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Nova-Pro™ Ultraviolet LED Stroboscopes/Tachometers Strobe over UV Graphic

Nova-Pro® Ultraviolet LED Stroboscopes/Tachometers

PN: 6249-010

Regular price $1,059.00 Sale

Nova-Pro® is a series of powerful portable visual inspection and speed measurement tools. The Nova Pro UV 385 LED model provides a lamp-mode for static inspection and strobe-mode for stop motion inspection of high speed processes.

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We have combined all the features of our hand held LED stroboscopes together with Ultra Violet 385nm wavelength LEDS. It includes a full function *laser tachometer for performing non contact speed checks of rotating equipment. The Nova Pro UV light has a lamp mode for continuous on inspection. The light source is made up of twelve LED’s which are extraordinarily bright yet extremely efficient allowing cool continuous operation and long battery life (up to 9.5 hours on a single charge). Continuous operation is also possible with the optional AC adapter.

It includes the *integral laser module for tachometer mode or strobe trigger mode and adds a high contrast inverse blue LCD display with back light and touch sensitive number pad for setting flash rates quickly, ultra high intensity LED’s for even more light output, memory for up to 10 preset flash rates, input and output jacks for external sensors or pulse repeater output. Features include phase delaytime delay and virtual slow motion. 

Stand-Alone Strobe includes: Strobe, *integral laser module with remote dock, (1) standard Li-ion battery pack, battery charging station with interchangeable wall plugs, NIST calibration certificate and operation manual.

Strobe Kit includes: Strobe, *integral laser module with remote dock, (2) standard Li-ion battery packs, battery charging station with interchangeable wall plugs, Deluxe foam lined water tight case, NIST calibration certificate and operation manual.
*Integral optical sensor and flash trigger protected under US Patent 10,080,268
The Trademark Nova-Pro is protected under USPTO 87087611

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





Nova Pro UV LED


Reflective LCD Display:
White on blue LCD with back light: X
Touch Screen Control: X
Standard output LED's:
Hi-output LED's X
Input/Output Jacks: X
*Tachometer mode Internal1: X
Tachometer mode external: X
Programmable Memory X
Internal Phase Shifting: X
Phase Delay: X
Virtual RPM Mode; X


  • Adjustable brightness Ultra Violet LED light
  • Stroboscope & Tachometer in one!
  • *Integral/removable laser module (optional on 100)
  • Splash resistant IP54 enclosure
  • 1/4" x 20 tripod mount
  • Ergonomic one handed operation
  • Removable rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • TTL compatible input/output jacks
  • *Integral optical sensor and flash trigger protected under US Patent 10,080,268

Benefits of LED

  • Energy efficient with long battery life (9 hours typical) 
  • 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: security printing marks, invisible ink bar codes, anti-counterfeiting printing, pharmaceutical packaging and monetary documents
  • Visual inspection of materials: textiles, OAA coatings, Non-destructive Testing (NDT), liquid and magnetic dye penetrants
  • Determine speed of rotating equipment using UV strobe or built in laser tachometer
  • Troubleshoot high speed automation processes by placing them in virtual slow motion
  • Print ink densities and curing quality inspection


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: @300 mm/12 in: 1700μW/CM2 @1% duty cycle
Flash Duration: Adjustable 0.1 to 14 degrees (0.001 to 2.0 msecs 
Light Source: 12 High Output LED Array
Color Temperature: Approx. 6200°K
External Triggers in/out: TTL (12Vdc Max) input. Provides 3.3 Vdc TTL output
Tachometer Mode: 0-999,999 RPM with *Integral Laser or 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 msec
Virtual RPM (Slow Motion): -60.0 to 60.0 VRPM
Power Supply (Battery): Removable/Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack (Qty. 1 with stand-alone strobe Qty. 2 with kit) with 115/230 50/60 Hz recharging station with interchangeable plugs
Operating Time:  Battery Pack: 9.5 hours typical (6000 FPM, 2 deg. duty cycle)
AC Power adapter (optional): Continuous
Power Supply A/C: 15/230 Vac 50/60Hz AC Adapter with 6 ft. (3M) Cable and Interchangeable outlet Adapters (optional)
Weight: 1.4 lbs. (635 Grams) with Standard Battery
Size ( LxWxH): 9.5 x 3.75 x 5.5 in. (241 x 95 x 140 mm)
Housing Material/Rating: PC-ABS blend/IP54

*Integral optical sensor and flash trigger protected under US Patent 10,080,268


 Practical applications for White and UV strobes in the Printing and Converting Industries.

 Advantages of an embedded laser sensor and strobe

 Infrared Stroboscopic Technology and Life Sciences

 Using a Strobe REPEAT and JOG/DELAY feature for Printing and Converting


User Manuals:

Nova-Pro® UV385 Data Sheet

Nova-Pro® Ultra Violet LED manual

Tachometers, Stroboscopes & Sensors Catalog



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.
How does an Ultraviolet UV Strobe work with printing and converting equipment? 
Many manufacturers are utilizing multi-colored UV inks to combat counterfeiting in consumer packaged goods across a wide range of industries. This is also true with personal security documents and financial notes. In addition, process manufacturers take advantage of “invisible inks”, these printed ultraviolet indicators, for marking Pharmaceutical goods and as colored additives in adhesives used in flexible packaging goods where quality control measures are applied during the high-speed manufacturing process. The use of Ultraviolet wavelength strobes allows for stop-motion visualization for both human-vision and camera vision systems. Ultraviolet (UV) LED illuminating strobes are used in Printing and Converting Both offset and flexography, Process Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Flexible Packaging, Secure Document Validation, Financial Reporting, and also for Non-destructive Testing (NDT) when combined with fluorescing penetrants
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.