The KISS way of stroboscope adjustment - RHEINTACHO auto-sync available with RT STROBE pocketLED LASER

What is RHEINTACHO auto-sync? This smart function uses a laser beam to determine the synchronization frequency. And this without manual adjustment or external sensor signals. A reflective tape is simply applied to the object to be measured. Using an intelligent transmission/reception system developed by RHEINTACHO based on a laser beam, the stroboscope's flash frequency is automatically synchronized via this reflective tape. With the aid of the reflection of the laser beam, the speed of rotation is determined within a very short time.

At CeMAT 2018, the Freiburg-based measurement technology manufacturer introduced a new model with the auto-sync laser function: RT STROBE pocketLED LASER - the pocketsized hand stroboscope.

RT STROBE super qbLED and RT STROBE pocketLED LASER have a lot in common: The portable stroboscopes enable contactless speed or frequency measurement of moving objects with highest precision. Both devices set new standards in performance, functionality and usability. And: Both measuring instruments are equipped with the auto-sync laser function.

The innovative auto-sync laser function - Quantum leap for speed measurement

The RHEINTACHO stroboscopes with the new auto-sync laser function represent enormous progress in the field of device inspection, maintenance and machine control. Never before has the stroboscope application been so simple, safe and fast: The manual setting of the synchronization frequency is no longer necessary. The user points the stroboscope only at the reflective tape of the object to be inspected and the movement of the target object appears frozen. The user receives the desired standstill image for diagnosis.

For example, in paper production - when inspection must be fast to avoid production damage, machine downtime and high downtime costs - the benefits are immediately apparent: the user can detect errors and defects during rotation, movement or vibration without interrupting the process.

The auto-sync laser function enables system inspection over the entire speed range of the test cycle without time-consuming readjustment and thus ensures 24/7 operation. In addition, the redundantly determined value guarantees absolute measurement reliability.

"Auto-sync stroboscopes" in practical test

RHEINTACHO benefits from the new development in its own tool and mould construction: In a research project focused on special customer requirements, an internal project team is currently responsible for the analysis and control of the company's own milling machines with RT STROBE super qbLED.

The RHEINTACHO employees use their own high-performance stroboscope for speed and surface control without having to stop the machines and thus production. Does the milling machine really reach the correct speed? How does the speed change during traction? Can a deformation of the milling head be detected? How does chip break? How does the chip flight relate to the speed? These are the questions of the Freiburg engineers who investigate the behaviour of the company's milling machines depending on the cutting conditions, plunging depth and material.

The development, production and sales departments work closely together here, so that the gained test results flow directly into the further development of the products as well as into the individual customer solutions for which the measurement technology manufacturer has been internationally renowned for many years.

Jörn Strasser, branch and sales manager at RHEINTACHO, knows exactly the requirements and questions of his customers. According to him, the new stroboscopes pass the practical test. Not only where it is dusty and dirty - as in fan control, chain lubrication or gear testing - but also wherever speed and absolute accuracy are required - as with the drill in the dental practice - the intelligent new stroboscopes open up perfect areas of application.

Which of the two devices with RHEINTACHO auto-sync is now the "right one"?

Every user may answer this question by himself. The main differences are in light intensity, weight, operation, power supply and protection class.

RT STROBE super qbLED - the extremely bright professional device

RT STROBE super qbLED is the extremely bright professional device: 118 high-performance LEDs provide an outstanding illumination area and absolutely precise measurement results. The particularly powerful stroboscope achieves a frequency of 300,000 flashes per minute and up to 8,000 LUX.

The robust hand stroboscope with protection class IP30 was especially designed for commissioning, maintenance and inspection in demanding industrial environments. The optionally available edge bumpers can be pulled over both sides of the stroboscopes quickly and easily.

Thanks to its ergonomic handle, the stroboscope, weighing just over 1 kg, is perfect to hold. If required, a tripod can be attached to the underside of the device. The clear and neatly arranged rear reveals the various controls and settings. For improved readability the display is equipped with background lighting. This makes it significantly easier to read the values, even under unfavorable environmental conditions.

The portable stroboscope offers a standard and professional mode – switchable according to individual requirements. All standard settings can be adjusted quickly and easily without any prior in-depth knowledge, so that you can begin your maintenance work immediately. If your requirements are more specialized and very specific measurements call for a time-delayed flash or a slow motion function for example, you can activate these settings in the pro mode, which is specially designated for these. The storage function "Memory" allows you to save up to 5 selected settings.

The laser can be used with or without trigger plug. The scope of delivery includes a charger with connector set, trigger plug, reflective tapes, handle and case. The integrated powerful lithium-ion battery allows continuous operation for up to 7 hours.

RT STROBE pocketLED LASER - the extremely flexible all-rounder

RT STROBE pocketLED LASER is the extremely flexible all-rounder: With the new model in practical pocket-size, RHEINTACHO offers a multifunctional device at an extremely attractive price. RT STROBE pocketLED LASER combines an LED stroboscope and a laser tachometer in one device. The LED stroboscope is used to visualize movements. The laser tachometer enables non-contact rotational speed measurement.

The portable multifunctional device flashes in stroboscope mode at up to 999,999 flashes per minute and is among the most powerful of its class. The quartz-accurate control provides precise flashes. Six extremely bright and durable LED’s provide the excellent illumination of a circular surface. The RT STROBE pocketLED LASER achieves a high degree of measurement accuracy.

The light and ergonomically designed device with its compact shape enables operation with only one hand. The metal LED-head, the resistant housing, a screwed battery cover and the additional elastomer holster provide excellent stability. The IP65 approval protects against dust and moisture and hence ensures any usage under demanding industrial conditions as well as outdoors without any reservations.

Ease of Operation
Users immediately recognize the selected mode of operation through the different colors of the backlight: tachometer or stroboscope. The intelligent 2-step operating concept offers two options: a standard and a professional mode. This enables switching back and forth from daily routine applications and special measuring tasks. Operation is simple: all standard functions can be used quickly without any prior knowledge.

In connection with a trigger option, the innovative measurement technology manufacturer located in Freiburg, Germany fulfils the individual requirements of the users. The RT STROBE pocketLED LASER is available optionally with or without a trigger interface. In the trigger version, the stroboscope is connected by cable to the control unit. The trigger interface is set up as a combined input and output interface. The trigger output offers the possibility to set a flash frequency in a stroboscope in connection with external equipment.