RDS Shaft Speed Monitors
Shaft Speed Monitors
The RDS Shaft speed range of instruments provides an easy to use and cost effective method of monitoring up to six shafts at the same time.
Using a magnetic sensor on each shaft, the instrument is calibrated to display the shaft RPM on the selected channel. Each shaft speed channel has programmable speed alarms which trigger an internal audible and visual alarm. The Shaftspeed 6 offers a low-speed alarm threshold whilst the 600 and 660 offer programmable high or low-speed alarms and a secondary alarm output that can be used to physically inhibit operation or warn of alarm condition.
The 600 and 660 offer the further functions of forward speed and partial/total area measurement. Both units have an automatic cut-out switch to prevent area accumulation when turning on headlands etc.
The 660 includes an hour meter and a ‘STOP’ alarm for monitoring a particular machinery component. This feature automatically activates an alarm output , e.g. a connection to a relay to operate a solenoid/motor-actuated switch or valve which can inhibit machine function.