SHIMPO INSTRUMENTS, A Division of NIDEC-SHIMPO AMERICA CORP., has released its latest instrument with the DT-326B LED Portable Stroboscope. The DT-326B is a portable, light-weight stroboscope utilizing super bright, High Powered CREE LED lamps. The DT-326B’s LED array provides a bright, stable strobe light over a wide measurement range up to 120,000 FPM or 2000 Hz. These LED’s enable the product’s life time to far exceed any xenon lit stroboscope. Containing a rechargeable lithium battery, a single charge can last up to a full 12 hours of operation. The unit may also be operated off the included AC adapter for usage that may extend beyond the battery charge. The DT-326B includes a phase shift feature, ideal for rotating gear or fan applications, as well as a flash pulse duration adjustment that allows the user to fine tune the clarity on their viewed image, common in printing processes. The DT-326B even comes with a sensor input which syncs the stroboscopes flash with a varying process speed.
These features make the DT-326B perfect for speed and frequency measurements in predictive and preventive maintenance applications such as: motors, shafts, rotogravure printing, extruders, blow molding, wire lettering and striping, engraving, pulse jets, water jets, fans, cams, gear teeth, belt inspections, fuel injectors, vibration analysis, spindle spinning, cutting blade timing and sharpness, plus many more in the printing, painting, packaging, textile, automotive, cable, mining, steel, chemical, optical, medical and shipbuilding industries.