Tachulator for spindle rpm


Steven H
 

For what it’s worth, I use a Tachulator setup on two of my variable speed Atlas lathes (VFD and 3 phase motor). Works fine. Only issue is that occasionally the reflective tape gets oily or greasy and you loose the signal. Wipe off the reflective tape and back in business. The end of the sensor needs to be within 1/8” of the reflective tape. 

Troy, MI


Mike Poore
 

A little more expensive than the $18 Chicom unit I bought, but I like that it calculates fpm, which is really more important than rpm. That would be handy.

On 6/24/2022 11:40 AM, Steven H via groups.io wrote:
For what it’s worth, I use a Tachulator setup on two of my variable speed Atlas lathes (VFD and 3 phase motor). Works fine. Only issue is that occasionally the reflective tape gets oily or greasy and you loose the signal. Wipe off the reflective tape and back in business. The end of the sensor needs to be within 1/8” of the reflective tape. 

Troy, MI