About the Condition Monitoring Company


Yes to B&K Vibro

BRÜEL & KJÆR VIBRO: Pioneer in Machine Monitoring

Ensuring high availability of rotating machinery with intelligent monitoring solutions, Brüel & Kjær Vibro has been a global forerunner in this field for decades. Whether for wind or hydro power, the HPI or thermal power industries, numerous leading companies rely on our innovative solutions, high level of expertise and dedicated service.

Brüel & Kjær Vibro is independent of machine manufacturers and suppliers of process control systems. This allows us to develop solutions that are tailored to the interests of our customers.

Our headquarters are in Germany, Denmark and Nevada/USA. With subsidiaries, surveillance and diagnostic centers and distribution partners on every continent, we are close to our customers in around 60 countries.

What makes us special:

  • Clear values. We are passionate about good vibrations for all stakeholders: Our customers, employees and shareholders. Our vision is to be the leading independent supplier of condition monitoring, and our mission is uptime for our customers’ rotating machinery.
  • Actively engaged. We are actively involved in international standardization bodies such as ISO, VDI and DIN. We also cooperate with selected end-users and machine manufacturers in developing some of our monitoring solutions.
  • Sustained success. Brüel & Kjær Vibro is a member of the NSK group.

Increase the availability, performance, and reliability of your machinery with our machine monitoring solutions while minimising maintenance costs.

Our product portfolio includes:

  • Online systems for machine protection, condition monitoring, performance monitoring and diagnostics
  • Portable vibration measurement instruments for offline machine monitoring
  • Sensors for vibration measurement
  • A full range of accessories

Brüel & Kjær Vibro – A tradition of quality

Our clients appreciate our commitment to quality. Because it is no coincidence that many of our units are still in use 20 years after being put into service. This is due to our extensive quality management system, which we regularly review and develop as needed.

Leading technology for more than 60 years, today Brüel & Kjær Vibro is the world’s leading independent supplier of protective monitoring , and knowledge-based condition and performance monitoring solutions for rotating machinery.

We have subsidiaries and distribution partners on every continent, so we are close to our customers in around 60 countries. Part of this dynamic development is that we established surveillance and diagnostic centers on the three continents, located in Nærum/ Copenhagen (Denmark), Houston (USA) and in Beijing and Shanghai (PRC).

Tradition of leading technology

Over the years, we introduced a number of initiatives, such as:

  • Design and development of the first commercially available piezoelectric accelerometers
  • World’s first balancing machines
  • First to integrate portable data collectors with an on-line condition monitoring system
  • First to include profile type alarm limits on FFT and envelope spectrum measurements
  • Development of advanced techniques required for rolling element bearing and gearbox fault detection and analysis including: Constant Percentage Bandwidth (CPB), Selective Envelope Detection (SED) and Cepstra measurements
  • First to use digital signal processing in condition monitoring systems
  • First to develop and use neural networks in a commercially available machine diagnosis system (ADVISOR)
  • First to include performance monitoring as part of an integrated condition monitoring system
  • First dedicated wind turbine condition monitoring system
  • First in providing remote diagnostic services and actionable information to both OEMs and end-users

The German company, Schenck Vibro GmbH, and the Danish company, Brüel & Kjær CMS, joined forces in 1998. These two leading European monitoring system manufacturers came together to form Brüel & Kjær, Schenck Condition Monitoring Systems – the predecessor of today’s Brüel & Kjær Vibro. Both partners in the joint enterprise brought together decades of experience in condition monitoring, diagnostics and machine protection, and the alliance continues to deliver the product lines from both companies.

1881: Carl Schenck founded the Schenck Iron Foundry
1905: The company developed the first balancing machines
1942: Brüel & Kjær founded
1950: Brüel & Kjær presented their first measurement microphones
1974: Carl Schenck becomes a stock company (“AG”)
1990: First contact between Schenck and Brüel & Kjær
1997: Schenck Vibro GmbH founded
1998: Joint venture between the two companies: Brüel & Kjær, Schenck Condition Monitoring Systems
2001: New company name: “Brüel & Kjær Vibro”


Search our Knowledgebase or Contact us by submitting a business inquiry online.

Contact us for support
Knowledge Base Support

Our Mission, Vision and Values


B&K Vibro delivers holistic solutions to increase asset uptime and effectiveness for our customers. We provide software and hardware for protection systems and condition monitoring, sensors, installation services and predictive services using both human and automated advanced analytics.


We want to be the leading independent provider for asset protection, condition monitoring and predictive solutions by integrating machine learning, artificial and human intelligence. Monitoring services for our customers will be a key component of our business.


Brüel & Kjær Vibro nurture the following values:

Be true
We believe in absolute integrity. It’s how we win for stakeholders, the environment and each other

– We do the right things in the right way.
– We Speak Up when something isn’t right.
– We show care and respect for each other.

Own it
We believe in teamwork and keeping our promises. It’s how we build our brands and businesses.

– We are decisive and take responsibility.
– We value diversity and play to everybody’s strengths.
– We put customers at the heart of our business.

Aim high
We believe in being bold and energetic. It’s how we perform at our best and achieve greater success.

– We continuously strive to improve.
– We keep an open mind and try new things.
– We help each other succeed.



    Please provide your email address below to receive a link to the BK Vibro Communications Preference Center.



        Brüel & Kjær Vibro
        BK Vibro America Inc.
        1100 Mark Circle
        Gardnerville NV 89410
        Phone: +1 (775) 552 3110 

        For Support, require a quotation or further information please submit the form below and we will respond back within 24 hours

        For Support, require a quotation or further information please submit the form below and we will respond back within 24 hours

        For Support, require a quotation or further information please submit the form below and we will respond back within 1 working day