Friday, 31 May 2013 11:43
May 31, 2013 - Megger now offers a handheld, high current micro-ohmmeter that delivers up to 240A of current, ideal for testing busbar and cable joints as well as carrying out contact resistance measurements on low-, medium- and high-voltage circuit breakers. The MOM2 features DualGround testing for circuit breakers, allowing both sides of a circuit breaker to be earthed while testing and eliminating potential hazards from induced voltages. The tool’s rechargeable batteries permits use in the field where no power supply is available. The instrument can store up to 190 test values and transfer test data to a PC via Bluetooth.
Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:44
February 28, 2013 - Milwaukee Electric Tool has introduced the 2270-20 contact temp meter, featuring a dual thermocouple input and delta T calculation to help users better identify and address temperature issues in heating and cooling systems, it says. The contact temp meter measures from 1372C to -200C (2,500F to -325F), and using the data collected, the meter will also calculate the Delta T of the two temperatures. A timer function also allows users to track minimum, maximum and average temperatures for up to a 24-hour period. The meter boasts a simplified keypad and interface, and a high-contrast white on black display to make reading the display easier from far away and in all lighting conditions. Additionally, a magnet and strap allows the meter to hang during use for hands free measurement.
Thursday, 14 February 2013 15:18
February 14, 2013 - The new Fluke 190 series II 500MHz ScopeMeter test tool claims to be the first to achieve a 500 MHz at 5 GS/s real time sample rate in a handheld, rugged oscilloscope, without compromising on safety rating or battery operating time. The two-channel 190-502 model is the latest in the 190 series II with bandwidth from 60MHz, 100MHz, 200MHz, and now, 500MHz. The 5 GS/s sample rate of the Fluke 190-502 boasts of providing greater accuracy and clarity of shape and amplitude of unknown waveform phenomena, such as transients, induced noise and ringing or reflections.
Monday, 04 February 2013 16:32
February 4, 2013 - Extech Instruments has launched the PRC line of process calibrators to test transmitters, transducers, indicators, sensors and other industrial process components. The four new meters—PRC10, PRC15, PRC20 and PRC30—claim to offer plant and electrical technicians simplified controls to monitor and calibrate process systems easily for optimized operation. Illuminated dot-matrix dual displays highlight both source reading and measured values like loop current, temperature, voltage, etc. Up to five configurations can be programmed by the user for expedited testing. Each model comes with a hard carrying case, universal AC adaptor, test leads, alligator clips and/or thermocouple calibration cables, plus six 1.5V AA batteries.
Friday, 25 January 2013 12:48
January 25, 2013 - Megger, a manufacturer and supplier of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, is now offering three insulation resistance testers (IRTs) rated at 5kV and 10kV. Designed for use by electrical contractors, wind farm and solar generation operators as well as power generation, testing service and industrial manufacturing companies, the 5kV MIT515 and MIT525 and 10kV MIT1025 boast compact, lightweight operation and rapid charge capabilities. The MIT515, MIT525 and MIT1025 are rated for use at an 3000m altitude, and a rotary switch dial selects the test voltage, test mode, memory and other functions. All units feature a lithium-ion battery and can test continuously for up to six hours.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:21
January 9, 2013 - Fluke Networks has released the TS54 TDR telephone test set, claiming to be 62% lighter and 20% more cost effective than other similar solutions on the market. The TS54 tester, which combines voice, data and video testing functions into one tool, also passes a 20-ft. concrete drop test, adds Fluke. It also features open/short circuit detection to 3,000 ft., a built-in toner with five tones, SmartTone functionality for pair identification, and glow in the dark keys and backlit LCD screen.
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:37
January 8, 2013 - Platinum Tools has released the T129K1 test kit for the updated VDV MapMaster 2.0 voice, data, and video tester, including a case and foam insert; BNC Female to F Female Adapter; BNC Female to F Male Adapter; RJ45 #’s 1-12 remote set; Coax F #’s 1-8 remote set; and 9V battery. The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit. The VDV MapMaster is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:32
November 26, 2012 - Fluke has introduced the 437 series II Power Quality and Energy Analyzer, boasting the most advanced power quality functions available in a handheld tool. The 437 model includes PowerWave, a system that displays waveforms and half cycle RMS voltage and current values to measure interactions during switching operations to help prevent motor/drive/load mismatches. The tool can monitor systems with up to 10 power quality parameters on one screen, record up to 150 parameters on four phases simultaneously, in accordance with the EN50160 standard, and are safety rated 600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III.
Monday, 19 November 2012 16:53
November 19, 2012 - Greenlee Communications has announced the new Tele-Mate Pro 700 (TM-700) telephone test set with a built-in tone generator for pair tracing, Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) detection and measurement, as well as a new “dog-bone” design. The TM-700 is designed to help both skilled and apprentice technicians debug a variety of telecom problems with ease. The TM-700 is DSL compatible in both Monitor and Talk modes, and can measure data such as polarity, voltage, current, and ringing frequencies. 10 programmable speed-dial memories can be set and 10 last dialed/received numbers can be stored in the unit. The test set comes with built-in language support for English, French, Spanish, German, Turkish, and Italian.
Monday, 05 November 2012 16:38
November 5, 2012 - Fluke has introduced the CNX Wireless System, the set of test tools claiming to simplify troubleshooting by enabling up to 10 simultaneous electrical and temperature wireless measurements. At the core of the system is a CAT III 1000V /CAT IV 600V multimeter with a screen that displays its readings along with live readings from up to three other measurement modules. The modules can log up to 65,000 sets of data, which can be saved to a computer in .csv format.