Fluke Australia awards Fluke tools to Australian winners of WorldSkills 2011

November 17, 2011Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has announced it is awarding Fluke tools to the Australian winners of the WorldSkills 2011 competition held in London in October.

WorldSkills London 2011 was the largest ever international skills competition and careers event with young people from 51 countries/regions competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill.

The Australian winners are:
* Benjamin Houghton, gold in the electrical installations category, who will be awarded a Fluke 87V Industrial Digital Multimeter, TL81A Electronic Test Lead Set and a C550 Tool Bag
* Liam Janetzki, silver in the refrigeration and air conditioning category, who will be awarded a Fluke 87V Industrial Digital Multimeter and a C550 Tool Bag.
* Ben Hooper, Michael Theobald and Matthew Hall, bronze in the manufacturing team challenge, who will each be awarded a Fluke 87V Industrial Digital Multimeter.

Henk van Velze, acting managing director, Fluke Australia, said, “Fluke Australia would like to congratulate the Australian representatives that attended WorldSkills 2011 and received places in their skills categories.

“As a World Skills International global industry partner, Fluke Corporation is proud to be helping the next generation of industry talent.”

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About WorldSkills International
WorldSkills International is a not for profit membership association open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries/regions. WorldSkills International operates worldwide and is politically and denominationally neutral.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. 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.

Fluke introduces the 750 Series Documenting Process Calibrators

Fluke 753August 15, 2011Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the 750 Series Documenting Process Calibrators.

Process professionals have long relied on the 743/744 Documenting Process Calibrators for advanced instrument calibration, especially in rugged environments.

Operating the new 750 Series is similar enough to the 743/744 that existing users will be able to immediately start using the 750 Series with no required training to get substantially increased performance from the new models.

These field tools calibrate temperature, pressure, voltage, current, resistance, and frequency and have three operating modes:
* measure
* source
* simultaneous measure/source.

The three operating modes let technicians troubleshoot, calibrate or maintain instrumentation with just one tool.

The 750 Series features an easy-to-follow, menu-driven display that guides users through tasks. Programmable calibration routines let technicians create and run automated as-found/as-left procedures to ensure fast, consistent calibrations. The recorded results can then be easily downloaded to a PC via the USB port, eliminating the need for manual transcription.

Improvements over the original model include a graphical display that is now bright enough for readings to be seen in any light condition. The multi-lingual interface displays instructions in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Another popular improvement is the new, rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, which provides enough power for an entire shift and can be charged from within the calibrator.

Brand-new and included with every 750 series calibrator is the C799 soft case. This unique case features a clear window to shield the calibrator from the elements while still giving the operator full access to the calibrator’s controls and keyboard. The case design includes an input-output slot for test leads, open side pockets to connect a pressure module, and ample storage for a pressure module, hand pumps, test leads and interconnect cables.

Integrated Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) communication capability
The 754 model is the first field calibrator for HART instruments that is both powerful and easy to use. The 754 offers fast HART communication and requires no external box or secondary tool to perform everyday HART calibration and maintenance. The 754 is easy to update as additional instruments are added and new HART versions are released, and is backed by the service and support of Fluke, a member of the HART Communications Foundation.

Support for popular instrumentation management software
The 750 Series works with the new Fluke DPC/TRACK™ 2 software for managing calibration records and data. It features an instrumentation database that makes it easy to manage instrumentation, create and schedule tests, load and unload the calibrator, print a variety of standard reports, and manage calibration data.

The 750 Series also works with calibration management solutions from Honeywell Meridium, Emerson, Cornerstone, Yokogawa, Prime Technologies, Intergraph, and others.

The Fluke 750 series comes standard with three sets of stackable test leads, three sets of TP220 test probes with three sets of ‘extended tooth’ alligator clips, two sets AC280 hook clips, C799 Field Soft Case, Li-ion battery pack, battery charger, USB communication cable, getting started guide, instruction manual on CD-ROM, NIST traceable certificate of calibration, DPC/TRACK 2 software sample, and a three-year warranty. Model Fluke-754 includes HART communication cable.

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For more information
For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300, or e-mail sales@fluke.com.au. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. 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.

New breakthrough Fluke 810 Vibration Tester now available in Australia and New Zealand

Fluke 810 Vibration TesterMay 26, 2011Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester.

The most advanced troubleshooting instrument available for vibration, the Fluke 810 enables maintenance teams to rapidly collect data and diagnose and solve mechanical problems with an affordable, easy to use tool.

The handheld Fluke 810 is designed and programmed to diagnose the most common mechanical problems of unbalance, looseness, misalignment and bearing failures in a wide variety of mechanical equipment, including motors, fans, blowers, belts and chain drives, gearboxes, couplings, pumps, compressors, closed coupled machines and spindles.

When it detects a fault, the Fluke 810 identifies the problem and rates its severity on a four-level scale to help the maintenance professional prioritise maintenance tasks, and recommends repairs. Context-sensitive on-board help menus provide new users with real-time guidance and tips.

Many industrial maintenance teams work under severe financial and time constraints. The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester uses a simple step-by-step process to report on machine faults the first time measurements are taken, without prior measurement history. The combination of plain-text diagnoses, severity ratings and repair recommendations helps users make better maintenance decisions and address critical problems first.

Typical vibration analysers and software are intended for monitoring machine condition over the longer term, but they require special training and investment that may not be possible in many companies. The Fluke 810 is designed specifically for maintenance professionals who need to troubleshoot mechanical problems and quickly understand the root cause of equipment condition.

Mechanical diagnosis with the Fluke 810 begins when the user places the Fluke triaxial TEDS accelerometer on the machine under test. The accelerometer has a magnetic mount and can also be installed by attaching a mounting pad using adhesive. A quick-disconnect cable connects the accelerometer to the Fluke 810 tester. As the machine under test operates, the accelerometer detects its vibration along three planes of movement and transmits that information to the Fluke 810. Using a set of advanced algorithms, the 810 Vibration Tester then provides a plain-text diagnosis of the machine with a recommended solution.

A new approach to machine testing
Evaluating mechanical equipment typically requires comparing its condition over time to a previously established baseline condition. Vibration analysers used in condition-based monitoring or predictive maintenance programs rely upon these baseline conditions to evaluate machine condition and estimate remaining operating life.

In contrast, the Fluke 810 is a troubleshooting tool that analyses current machinery condition and identifies faults by comparing vibration data to an extensive set of rules developed over years of field experience.

The Fluke 810 determines fault severity using a unique technology to simulate a fault-free condition and establish a baseline for instant comparison to gathered data. This means that every measurement taken is compared to a “like new” machine.

Viewer application software
The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester includes Viewer PC software, compatible with Windows XP and Vista, to expand its data storage and tracking capability. With Viewer the user can:
* create machine setups at the computer keyboard and transfer the data to the 810 Vibration Tester
* generate diagnostic reports in a PDF file format
* view vibration spectra in greater detail
* import and store JPEG images and Fluke .IS2 thermal images for a more complete view of a machine’s condition.

The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester comes with embedded diagnostic technology, triaxial TEDS accelerometer, accelerometer magnet mount, accelerometer mounting pad kit with adhesive, accelerometer quick-disconnect cable, laser tachometer and storage pouch, smart battery pack with cable and adapters, shoulder strap, adjustable hand strap, Viewer PC application software, mini-USB to USB cable, Getting Started Guide, illustrated Quick Reference Guide, User Manual CD-ROM and a hard carrying case.

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For more information
For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300, or e-mail sales@fluke.com.au. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical, mechanical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. 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.

New Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ non-contact tester detects voltage, enables safer, faster working conditions

Sydney, February 24, 2011 – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, is introducing the Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ ac non-contact voltage tester, the newest addition to the Fluke VoltAlert family.

The Fluke 2AC tester detects energised circuits and defective grounds, making it an ideal first-line go/no-go tester for an electrician on the factory floor as well as do-it-yourselfers around the house. The tip of the pocket-sized tester will glow red when within close proximity of an outlet, terminal strip, or power cord where voltage is present.*

When working on or near electrical equipment, professional electricians and amateurs alike must check for the presence of potentially dangerous voltage. Objects such as lighting ballasts, manhole covers and even sink faucets can be electrified by defective grounding, creating a serious risk of electrical shock. It’s common to encounter electrical systems where you can’t be sure the power is turned off until you test it. When more than one person is working on a system and the circuit is not locked out, testing is vital to ensure a formerly-dead circuit has not been re-energised.

With the pocket-sized Fluke 2AC VoltAlert, users have a quick and convenient tool to quickly check circuits and equipment to see if live voltage is present.

The Fluke 2AC includes a new always-on feature, allowing it to be ready to use at a moment’s notice. The tester is built with special low power circuitry to sustain battery life, which is typically greater than one year. It also has an innovative ‘Battery Check’ button function to ensure battery and unit are in good condition when using the tester, providing a greater margin of safety and confidence in the tester’s reliability.**

Additional benefits of the Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ include:
* voltage detection from 90 to 1000 V ac, suitable for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial needs
* always on, using special low power circuitry to sustain battery life and ensure your 2AC is always ready
* innovative ‘Battery Check’ button function ensures battery is in good condition
* category IV 1000 V overvoltage rated product for best-in-class user protection
* integrated clip design, optimised for pocket storage
* powered by two AAA batteries (included)
* Fluke reliability and ruggedness
* two-year warranty.

*Read all warnings before using. Even if the VoltAlert does not light, the circuit should be checked with a voltmeter.

**Use of Battery Check function is optional and for convenience only, it is not intended as a substitute for checking the unit on a known live source before and after use.

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For more information
The Fluke 2AC is available for immediate delivery from Fluke sales channel partners worldwide. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300, or e-mail sales@fluke.com.au. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. 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.