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4 days ago
For network cable testing there are three kinds of test tools, each designed with a specific set of features depending on a particular fieldwork task. In this article the three are explained and how they differ from each other.
2 weeks ago
Typically buildings represent about 40% of total energy consumption and costs are continually rising, so monitoring becomes an essential aspect in being able to reduce the overall energy consumption - if you can't measure it you can't improve it.
1 month ago
Within HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) air flow is one of the major points to consider, but what impacts the measurements and what needs to be considered for accurate measurements?
1 month ago
Keeping the production line or plant running is critical to any business, as any unplanned downtime, lost productivity or delays can be very costly to the business, this article looks a various T&M products to keep your motion control system running.
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
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
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.
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