Industrial Products > Vector
& Production Program: Vector Tachometer
Vector line of Industrial Mixers required a custom designed
tachometer to monitor motor speed. The environment required
the tachometer to withstand high-temperature operation and
to have a functional life span of 10 years, 24 hours a day,
on non-replaceable batteries. In addition, Vector Mixers placed
in hazardous environments must be monitored from a safe location.
DCI was involved in this program from concept through production.
Extremely low current design was the key to long battery life.
The Vector Tachometer line was enhanced by remote sensing
capability through the AC and DC Remote Tachometers. The program
included the design, development and production of the primary
and remote Vector Tachometers, in addition to certification
for intrinsically safe environments (UL and CSA certified).
The primary Vector Tachometer improved the sales of Lightnin's
Vector Mixers by providing important control and monitoring
capabilities to its clients. The Remote Tachometer provided
flexibility that also improved the sales of the company's
Vector Mixers. DCI continues to produce the primary and remote