The Shimpo DT-315P-230V battery-powered heavy duty digital stroboscope has a xenon flash tube, a 60 to 3,000 flashes per minute (FPM) flash range, and is Ingress Protection 65 (IP65) rated for use in harsh conditions. It is designed for motion analysis, preventive maintenance, and speed measurement of repetitive motion in harsh or wet environments including conveyers, gear reducers, chain drives, fuel injectors, and spray paint pattern. The xenon flash tube has a 30 microsecond flash duration for crisp images in brightly lit areas and a flash timer conserves flash tube life. 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. A high-polish focused reflector eliminates blind viewing areas. The internal trigger mode has a 60 to 3,000 FPM range and an accuracy of + or - 0.01%. Built-in multiply-by-2 and divide-by-2 functionality allows the operator to distinguish true RPM from harmonics. Internal mode phase shift has a 360 degree range in six seconds. External mode has a phase shift range of 0 to 360 degrees in one-degree increments and a time delay of 0 to 300 milliseconds (msec). Time delay and phase shift enable the operator to adjust the focal point of the object to any point in the rotation without moving the trigger point. Synchronous output enables the stroboscope to drive other strobes for wider coverage. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 4X housing is IP65 rated against airborne particles, water, and corrosive agents. The internal rechargeable battery is recharged using the 230V AC recharger (included). The stroboscope can be line-powered with the battery disconnected and a continuous duty cycle eliminates the need for cool-down periods. The stroboscope includes an input/output signal plug, a rechargeable battery, a 230V power adapter, a protective case, and instructions. Stroboscopes are used in a variety of settings including manufacturing, printing, education, and photography.
|Flash range and accuracy (internal mode)||60 to 3,000 FPM with + or - 0.01% accuracy|
|Flash range (external mode)||Synchronous: 60 to 3,000 FPM|
Delay mode: 200 to 3,000 FPM
|External mode accuracy||Synchronous: + or - 0.01% plus or minus 1 digit|
Delay mode: + 0 to 0.2 milliseconds plus or minus 1 digit
|Rate multiplier/divider (internal mode only)||Multiply-by-2 and divide-by-2|
|Phase shift (internal mode)||Push buttons shift 360 degrees in 6 seconds|
|Phase shift (external mode)||0 to 360 degrees phase shift in 1 degree increments|
|Time delay (external mode)||0 to 300 milliseconds|
|Light source||10W xenon flash tube|
|Flash duration||Approximately 30 microseconds|
|Power requirements||Internal rechargeable battery or 230V AC (with battery disconnected)|
|Dimensions||6.22 x 5.11 x 10.20 (158 x 130 x 259 (H x W x D)|
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.
Shimpo Instruments manufactures force, torque, and speed evaluation instruments. The company, founded in 1974 and headquartered in Itasca, IL, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.
What's in the Box?
- Shimpo DT-315P 230V digital stroboscope
- Input/output signal plug
- Rechargeable battery
- 230V AC power adapter
- Protective case