New Fluke 5500E, Multi-Product Calibrator – The economical way to calibrate meters, clamps, thermometers and more

Sydney, July 27, 2010 – Fluke Corporation, a global leader in electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the new 5500E Multi-Product Calibrator.

Based on the established 5500 Series MPC, the 5500E has the basic performance and functions needed for electronic test instrument calibration. The new 5500E offers exceptional value to those customers that have a basic yet varied workload, with a better performance specification in the more popular and flexible 5500 series instrument platform.

The 5500E has a wide range of outputs available from a single calibration source. These include dc and ac voltages up to 1020 V, dc and ac currents up to 550 A (using the 5500A/COIL, 50 turn current coil accessory) and variable resistances up to 330 MΩ. The 5500E also provides continuously variable capacitance values up to 1.1 mF.

For temperature calibration applications, thermocouples and RTDs are simulated and thermocouple signals can be measured. It also generates digitally synthesised extended bandwidth sine, truncated sine, triangle and square waveforms. The 5500E offers a broad workload coverage in one economically priced package.

While the Fluke 5500E calibrator helps you do more work, it also makes it easier to get work done. Its intuitive design makes operating it as natural as turning on a light switch, reducing references to the manual. For most tasks, the users’ hand moves from left to right, keeping them from having to make long, uncomfortable movements.

With quality management standards like ISO 9000, there is a lot more to calibration than just making measurements. There is also the need to have documentation, control and reporting requirements to meet. Optional Microsoft Windows®-based Fluke metrology software simplifies the documentation of your procedures, adequacy and traceability. It also collects and reports calibration results information and helps to consistently, quickly and efficiently calibrate a wide variety of instruments. With it the entire calibration process—from creating and executing procedures through results data collection and reporting—can be automated.

The 5500E Multi Product Calibrator has been created for customers who have a limited workload of handheld test tool instruments.

For more on Fluke calibration and pressure products, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Dennis Juniper at Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (03) 9633-0444, fax (03) 9012-4107, or e-mail Visit Fluke’s web site at

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Fluke Corporation is a leader in precision calibration instrumentation and software for electrical, temperature, pressure, flow, and RF measurements. Calibration products from Fluke and its Hart Scientific and DH Instruments Divisions are found in calibration facilities around the world, including National Metrology Institutes, that demand the highest levels of performance and reliability, backed by state of the art metrology and uncompromising support. They are relied on by quality engineers, calibration technicians, and metrologists to instill confidence in the measurements that are critical to their organisations for quality, safety, reliability, and cost. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice, and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.