Shimpo Stroboscopes

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Agustin Archibald 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #8967

    Agustin Archibald
    Participant

    How does the Stroboscope work and what is it used for?


  • #8968
    John C
    John C
    Galco Representative

    Hello Agustin, and thanks for asking Galco today.

    A Stroboscope works by simply flashing a light at a spinning object and adjusting the flash rate until it looks like the object has stopped. This gives you a speed in RPM that the object is spinning at. It requires no contact to the spinning object so it offers a level of safety for testing spinning objects, like a motor shaft driving a machine or a fan. It is easy and safe to tell precisely how fast they are going, because the flash rate is calibrated to read RPM.


  • #8969

    Agustin Archibald
    Participant

    I was looking on line and it looks like there is 2 different types of light source, LED and Xenon.
    Is one better than the other?


  • #8970
    John C
    John C
    Galco Representative

    This is a great question for these devices because actually you would think the LED is faster but the Xenon bulb flashes faster than the LED does. Consequently the LED doesn’t produce as sharp of an image when at synchronous flash rates. The Xenon bulb wins this battle. However the LED is likely to have a longer life span, ok?


  • #8971

    Agustin Archibald
    Participant

    Ok cool thanks


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