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M36 Analog Photo Tachometer

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As of June 2004 the M36 is no longer available. We recommend the CDT-1000HD as a replacement, click for more info

The easy-to-use Pioneer M36 tachometer allows accurate measurement of RPM in almost any environment. Simply aim the highly-visible light beam at a reflective mark placed on a rotating device, push the button and the RPM reading is immediately displayed. No contact with the shaft or wheel is necessary.


  • Longest measurement range of any hand-held photo tachometer
  • Includes NIST-traceable certificate
  • Easy-to-use one-button operation
  • Convenient analog readout; 0-12,000 RPM range
  • Durable—the reliable industrial workhorse for over 20 years


DisplayAnalog meter
Display Range0 - 2,400 RPM and 0 - 12,000 RPM
Measurement Range6 to 30 inches
Resolution+/- 2 RPM over the entire range
PhotocellHermetically sealed cadmium selenide
Power SwitchPress-to-operate mechanical switch
Power RequirementsTwo 1.5 V "AA" batteries and one 9 V alkaline battery (included)
Dimensions3.75" x 7.75" x 2.5"
ConstructionHigh impact plastic
WeightApproximately 1.75 pounds, (including internal batteries)
Operating/Storage Environment32 - 114°F/ 0 - 125°F


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