Motors & Motion
New Fluke 805 FC vibration meter latest addition to Fluke Connect
By Renée Francoeur
June 22, 2015 – Fluke Corp. has introduced the 805 FC vibration meter, a portable multifunction vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearing and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment. It also shares that data in real time via Fluke Connect.
The Fluke 805 FC is ideal for frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams that need reliable and repeatable measurements of rotating equipment to make go/no-go maintenance decisions, the company said. The 805 FC automatically saves vibration data wirelessly to Fluke Connect cloud storage so authorized team members can view all of the measurement data for each asset with the Fluke Connect app on their mobile devices before they leave the inspection site.
The 805 FC measures overall vibration from 10 to 1,000 Hz and provides a four-level severity assessment for overall vibration and bearing condition. It detects peaks in the vibration signal readings of roller bearings from 4,000 Hz to 20,000 Hz, and uses a proprietary algorithm to interpret severity to determine if the bearing is going bad. And it features an infrared sensor that measures surface temperature and displays it along with the vibration reading.