Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

LED stroboscope for front-line ­troubleshooting

December 2014 Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Comtest has launched the Fluke 820-2 LED stroboscope, a rugged, ergonomically designed, diagnostic tool which allows clear observation of machinery in motion for diagnosing parasitic oscillations, slippage or unwanted distortions. The stroboscope can effectively be used for frontline troubleshooting and process or product research and development.

Cyclic motion can be slowed or stopped visually in order to note performance, observe dynamic motion, measure speed or photograph/video the action. Features include:

• High intensity 7-LED array – 4800 Lux @ 6000 FPM/30cm.

• High efficiency LED solid-state light source with uniform flash characteristics allow for higher flash rates – 30-300 000 FPM.

• Digital pulse width modulation for exceptionally sharp images at high speeds.

• Rugged, durable design utilises solid-state LEDs with no filaments, gases, hollow cavities, or glass – one metre drop test.

• Quartz-accuracy control system provides high accuracy.

• Multi-line LCD display.

• Advance or retard flash timing for viewing gear teeth, cutting surfaces, repeats, or ‘drifting’ equipment.

• Simple push button operation with 2x and ÷2 buttons for easy adjustment.

For more information contact Val Verwer, Comtest, +27 (0)10 595 1821,,


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