FT-7200 Handheld Advanced Tachometer From ONO SOKKI

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI The FT-7200 Advanced Tachometer is an easy-to-use handheld digital tachometer offering high functions and performance. The use of FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) technology enables the FT-7200 to perform frequency analysis of rotation speed by using change of signal in sound, vibration or magnetic flux from rotating machines such as a motor or the like. Selection from 5 kinds of measurement modes allows it to calculate and display rotation speed of any complex waveform signals from a sound level meter or an accelerometer accurately by extracting the exact frequency component.

The FT-7200 enables non-contact measurement of rotation speed by sound or vibration from a measurement object with inaccessible rotating shaft such as a built-in motor in a product, which disabled using conventional tachometers. No need for affixing a reflection mark or modification to a rotating shaft of a measurement object.

Also the use of new algorithm allows calculation and displaying with high follow-up performance, even a sudden change of rotation speed in rising/falling edge of a motor or accelerated/decelerated engine rotation, which has been disabled with conventional models. The FT-7200 is a battery-operated and easy to carry handheld tachometer facilitating on-site measurement.

The FT-7200 can be used with various optional detectors by Ono Sokki; microphone and sound level meter, accelerometer and engine vibration detector, ignition pulse detector and so on. In addition, the FT-0801 cigarette lighter socket sensor is available for detecting voltage output from power outlet in vehicle. Selectable from wide range of detectors depending on your requirements.

Features

  • Compact and handheld type tachometer with FFT calculation technology

  • 5 kinds of algorithms in 2 measurement modes can be selected depending on measurement requirement.

  • Provided with the measurement algorithm to follow up a sudden change of rotation speed in rising /falling edge or accelerated/decelerated rotation.

  • Enables calculation and display of rotation speed by sound or vibration from a measurement object with inaccessible rotating shaft.

  • Non-contact rotation measurement of a thin rotating shaft in a micro motor or fan blades.

  • Various detectors are available to cover wide measurement requirements.

  • Provided with an analog output and averaging functions.

  • Large size LCD with backlight for displaying the measured result.

 

Measurement mode

5 kinds of algorithms in 2 measurement modes can be selected depending on measurement requirement. C, D and E modes follow up changes in accelerated/decelerated rotation speed. Even when the maximum peak frequency is lost, the peak value is predicted and the rotation speed can be calculated in the C mode. The D mode can follow up changes of the maximum peak and appropriate rotation speed can be selected from up to 8 frequency peaks in the E mode.

Measurement mode MODE Measurement algorithm
Steady rotation measurement
(Constant)

(This mode is effective when rotating speed of a measurement object is constant.)

A Maximum power spectrum peak detection method
B Peak-interval mode method
Acceleration/deceleration rotation measurement (Active)

(This mode is effective when rotating speed of a measurement object changes.)

C Maximum power spectrum peak detection method
(Multi-order peak follow-up method)
D Maximum power spectrum peak detection method
(Maximum power spectrum peak follow-up method)
E Maximum power spectrum peak detection method
(Specific power spectrum peak follow-up method)

 

Maximum power spectrum peak detection method

 

 

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Calculation is performed using the frequency of the power spectrum's maximum peak. Measurement is normally made in this mode.

   

Peak-interval mode method

 

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The frequency intervals of the order component of the rotation are sought sequentially. The most often appeared frequency interval is judged to be the 1st-order component of the rotation speed. This method is effective to judge the rotation speed and to use when the 1st-order peak is unstable.

   

Specific power spectrum peak follow-up method

 

 

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The peak frequency of an optional one power spectrum is observed among up to 8 power spectrums for rotation speed measurement.

 

--  Comparison of the new mode C of the FT-7200 with a previous model  --

The mode C of the FT-7200 enables measurement of rotating object which cannot be measured before. (Fig.1) The performance is improved to follow up a sudden change of accelerated/decelerated rotation.(Fig.2)

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(Compared analog outputs by oscilloscope)

 


Rpm measurement
of the motor

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Rpm measurement 
from vibration

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Rpm measurement
from the magnetic flux leakage

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Rpm measurement
from cigarette lighter socket sensor

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Application examples

Using a microphone or an accelerometer to measure rotation speed of an engine

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI

The rotation speed of an engine can be measured from sound or vibration caused by the movement of pistons. This is an effective measurement method when an engine compartment is covered, and engine rotation sensors cannot be attached.

  • Set the number of pulses to match the number of ignition firings per one crankshaft rotation.
    Example: In the case of a four-cylinder engine with four-cycle, the number of pulse is set at 2 P/R.

   

Measuring rotation speed of DC motors built in home appliances

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI

This example shows how to measure rotation speed of DC motors that are built in home appliances. Rotation speed of a motor deeply inside in home appliance, such as an electric toothbrush, can be obtained by magnetic flux leaking from the motor.

  • The rotation speed can be measured simply by inputting the number of poles in a DC motor rotor.

   

Using an engine rotation sensor to measure rotation speed of an engine

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI

The rotation speed of an engine can be measured by clamping a sensor to the primary side of low-voltage or secondary side of high-voltage conductor. Measurement can be performed simply by inputting the number of ignitions per rotation.

  • Set the number of pulses to match the number of ignition firings per one rotation.
    Example: In the case of a 4-cycle engine
    If you will be performing measurement on the primary conductor, set the number of pulses to half the number of cylinders. If you will be performing measurement on the secondary conductor, make the setting 0.5 P/R so that there is one pulse for every two rotations.

   

Using an accelerometer to measure rotation speed of a small fan

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI

This example shows how to measure rotation speed of rotating objects such as a small fan. The vibration from a rotating object depends on rotation movement of an object. The rotation speed of an object can be obtained by measuring the vibration frequency.

   

Using an accelerometer to measure rotation speed of a compressor

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This example shows how to measure rotation speed of compressors used in air conditioners or similar equipments. The FT-7200 can measure rotation speed of a compressor with inaccessible rotating shaft in combination with an accelerometer.

   

Using a microphone to measure rotation speed of an engine from the muffler noise

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI

This example shows how to measure rotation speed of an engine from an vehicle's muffler noise. Since pulsation component of engine rotation is included in muffler noise, the engine's rotation speed can be obtained by this pulsation frequency component.

  • Set the number of pulses to match the number of ignition firings per one crankshaft rotation. Please note, however, that depending on muffler performance, there may be cases when measurement cannot be performed.

   

Using a Cigarette Lighter Socket Sensor FT-0801 to measure rotation speed of an engine

FT-7200, Handheld, Advanced, Tachometer, ONO SOKKI

In this example, the FT-7200 measures rotation speed of an engine by using ignition noise from power outlet in vehicle, which is detected by the FT-0801. It can be used for voltage at 12VDC and 24VDC.

 

Overview Specifications

Measurement Section
Measurement object DC motor, compressor, engine or other general rotating objects
Calculation method FFT calculation method
Measurement time 250 ms or less
Input frequency range
2000 Hz range 30 to 2000 Hz (18,000 to 99,999 r/min)
 500 Hz range 7.5 to 500 Hz (450 to 30,000 r/min)
 250 Hz range 3.75 to 250 Hz (225 to 15,000 r/min)

(at 1 P/R )

Measurement unit r/min (rotation speed)
Measurement accuracy

2 x rotation speed resolution (r/min), 1 count

* The rotation speed accuracy depends on the frequency range.

Minimum rotation speed resolution

Frequency range (Hz) 6400 x 60 the number of pulses set (P/R)

* The resolution becomes coarse when the rotation speed is accelerating or decelerating.
   6400 = 200 lines x 32

Filter function Limited to the frequency range that you want to measure (rotation speed range) from the overall range of the selected frequency range
Averaging function Moving average
No. of averages: OFF, 2, 4, 8, 16
Sensor amplifier sensitivity adjustment dial The sensor amplifier sensitivity can be adjusted by using the rotary dial located on the right side of the main unit.
Detection section
Applicable detector
Engine rotation OM-1200, IP-292, IP-296, IP-3000A, IP-3100, FT-0810
Vibration VP-202, VP-1220, NP-2000 series NP-3000 series
Sound MI-1432(microphone)+ MI-3111(preamplifier)
Others Magnetic flux leakage sensor, LED reflected-light optical fiber sensor

* Please note, however, that detection may not be performed correctly depending on the engine or measurement object.

Voltage level    5 V  :Max 5 V
0.5 V  :Max 0.5 V
0.05 V:Max 0.05 V
Input coupling AC coupling
Power supply for NP sensor Constant Current Power Supply (2.4 0.5 mA)
Display section
The number of display digits 5 digits
Character height 10.2 mm
Display 7-segment LCD with backlight
Display update time 0.5 0.2 seconds
Display resolution 1 r/min
Measurement mode section
CNS(Constant)
Mode A, B Use this mode when there are minimal fluctuations in rotation speed of an object under measurement. (when measuring the rated speed or similar)
ACT(Active)
Mode C, D, E Use this mode when rotation speed of an object under measurement accelerates or decelerates. (please note, however, that measurement may not be performed correctly in the case of sudden changes)
Analog output section
【REVO】Analog output
Signal output In proportional to the rotation speed displayed value
Voltage range 0 to 1 V/0 to F.S.(F.S. can be specified optionally.)
Conversion method 10 bit D/A conversion method
Linearity 1 % of F.S.
Output update time 250 ms or less
Temperature stability 0.05 % of F.S./ C (Zero & Span)
Setting error 0.5 % of F.S. (adjustment setting error at the time of shipment from the factory, ZERO & SPAN)
Load resistance 100 kΩ or more
Output connector Ultra-mini jack (Φ 2.5)
【SIG】Analog output for monitor
Signal output Analog output for monitor after waveform shaping of sensor signal
Load resistance 100 kΩ or more
Output connector Ultra-mini jack (Φ 2.5, same which is also used as REVO output.)
Pulse output section
Output signal Frequency pulse of power spectrum extracted with FFT processing
Output voltage Lo: 0.5 V or less, Hi: 4.5 V or more(with no-load)
Output update time Steady rotation measurement mode(Constant):500 ms or less
Rotation acceleration/deceleration measurement mode (Active):250 ms or less
Load resistance 100 kΩ or more
Output connector Ultra-mini jack (Φ2.5, same which is also used as REVO output.)
General specifications
Power source Type AAA battery cell x 4 pcs. or PB-7090 exclusive AC adapter (option)
Continuous operating time

Approx. 6 hours (when the backlight is off.)
Approx. 5 hours (when the backlight is on.)
(When alkaline batteries are used at a temperature of 20 C; excluding the use of an NP series accelerometer *1)

*1: When an NP series accelerometer is used, current consumption increases because of the constant current power supply used to drive the NP series accelerometer. Use of the exclusive adapter is therefore recommended.

Battery LOW display The "LOW" mark flashes when the voltage has dropped to approx. 4.2 V.
Operating temperature range 0 to +40 C
Storage temperature range -10 +50 C
Operating humidity range +35 to +85 % RH (with no condensation)
Storage humidity range +35 to +85 % RH (with no condensation)
Outer dimensions 189.5(L) 66(W) 47.5(D)mm (main unit only)
Weight Approx 230 g (main unit only; not including batteries)
Accessories Type AAA alkaline battery cell x 4 pcs., carrying case, instruction manuals (3 kinds)

 

Options

Ignition pulse detector (Primary side)
IP-292

Ignition pulse detector (Secondary side)
IP-296

Ignition pulse detector
 IP-3000A

Ignition pulse detector
 IP-3100
Ignition pulse detector
OM-1200

DC motor rotation detector
FT-0501

Piezoelectric-type accelerometers
NP-2000/3000 Series

* Charge amplifier is required additionally when NP-2000 series accelerometer is used.

Microphone + preamplifier
MI Series

 

Engine rotation detector
VP-202

Engine rotation detector (High-sensitive type)
VP-1220

Cigarette lighter socket sensor
FT-0801

Input voltage:12 or 24 V
Cable length:2 m
Connector:BNC

 

Magnetic stand/stand jig
HT-0522/0521A

The state which attached
the main body.

Tripod
LA-0203C

AC adapter
PB-7090

 

PB-7090

Analogue output signal cable (2 m)
AX-501

Used for both analog and pulse outputs, Φ 2.5 pin plug CO2 plug (BNC)