Extech 461895 Combination Contact/Photo Tachometer

$576.33

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Extech 461895 Combination Contact/Photo Tachometer

Combination Contact and Non-contact RPM Measurements with Visible Light Beam

  

461895 Combines both contact (0. 5 to 19,999 RPM) and non-contact (5 to 99,999 RPM) models for use in virtually all tachometer applications. Uses visible light for non-contact measurements up to 6in. (150mm) from target.

 

Comes with wheels for linear surface speed (0.2 to 6560 ft/m; 0.05 to 1999.9 m/m) or RPM measurements, 4 AA batteries, 23in. (0.6m) reflective tape, and carrying case.

 

Features

  • Characters on display reverse direction depending on contact or photo mode
  • Uses visible light to read up to 6" (150mm) from target
  • Memory/readings button holds last reading for 5 min and recalls min/max readings

 

 

Combination Contact/Photo Tachometer
Combines both contact (0. 5 to 19,999 rpm) and non-contact (5 to 99,999 rpm) models for use in virtually all applications.Uses visible light for non-contact measurements up to 6 inches (150mm) from target.

Operation
Make non-contact RPM measurements of rotating objects by pointing the integral laser at the reflective tape placed on the object to be measured. Characters on the display reverse direction depending on contact or photo mode. The memory button holds last reading and recalls min/max readings display.


What is a Tachometer?
A tachometer is a device that measures the angular speed of a rotating shaft in terms of revolutions per minute (RPM). Also, a tachometer can measure linear speed in terms of feet per minute (feet/minute) or meters per minute.

How do Contact Tachometers Operate?
The sensor tip is placed in direct contact with the rotating object. After 2 seconds an accurate reading is displayed. Linear surface speed can also be measured by placing the edge of the wheel on the moving object.

How do Photo (Non-contact) Tachometers Operate?
First, a small piece of reflective tape (approximately 1/4-inch) is mounted on the object to be measured. Second, the light beam or laser is pointed at the revolving tape. The reflection from the tape provides a reading to be displayed and updated once per second. For the most accurate measurements, the distance between the tachometer and the reflective tape should be within 6 inches for a light beam and up to 6.5 feet for a laser. Fluorescent or bright ambient lights may interfere with the measurement.

Which Extech Tachometer Model Is the One for You?
A non-contact (photo) tachometer was designed for applications where it is not feasible to have the tachometer come in contact with the rotating device. This is the case in high-speed applications and/or where the object to be measured is not easily reached. A contact tachometer is also available for applications where direct contact of the tachometer with the object is preferred. You can also select a combination (contact/non-contact) tachometer for the maximum in flexibility.

461937 Reflective Tape for Photo Tachometers
For use with any brand Photo Tachometer. Place a piece of reflective tape on the object to be measured and point the tachometer's integral light beam at it. Ten reflective tape strips. Each strip measures 23 x 0.25 inches (584 x 6 mm).

461990 Replacement Wheels for Contact Tachometer
Two sets of cone tip, flat tip, and spare wheel.
 

 

Specifications Range
rpm Photo: 5 to 99,999 / Contact: 0.5 to 19,999
ft/min 0.2 to 6560
m/min 0.05 to 1999.9
Basic Accuracy ±0.05%rdg
Max rpm Resolution 0.1rpm
Dimensions 8.5x2.6x1.5" (216x66x38mm)
Weight 10.6oz (300g)
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  • Extech 461895 Combination Contact/Photo Tachometer