Portable Stroboscope enables interruption-free inspection.

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By enabling motion of rotating or reciprocating machinery to appear stationary at position required for visual inspection, SKF TKRS 10 enables inspection without stopping/interrupting operation. Phase-shift feature lets user advance or retard flash timing without changing flash rate, and flash rate, up to 12,500 flashes per minute, can be adjusted via dial. While universal AC adaptor is included, stroboscope utilizes rechargeable battery with 2.5 hr running time per charge.

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Portable SKF TKRS 10 Stroboscope Facilitates Easy Inspection of Rotating or Reciprocating Machinery in a Flash' Without Interruption

The portable SKF TKRS 10 Stroboscope facilitates easy inspection of rotating or reciprocating machinery in a "flash" without stopping the machinery or otherwise interrupting operation. The device enables the motion of machinery to appear "frozen" at the position required for visual inspection and ultimately can assist in preparing for necessary maintenance in advance of planned equipment shutdown. This tool delivers an optimum solution for inspecting and monitoring the condition of fans, gears, rolls, and pulleys.

The stroboscope's phase-shift feature offers the capability to advance or retard flash timing without changing the flash rate, which allows for motion to be "frozen" at the exact position required for inspection. A bright flash rate up to 12,500 flashes per minute (FPM) ideally illuminates an application at a distance to cover a wide viewing area and suit a wide range of applications.

Among other features, the device's flash rate can be adjusted easily and quickly using the variable dial rate and the required flash speed can be reached within seconds. The stroboscope benefits from a compact design for handheld operation and integrates an easy-to-read and user-friendly LCD display.

The stroboscope utilizes a rechargeable battery with long running time per charge (up to 2.5 hours) and includes a universal AC adaptor for use worldwide. The device is supplied in a carrying case for protection and portability. A mounting thread on the underside allows mounting on a tripod for stability and added ease of use. SKF also now offers the advanced TKRS 20, which includes all the features of the TKRS 10 plus higher flash rate capabilities (300,000 FPM) and extended battery run time (12 hours).

Contact SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, PA 19446. Phone: 800-440-4SKF (toll free). Email: skfusainfo@skf.com Web site: www.skfusa.com

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039.

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