Fluke presents the 820-2 LED Stroboscope, an easy-to-use tool for investigating and observing potential mechanism failure on a variety of machinery without making physical contact with the machine. The rugged, compact strobe allows maintenance teams to identify the running speed of rotating equipment without stopping operation, and to perform stop motion diagnostics of parasitic oscillations, flaws, slippage, and unwanted distortions. It also enables teams to identify serial numbers and other markings on fast moving parts.
The device features a seven LED high-intensity array with uniform flash characteristics that allows for high flash rates from 30-300,000 flashes-per-minute, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications and industries. The solid-state LEDs have no filament, gases, hollow cavities, or glass to compromise the rugged construction.
The stroboscope has an efficient "x2 and ÷2" button system that allows the user to easily ramp up or down to the stable RPM zone as well as verify that the correct speed has been found by simply pushing each button once to perform the validation.
The adjustable flash duration feature of the stroboscope can be used for applications with higher rpm or larger rotating objects with high surface speeds where objects may move during the brief period of a single flashing, resulting in a blurred image. Adjustable flash duration allows users to decrease the flash duration making the image appear sharper.