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VBX Vibration Strobe Portable Stroboscopes Display and Keyboard View - Monarch Instrument

VBX Vibration Stroboscope Kit

PN: 6220-033

Regular price $2,195.00 Sale

Offering 4 kit variations! 

This vibration strobe is uniquely designed to provide precise, instantaneous synchronization to a number of data collectors and FFT analyzers triggered by an accelerometer. It has a flash range of 30 to 50,000 FPM (flashes/minute).

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This vibration strobe is uniquely designed to provide precise, instantaneous synchronization to a number of data collectors and FFT analyzers triggered by an accelerometer. Built for portable applications, the VBX is the perfect lightweight phase analysis tool. The VBX allows for the measurement of phase without stopping the machinery to install reflective tape. Phase analysis is quick and accurate using the Filter Bandwidth Selector and the Relative Phase Adjustment. Unique "Tracking Filter" maintains phase lock to the input pulse. The VBX can power and be triggered by accelerometers with or without data collectors.  

Monarch offers 4 kit variations: VBX Kit, VBX 2120 Kit, VBX 2130 Kit, and VBX SKF Kit

 

Features

  • Flash rates from 30 to 50,000 FPM (flashes/minute), adjustable in 1 FPM increments; the all-digital, crystal controlled microprocessor keeps readings rock steady 
  • Selectable tracking filter allows for solid-phase reading
  • Individual input and output TTL jacks for providing signals to remote data collectors from the accelerometer
  • Relative Phase Adjustment is user selectable allowing reference mark to be positioned at a convenient visual location
  • Backlit alphanumeric LCD display shows the flash rate in flashes/minute

 

      Specifications*

      VBX Vibration Strobe
      Flash Range (flashes/minute) 30-50,000 FPM;  0.5-830 FPS (flashes/second or Hz) 
      Accuracy 0.004% of setting or +/- 1 lsd / 0.01 FPM
      Digital Adjustment Knob 36 detents per revolution and blinking decade selection
      Flash Rate Resolution (internal triggering) 0.01 to 1.0 FPM (menu selectable)
      Indicators Battery Level, On Target, Time, Auto, Alt, Tach, Lock, and EXT icons
      Operating Time 2 hours typical @1800 FPM (operates continuously on AC power)
      Phase Delay  0.1 to 359.9 degrees
      Tracking Filter Selectable wide and narrow bandwidths; filter may not lock below 100 FPM
      Time Delay 0.01 to 1000 msec
      Virtual RPM (slow motion) 0-200 VRPM
      Flash Energy (typical) 230 mJoule up to 3450 FPM
      Flash Duration (typical) 10-25 microseconds
      Average Power (Watts) 11Watts @ 3000 FPM; >13Watts @ 3450 FPM
      Tachometer Mode 5-250,000 RPM from external trigger
      External Input (1/8" phone plug) Input pulse - 0.5 usec min., TTL to 24V max (1/8" phone plug)
      Trigger Output/Remote Sync (typical) 3.3V TTL compatible 40 usec pulse-positive/negative
      Power Internal rechargeable NiMH batteries
      Weight 1.9 lbs. (0.852 kg) including batteries

      *Specifications are subject to change without notice.

      Here’s what you’ll receive upon delivery:

      VBX Vibration Strobe Kit - without interface cables (6220-033) includes:

      Strobe with PSC-PBXU power supply/recharge, 115/230 Vac, and a spare lamp with CA-4046-6 accelerometer cable

      • Ships in a deluxe watertight carry case with die-cut foam insert
      • Documentation: operation manual and product registration card

      VBX Vibration Strobe CSI Kit – for 2120 model only (6220-031) includes:

      Strobe with PSC-PBXU power supply/recharge, 115/230 Vac, spare lamp, and CSI 2120 data collector interface cable with CA-4046-6 accelerometer cable

      • Ships in a deluxe watertight carry case with die-cut foam insert
      • Documentation: operation manual and product registration card

      VBX Vibration Strobe CSI Kit – for 2130 model only (6220-034) includes:

      Strobe with PSC-PBXU power supply/recharge, 115/230 Vac, spare lamp, and CSI 2130 data collector interface cable with CA-4046-6 accelerometer cable

      • Ships in a deluxe watertight carry case with die-cut foam insert
      • Documentation: operation manual and product registration card

      VBX Vibration Strobe SKF Kit – for CMVA models only (6220-032) includes:

      Strobe with PSC-PBXU power supply/recharge, 115/230 Vac, spare lamp, and SKF CMVA data collector interface cable with CA-4046-6 accelerometer cable

      • Ships in a deluxe watertight carry case with die-cut foam insert
      • Documentation: operation manual and product registration card

      Shipping Codes for the Nova-Strobe VBX:

      Harmonized Tariff Code:  9029206000

      Country of Origin:  US

      Export Control Classification Number (ECCN):  EAR99

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