Something New From Fluke This Year
As the year comes to a close, it’s the ideal moment to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. While resolutions frequently focus on personal growth, we must not overlook our surroundings. Consider giving your living space a new lease on life by replacing a few essentials before the clock strikes twelve. New gear is one method to make a resolution feel more real, and it may put you in the attitude that it truly is a new year because you’ve spent some money to be there. We’re not saying you have to, but if you’re going to celebrate a new year with new gear, it might just keep you feeling like this year is actually new, as opposed to the stale items from the previous year.
There are numerous ways to celebrate a new year with new gear, but here are a few suggestions to get you started this year.
Using an infrared thermometer to troubleshoot HVAC
An infrared thermometer, such as the Fluke 64 MAX, can assist in troubleshooting HVAC mechanical systems. Using a thermometer to check for problems can help you catch them before you start hearing unexpected sounds from your HVAC system, increased dust from the unit, higher energy bills, or a strange smell. Fluke 64 MAX is built to withstand the most extreme conditions. This thermometer is sturdy and strong, yet tiny and lightweight, with an IP54 grade for enhanced protection against airborne contaminants.
Precision laser thermometer technology provides reliable and accurate measurements in 500 ms, including minimum, maximum, average, and difference between two measurements. This device makes light work of gloomy situations thanks to its huge back-lit, easy-to-read LCD display and built-in flashlight.
Using a thermal camera to troubleshoot panels and motors
A thermal camera can be an effective preventive maintenance tool for detecting basic problems like overheating in panels and motors. A thermal camera may detect excessive heat in a panel or motor without the need to open covers. Maintaining frequent thermal scans and inspections throughout your facilities can help you spot problems early on and rectify them before they cause major breakdowns.
The FLUKE PTi120 thermal imaging camera puts amazing infrared capabilities in your pocket. It allows you to scan equipment for hotspots and halt issues in their tracks. This machine provides professional thermal images in portable form, with a detector resolution of 120 x 90 pixels. It’s light enough to carry around all day, weighing only 233g. Because the camera is rated IP54, you won’t have to worry about dust or water splashes in harsh environments.
Utilize an electrical tester to troubleshoot panels.
An electrical tester can assist you in identifying potential problems with electrical panels. If electricity isn’t getting to an asset, starting at the panel with an electrical tester can help you figure out where the problem is, whether it’s a faulty breaker or an issue with incoming power.
The Fluke T6-100 measures voltages without the use of test leads. We understand that finding a safe metallic contact point in electrical boxes crowded with cables might be difficult. Fluke’s T6-600 or T6-1000 with integrated FieldSense technology now allows you to take measurements fast and conveniently by sliding the open fork over a conductor to observe the voltage level without the need for test leads.
For most routine measures, the T6-100 electrical testers are excellent for commercial and light industrial electricians. The T6 devices are small enough to fit in your pocket, making them accessible on the front lines for electricians of all industries.
Utilizing vibration sensors to troubleshoot and monitor rotating machines.
Adding a vibration sensor to your preventative maintenance tools and equipment is a simple way to monitor your facility’s assets and rapidly identify issues with motors and drives. All motors and drives vibrate, and these vibrations can cause costly difficulties such as shaft imbalance or looseness, misalignment, or bearing wear over time. These kinds of problems frequently cause a cascading effect, resulting in additional damage down the road if not detected and remedied early.
The Fluke 3561 FC Vibration Sensor enables rapid and scalable predictive maintenance. Install this 10-1000Hz wireless sensor and start collecting data right away. For three years, use this sensor to remotely monitor risky or difficult-to-reach areas. Conditional changes will trigger alarms based on the Fluke Overall Vibration Severity scale. Vibration measurements should be monitored to detect imbalance, misalignment, looseness, and bearing wear issues. The Fluke ConnectTM system assesses asset health across 37 machine categories, allowing you to cut routes and increase uptime by providing actionable data.
Explore our range of products here.