Industrial Stroboscopes

"Also great for disco parties"

Everyone is familiar with that moment in traffic, when you look at the rims on a moving car and they suddenly seem to almost freeze in place or rotate very slowly. Stroboscopes produce this same, mesmerizing effect by flashing short bursts of light at the target in quick succession.

This comes in handy when you want to inspect moving parts for damage without stopping the mechanism. Typical fields that benefit the most include:

  • Textile industry (spinning and weaving machines)
  • Paper industry, with all the complex machinery
  • Engines and many car parts

Our solutions and equipment

Whether you need an extra light-weight hand held stroboscope or a stationary heavy system, we can make it happen. The impressive selection of our business partner, Elmed, ensures that all strobe testing needs can be met. Elmed, unlike many competitors, do it all by themselves: they research, design, produce and test their own equipment. All to make sure the quality is always excellent. We like that.

We offer following stroboscope types in Scandinavia and Baltics:

  • Compact hand-held stroboscopes
  • Stroboscopes with portable lamp
  • Stroboscope systems for stationary use
  • UV stroboscopes

 

You can find a complete stroboscope list here. We can also arrange for any accessories you might need, such as:

  • Extension cables
  • Pedestals for light-weight strobes
  • Flexible tripod pedestals
  • Telescopic stands
  • Wall mountings
  • Cases for storing and carrying
  • Induction transmitters
  • Reflection pads
  • Chargers and batteries
  • Various adapters for connecting your equipment
  • Power packs

You can check out the detailed product listing here.

How can stroboscopes “slow things down”?

Stroboscopes flash light in quick succession. This is achieved with a lamp that has a rotating disc in front of it. The disc has holes in it, resulting in a quickly flashing light when the disc spins. Alternatively, lamps such as flashtubes can flash quickly and repetitively by itself without wearing down too quick.

How does this result in things slowing down?

When you flash a bright light on an object, your eye perceives the bright moments much better. If the flashing has a frequency that is around the frequency of the movement that is being observed, your eye will only see the movement in the same position all the time. If you speed up or slow down the flashing frequency slightly, the movement will reappear in extreme slow-motion forwards or backwards. Things can get downright Matrix-esque.

Why use stroboscopes?

When you want to study quickly rotating, oscillating or vibrating objects, stroboscopes are the answer. If repetitive machines don’t perform as desired, the balance and performance can be studied by breaking the usually much too quick movement of the machine into smaller movements that can be perceived with the human eye.

Handheld stroboscopes are a mechanics’ best friend. You can find loose belts, springs and valves much easier.

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