Soil Instruments VWread (Vibrating Wire Readout)

The VWread is a handheld readout that reads most commercially available geotechnical Vibrating Wire (VW) sensors and built-in thermistor temperature sensors. With wide sweeping range of 400 – 6000 Hz, the VWread is very versatile and easy to use.

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  • Portable and rugged
  • Compatible with nearly all VW sensors
  • Realtime display of VW sensor readings in Hz, Hz 2 /1000 and period
  • Reading and displaying parameters can be fully configured
  • Long battery life; powered by a NiMH rechargeable battery
  • User selectable display backlight; auto shutdown


  • Easy to carry and operate in all site conditions
  • Readings are accurate, repeatable and interference free
  • Taking readings is simple, fast and error free
  • Optional higher 15V excitation ensures quality readings for sensors with long cables


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