Nova-Pro™ is a series of powerful portable visual inspection and speed measurement tools.
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Nova-Pro™ 100: Designed for simple stroboscopic stop motion inspection and RPM measurement applications
Nova-Pro™ 300: Has all the features of the 100 described above. It includes the integral laser module for tachometer mode or strobe trigger mode and adds a high contrast inverse blue LCD display with
Nova-Pro™ 500: Has all the features of the 300 and adds an additional standard battery pack, remote laser docking station, phase delay
The Nova-Pro 500 is available as a stand alone battery powered device or can also be purchased in Kit form which adds a deluxe water tight protective die cut foam lined carry case. "Select" model above to view the exact contents and price of each available model.
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|Reflective LCD Display:||X|
|White on blue LCD with
|Touch Screen Control:||X||X|
|Standard output LED's:||X|
|Tachometer mode Internal1:||X||X||X|
|Internal Phase Shifting:||X|
|Virtual RPM Mode;||X|
|1Optional on 100|
- Stroboscope & Tachometer in one!
- Super bright LED's
Integral/removable laser module (optional on 100)
- Splash resistant IP54 enclosure
- 1/4" x 20 tripod mount
- Ergonomic one handed operation
Removable rechargeableLi-ion battery
- Continuous AC operation available
- TTL compatible input/output jacks (300, 500)
- NIST Certificate of Calibration included with 300 and 500 models
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)
- Visual running inspections of: Fan blades, motors, shafts, gears, rollers, webs, belts,
sheaves, chains, sprockets and much more without having to shut down your process
- Diagnose alignment issues
- Determine speed of rotating equipment using strobe or built in laser tachometer
- Troubleshoot high speed automation processes by placing them in virtual slow motion
- Print quality inspection
- Textile processing inspection
- Phase reference balancing
|Flash Range (FPM/RPM):||30-999,999||30-999,999||30-999,999|
|Display:||6 Digit Numeric and 5 Digit Alphanumeric LCD Reflective||6 Digit Numeric and 5 Digit Alphanumeric LCD with Touch Keypad. High Contrast Blue Background/White Characters with Back Light||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||0.001% of Setting or +/-1 Lsd/6 Digits to 0.001||0.001% of Setting or +/-1 Lsd/6 Digits to 0.001|
|Light Output:||3400 Lux @ 6000 FPM, 12 inches (30.48cm), 2
||5500 Lux @ 6000 FPM, 12 inches (30.48cm), 2
||5500 Lux @ 6000 FPM, 12 inches (30.48cm), 2
|Flash Duration:||Adjustable 0.1 to 14 degrees (0.001 to 2.0 msecs||Adjustable 0.1 to 14 degrees (0.001 to 2.0 msecs||Adjustable 0.1 to 14 degrees (0.001 to 2.0 msecs|
|Light Source:||12 LED Array||12 High Output LED Array||12 High Output LED Array|
|Color Temperature:||Approx. 6200°K||Approx. 6200°K||Approx. 6200°K|
|External Triggers in/out:||N/A||TTL (12Vdc Max) input. Provides 3.3
||TTL (12Vdc Max) input. Provides 3.3
|Tachometer Mode:||0-999,999 RPM with Integral Laser (optional)||0-999,999 RPM with Integral Laser or External input||0-999,999 RPM with Integral Laser or External input|
|Programmable Memory:||N/A||Yes (10 set points)||Yes (10 set points)|
|Internal Phase Shift:||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|Phase Delay - Degrees:||N/A||N/A||-360.0 to 345.0 Degrees|
|Time Delay - milliseconds:||N/A||N/A||-50.000 to 50.000 Msec|
|Virtual RPM (Slow Motion):||N/A||N/A||-60.0 to 60.0 VRPM|
|Power Supply (Battery):||Removable/rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack with 115/230 50/60 Hz recharging station||
Standard Battery Pack: 9.5 hours typical (6000 FPM, 2 deg. duty cycle)
|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
1.5 lbs. (680 Grams) with Hi-capacity Battery
||9.5 x 3.75 x 5.5 in. (241 x 95 x 140 mm)|
|Housing Material/Rating:||PC-ABS blend/IP54|
Practical applications for White and UV strobes in the Printing and Converting Industries.
Cross Field and stroboscopic lighting techniques for freeze-frame images
Advantages of an embedded laser sensor and strobe
Using a Strobe REPEAT and JOG/DELAY feature for Printing and Converting
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.
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.
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 monarchinstrument.com 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.
| 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.