AutomationDirect's line of tools now includes SHIMPO handheld stroboscopes and tachometers available in AC-powered, rechargeable and battery-powered models.
Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you an extension to our tool lineup with these new Tachometers and stroboscopes from the brand Shimpo. There are 26 new parts with 5 tachometers and 5 stroboscopes and several accessories for both. These tachometers come in contact and non-contact styles. These are great devices for measuring and recording rotational speeds, linear speeds and linear travel. The contact tachometers incorporate a wheel, cone or funnel type contact and come with several contact accessories. This style is capable of up to twenty five thousand RPM. These are available with LCD or LED screen. The non- contact style tachometers incorporate Laser technology. This non-contact style is capable of up to ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine RPM. They too are available with LCD or LED screen. The stroboscopes come in flash tube and LED. The innovative LED design allows for a longer flash life compared to the xenon flashtubes. These are available in AC powered and rechargeable units. All of these tools are built for the industrial environment. Applications where these test or measurement tools would be used are: measuring the rpm of motors, conveyors, rollers or measuring the speed of a printing press line. I personally have one of these that I have owned for over 15 years. I used it on a folder gluer machine that was inserting credit cards into sleeves. The speed of the machine was so fast that it looked like one continuous line. When the tachometer was adjusted to match the speed of the machine, I was able to see cards individually being inserted into their proper envelope and allowed for precise adjustments to the machine. And of course, we are offering many new accessories and replacement parts for these new tools. You can find the agency approvals and specs for these new Shimpo Tachometers and stroboscopes on our website at: www.automationdirect.com Check back with us often on AutomationDirects websites or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us on YouTube, please let us know what you think about these new Shimpo tools or how you plan to use them in your application by dropping us a comment down below. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon.