Tachometers & Stroboscopes

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Definition of Tachometer

A tachometer is a scientific instrument used to measure the rotational speed (revolutions per minute or RPM) of a rotating object, such as an engine, motor, or turbine. It provides a real-time indication of the speed at which the object is rotating.

Contexts and Scopes

  1. Automotive Industry: Tachometers are commonly used in automobiles to monitor the speed of the engine. They help drivers maintain the engine within the recommended RPM range and prevent over-revving, which can cause damage.
  2. Industrial Applications: Tachometers are extensively used in various industries to monitor and control the rotational speed of machinery, ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, and safety.

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms: RPM meter, revolution counter Antonyms: Stillness meter, non-rotational gauge

Related Concepts and Terms

  1. Speedometer: While a tachometer measures the rotational speed, a speedometer measures the linear speed of a vehicle.
  2. Dynamometer: A dynamometer is another instrument used to measure and analyze the power output, torque, and rotational speed of an engine or motor.
  3. Stroboscope: A stroboscope is a device that uses flashing lights to make a rotating object appear motionless, allowing for visual inspection and measurement.
  4. Speed Control System: In many applications, tachometers are integrated into speed control systems to maintain the desired rotational speed of a motor or turbine.
  5. Engine Diagnostics: Tachometers play a crucial role in diagnosing engine performance issues and identifying potential mechanical problems.

Real-World Examples and Use Cases

  1. Automotive Maintenance: Tachometers help mechanics diagnose engine issues by analyzing RPM fluctuations and abnormal readings.
  2. Aviation: Tachometers are installed in aircraft to monitor the RPM of the propeller and ensure the engine is operating at the desired speed.
  3. Manufacturing: Tachometers are used to control the rotational speed of machinery, such as lathes, mills, and drills, ensuring precise and accurate machining operations.
  4. Power Generation: Tachometers are used in power plants to monitor and control the speed of turbines and generators for efficient electricity production.
  5. Marine Applications: Tachometers are installed in boats and ships to monitor the RPM of marine engines and optimize fuel consumption.

Specific Industries

  1. Automotive industry
  2. Manufacturing and machining industry
  3. Aviation industry
  4. Power generation industry
  5. Marine industry

Specific Use Cases

  1. Engine speed monitoring and control
  2. Machinery and equipment performance optimization
  3. Engine diagnostics and maintenance
  4. RPM-based safety systems
  5. Performance testing and analysis

Key Attributes and Characteristics

  1. RPM measurement accuracy
  2. Real-time monitoring and display
  3. Compact and durable design
  4. Easy installation and integration
  5. Wide RPM range coverage

Classifications or Categories

  1. Measurement instruments
  2. Automotive accessories and components
  3. Industrial monitoring and control devices

Comparisons with Similar Concepts

  1. Speedometer vs. Tachometer: While both measure speed, a speedometer measures linear speed, while a tachometer measures rotational speed.
  2. Tachometer vs. Dynamometer: While both measure RPM, a tachometer focuses solely on rotational speed, whereas a dynamometer also considers power, torque, and other performance parameters.
  3. Tachometer vs. Stroboscope: Both measure rotational speed, but a stroboscope uses visual strobe effects to observe and measure rotating objects, while a tachometer provides continuous real-time RPM readings.

Exact match keyword: Tachometer N-gram classification: Revolutions per minute, RPM Substring matches: Tach, Meter Category: Scientific instruments Search intent: Measurement of rotational speed Semantic relevance: Rotational speed measurement, RPM gauge Parent category: Measurement instruments Subcategories: Automotive accessories, Industrial monitoring devices Synonyms: RPM meter, revolution counter Similar searches: Speedometer, dynamometer, stroboscope, speed control system, engine diagnostics Related searches: Engine speed monitoring, machinery performance optimization, engine diagnostics and maintenance, RPM-based safety systems, performance testing and analysis Geographic relevance: Global Topically relevant entities: Engines, motors, turbines, vehicles, machinery, power generation

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Product code: IC-DT-207LR
The DT-207LR combines the best features found in both contact and non-contact tachometers for the accurate measurement of rpm, surface speed and length. The screw-in contact adapter makes it quick & easy to convert from non-contact to contact operation.
$599.17 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-CDT-2000HD
The CHECK-LINE CDT-2000HD Combination Portable Tachometer combines the best features of both contact and non-contact models to accurately measure RPM, surface speed and length.
$619.13 AUD + GST
$681.04 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-TAC-01
Digital Laser Non-Contact Photo Tachometer RPM Measurer with LED Laser for HVAC Automotive Tool
$79.05 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-PK2X
The PK2X hand-held Pocket Strobe is convenient and accurate device to perform non-contact RPM measurements on rotating or reciprocating parts or components as well as a proven means for inspection of moving parts/machinery by "freezing" or "slowing down" the action.
$1,209.13 AUD + GST
$1,330.04 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-205LR
Combination contact and Non-contact tachometer with LCD display and 6" circumference measuring wheel.
$599.18 AUD + GST
$659.10 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: DT-735-KIT
The DT-735 is a portable, highly stable, industrial- quality stroboscope for non-contact inspection and observation of moving parts by providing the user the illusion of stopped or slowed down equipment movement. -Features accurate and fast-acting controls that allow users to adjust the flash rate, when needed, without having to stop the inspected machinery. -Built with a rugged metal enclosure with top and bottom handles. -Ideal for quality inspection and preventive maintenance of automated motion equipment. -The DT-735-kit includes carrying case, spare flash tube, and universal AC charger.
$1,359.12 AUD + GST
$1,495.03 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: DT-48
This non-contact digital tachometer provides fast and accurate RPM and surface speed measurements of rotating objects. It has a wide measurement range from 2 to 99,999 RPM with high resolution on the 5-digit backlit LCD screen. The easy to use device also features an integrated laser pointer, RPM and Revolution test modes, a sampling time of 0.5 seconds (over 120 RPM), and built-in memory recalls for maximum, minimum, and last values stored. Carry case included.
$79.95 AUD + GST
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Product code: DT-2268
The DT-2268 is a multifunction meter that includes a photo tachometer and a contact tachometer. The meter measures from 0.5 to 100,000 RPM. With 2 Year Extended Warranty!
$269.99 AUD + GST
$296.99 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-GM8905
Digital, non-contact, tachometer. Measuring distance of 50-500 mm.
$69.29 AUD + GST
$76.22 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: DT-2236
The DT-2236 is a multifunction photo and contact tachometer. This highly reliable tachometer has an accuracy rating of plus or minus 0.05 percent. With 2 Year Extended Warranty!
$399.21 AUD + GST
$439.13 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: MT-200
The Check-Line MT-200 & MT-500 mechanical tachometers accurately measure rotational and surface speed. -Analog and does not require batteries; a perfect tool for field service personnel. -Its rugged construction and portability make them an ideal choice for maintenance personnel, machine operators or others in a wide variety of machinery and material handling applications.
$859.01 AUD + GST
$944.91 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: DT-2234BL
The DT-2234BL laser photo tachometer safely and accurately measures an RPM range of 10 to 99,999 from up to two meters away. With 2 Year Extended Warranty!
$349.36 AUD + GST
$384.30 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-2100
The DT-2100 is an advanced combination contact / non-contact hand-held tachometer with LED display.
$679.45 AUD + GST
$747.40 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: DT-2279
New generation Stroboscope with Xenon flash tube and metal housing case. -Comes with external trigger signal input for simultaneous testing and measurement. -Also features a digital rotary adjustment for making accurate fine adjustments.
$539.47 AUD + GST
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Product code: DT-735
The DT-735 is a portable, highly stable, industrial- quality stroboscope for non-contact inspection and observation of moving parts by providing the user the illusion of stopped or slowed down equipment movement. -Features accurate and fast-acting controls that allow users to adjust the flash rate, when needed, without having to stop the inspected machinery. -Built with a rugged metal enclosure with top and bottom handles. -Ideal for quality inspection and preventive maintenance of automated motion equipment.
$1,119.95 AUD + GST
$1,231.95 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-PK2X-OT
The PK2X-OT includes an optional trigger output signal with jack.
$1,509.42 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-DT2238
Multifunction photo contact tachometer. Measures RPM, m/min. and ft/min.
$409.77 AUD + GST
$450.75 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-CDT-1000HD
The CHECK-LINE CDT-1000HD Hand-Held Digital Tachometer accurately measures rotational speed (RPM) using a visible beam of light. The CDT-1000HD can be up to 24 inches away from the small piece of reflective tape that is affixed to the rotating element.
$389.55 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-DT-107A
Accurately measure rotational and surface speed, as well as length. Built-in selector switch permits the user to display readings in a wide variety of engineering units. LED model appropriate for poorly lit or dark environments. Includes 6" circumference measuring wheel.
$529.55 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-DT-107A-S12
Accurately measure rotational and surface speed, as well as length. Built-in selector switch permits the user to display readings in a wide variety of engineering units. LED model appropriate for poorly lit or dark environments. Includes 12" circumference measuring wheel.
$639.95 AUD + GST
$703.95 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-105A
Accurately measure rotational and surface speed, as well as length. Built-in selector switch permits the user to display readings in a wide variety of engineering units. LCD model appropriate for environments with natural light, sunlight, etc. and for longer battery life. Includes 6" circumference measuring wheel.
$529.02 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-DT-105A-S12
Accurately measure rotational and surface speed, as well as length. Built-in selector switch permits the user to display readings in a wide variety of engineering units. LCD model appropriate for environments with natural light, sunlight, etc. and for longer battery life. Includes 12" circumference measuring wheel.
$639.69 AUD + GST
$703.66 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-107A-12CBL
Accurately measure rotational and surface speed, as well as length. Built-in selector switch permits the user to display readings in a wide variety of engineering units. LED model appropriate for poorly lit or dark environments. Includes 12" circumference cable wheel.
$879.38 AUD + GST
$967.32 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-105A-12CBL
Accurately measure rotational and surface speed, as well as length. Built-in selector switch permits the user to display readings in a wide variety of engineering units. LCD model appropriate for environments with natural light, sunlight, etc. and for longer battery life. Includes 12" circumference cable wheel .
$879.05 AUD + GST
$966.96 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: DT1236L
The DT1236L Laser Photo-Contact Tachometer is a multipurpose photo and contact tachometer. It quickly and accurately measures RPM, m/min. and ft/min. With 2 Year Extended Warranty!
$439.34 AUD + GST
$483.27 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-311J-230V
The DT-311J is used to set injection timing, injection pressure, timing of shedding and weft running time of weaving machinery. Units combine rugged NEMA 4X (IP65) housing with high performance accuracy, special phase shifting, with shock absorbing components and top mounted handle, allows the equipment operator maximum flexibility when setting the timing of weaving machinery.
$2,139.11 AUD + GST
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Product code: DT-2237A
DT-2237 Gasoline Engine Digital Tachometer allows users to accurately measure the RPMs of any two or four cylinder gasoline powered engine. With 2 Year Extended Warranty!
$379.56 AUD + GST
$417.52 AUD Inc. GST
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Product code: IC-DT-207LR-12
Combination contact and Non-contact tachometer with LED display and 12" circumference measuring wheel.
$699.94 AUD + GST
$769.93 AUD Inc. GST
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