Identifying mechanical failures without physical contact

18 November 2014

Fluke has introduced the Fluke 820-2 LED Stroboscope tool for investigating and observing potential mechanism failure on a variety of machinery without making physical contact with the machine.

The rugged, compact strobe is designed to allow 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 Fluke 820-2 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 suitable for a variety of applications and industries.

The adjustable flash duration feature of the tool makes it suited to use in 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.

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