We are delighted to announce our new TA497 PicoBNC+ optical sensor, which
forms part of a new PQ316 PicoBNC+ optical sensor kit.
Our NVH kits reveal vibrations related to engine (RPM), propshaft and road speed that can
be caused by imbalance of rotating components, or other factors. The PicoBNC+ optical kit
can be partnered with an NVH kit and a PicoBNC+ Automotive PicoScope to help users remove
propshaft (drive shaft) vibrations; in these cases, it can be much faster and less expensive
to rebalance the propshaft than to remove and replace it. The PicoBNC+ optical sensor
kit can also support speed measurement of other rotating items.
The PQ316 kit includes the high-quality TA497 PicoBNC+ optical sensor that connects
directly to your PicoScope, and a robust magnetic mount to ensure it is held in the
correct position. When compared to its BNC equipped counterpart (using the TA186 optical sensor),
the TA497 optical sensor has several ease-of-use benefits:
It does not need to be set up in the software, as it is automatically configured.
It does not have any batteries that need changing, as it is powered by the scope.
Furthermore, an interface box is not required as the sensor connects directly to the
oscilloscope so it is, therefore, always ready for use.
Together with an NVH kit, this system brings the technician a level of capability previously
only available in the vehicle manufacturer's factory or via expensive and dedicated repair
facilities. All of this is supported by our ongoing software updates, which will continue
to improve the system long after an initial purchase.
Prop-shaft Balancing Optical Sensor Kit
This Kit is a companion to our NVH Kits, providing a high-quality optical sensor and magnetic mount
for Prop-shaft Balancing when used with our balancing software.
Primarily used for balancing of propshafts (drive shafts), this Kit also supports
frequency measurement of other rotating items.
The Starter NVH Kit will allow you to measure vibrations on 3 axes, (X, Y and Z).
The Standard NVH Kit gives you the option to also measure vibration or sound on a single axis
at an additional location on the vehicle. The Advanced Kit gives you the option to measure
vibration or sound at four different locations on the vehicle. The Starter to Standard
Upgrade Kit gives you an extra set of all the kit items.
When used with PicoDiagnostics software, a simple graphical guide allows you to
identify and correct imbalance quickly and consistently.
This Kit is a companion to our NVH Kits and is for use in conjunction with
a PicoScope 4000 Series Automotive Oscilloscope.
The kit contains the following items,
which can also be found on NVH Accessories :
PICO-TA497 PicoBNC+ Optical Sensor
PICO-TA187 Magnetic Base for Optical Sensor
PICO-TA188 Directional Tape Measure for Propshaft Balancing
PICO-TA240 Reflective Tape
PICO-PA100 Carry Case for Optical Sensor Kit
A 24" strip of reflective tape is included with each optical sensor kit.
Additional reflective tape is also available for purchase.
The PP991 Optical Sensor Kit is still available, including the BNC TA186 Optical Sensor,
so that users of the BNC compatible oscilloscopes still have an optical sensor option.
Balancing Propshafts with PicoDiagnostics NVH Kit
The PicoDiagnostics NVH Kits can also support balancing of rotating components
when you use the optional Optical Sensor Kit with it.
The NVH Kits can reveal problems with vibrations that are related to engine speed (RPM),
propshaft speed, road speed or other unrelated frequencies. With the example of
a propshaft-related vibration, it can be a lot faster and cheaper to rebalance
the propshaft than to replace it.
The Balancing Kit contains a high-quality optical sensor with an interface to
connect it to your PicoScope and a robust magnetic mount to ensure that the
optical sensor can be held in the correct position. Again, the software wizards
in PicoDiagnostics will guide you through every step of the process.
Wizards and Methods
The Balancing software supports different methods such as pinion flange
(adding weights to existing holes in the flange), and hose clamp (
clamping weights to the shaft using jubilee clips). In each case
the system provides complete guidance and direct instructions
on both the weight and location to balance the shaft.
Together with the NVH Kits, this system brings to the technician the level
of capability previously only available in the vehicle manufacturer's
factory or expensive, dedicated repair facilities. All of this is
supported by our ongoing software updates that will continue to
improve the system long after initial purchase.