New Fluke COMPASS® for Pressure 3.0 software helps automate pressure calibration processes


Universal platform for automating pressure calibration

Sydney, July 16, 2010  – Fluke Corporation, a global leader in electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced COMPASS® for Pressure 3.0 software that helps calibration professionals organise and accelerate the task of calibrating pressure devices.

COMPASS for Pressure is a universal platform for all pressure calibration software needs. It provides an off-the-shelf software tool to maximise the automation of calibration and testing processes. COMPASS for Pressure integrates calibration functions with pressure-specific factors that are missing from more generic software packages.

This industry-leading pressure calibration software enables calibration professionals to advance from individual automated hardware components to a fully automated calibration system quickly, without consuming internal engineering resources.

COMPASS software, and the expert assistance available from the product application specialists at the Fluke DH Instruments Division, removes the unknowns often associated with getting automated systems online.

COMPASS Software is structured around unit under test and test definitions. Unit under test definitions identify devices to be tested with all their characteristics. Test definitions define test sequences and all the details of test execution.

The pressure reference devices, data acquisition equipment and auxiliary measurement and control devices available to COMPASS software are set up and stored in a hardware database.

All DH Instruments devices and many commonly used data acquisition products are already set up as examples to simplify the implementation of actual test hardware.

Users can change hardware selections without programming or interfacing skills. COMPASS software also enables users to export test data directly to MET/BASE database used by the MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management System. Users can now manage their inventory, calibration location, maintenance and customers through MET/TRACK® software. Users gain the benefits of COMPASS software’s specialisation in pressure calibration while maintaining the link to their organisation’s overall calibration management system.

COMPASS for Pressure 3.0 is available in two versions. The basic version performs basic calibration and testing on units under test, even those that may have complex outputs.

The enhanced version supports complex tests, including custom user macros within the test sequence and multiple outputs from a single unit under test. Each version is available for a single user or for a multi-user worksite.

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


About Fluke

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.