Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration


Fluke award winning 805 vibration meter

April 2014 Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

For the second year in a row, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has honoured the design team at Fluke with an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for design excellence in products, Eco design, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research, and concepts. The Fluke team won a bronze award in the Commercial and Industrial Products category for its work on the Fluke 805 vibration meter.

The meter is an easy to use tool for technicians performing preventative bearing inspections. The user simply presses the sensor tip against the motor housing and the 805 teaches the user how to get an accurate reading by calculating how hard it is being pressed against a motor. When the user applies the correct force, a ring around the handle lights up: green for ‘ready to measure’ and red for ‘try again’.

“Precision vibration analysis is a science requiring complex equipment and know-how, so the challenge in designing the 805 was to create a handheld tool that simplifies the measurement process,” said Matthew Marzynski, industrial design manager for Fluke. “By designing an interface that makes measurement taking and interpreting the results easy, we created a product that anyone on the maintenance crew can use successfully.”

For more information contact Val Verwer, The Comtest Group, +27 (0)11 608 8520, info@comtest.co.za, www.comtest.co.za


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