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SKF Stroboscopes TKRS series
Stroboscope use example
The SKF Stroboscopes, TKRS 10 and TKRS 20 are portable, compact, easy-to-use stroboscopes that enable the motion of rotating or reciprocating machinery to appear frozen. They allow such applications as fan blades, couplings, gear wheels, machine tool spindles and belt drives to be inspected while running. TKRS stroboscopes are useful for ODR programmes and are an essential instrument for maintenance technicians.

The SKF stroboscopes TKRS series have the following features:
  • Ergonomic controls enable the flash rate to be set in a matter of seconds
  • Phase shift mode enables the viewing of the object of interest to be rotated to the correct position for viewing; especially useful for gear wheels and fan blade inspection
  • For ease of use for extended periods, they are equipped with a tripod mounting thread
  • Supplied in a sturdy carrying case with universal charger

Stroboscope TKRS 10

SKF Stroboscope TKRS 10
  • Flash rates of up to 12 500 flashes per minute cover a wide range of applications
  • Easy to read LCD display
  • Xenon flashtube source lasts for at least 100 million flashes
  • Supplied with an extra flashtube to minimise unit downtime
  • Rechargeable power pack allows up to 2,5 hours of use between charging

Stroboscope TKRS 20

SKF Stroboscope TKRS 20
SKF Stroboscope TKRS 20
TKRS 20 with remote flash sensor
  • Low energy consuming LED light source lets the rechargeable power pack to typically operate for at least twelve hours
  • Bright and powerful flash gives a good target illumination at a distance, with a focused viewing area, and is ideal for outdoor use
  • Flash rates of up to 300 000 flashes per minute cover most high speed applications. For routine inspections, the powerful lamp mode is useful
  • A remote optical sensor is included enabling the flash rate to be easily triggered, and also enables the stroboscope to be used as a tachometer
  • Easy to read LCD display shows user settings, and enables the ten user programmable flash rate memories to be quickly recalled
  • Using the optional cable TKRS C1, the TKRS 20 can be connected to a SKF Microlog
  • Technical data TKRS 10
    Technical data
    TKRS 10
    Flash rate range
    40 to 12 500 flashes per minute (f/min.)
    Optical sensor flash rate range
    Not applicable
    Flash rate accuracy
    ±0,5 f/min. or ±0,01% of reading,
    whichever is greater
    Flash setting and display resolution
    100 to 9 999 f/min.; 0,1 f/min.,
    10 000 to 12 500 f/min.; 1 f/min.
    Tachometer range
    40 to 59 000 r/min.
    Tachometer accuracy
    ±0,5 r/min. or ±0,01% of reading,
    whichever is greater
    Flash source
    Xenon tube: 10 W
    Flash duration
    9–15 ms
    Light power
    154 mJ per flash
    Power pack type
    NiMH, rechargeable and removable
    Power pack charge time
    2–4 hours
    Run time per charge
    2,5 hours at 1 600 f/min.,
    1,25 hours at 3 200 f/min.
    Battery charger AC input
    100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    8 character by 2 line LCD,
    Display update
    Power, x2, x1/2, phase shift,
    external trigger
    External trigger input
    0–5 V TTL type via stereo phono jack
    EXTL. trigger to flash delay
    5 ms maximum
    Clock output 0–5 V TTL
    Type signal via stereo phono jack
    Weight unit
    650 g (1 lb, 7 oz.)
    Total weight incl. carrying case1,9 kg (4.2 lb)
    Case dimensions   360 x 110 x 260 mm (14.2 x 4.3 x 10.2 in.)
    Operating temperature
     0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
    Storage temperature
    –20 to +45 °C (–4 to +113 °F)
  • Technical data TKRS 20
  • Accessories
  • Spare parts
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