The Monarch 6205-052 Palm Strobe battery-powered digital, portable stroboscope has a xenon flash tube with a 10 to 30 microsecond flash duration, internal and external trigger modes, a tachometer mode and is designed for motion analysis, preventive maintenance, printing and textile inspection, and speed measurement of repetitive motion. The xenon flash tube has a 10 to 30 microsecond flash duration for crisp image viewing. Xenon flash tubes have brighter light output and a shorter flash duration than LED lights. Bright light output is required for quality images in brightly lit areas, and shorter flash durations provide sharper images, especially at high rates of speed. Internal trigger mode has a flash rate range of 100 to 12,500 flashes per minute (FPM) with an accuracy of + or - 0.5 FPM or + or - 0.01% of reading. External trigger mode has a flash rate range of 0 to 14,000 FPM with an accuracy of + or - 0.2 FPM. A NIST Certificate of Calibration ensures accuracy. Separate 2.5mm (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 250,000 rpm and an accuracy of + or - 0.01% or 0.1 rpm. The joystick-style button control provides one-handed operation Built-in multiply-by-2 and divide-by-2 functionality allows the operator to distinguish true RPM from harmonics. The stroboscope includes two NiMH battery packs, a universal 115/230V AC battery charger, a NIST Certificate of Calibration, a spare lamp, fitted carrying case, and instructions. Stroboscopes are used in a variety of settings including manufacturing, printing, education, and photography.
|Internal flash rate range and accuracy||100 to 12,500 FPM with + or - 0.5 FPM or + or - 0.01% of reading accuracy|
|External flash rate units and accuracy||0 to 14,000 FPM with + or - 0.2 FPM accuracy|
|Flash duration||10 to 30 microseconds|
|Flash rate resolution||0.1 FPM|
|Tachometer range and accuracy||5 to 250,000 RPM with + or - 0.01% or 0.1 RPM accuracy|
|Light power||7.9 watts at 6000 FPM, 150mJoules up to 3100 FPM|
|Output pulse||250 microsecond positive pulse, 5V DC typical|
|External input||0 to 5V TTL-compatible (+12V max), 20 microsecond minimum pulse width, positive edge triggered|
|Power supply||Removable NiMH rechargeable battery pack|
|Dimensions||3.04 x 9.34"/77 x 237mm (H x W)|
|Weight||1.2 lbs./0.55kg, including battery|
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 6205-052 Palm Strobe X
- Rechargeable NiMH battery pack
- PSC-2U 115/230V AC Recharger
- NIST Certificate of Calibration
- Spare lamp
- Carrying case