SKF introduce new range of tachometers
Three new hand-held devices expand the options for gathering condition-monitoring data
SKF have extended their range of basic condition-monitoring equipment with three new hand-held tachometers, giving technical staff more options to measure critical machine data.
The three new devices, including an all-mechanical model, monitor conditions such as rotational and linear speed to help maintenance staff spot emerging mechanical problems in rotating machinery.
‘Our condition-monitoring equipment helps plant workers reduce the chance of catastrophic failure and minimize maintenance costs. It also helps them to order parts in advance, schedule maintenance procedures and plan other repairs during downtime,’ said Sylvain Humbert, product development manager for instruments at SKF.
Two of the devices, the TKRT 21 and TKRT 31, are digital tachometers, while the TKRT 25M is mechanical. All are compact, have large displays and can be operated with one hand.
The TKRT 21 uses laser or contact measurement to determine rotational and linear speeds, allowing fast, easy measurement at a safe distance from machinery. The instrument, which offers high-speed and distance versatility in several measurement modes, is supplied with a basic set of contact adaptors, works with standard or rechargeable batteries and has a large LCD screen.
The TKRT 31 (pictured) is a more advanced tachometer that measures rotational and linear speeds, as well as distances. It is supplied with a full set of contact adaptors, whilst a large colour TFT screen displays measured values clearly for the user. Both the TKRT 31 and TKRT 21 allow easy measurement in areas where straight-line access is difficult by using a laser.
The TKRT 25M mechanical tachometer uses precise contact measurement to determine rotational and linear speed of equipment such as engines, shafts and conveyor belts. It requires no batteries, has a large, easy-to-read dial gauge display and is supplied with a full set of contact adaptors.
SKF say data gathered by these tachometers can give a deeper insight into machine and component health, which can help reduce maintenance costs and increase efficiency and profitability.