The SDI Vibecore Mini is a result of a development effort to improve hand held sediment sampling methods in areas with shallow water saturated sediments. The high frequency Vibecore-Mini is a light hand held sampler that can acquire a very undisturbed sample. The Vibecore-Mini has greatly reduced sample compaction typically present in push core sampling. The result is a sample with a better vertical representation of the sediments penetrated. The Vibecore-Mini also allows a hand held collection method that provides deeper penetration than can be achieved with push cores, Ponar grabs, box cores, ekman grabs, Shelby tubes or manual scooping.
The SDI Vibecore Mini improves sampling methods in areas with shallow water saturated sediments. This core sampler is a light, high frequency, hand held sampler unlike anything else on the market. It can acquire a nearly undisturbed sample. This core sampler has greatly reduced sample compaction that is standard with push core sampling. This results in a better vertical results of the sediments penetrated. Therefore, it provides better results than standard coring methods.
A rechargeable 24vdc portable battery pack powers this portable sampler. A 3 position switch gives the user momentary/off/latching controls.
Along with the standard “hand-held” configuration, SDI offers accessories to widen the versatility of this unique sampler. The “Pole Version” adds modular 5ft extensions to the sampler. Up to (3) 5ft segments are attached allowing for a 15ft reach for coring locations with limited access. In addition, the portable sampler has a cable version. This option allows the sampler to be deployed from a water craft up to 100 feet water depth. SDI’s float weight kit adds vertical stability to the core’s penetration into the sediment.
The Vibecore Mini A-Frame is ideal for mounting to the deck of a pontoon boat for core sampling with the “Mini”. In addition, The Land A-Frame is a portable, lightweight tripod that makes land coring a one-man operation.
Watch the it in action HERE. However, if you are looking for heavier coring solutions, see our Vibecore-D.