Vibecore Mini

Vibecore Mini

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.

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PowerTwin internal 12V DC Batteries
Normal Active Time per core sample20 sec. to 1 minute
Cores per Battery Charge  30+
Operating Frequency5,000 to 6,000 cpm
Core Tube length2 to 6 feet
Core Head Dimensions  (in.)11 ¼”Long x 5” Wide x 10 ¼” High
Core Tube MaterialsAluminum, PVC, Acrylic, Polycarbonate
Core Tube Diameter2”, or 3” nominal
Core tube wall0.050” (typical)
Air Weight with Batteries12 lbs.
Shipping Weight16 lbs.
Operating Temperature2 to 45 C
Storage Temperature-20 to 60 C






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