Fluke's 279 FC thermal multimeter wins Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award

  • February 14, 2017
  • Fluke Corporation
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Fluke's 279 FC thermal multimeter wins Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award
Fluke's 279 FC thermal multimeter wins Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award

February 14, 2017 – The Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter won the Hardware – handheld test, measurement, calibration category in the Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards, recognizing it for improving workforce productivity. Fluke Condition Monitoring, also part of the Fluke Connect system, received an honorable mention in the same category.

This is the third honor for both products and the 25th for the underlying Fluke Connect system. Fluke Connect is the company’s SaaS reliability platform that permits Fluke tool users to receive, store, visualize, and report electronic measurement data from more than 40 Fluke Connect wireless test tools.

The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. The 279 FC Thermal Multimeter is a test tool designed to integrate an RMS digital multimeter with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. The 279 FC allows technicians to check for hot spots in fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices, and switches with the imager and then troubleshoot and analyze issues with the DMM. By combining two test tools into one, electricians and technicians can carry fewer tools and have a higher level of confidence they have the tools handy to solve problems.

In addition to measuring both electrical and thermal properties, the 279 FC can transmit test results via Fluke Connect. Both numeric data from electrical measurements and graphic files from related thermal measurements can be stored to the cloud, shared with colleagues and built into reports.

Fluke Conditioning Monitoring is a system of electrical and temperature monitoring devices that can be moved from asset to asset or left in place for continuous monitoring to support condition-based maintenance programs. With Fluke Condition Monitoring, maintenance teams get a system that accelerates issue detection, analysis, and resolution to optimize the lifespan of expensive equipment without invasive retrofits or specialized training.

Maintenance technicians can set the system up and begin monitoring in a matter of minutes, with the sensors transmitting measurements to the Fluke Connect secure cloud as frequently as one measurement per second. Equipment data and alarm notifications are viewed through the Fluke Connect platform on a smartphone or web browser.

About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools and software for measuring and condition monitoring. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, maintenance managers, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and maintain industrial, electrical, and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

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