The Monarch 6231-010 DBL battery-operated stroboscope has a 12-array LED light source, internal and external trigger modes, a 30 to 500,000 flashes/revolutions-per-minute (FPM/RPM) range, and a continuous duty cycle to provide stop-motion inspection and speed measurement. It is designed for motion analysis, preventive maintenance, printing inspection, and speed measurement of repetitive motion. The 12-array LED light source has an adjustable flash duration up to 14 degrees or 3000 microseconds and a light output of 3000 lux. LED lights have a longer bulb life and require less energy than xenon flash tubes and can extend the battery life of battery-powered stroboscopes, have a lower heat output, and quieter operation when used in audio testing. The flash rate range of 30 to 500,000 FPM/RPM has an accuracy of 0.002% of setting, or + or - 1 least-significant digit/0.01 FPM. A NIST Certificate of Calibration ensures accuracy. Built-in multiply-by-2 and divide-by-2 functionality allows the operator to distinguish true RPM from harmonics. Separate 3.5mm (1/8") transistor-transistor logic (TTL) input and output jacks provide power to remote sensors and allow multiple strobes to be daisy-chained to provide wider coverage. Tachometer mode, available for use while the stroboscope is in external mode, has a measuring range of 5 to 200,000 rpm and an accuracy of + or - 0.01% or 0.1 rpm (remote sensor not included). Manual internal phase shift allows the operator to view the object at any point in the cycle without moving the trigger point. The internal NiMH rechargeable battery has a typical life-span of 8 to 10 hours at 1800 FPM and includes a universal 115/230V AC recharger. The stroboscope has a continuous duty cycle for the life of the battery. An integrated 1/4" - 20 UNF (Unified Fine) thread enables the stroboscope to be mounted on a tripod for long-term use. The stroboscope includes a universal 115/230V AC charger with interchangeable wall plugs, a NIST Certificate of Calibration, and instructions. Stroboscopes are used in a variety of settings including manufacturing, printing, education, and photography.
|Flash rate range||30 to 500,000 FPM/RPM|
|Flash rate accuracy||0.002% of setting or +or - 1 least-significant digit/0.01 FPM|
|Flash duration||Adjustable to 14 degrees/3000 microseconds maximum|
|Light source and output||12-array LED with 3000 lux at 6000 FPM, 8 inches (20cm), 2% duty cycle|
|Internal phase shift||Manual adjustment|
|External trigger||TTL 24V DC maximum input provides 3.3V DC TTL output|
|Tachometer mode (external mode)||0 to 500,000 RPM (requires remote sensor - not included)|
|Operating time||8 to 10 hours typical at 1800 FPM|
|Power supply||Internal NiMH rechargeable battery with 115/230 V, 50/60 Hz recharger|
|Dimensions||Body: 3.66 x 3.56 x 9"/93 x 90 x 229mm|
Reflector housing: 4.8"/122mm diameter
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Stroboscopes evaluate the functionality of fast-moving rotational objects, such as belts, fan blades, and other machine parts. They are used in industries such as manufacturing, entertainment, high-speed printing, wood and metal turning, and in education and research settings. Stroboscopes have a flashing light (strobe) that, when directed at a moving object, makes the object appear to be stopped or moving in slow motion. This enables the operator to evaluate machine performance without stopping the machine. Stroboscopes use either xenon flash tubes or LED light sources. The strobe is triggered either internally, which allows the operator to manually adjust the flash rate, or externally and automatically by a peripheral sensor. Multiply-by-2 (2/4 or 2X) and divide-by-2 (1/2) functionality enables the operator to verify the actual revolutions per minute (RPM) and to distinguish true RPM from harmonics. Phase shift adjusts the flash delay in degrees of a full rotation, and time delay adjusts the flash delay in seconds or fractions of a second. Input and output features enable the operator to use peripheral sensors to trigger flash rates, to perform tachometer operations, or to daisy-chain stroboscopes.
Monarch Instrument manufactures devices such as tachometers, stroboscopes, data loggers, and leak detectors. The company, founded in 1977 and headquartered in Amherst, NH, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001:2008.
What's in the Box?
- Monarch Nova-Strobe 6231-010 DBL stroboscope
- 115/230 Universal charger with interchangeable wall plugs
- NIST Certificate