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Saver Instruments

Portable SAVER Field Instruments can autonomously measure and record tens of thousands of targeted events of interest. The collected data allows for assessment and characterization of both the dynamic and atmospheric hazards present within measured transport and in-use environments.

Our products range from Monitoring Instruments, which monitor if and when significant impact events occur, to Measurement Instruments, which record thousands of shock and vibration events, allowing for detailed characterization and analysis.

SAVER Product Comparison Matrix
Model  3M30 SAVER AM 3D15 3X90 9X30
 Application monitoring monitoring measurement measurement measurement
Size 3.1 x 2.9 x 1.3 in. (79 x 74 x 33 mm) 2.8 x 3.6 x 1.3 in. (71 x 91 x 33 mm) w/flanges 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.7 in. (95 x 74 x 43 mm) 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.7 in. (95 x 74 x 43 mm) 5.0 x 4.9 x 1.7 in. (127 x 124 x 43 mm)
Weight 12.5 oz. (354 g) 10.0 oz. (283 g) 16.7 oz. (473 g) 16.7 oz. (473 g) 35.0 oz. (1 kg)
Triggering threshold threshold & timer* threshold & timer threshold & timer threshold & timer
Memory 20 largest events 400 largest events 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB
Sampling 100-2,500 sps 100-3,000 sps 50-5,000 sps 50-5,000 sps 50-10,000 sps
Filtering (Hz) 10, 20, 50, 100, 250 50, 100, 250, 300 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 200, 250, 500 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 200, 250, 500

10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 200, 250, 500

Ext. channels: 1,000, 2,000, 2,500

Continuous Record Time 30 days 30 days 15 days 90 days 30 days
Accel Type triax piezoelectric triax piezoelectric triax MEMS triax piezoelectric triax piezoelectric
Accel Range 100 g 100 g or 200 g (selectable) 50 g 200 g 200 g
3db Response 0.5 Hz to filter maximum 0.5 Hz to filter maximum 0.0 Hz to filter maximum 0.4 Hz to filter maximum 0.4 Hz to filter maximum
Shock x x x x x
Vibration x x x x x
Temperature x x x x
Humidity x x x x
Atmospheric Pressure x x
Light x
Orientation x
GPS Location able to import external data able to import external data able to import external data able to import external data optionally embedded
External Channels 6 programmable
  • SAVER AM timer sampling for climatic measurements only

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SaverXware is the software platform provided to setup and communicate with any SAVER model. SaverXware allows the user to define and export the setup details to the SAVER, check the status of the SAVER, and import (download) any data that the SAVER has recorded. SaverXware is also used to process and analyze the collected data.



SAVER 9X30 has the ability to record up to 9 dynamic channels–an internal triaxial accelerometer as well as 6 external accelerometer inputs. SAVER 9X30 also includes sensors to record temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure. SAVER 9X30 is powered with 9V lithium (or alkaline) batteries and will take measurements for up to 30 days.  SAVER 9X30 can be setup to record signal-triggered and time-triggered events.



SAVER 9XGPS is an enhanced version of SAVER 9X30 that adds built-in GPS capabilities. Adding GPS coordinates to recorded data allows event location and vehicle speed to automatically be embedded into captured data files. This adds further value and definition to your measurement results.



SAVER 3X90 is the most popular SAVER model–it combines everything you need into a single small package. SAVER 3X90 is powered with 9V lithium (or alkaline) batteries and provides continuous operation for up to 90 days. The internal triaxial accelerometer and temperature and humidity sensor can be used to record both signal-triggered events (data recorded when exceeding a threshold) and timer-triggered events (data recorded on a time interval).



SAVER 3D15 is intended for applications where DC recording capabilities are required. Most often these are low frequency measurements such as amusement park rides, aerospace flight applications, rail-car coupling impacts, and vehicle crash testing. SAVER 3D15 is the first model to use MEMS technology accelerometers with DC response measurement capability. This instrument is equipped with an internal triaxial accelerometer and will take measurements for up to 15 days.


SAVER AM Asset Monitor

The SAVER™ AM Asset Monitor provides an autonomous, rechargeable platform for monitoring the movement of critical assets throughout the supply chain. It utilizes an internal triaxial accelerometer, as well as temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, orientation and light sensors.


SAVER 3M30 is the most affordable field data recorder on the market. It is equipped with an internal triaxial accelerometer and utilizes rechargeable batteries for up to 30 days of continuous measurement. SAVER 3M30 will measure and record the top 20 most significant events.



SAVER 3M30 PLUS incorporates all the performance specifications of the 3M30 with the additional capability to record temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure (altitude).  SAVER 3M30 PLUS will run for up to 30 days of continuous measurement and records the 100 most significant events.


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