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6 days ago
Current measurement is simple when you can break the circuit or clip a clamp around the current carrying conductor, but in the case of a multi-layer PCB this is not always practical or possible, unless you have an I-prober form Aim-TTi
1 week ago
Minimizing the heat within any printed circuit board design is critical, as excess temperature can reduce the operating life of the components. Fluke RSE Series infrared cameras enable you to pin-pointing the issue without making physical connections
5 days ago
As well as not needing to carry around multiple instruments to perform installation tests, having a single instrument like the RS Pro Multifunction tester, can help speed up testing and save you money.
4 weeks ago
The advantages of videoscopes are well known, with their ability for non-destructive inspection and giving you the inside view of hard to reach locations, however some don’t give you the full picture as they have limited resolution or not rugged.
As an engineer, it has always been drilled into me to think safety first, so when I came across an article from Fluke on the top ten dumb things smart people do when testing electricity, initially I thought these were obvious, but then thought again!
You need to look beyond pixels in thermal imagery to see the difference, as pixels are only part of the overall equation, you need to also consider the Focus, Optics and Spatial Resolution (which are pixels and field of view).
Whether you’re designing, testing or troubleshooting, your results are only as good as the signals driving the device under test, using the TGF3000 arbitrary function generators from Aim-TTi , you'll be using class-leading performance.
The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations is published in July 2018, which details that an insulation test between all live conductors is needed, which can potential damage appliances if connected. Fluke 1664 FC has a PreTest to stop damage
Predictive maintenance is essential within any production facility to prevent equipment failure, which can lead to a costly shutdown. Heat is often the first sign of failure, which can be detected using thermal imaging cameras.
Often products and locations need to be monitored, for temperature and humidity, but this may be very time consuming or simply in a difficult or inhospitable location, the solution can be found with PRO MOTE cloud based data loggers
Taking voltage and current measurements can be time-consuming and also carries a potential safety risk. Open-fork technology has been used for some years to measure current, but now FieldSense technology allows voltage measurement without test leads.