options are available:

  • Basic software.
  • Recording.
  • Part-octave analysis.
  • Statistic analysis.
  • Balancing.
  • Signal generator.
  • Repeater.
  • Automatic measurements.
  • Filtration.
  • Shock analysis.
  • Synchronization.

Technical FAQ

How can I analyze data with RL-R17?

The recorded data can be plotted on different types of graphs: amplitude vs. time, RMS vs. time, temperature vs. time, etc.
Each graph has a zoom function, measuring tools, export, and printing capability. For shock-event records, shock counter and max & min amplitude determination are available.

What are the functions of VisShock software?

VisShock allows the user to configure the device, manage files, visualize and analyze data, and perform simple calculations.

Which battery types are supported?

RL-R17 can work with all types of primary and secondary batteries in sizes “AA”, “14500”, “14505”. Different voltages are also supported.

What is the battery life of RL-R17?

The device provides up to 720 hours of recording with the factory battery kit. The battery life depends on the selected battery, ambient temperature, operating mode, and sample rate.

Which mode is better for research and development purposes?

The best mode for this purpose is continuous recording, when all recorded data is stored in the memory.

Which mode is better for logistic damage monitoring?

The best mode for this purpose is the shock-event recording mode. In this mode, the device only saves relevant information to the embedded memory. All accelerations below the defined trigger level will be ignored. RL-R17 blinks red when the shock is above the trigger level for visual control.

How do I mount RL-R17 on the object?

You can mount RL-R17 to an object with four M5 DIN912 bolts through holes in the corners of the device.

What is included in RL-R17 delivery kit?

VisShock software CD, user manual, USB-cable, mounting bolt set, LiSOCl batteries (5 pcs).


RL-R17: Shock Recorder & Data Logger Review

RL-R17 is a portable autonomous shock recorder designed for various vibration monitoring tasks: shipping, machine diagnostics, and rollercoaster safety.
The device comes with R17 software complex, allowing you to freely customize and configure the recording settings, and giving access to powerful visualization and analysis options.


Webinar ‘Transient Capture & Shock Logging’

In this webinar we will show you:
✔Capabilities of RULA systems when working with shock machines
✔Features of Transient Capture Software
✔Our brand-new shock logger RL-R17
✔Specialized software for transport vibration and shock recording


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