Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration


Predictive maintenance with wireless Fluke Connect tools

October 2016 Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

It is the foundation of any electrical safety programme: limiting the exposure of workers to the electrical hazards of shock and arc flash. Using test leads and clamps to probe inside a live panel when troubleshooting and performing routine maintenance always exposes workers to danger. Electrical personal protective equipment (PPE) is a last line of defence and must never be relied upon as the primary method of protecting electricians and tech-nicians. Safe work practices, including the use of non-contact test tools that do not require electrical workers to place themselves in harm’s way, must first be considered when it comes to electrical safety.

Fluke Connect, introduced in 2014, added a new level of efficiency and effective collaboration for maintenance and troubleshooting, in all kinds of manufacturing, commercial, and retail facilities. Technicians can monitor real-time results from more than 20 different Fluke test tools from a smartphone. This information can also be securely shared, in real time, with authorised team members in other locations.

In addition, test results and maintenance data can be collected through the Fluke Connect app and stored by asset in secure Fluke Cloud storage. This means that troubleshooting and maintenance staff can access that data in the field to compare new measurements to baseline to identify problems.

The result is that technicians can use Fluke Connect to identify and diagnose problems while securely sharing the related data, when they want and with the specific people they have given permission to view it.

For more information contact Comtest,+27 (0)10 595 1821, sales@comtest.co.za, www.comtest.co.za



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