A stroboscope, also called a strobe light or strobe tachometer, can be used to measure the rotation speed or revolution velocity and frequency of rotating, vibrating or moving parts, components and equipment. The flash frequency of a stroboscope light is adjustable to ensure accurate measurement of these parameters. A stroboscope is a handy tool for any plant, as a stroboscope light can be used to quickly find and replace worn belts, springs, valves and dampers as part of a manufacturer's condition monitoring or preventative maintenance plan. A stroboscope also can be used to adjust machinery to streamline or improve performance.
PCE Instruments (PCE) offers a number of handheld stroboscope light products as well as stationary stroboscope light models. Many handheld stroboscope products have rechargeable batteries, making them truly portable and ideal for use on the production floor. Some stroboscope models have high-intensity light sources of 600 to 900 lux at a distance of 1 meter (approximately 3.28 feet). Depending on the model, a stroboscope light can record and save measurement data to an internal memory or SD memory card. These data-recording or data-logging stroboscope products allow measurement data to be transferred to a computer for detailed analysis and printing.