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I agree that the original 404B mount is not great. But the ball / swivel joint is pretty special IMO.  Specifically the distance from the sensor to magnet is soo small it makes it difficult to use on large machines. 

But if you can have reflective tape the Banner optic does give quite a long distance. And is why I adopted magnetic vee block and using the Banner sensor.  CSI did use a Banner optical for the sensor.  A high speed one at that.  But I bought a few not so high speed ones from eBay with screw fitting.  And they worked fine.  Enabled me to buy cheap Turck extension cables for long cable runs.  Which i only need every few years. Now I need to buy more cables to enable Speedvue to work with 2140, CTC is best with their lifetime warranty. Regards

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They sold me two of them no one offered speedvue.


I'm cynical so am always very careful with sales personnel. They just want to sell. And they are on qoutas so that is their performance - understandable. And are mostly uninformed and lie to suit themselves to suit said qoutas. . I don't believe they have your best interests at heart. Because they don't know about your job.  And if you look at it 404B kit and a Speedvue is not that much different in cost.  Go Speedvue!!  I have both a speedvue and 2x  404B.  Like to use the 404 for balancing - that is the habit I fell in to.  Also have a Monarch unit that I can lock to on with a reflective tape.  Love them all but Speedvue is the best.  So when I go to a paper machine roll balance I just use the equipment that I know works. 404B.  I could try to use a Speedvue - which I should do - but 404 is my go to. No battery pack. I have the special cable to adapt 404 to 2130 and have recently ordered special amphenol to M12 8 pin Turck to suit 2140.  I will then order extension cables from Turck locally so that will be relatively cheap.  I can then have instrument in safe place and run tach to 20 or 30 metres away. With 2130 / 40 you can adjust tach volts trigger level as well so if  volts drop on long cable runs that's OK. rgds
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I'm going to try to make a SpeedVue work with SKF.

Unfortunately, there is an extra wire in one of the cables so it's not as simple as cutting and splicing the two cables.

One of these days.
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I'm going to try to make a SpeedVue work with SKF.

Unfortunately, there is an extra wire in one of the cables so it's not as simple as cutting and splicing the two cables.

One of these days.


If you manage that let me know. I’m stuck with a strobe and can’t keep battery’s in the Bastid, holds a charge for an hour max.
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I'm going to try to make a SpeedVue work with SKF.

Unfortunately, there is an extra wire in one of the cables so it's not as simple as cutting and splicing the two cables.

One of these days.
  Danny, i think you will nave seen the Speedvue for sale on this forum.  Might be a cheap way to try disassembling the cable.  I know those cables / plugs are super fiddly.  Maybe contact CTC - they will have lots of expertise I'm sure.  Could be a new market for CSI.  Selling Speedvue's to SKF users.  That would be very very happy I'm sure. rgds
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I'll figure it out one of these days.  

They told me that it couldn't be used as a tach with the 2120 but I made it work.

(Still got the cable if anyone wants it).

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"(Still got the cable if anyone wants it)."

Hey Danny, I'd be willing to give that cable a good loving home.
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I'll figure it out one of these days.  

They told me that it couldn't be used as a tach with the 2120 but I made it work.

(Still got the cable if anyone wants it).

  Well done for making that work Danny.  Luckily with 2130 and 2140 we have adjustable voltage set points which enables the user to adapt the setup to just how much contrast is reflected to Speedvue from the trigger.  not so long ago I got mine to trigger from a bright white painted area on a machine that could not be stopped whilst I was on site.  It is a magic piece of equipment.  rgds
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I usually use a laser tach to balance. To mount I welded a threaded plate to a set of vise grips. With this I can mount 15 feet away to any solid support. Tried this when a fan vibrated so hard magnet would not hold. Liked it and started using it all the time.
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I use  CSI 404 on the CSI mag base as my short range, typically primary, tach. I believe in having a kit spare for everything in my kit and have a small laser tach for longer ranges and spare  which I mount on a base I made from a 60# pull hardware magnet a 3/8" vertical rod, Starrett 3/8 x 1/4 snug and a 1/4" x 4" bolt, total cost 25 bucks. One could make it double articulating for another 10 bucks. Nothing keeps Mr. Murphy away like having spares. 
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I'm the same as you bones. Bought a bracket from Bannar and had my stepfateher, the legend welder he was, weld up someething. And yes, the 3/8" stalnless rod.  Very good solution. rgds


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