November 30, 2015 – Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke® TiS75 Infrared Camera with professional-grade 320 x 240 pixel resolution and precise manual focusing that enable maintenance professionals to pinpoint issues with equipment and electrical systems.
Focus is one of the most important factors in conducting infrared inspections because an out-of-focus image can produce a temperature measurement that is incorrect by 20 degrees or more. The TiS75 has a long-travel focus wheel that enables very fine manual focus adjustments so technicians capture in-focus images with precise measurements. It features a large 3.5-inch screen to help pinpoint issues while still in the field and also offers one touch image access, which eliminates the need to scroll through a menu to view images.
The TiS75 is part of Fluke’s full line of 320 x 240 infrared cameras, including the Ti400 and TiX500, TiX520, and TiX560.
As part of Fluke Connect, the industry’s largest system of software and more than 40 wireless test tools, the rugged TiS75 can transmit measurements to a smartphone or tablet for later, detailed analysis. Those measurements can be uploaded to the cloud. Technicians can combine uploaded images and measurement data from multiple Fluke Connect test tools to create and share reports from the job site via email and collaborate in real time with other colleagues with ShareLive™ video calls or email, increasing productivity in the field.*
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November 24, 2015 – Often the most frustrating task for electricians and maintenance technicians is to troubleshoot intermittent faults because they rarely occur at convenient times. The new Fluke Connect®-enabled 370 FC Series Clamp Meters log measurements to pinpoint intermittent faults precisely without the need for the technician to be present. Those measurements are then wirelessly transmitted to the Fluke Connect app on smartphones or tablets and automatically uploaded to the cloud, keeping technicians outside the arc flash zone and away from dangerous moving machinery, improving safety.
The CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V safety-rated clamp meters offer advanced troubleshooting performance to capture a wide range of measurements with a single tool, including:
- proprietary in-rush measurement technology to filter out noise and capture motor starting current exactly as the circuit protection sees it
- integrated variable frequency drive low pass filter (376 FC and 375 FC models only) for accurate motor drive measurements
August 5, 2015 – Fluke Calibration introduces an upgrade of its MET/TEMP II Temperature Calibration Software, a comprehensive calibration solution for testing batches of sensors, calculating characterisation of coefficients, and generating calibration reports. The new version 5.0 adds compatibility with the Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 operating systems and support for Fluke Calibration’s most recent temperature calibration sources: the 9190A Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well and 9118A Thermocouple Calibration Furnace.
MET/TEMP II automates batch calibrations of platinum resistance thermometers (PRTs), liquid-in-glass (LIGs) and bimetallic thermometers, thermistors, and a wide range of thermocouple sensors to standardise testing for consistent results no matter who performs the calibration. Virtually any sensor with a resistance or voltage output can be tested, up to 100 sensors at a time.
Manual calibration of temperature sensors can be expensive, time-consuming, and error prone. With MET/TEMP II, calibration technicians simply place test sensors in a heat source, connect them to a temperature readout, enter the setup information, and start the test. Hours of testing are performed while the technician is free to do other work. After the test is complete, the technician prints and signs the report and ships the sensors and report to the customer, helping to improve productivity and saving hours. Read more ❯
August 3, 2015 – Fluke Corp. introduces eight new Fluke® TiS Performance Series Infrared Cameras, with improved resolution to help industrial, HVAC, and maintenance professionals analyse equipment health more quickly and accurately.
The new TiS models deliver up to 2.5 times more pixels and a 70 per cent improvement in distance-to-spot than the Fluke Ti1xx series cameras for better image quality to enhance identification of potential equipment problems in industrial and electrical maintenance, process industries, and in building applications.
The new models feature large 3.5 inch screens to help pinpoint issues while still in the field and offer one touch image access, which eliminates the need to scroll through a menu to view images. Eight models are available, five fixed focus and three manual focus, with resolution up to 260 x 195 pixels.
The rugged infrared cameras upload images to the Fluke Connect Cloud via a wireless connection to securely store and manage images and potentially reduce administrative time back in the office. Reports can be created and emailed from the jobsite via Fluke Connect, eliminating the need to return to the office to process reports. Read more ❯
July 8, 2015 – Infrared inspections often involve analysing temperature variations on something extremely small or too far away to see the needed detail with standard lenses. Two new lenses for Fluke infrared cameras bring those worlds into sharper focus. The 25 micron macro lens can identify defects that might otherwise be too small to see on targets like PCB boards. The new 4x telephoto lens gets users a four times magnified view of a target at a distance, so targets like a high electrical line or a tall flare stack can be easily inspected.
The two new lenses expand the Fluke portfolio of lenses for select infrared cameras of 320 x 240 resolution and under. The Fluke portfolio of lenses now includes standard, wide angle, macro, and 2x and 4x telephoto lenses—all precisely engineered germanium optics. All these lenses are easily exchanged between compatible cameras without the need to send the lens and camera back to the factory for calibration, eliminating the cost and downtime caused by shipping and additional calibration. Read more ❯
July 1, 2015 – Fluke Corp. adds two new dc current clamps to the Fluke Connect® system of wireless test tools: the Fluke® a3003 FC Wireless DC Current Clamp and the a3004 FC Wireless DC 4-20 mA Current Clamp. Both fully-functional current clamps can wirelessly send measurements to Fluke Connect® enabled master units as well as the Fluke Connect® mobile app so users can view measurements from multiple devices simultaneously, review equipment history, and share measurements with other team members for faster troubleshooting.
The a3003 FC Wireless DC Current Clamp measures up to 2000 A dc making it ideal for very high dc current measurements typically found in utility and dc machine controller applications. It features a large jaw size (64 mm) for clamping around and measuring on large, high current conductors.
The a3004 FC Wireless DC 4-20mA Current Clamp measures 4 to 20 mA signals without breaking the loop so process control technicians can make accurate measurements without interrupting the workflow. It features a detachable clamp with extension cable for measurements in tight locations. Read more ❯
June 29, 2015 – Three-point “test before touch” (TBT) verification of electrical test tools — verify the test tool is working properly before conducting a test, take the test, verify after the test — is a new, important safety development now required by work practices. The new Fluke® PRV240 Proving Unit provides a safe and convenient method for TBT verification of electrical test tools without placing the electrician or technician in potentially hazardous electrical environments, which would generally involve using known live voltage sources.
In contrast to using a known live source, using the PRV240 does not require personal protective equipment (PPE) for tester verification. Use of the PRV240 reduces the risk of shock and arc flash compared to verification of test instruments on high-energy sources in potentially hazardous electrical environments because the PRV240 provides a known voltage in a controlled, low-current state in accordance with safe work practices.
The pocket-sized PRV240 sources 240 V of both ac and dc steady-state voltage for testing of both high- and low-impedance multimeters, clamp meters, and two-pole testers, eliminating both the need for multiple verification tools and the use of a known high-energy voltage source for test instrument verification. To avoid accidental contact, the voltage is supplied through recessed contacts that are activated only when test probes are inserted into the modules insulated access points. A single LED indicates the sourcing of the voltage to verify the test tool, simplifying test tool verification without the need for PPE. Read more ❯
March 3, 2015 – Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke® 805 FC Vibration Meter, a portable multi-function vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearing and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment, and shares that data in real time via Fluke Connect™. The Fluke 805 FC is ideal for frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams that need reliable and repeatable measurements of rotating equipment to make imperative go/no-go maintenance decisions.
Vibration screening is a critical part of motor maintenance and trending measurement data over time provides invaluable insight into long-term motor health. The 805 FC automatically saves vibration data wirelessly to Fluke Connect cloud storage so authorised team members can view all of the measurement data for each asset with the Fluke Connect app on their mobile devices before they leave the inspection site.
WithEquipmentLog™ technicians and managers can get all of their measurement data in one place to get the complete asset story. EquipmentLog history lets technicians assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of all test measurement data (e.g. vibration, electrical, infrared images) for easy access during both troubleshooting and reliability maintenance. Read more ❯
February 26, 2015 – Sometimes the infrared images you need to capture are the ones that are almost impossible to take. With a full 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 inch touchscreen, the new Fluke® TiX560 and TiX520 Infrared Cameras let thermographers easily navigate over, under and around objects to preview and capture images with ease. The cameras are ideal for predictive maintenance, R&D, oil and gas and utility applications where flexibility and higher resolution are essential.
The TiX560 and TiX520 feature a 5.7 inch responsive LCD touchscreen, the largest in its class with 150 per cent more viewing area compared to a 3.5 inch screen. The large screen lets thermographers quickly identify issues while still in the field as well as easily edit images directly on the camera – eliminating time in the office; time better spent solving the problem.
SuperResolution mode boosts resolution four times so the normal 320 x 240 (76,800 pixel) resolution of the images captured increases, to 640 x 480 (307,200 pixels) revealing even greater detail to better identify problems that might have been missed with lower resolution cameras. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses add versatility to meet a wide variety of applications. Read more ❯
September 10, 2014 – Maintaining fluorescent lamps tends to be a trial-and-error process. Bulbs not lit? Climb the ladder and replace them. Still not lit? Go back up the ladder and replace the ballast. Still not lit? Climb the ladder one more time. It’s tedious, time-consuming and inefficient, plus any time workers climb ladders there are potential safety issues.
The Fluke 1000FLT Fluorescent Light Tester eliminates the guesswork of maintaining fluorescent lamps by performing all the essential tests on lamps in less than 30 seconds: lamp tester, ballast tester, non-contact voltage detector, pin continuity tester, and ballast discriminator. The 1000FLT eliminates trial, error and rework, and reduces the time maintenance teams spend fixing lights.
The point-and-shoot ballast discriminator in the1000FLT speeds the replacement of old magnetic ballasts with new energy-efficient electronic models by quickly identifying exactly what type of ballast is in the fixture before they climb the ladder. There is no need to remove the bulbs or to make contact with live circuitry. Simply point the 1000FLT fluorescent light tester at the glowing bulb and determine the ballast type. Read more ❯