back to listings SME Profile: RHEINTACHO UK LTD


Enterprise Court
Pit Lane Micklefield
LS25 4BU

T:  (0)113 287 4411


RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH is a company with longstanding tradition and has been engaged since 1901 in the field of rotational speed, a crucial control quantity for mechanical processes.

Just over 85 employees are employed at the company’s headquarters in Freiburg.

In-house product development, production and assembly departments guarantee quick and innovative solutions to customers’ individual requirements.

The production range incorporates a wide range of solutions of a high technical quality, principally in the field of rotational speed: sensors, hand-held measuring devices, rotary encoders and switching devices.

RHEINTACHO UK Ltd, a subsidiary of the German company RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH, is specialized in the production of non-electronic measurement and indication instruments as well as tacho generators, and acts as a sales and service center for the UK and Ireland.

RHEINTACHO China acts as localized sales and support center for genuine RHEINTACHO product, and provides timely application and technical support for Chinese and Asian customer base. RHEINTACHO China team can communicate in Chinese, English and German to closely support local Chinese manufacturers as well as join-venture companies.

RHEINTACHO Vision Systems S.A.S., with its Headquarters in Buhl (France), is the latest member of the RHEINTACHO Group as from April 1st, 2017. The newly founded company RHEINTACHO Vision Systems has emerged from the acquisition of the French company ERGECA (RGK Video Systems) and is specialized in the development, production and sales of camera-based inspection systems. We are pleased to have been able to get the experienced staff of RGK Video Systems on board the new company. RHEINTACHO Vision System can thus draw on the market and product know-how acquired over many years.



As a manufacturer of measuring devices, sensors and accessories for rotational speed recording and monitoring, RHEINTACHO has been offering first-class solutions for a wide range of applications since 1901. 

Our rich experience in rotational speed measurement is reflected as much in our standard products as in the special solutions we develop for our customers.

The following is a summary of our product groups. 

  Customized solutions

 Rotational speed sensors

 Stationary stroboscopes

Portable stroboscopes

RHEINTACHO can tap into a wealth of expertise in the design and production of electronic and mechatronic products. We are also more than happy to exploit our knowledge to develop and produce customer-specific solutions. RHEINTACHO sensors are designed to withstand the harshest conditions and record the rotation of machine parts without contact. They can withstand high pressures, are waterproof, can be used within a wide temperature range and are resistant to oil, salt and acid. Stroboscopes are versatile instruments for the visualization of very fast movements. They are important and necessary tools for the inspection and control of machines and manufacturing lines e.g. in printing or textile industries Stroboscopes are versatile instruments for the visualization of very fast movements. They are important and necessary tools for the inspection and control of machines and manufacturing lines e.g. in printing or textile industries.

Digital hand-tachometers

 Mechanical hand-tachometers

 Rotational speed monitors

LED indicators

RHEINTACHO’s digital hand-tachometers record rotational speeds and run lengths. Some of them use a proximity system by shining a light beam on a reflective mark; others use a contact system with special adapters for different applications. The mechanical hand-tachometer htm is designed to accurately measure RPM and surface speed on a wide range of applications. The programmable rotational speed monitor measures the motion of engines, machines and systems and protects against excessive or insufficient speed. The "semi-analog" LED indicators display the measured value using 71 LEDs. These indicators are designed to withstand very strong vibrations yet have the familiar look of an analog indicator.

 Non-electronic products

 Other products

 Accessories and spare parts

Mechanical indicators, analog indicators and tacho generators have been part of RHEINTACHO’s product palette since the company began. This category includes a frequency–current/voltage converter, a system for detecting the direction of rotation, and a power pack. Here you will find accessories and spare parts for rotational speed sensors, stroboscopes, hand-tachometers, etc.  


More information about our products can be found here:  Image Brochure




 Here you will find some examples for the use of our products. 

Electric drives

 Material handling

 Large engines

Mobile hydraulics


Service & Commissioning

Wind energy

Customized solutions




Presentation: Drive technology

Rotational speed sensors

Stationary stroboscopes

 Portable stroboscopes

Digital hand-tachometer


Mechanical hand-tachometer

 Rotational speed monitor

LED indicators

Non-electronic products




Why choose RHEINTACHO?

  • RHEINTACHO has had its finger on the pulse of technology for decades.
  • We know the conditions of use specific to your branch and have developed systems which can withstand even the harshest environments.
  • We are constantly expanding our expertise in development and design. We can also develop custom solutions, quickly and inexpensively. Our product development process guarantees punctual, high-quality development work.
  • Our production facilities meet the latest standards. We undergo regular internal and external audits to monitor our processes.
  • Our quality control department monitors our own production and our external suppliers. FMEAs (failure mode and effect analyses) are drawn up so that potential errors can be identified and eliminated long before they can happen.
  • We see our customers as business partners for long-term success.



Preferred Supplier of Bosch Group

Since 2011, RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH is “preferred supplier” of the Robert Bosch GmbH in the field of “Measuring instruments”, This award has since been granted without interruption and is the result of the many years' of successful co-operation with Bosch Rexroth AG.

This grading means that RHEINTACHO's tremendous commitment, its high level of competence and above average performance make it the preferred supplier of the Bosch Group.

This success speaks for the entire RHEINTACHO team, and is also a great motivation in facing the challenges of tomorrow.

We regard this as confirmation of quality awareness and customer orientation in our daily activities.

The certificate can be downloaded here: 


RHEINTACHO has been awarded by Creditsafe

The company Creditsafe Deutschland GmbH, which is the most-used provider of online credit information, awards companies which have an excellent credit-rating and have been successful in the market on a long-term basis after the examination of all relevant criteria.

The credit-worthiness seal of Creditsafe acknowledges companies an especially good economic situation based on strict evaluation criteria.

RHEINTACHO was rated by Creditsafe with a credit-rating index of 1.4 and thus meets all the criteria for the award of the Creditsafe creditworthiness seal.

RHEINTACHO is certified according to

  • DIN ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)

  • DIN ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System)

The certificates can be downloaded here:




  • Control audit and adaptation of the norm to DIN ISO 9001:2015 / DIN ISO 14001:2015


  • Recertification of DIN ISO 9001:2004 / DIN ISO 14001:2008


  • Going Live QS1 - CAQ system with integrated ERP interface


  • Control audit of DIN ISO 9001:2004 / DIN ISO 14001:2008 and change of the certifier from DNV/GL to KIWA

2014 / 2015

  • Modernization of all our operating facilities and offices regarding climate control and lighting technologies. A large proportion of the fluorescent tubes have already been replaced in favour of modern LED technology


  • Going Live of Syncos CAQ-System
  • Modernization of all compressors with energy-efficient speed-regulated control
  • Recertification of DIN ISO 9001:2004 / DIN ISO 14001:2008


  • Introduction of a "Computer Aided Quality"-System (CAQ)


  • In early April of 2011, RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH was successfully certified according to DIN ISO 14001:2004
  • RHEINTACHO also invests in renewable energies as part of its environmental management system. Therefore, a photovoltaic system has been built on its roof and put into operation in July 2011
  • Recertification DIN ISO 9001:2008
  • Establishment of an Integrated Management Systems (IMS)


  • RHEINTACHO is well aware of its responsibility towards people and the environment, which is why we decided to start the procedure for certification according to DIN ISO 14001:2004 in May 2011


  • Recertification of DIN ISO 9001:2002


  • Initial certification of DIN ISO 9001:1994



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