Hour Meter

    SYS Hour Meter

    SYS hour meter is suitable recording time for mechanical equipment.The time setting range from 0...

    HM-142 series Hour Meter

    HM-142 hour meter is suitable recording time for mechanical equipment.The time setting range from 0...

    AHC3L series Digital Hour Meter

    AHC3L Digital Hour Meter is suitable recording time for mechanical equipment.

    Not many people know this, but hour meters are amazing devices that have applications ranging from generators to airplanes. But what are they and how do they work? Those are just some of the questions we’re going to answer here today.

    What Is an Hour Meter?

    An hour meter is a device or instrument used to measure the elapsed time that’s usually displayed in hours. Most often, people use hour meters to log the running time of mechanical equipment.

    But why do you need to keep track of how long your equipment has been working? Well, that’s the only true and precise way of knowing when you need to schedule maintenance.

    With an hour meter, you can rely on the running time of your devices and systems to figure out when to do maintenance. By doing so, you’ll be able to better estimate when your equipment needs replacing. In addition to having a maintenance reminder, you can also keep track of your warranties, services, or rental products with an hour meter.

    Types of Hour Meters

    Now, hour meters can differ in display, voltage, power, shape, and data. The display can be an LCD, LED, or an electromechanical one. Also, hour meters are most often either round or rectangular in shape.

    When it comes to how they’re powered, hour meters can be either AC or DC powered. You can use AC powered hour meters on equipment that plugs into the wall, such as generators and compressors. On the other hand, you can use a DC powered hour meter on equipment like trucks, airplanes, and tractors. But before you make your final decision on which hour meter to buy, some of the things you should consider are:

    • – Panel profile
    • – Ruggedness
    • – Terminals
    • – Noise

    Applications of Hour Meters

    Apart from its use in industries like aviation and seafaring, there are a couple of places you might not think to use an hour meter.

    For example, fleet vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances usually have much higher running times compared to their mileage. A fire truck could be running near a burning building without clocking one single mile.

    So, if you only use an odometer for reference when to do maintenance, you’re not going to have a clear picture of when it’s needed. In addition to these, you can also use hour meters in the medical field to record product functions, and service intervals.