Speed Measurement Trainer

Curriculum Coverage

  • Photoelectric Characteristics
  • Electromagnetic Proximity Characteristics
  • DC Tachometer Generator Characteristics
  • Speed Sensors Comparison


  • Computer based Speed Trainer used to teach students how to measure the speed of a rotating shaft
  • Comprises all required sensors to measure shaft speed
  • For use with National Instruments Data Acquisition & Control hardware

Rotating components are basic parts in almost all industrial machinery; examples are generators, turbines, pumps...etc. The objective of this trainer is to teach students measuring the speed of a rotating shaft using different types of speed sensors and comparing between their different behaviors and characteristics.

The speed sensors used are: Photoelectric sensor, Electromagnetic Proximity sensor, and DC Tachometer Generator.The different sensors are mounted in a position where they can measure the same speed of the rotating shaft; as a result the student will be able to note the differences between them.