When taking vibration measurements on rotating machinery, it is crucial that you record tachometer pulses along with vibration data. A photoelectric sensor along with reflective tape that is attached to the rotating element will provide these speed pulses for data analysis.
The Light Tach Kit contains a photoelectric sensor and all the accessories needed for your non-contact speed measurements.
Example Use Case
On a recent iTestSystem rotating machinery troubleshooting project, ITM was able to collect and analyze data from a 12Vdc powered light tachometer and an IEPE accelerometer using only the NI-9218, a cDAQ chassis, and iTestSystem. iTestSystem is an engineering measurement software platform that enables test engineers to organize, acquire, view, and analyze data from machinery, processes, vehicles and other complex systems. iTestSystem was specifically designed for use with National Instruments (NI) cDAQ hardware.
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Our team of engineers have decades of experience performing structural testing in the aerospace, off-highway, automotive, construction equipment, pulp & paper as well as utility markets. We have developed rugged measurement systems that were deployed on Class A trucks, well frac trailers, dam and bridge structures, oil pipelines, gensets, boilers and many other vehicles, structures and assets.