Test & Measurement
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.MEGGER
January 17, 2013 - Exfo Inc. says it has signed a partnership agreement with Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) whereby its recently launched FG-750 Node iOLM (an OTDR-based remote test unit for automated FTTH fault management) is now fully qualified with Sumitomo's reflective termination filter technology. Through this partnership, both companies will leverage their respective FTTH test and diagnosis expertise in advanced optical-line testing and monitoring applications. The FG-750 Node iOLM is a fixed remote test unit that performs in-service, end-to-end testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of PON topologies from the central office. It can test point-to-multipoint fibers, or run downstream tests from the node or central office to any passive optical network line type.
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. FLUKE NETWORKS
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. PLATINUM TOOLS
December 28, 2012 - Agilent Technologies’ new U1273AX OLED handheld digital multimeter operates in temperatures as low as -40ºC, boasting no warm-up time is required even in such frigid conditions. Its operating temperature range also extends up to 55ºC, while featuring a CAT IV/600 V safety rating. When paired with the U1583B AC current clamp, the U1273AX supports current measurements without breaking the circuit under test, says Agilent. The multimeter presents 4-1/2-digital resolution on an OLED display that provides readings with a 2000-to-1 contrast ratio and 160º viewing angle. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
December 27, 2012 - Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) has announced new features for the Shark 200 multifunction power and energy meter with data-logging and extensive I/O, claiming to offer enhanced frequency measurement to provide accuracy to 0.001%. This feature allows the meter to be used for power system frequency analysis and as a high performance frequency transducer, says the company. Additional utility features include improved real-time clock synchronizing for more accurate load profiling, wider dynamic voltage under-range, more communication port selections and many more functions, it adds.ELECTRO INDUSTRIES
December 6, 2012 - AFL has introduced the new CS260 family as part of its Contractor series of OTDRs, featuring the CS260-10 and CS260-20 models. The two models are purpose-built for optical network activation and troubleshooting tasks, and include an integrated VFL (visible red laser) designed to visually pinpoint the location of macro-bends or breaks in splice closures, access terminals and splitter cabinets.AFL
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.FLUKE
November 26, 2012 - Fluke has announced the new VT02 Visual Infrared thermometer, a troubleshooting camera with an infrared heat map. According to Fluke, the camera fills the gap between thermometers and thermal imagers, “when a single-spot temperature reading isn’t enough and a high-resolution thermal image is more than users need”. The VT02 combines the visual insight of a thermal imager, the visual images of a digital camera, and the point-and-shoot convenience of an IR (infrared) thermometer, adds Fluke. It displays and saves images as full visual, full infrared, or in three blended modes (25%, 50%, and 75%). FLUKE
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.GREENLEE
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.FLUKE
October 1, 2012 - The new Fluke OneTouch AT Network Assistant claims to automate troubleshooting of the most common end-user issues in about a minute, greatly reducing the time it takes to close network trouble tickets and ensure end-user satisfaction. The device tests wired and wireless networks from the client to the cloud with a one-button auto test feature, offering users the fastest way to troubleshoot end-user issues that generally take up 25% of a network technician’s workday to resolve, says Fluke. The tester also features a smartphone touchscreen and enhanced ruggedness for durability in the field.FLUKE NETWORKS
September 30, 2012 - AEMC has developed the 10kV and 15kV digital megohmmeter, models 6550 and 6555, for testing insulation on rotating equipment and machinery operating at 10kV or higher. The tools are fully automated 10,000V and 15,000V graphical insulation testers, and provide insulation measurements up to 30,000GΩ (30TΩ). Test results include DAR, PI, DD, ΔR, Capacitance, Leakage Current, as well as programmable temperature correction of resistance readings.AEMC
September 6, 2012 - AEMC Instruments has introduced its new handscope oscilloscopes, models OX5022 and OX5042, which offer a colour screen and LED backlighting for data display. According to AEMC, these oscilloscopes effectively combine a 20MHz or 40MHz oscilloscope, an independent 8000-count multimeter with power measurements, and a built-in harmonic analyzer out to the 31st harmonic in one tool. Integrated multilingual help screens are also available at all times, as well as 2MB of storage for recording data. AEMC INSTRUMENTS
September 5, 2012 - FLIR Systems has announced the InfraCam as part of its new entry-level line of infrared tools for those "looking to use this powerful technology... at a more approachable price". The handheld InfraCam helps electricians and facility managers detect and diagnose problems with electrical systems, by scanning entire systems and inspecting areas that can't be easily reached with contact-based tools. The InfraCAM features a 3.5” LCD screen, a built-in Laser LocatIR to pinpoint problems, and QuickView software for inspection reporting.FLIR
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