The KISS Way Of Stroboscope Adjustment With RHEINTACHO Auto Sync

What is RHEINTACHO auto-sync? This smart function uses a laser beam to determine the synchronization frequency

by Melanie Nubling | Wednesday 5 September 2018

And this without manual adjustment or external sensor signals. A reflective tape is simply applied to the object to be measured. Using an intelligent transmission/reception system developed by RHEINTACHO based on a laser beam, the stroboscope's flash frequency is automatically synchronized via this reflective tape. With the aid of the reflection of the laser beam, the speed of rotation is determined within a very short time.

At CeMAT 2018, the Freiburg-based measurement technology manufacturer introduced a new model with the auto-sync laser function: RT STROBE pocketLED LASER - the pocket-sized hand stroboscope.

RT STROBE super qbLED and RT STROBE pocketLED LASER have a lot in common: The portable stroboscopes enable contactless speed or frequency measurement of moving objects with highest precision. Both devices set new standards in performance, functionality and usability. And: Both measuring instruments are equipped with the auto-sync laser function.

The innovative auto-sync laser function - Quantum leap for speed measurement

The RHEINTACHO stroboscopes with the new auto-sync laser function represent enormous progress in the field of device inspection, maintenance and machine control. Never before has the stroboscope application been so simple, safe and fast: The manual setting of the synchronization frequency is no longer necessary. The user points the stroboscope only at the reflective tape of the object to be inspected and the movement of the target object appears frozen. The user receives the desired standstill image for diagnosis.

For example, in paper production - when inspection must be fast to avoid production damage, machine downtime and high downtime costs - the benefits are immediately apparent: the user can detect errors and defects during rotation, movement or vibration without interrupting the process.

The auto-sync laser function enables system inspection over the entire speed range of the test cycle without time-consuming readjustment and thus ensures 24/7 operation. In addition, the redundantly determined value guarantees absolute measurement reliability.

"Auto-sync stroboscopes" in practical test
RHEINTACHO benefits from the new development in its own tool and mould construction: In a research project focused on special customer requirements, an internal project team is currently responsible for the analysis and control of the company's own milling machines with RT STROBE super qbLED.

The RHEINTACHO employees use their own high-performance stroboscope for speed and surface control without having to stop the machines and thus production.
Does the milling machine really reach the correct speed? How does the speed change during traction? Can a deformation of the milling head be detected? How does chip break? How does the chip flight relate to the speed? These are the questions of the Freiburg engineers who investigate the behaviour of the company's milling machines depending on the cutting conditions, plunging depth and material.

The development, production and sales departments work closely together here, so that the gained test results flow directly into the further development of the products as well as into the individual customer solutions for which the measurement technology manufacturer has been internationally renowned for many years.

J�rn Strasser, branch and sales manager at RHEINTACHO, knows exactly the requirements and questions of his customers. According to him, the new stroboscopes pass the practical test. Not only where it is dusty and dirty - as in fan control, chain lubrication or gear testing - but also wherever speed and absolute accuracy are required - as with the drill in the dental practice - the intelligent new stroboscopes open up perfect areas of application.


Bill Buhler
Rheintacho UK Ltd
+44 113 287 4411

Wednesday 5 September 2018 / file under Engineering | Machinery