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IllumiNova 100 fixed mount stroboscope - Monarch Instrument

illumiNova®Fixed Mount LED Stroboscope


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illumiNova® fixed mount LED stroboscopic inspection systems are designed for continuous use in high speed process applications requiring crisp clear stop motion quality inspection. They are available in lengths from 6 inches to 8 feet.

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The illumiNova® fixed mount LED stroboscopic inspection systems are designed for continuous use in high speed applications requiring crisp, clear, stop motion quality inspection. The extraordinarily bright LED’s provide an ultra uniform white spectrum light. Available in lengths from 6 inches to 8 feet and 3 different lens options ensures you will have light coverage for any job.   The powerful on board intuitive digital controller allows the user to quickly set flash rates, flash duration, brightness levels and many other advanced features. Flash rates can also be triggered remotely using machine mounted sensors connected directly to illumiNova’s digital input or use the optional remote controller to extend the operating distance up to 100 feet. Monarch Instrument has been manufacturing the world’s most popular portable stroboscopes for over 30 years. We know  a thing or two about stop motion analysis.  Let us customize an illumiNova® fixed mount strobe system to meet your application specific requirements.

The illumiNova logo and name is protected under USPTO registrations:
Trademark Serial Number 88200680 and Trademark Serial Number 88200556

 Visit our Video Resource tab for Monarch Instrument Stroboscopic features, tips, and applications.




  • Super bright LED's with uniform white light output
  • Continuous AC operation
  • TTL compatible input/output jacks 
  • Housing is compatible with 80/20 mounting systems
  • Available in lengths from 6 inches to 8 feet
  • Powerful and intuitive integrated controller
  • Choice of three lens types to best suit your application
  • Includes NIST traceable calibration certificate

Benefits of LED

  • Energy efficient and long lasting 
  • Extremely bright, uniform light output
  • Completely silent
  • Cool operation
  • No lamp replacements
  • Extremely high flash rates (up to 999,999 FPM)

Typical Uses

• Visual running inspections of high speed  webs including: labels, printed packaging, paper pulp fabric, rolled steel or aluminum manufacturing, in-line product quality control, and much more without having to shut down your process.  
  • Diagnose web alignment issues and warp registrations with repeat patterns
  • Determine speed of rotating equipment using strobe with built in tachometer and on-screen display of PRM
  • Slow a cycle process down by placing them in virtual slow motion for forward or reverse action sequences
  • Print quality inspection
  • Textile processing inspection
  • Camera Vision System lighting


Flash Range (FPM/RPM): 30-999,999 
Display: 6 Digit Numeric and 5 Digit Alphanumeric LCD with Touch Keypad. High Contrast Blue Background/White Characters with Back Light
Accuracy/Resolution: 0.001% of Setting or +/-1 Lsd/6 Digits to 0.001
Light Output: 12" standard lens, 108 LEDs @ 39.5" (100cm) to target = 7250 LUX

12" standard lens, 108 LEDs @ 78.74” (200cm) to target = 2290 LUX

Flash Duration: Adjustable 0.1 to 2.0 degrees (0.001 to 120.0 µsecs)
Light Source: 108 High Output LED Array per 12" (90cm)
Color Temperature: Approx. 5500°K
External Triggers in/out: TTL (12Vdc Max) input. Provides 3.3 Vdc TTL output
Tachometer Mode: 0-999,999 RPM with external input
Programmable Memory: Yes (10 set points)
Internal Phase Shift: Yes
Phase Delay - Degrees: -360.0 to 345.0 Degrees
Time Delay - milliseconds: -50.000 to 50.000 µsec
Virtual RPM (Slow Motion): -60.0 to 60.0 VRPM
Operating Time:  Unlimited
Power Supply A/C: 115/230 Vac, ±10%, 50/60Hz. 
Weight: 7.5lbs (3.4kg) for 12" model, plus 6 lbs (2.7kg) for each additional 12" length
Dimensions  Model size in Length
x 4.375 (H) x 4.375 (W)
Model Number Length inches (cm)
Model 100 (1ft.) 15.44 in (39.21 cm)
Model 200 (2ft) 27.43 in (69.69 cm)
Model 300 (3ft) 39.93 in (101.44 cm)
Model 400 (4ft) 51.93 in (131.92 cm)
Model 500 (5ft) 63.93 in (162.38 cm)
Model 600 (6ft) 75.93 in (192.88 cm)
Model 700 (7ft) 87.93 in (223.34 cm)
Model 800 (8ft) 99.93 in (253.84 cm)

Video Resources

Practical applications for White and UV strobes in the Printing and Converting Industries.
As Flexographic speeds increase and the use of hybrid substrates in packaging are added, on-press strobe inspections are becoming mandatory to meet the demand. Using a pure white strobe flash,  allows the QC inspector to ‘freeze-frame’ a position on press to determine its color quality, ink density, tint screens, and registration. 
How to use a Strobe and Laser Tachometer for speed measurement
Using the Nova-Pro integrated laser guided tachometer to synchronize a strobes' flash rate
Learn how to manually synchronize a strobe to a rotation speed, and why to use the Laser Tachometer feature. Strobes are useful tools for measuring speed. Strobes can freeze-frame or stop-action moving objects when their flash rates match the speed of the object movement. The use of Monarch Instruments' laser guided synchronizing feature sets the flash rate of the strobe instantaneously to the speed of the object, and will adjust the flash rate as the rotational speed fluctuates.
What is Virtual RPM, Phase and Time Delay with Nova-Pro stroboscope?
Technical Notes on using advanced stroboscopic, or Strobe Techniques, for Phase Delay, Time Delay, and Virtual Revolutions Per Minute VPRM. This HOW TO guide outlines the process steps and application reasons for using these features. Video examples show the difference between Phase Delay and Time Delay, and why to use Virtual RPM, also know as Slow Motion, Slo-Mo, and Reverse Motion when working with Rotating, Linear Traveling Movement, and Reciprocating Motion in Printing, Converting, Sorting, Counting, Inspection, and Quality Assurance Control, for human visual assessment and camera vision systems. Video examples demonstrate the Nova-Pro® Strobe stroboscopic stop action, freeze frame, how to use and why it is effective in process manufacturing and inspection.
Using the Monarch Strobe REPEAT and JOG/DELAY Feature for Printing and Converting
Understanding the Repeat and Jog/Delay features for Narrow Web and Label Flexographic Printing. Viewing individual repeat patterns with a strobe when using different repeat quantities on the same sheet. How to view the first, second, and consecutive label impressions in a row using the Jog/Delay feature.
Cross Field Lighting techniques with strobes for inspection
Examples of using stroboscopes for inspection with cross field lighting for human eye and camera vision systems. By lighting from Bright Field (frontal), Dark Field (side lighting), and Backlighting (rear illumination) in a near-simultaneous sequence the combined illumination provides unique visualizations for process manufacturing quality inspectors.
Turn your Stroboscope into a Laser Sensor Tachometer
To get the most accurate speed measurements of rotating and reciprocating movements, consider an optical laser sensor for triggering the strobe, thereby taking the guesswork out of flash rates and providing dead-stop freeze-frame visualizations. 
The Nova-Pro® by Monarch Instrument has an integral laser sensor that can be used with the 100, 300, and 500 models. This simple proprietary module can be changed in seconds and is auto-sensed by the Nova-Pro on-screen user interface, making the Nova-Pro Stroboscope the easiest, most accurate speed assessment tool available.
Strobe and Vibration Analysis
Using a Nova-Pro® handheld stroboscope from Monarch Instrument, V-TEK demonstrates resonant frequencies inherent in machine vibration and vibration analysis. By matching the rotation frequency of the  MVAT6-01 the strobe flashing ‘freeze frames’ or creates an optical stop-motion of the rotor. This also captures the cantilever beam which is moving in resonant harmonics with the machine vibration. 
By adjusting the strobes flash rate (1822 fpm – 1862 fpm) while the rotation of the machine is a constant (1844 rpm), the strobe illustrates ‘Virtual Slow Motion’ both in forward and reverse rotation. Note the cantilever beam’s swaying movement. Many of our customer's use the Virtual Slow Motion features built into all Nova-Pro® and illumiNova™ strobes to visualize a condition which appears during a rotation or reciprocating action of a machine.
Why do I need a portable strobe and which one is right for my stop-action and speed applications?
View this select set of Professional Choice stroboscopic visualization and test measurement instruments for an array of industry applications. Contact for help in understanding features such as: Phase Delay, Slow Motion Strobe, Virtual RPM, Phase Degree Shift, Laser Light Tachometer Synchronization, and how the Monarch Instrument LED Technology makes the difference for Professionals like yourself.
Infrared Stroboscopic Technology and Life Sciences
Monarch Instrument Infrared Stroboscopic Technology and FASTEC high-speed camera frame rates are used for intricate animal life studies at US research facilities. By eliminating the use of high-intensity invasive, illumination sources, the IR camera and strobe can illustrate the natural occurrence of life inside these high-speed environments where they interact. By synchronizing the strobe flash and camera frame rates, breathtaking freeze-frame moments are captured in a steady stream of visual imagery with the sharpest of details.
Strobes in Process Manufacturing and Camera Vision Systems
"How it’s made" features a Monarch Instrument strobe in a  high-speed, high-volume manufacturing and canning facility. Monarch Instrument’s line of handheld strobes has been the Professionals Choice for over thirty years Featured in this video clip, the industry work-horse BBX illustrates freeze-frame visualizations for online inspectors. Through the use of brilliant white LEDs we can now provide Camera Vision Systems with millisecond pulse widths, brighter illumination, and perfectly synchronized strobes to meet the demanding requirements of the highest speed production systems.
illumiNOVA strobe slows high-speed precision 3D printer with Virtual RPM image capture for video
In partnership with Solidscape 3D Additive Printing Technologies and New Sky Productions the illumiNova® stroboscope captures the perfection of drop-by-drop deposition at 32,000 frames per second using a slow-motion Virtual Frames Per Second (FPS) setting of 11°.  Solidscape's high-precision additive materials 3D printers provide the highest level of detail for investment castings and miniature 3d models.
Compact Smart Laser Sensor and illumiNova Stroboscope Technology
The Monarch Instrument Compact Smart Laser Sensor is an optical sensor with both digital pulse and analog outputs, for non-contact reference signals used with Stroboscopes and Vibration Analyzers. The CSLS will recognize surface irregularities found on rotating shafts and linear moving webs, where embedded targets or areas of contrasting light values are perceived. It is sensitive enough to recognize a signal up to 65 feet away and can easily work with an angle of offset between 45 degrees to 75 degrees. 
How to use a strobe  to determine the speed of a rotating device
Learn how to manually synchronize a strobe to a rotation speed, and also use the Laser Tachometer feature. Strobes are useful tools for measuring speed. Strobes can freeze-frame or stop-action moving objects when their flash rates match the speed of the object movement. The use of Monarch Instruments' laser guided synchronizing feature sets the flash rate of the strobe instantaneously to the speed of the object, and will adjust the flash rate as the rotational speed fluctuates.


Application Notes

 Replacing a Xenon Strobe with an LED Strobe - How to increase Production, Quality, and Sustainability Goals in the Printing and Converting Industry.

A common issue we have found is making the transition from Xenon Strobe technology to the lower-cost, better illumination, and the advanced technologies that LED lighting offers web manufacturers and converters.
READ MORE for insights on the Quality and Cost Savings you can derive from Monarch Instruments illumiNova™ technologies.