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Combination Contact and Non-Contact Laser Tachometer
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PLT-5000 Combination Contact and Non-Contact Laser Tachometer

The PLT-5000Pocket Laser Tachometer accurately measures RPM and Surface speed using contact or non-contact measurement techniques. This battery-powered unit is extremely compact for convenient portable use and is supplied in a rugged and attractive plastic housing that is ergonomically designed for optimum comfort.

When measuring RPM in the non-contact measuring mode, the PLT-5000 emits a precision laser beam that is aimed at a small piece of reflective tape, which is affixed to the rotating target.

The PLT-5000 is extremely easy to operate and quickly converts from non-contact operation to contact operation by screwing the contact adapter in place. In addition to RPM's, a wide variety of engineering units for surface speed and length are user-selected via the front panel buttons. Units include; feet per minute, meters/min, yards per minute, inches per minute and more.

A built-in memory stores up to 10 measurements plus minimum, maximum, average and last.


  • Supplied with NIST-traceable calibration certificate
  • Sharp Visible Laser Beam
  • 60" Range
  • Measures RPM & surface speed and length
  • Stores 14 readings for recall
  • Displays Metric & English lenght units
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Simple One Button Operation

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- High-precision laser measures from distances up to 14 feet
- Includes 6" circumference surface speed wheel

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Complete Kit

The PLT-5000 comes as a complete kit with storage case, 6" circumference wheel, Funnel Adapter, Cone Adapter, Contact Adapter, three (3) AA Batteries, reflective tape, NIST certificate and instruction manual. The PLT-5000 is supplied as a complete kit


Display5 digit 0.47" (12mm) height LCD
RPM Measuring RangeNon-Contact; 6.0 - 99,999
Contact, 6.0 - 20,000 (limited for safety reasons)
Surface speed 6" Wheel(m/min) 1.0-3,810, (yards/min) 1.0-4,166.4
(inch/min) 36-99,999 ( feet/min) 3.0-12,499
Length- ( Using 6" wheel)(M) 0.2-99,999-(yards) 0.2-99,999 -(feet) 0.5-99,999
Total RPM1-99,999
AccuracyRevolution 6.0-599.9 rpm ±1rpm, 600-99,999 rpm ±0.006% & ±0.5 digit
Surface speed, length0.4% and ±1 digit
Memory14 Reading are stored in memory and retained for five minutes
( Last, Max, Min, average, and 10 selectable measurements.)
Update timeOne Second
DetectionLaser Diode
Auto Power Off5 Minutes
Batteries Included3 AA 1.5V
Low Battery IndicatorFlashing "LO BAT" in display
Over Range IndicatorFlashing "OVR" display
Operating Temperature32-110F (0-45C)
Case constructionABS Resin
Dimensions4.55" L x 2.52" W x1.24"H (115.5 mm x 64 mm x 3.15 mm)
Length with contact adaptor: 149 mm
Weight.35 Lb. (160 g)" to "6 ounces (160 g), including batteries
AccessoriesStorage Case, Cone Adapter, Funnel Adapter, Master Wheel ( 6") Contact adapter, three (3) AA Batteries, 25 reflective tapes, NIST Certificate, Instructions
Warranty2 Years


Sample Calibration CertificatePDF Instruction Manual
PDF Data Sheet

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  Item Price Description  
PLT-5000$269.00PLT-5000 Combination Contact / Non-Contact Laser Tachometer
DTCA$10.00Cone Tip for Hand-held tachometers
DTFA$10.00Funnel Tip for Hand-held tachometers
DTSX$15.00Shaft Extension for Tachometers, 3 inch
DT6$30.006 Inch Circumference Tachometer wheel, 7mm shaft
205T$5.00Reflective Tape, 1x7 Inch Strip
205TS$5.00Reflective Tab Sheet, 35 1/2" x 1/2" Squares
205TS-4$15.00Qty 4 Reflective Tab Sheet, 35 1/2" x 1/2" Squares
65-29$10.00Reflective Tape, 1/2" x 5'
PLT-5000-ADAP$65.00Spare Screw-In Contact Adapter for PLT-5000
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