Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration


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The Fluke 810 vibration tester for condition monitoring
February 2019, Comtest
Vibration, on a basic level, is just an oscillation of machines and components in motorised equipment. Sometimes it is a symptom or even a cause of trouble; other times, it is part of normal machine operation. ...

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2-in-1 combo test instrument
January 2019, Comtest
Thermal imagers are invaluable to troubleshoot electrical equipment, panels and transformers, but electricians and maintenance technicians do not often have access to one when they need it. Comtest now ...

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Optimised condition monitoring
January 2019, ifm - South Africa
The VSE150 from ifm electronic is a 6-channel diagnostic system designed to evaluate four dynamic signals (e.g. rotational acceleration) and two analog inputs. The new VSE15x family provides different ...

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Pressure calibrator with electric pump
January 2019, WIKA Instruments
WIKA has expanded its range of portable calibrators to include an instrument with integrated electric pressure pump. The new model CPH7650 pressure calibrator – supplied in a robust case – is multi-functional ...

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SKF digital tachometer provides accuracy and versatility
January 2019, SKF South Africa
The SKF TKRT 10 is a fast and accurate tachometer utilising laser or contact to measure rotational and linear speeds. Equipped with a laser and a range of contact adaptors, it is a versatile instrument ...

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RS unveils LED lighting portfolio
January 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has launched a comprehensive range of RS Pro LED lighting products for use in a range of energy-saving options, including torches and inspection lights, high-bay lighting, ceiling panels, ...

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IR cameras with leading edge technology
December 2018, Comtest
Fluke Ti450 and Ti480 Pro series cameras capture and display small temperature differences for faster diagnosis of problems.

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Paper mill saves with IR window program
December 2018, R&C Instrumentation
In search of alternate methods for conducting safer inspections, the reliability engineer investigated how infrared inspection windows (IR windows) might be utilised.

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Industrial videoscope for equipment inspection applications
December 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced the rugged diagnostic videoscope from Fluke that targets maintenance engineers and other professionals needing to undertake equipment inspections and diagnose problems in ...

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Module for transformer hot spot monitoring
November 2018, Mecosa
LumaSense Technologies has introduced the m924 utility module, designed for real-time transformer winding hot spot and temperature monitoring between -30 and 200°C. The module is specifically designed ...

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Remote monitoring of electric motors
November 2018, Zest WEG Group
Leveraging digital technology is said to be key to participating in the next wave of economic growth. At the very least, using it will allow mines, process plants and other industrial operations to reduce ...

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Pneumatic test pump kit
November 2018, Comtest
Fluke Calibration now offers the 700HPPK Pneumatic Test Pump Kit, a rugged, portable tool that generates and adjusts pneumatic pressures up to 21 MPa without requiring a nitrogen bottle or other external ...

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Paving the way to a digital future
October 2018, SKF South Africa
Growing expertise Digitalisation will affect all parts of the value chain, from design and manufacturing through to purchasing and maintenance. SKF has been monitoring equipment remotely for around ...

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Robust design allows consistency measurement in digester applications
October 2018, UIC Instrumentation
Harsh process conditions have historically prevented the use of mechanical consistency transmitters in Kamyr continuous digester blow lines. The mechanical design of existing transmitters has not been ...

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SKF and Siemens to improve railway reliability
October 2018, SKF South Africa
SKF and Siemens have signed a partnership agreement that will focus on improving train operators’ asset management efficiencies. The partnership will see the implementation of SKF’s Insight Rail condition ...

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Digital Maintenance Manager
October 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
An efficient maintenance and service tool for analysis and process measurement systems.

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Verification vs calibration
October 2018, Endress+Hauser
Technical experts frequently come across the metrological terms of calibration and verification. For some these two concepts are known and easy to differentiate, but these two terms can also cause confusion. ...

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SKF thermal camera simplifies machine inspection
October 2018, SKF South Africa
Maintenance technicians and experienced thermographers can quickly detect troublesome hotspots with the user-friendly SKF TKTI 21 thermal camera. With a detector of 160 x 120 pixels and a visual camera, ...

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Testing low frequency sensors
October 2018, Instrotech
Accelerometers and velocity meters are used to measure a wide range of frequencies, including the low frequency vibrations encountered in building maintenance. These occur at less than 2 Hz, and can also ...

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More troubleshooting in less time
October 2018, Comtest
The Fluke 789 ProcessMeter is an advanced troubleshooting tool for electricians and instrumentation professionals, combining the functionality of a loop calibrator with the power of a digital multimeter. ...

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