2-Channel portable oscilloscopes
Fluke Corporation, provider of portable electronic test and measurement technology, introduced the Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II 2-channel handheld portable oscilloscopes. These new models combine the power of a 2 channel oscilloscope with a 5000 count digital multimeter and paperless recording modes, creating an advanced test and measurement tool that service and maintenance professionals can rely on for troubleshooting equipment performance problems in the field.
The 2-channel models join the recently-introduced 4-channel ScopeMeter 190 Series II models to create the first full line of high-performance portable oscilloscopes with 2 or 4 independently isolated input channels, rugged sealed case and CAT III 1000V/ CAT IV 600V safety rating. Fluke ScopeMeter test tools are ideal for service, installation or maintenance tasks on industrial electronics, electrical machinery or control systems.
Oscilloscopes are tools that extend electrical or electronic troubleshooting techniques by providing a clear picture of what an electrical signal looks like. By visually analyzing the waveform you can instantly see common signal disturbances like noise, distortion or transients.
Closely inspecting the waveform over the amplitude or time domain can reveal errors like signal attenuation, fluctuation, drift or even unwanted offsets and jitter. Capturing and assessing the extent of these anomalies is the first step in diagnosing an electrical system failure. The Fluke 190 Series II is the right tool for the task, the company said.
The Fluke ScopeMeter is the industry standard for portable, safe and rugged oscilloscopes, according to the company, because they are the only portable oscilloscopes that combine a sealed case that is dust and drip proof tested in accordance to IP51 with a design that is tested to withstand 3g vibration or 30g shock.
Popular enhancements in the new 190 Series II include extended battery life, hot-swappable batteries and a higher safety rating. The ScopeMeter operates for up to 4 hours with a 2400 mAh Li-Ion pack (standard with 2 channel models) or up to 7 hours with the high capacity 4800 mAh Li-Ion pack (standard with 4 channel models optional for the 2 channel models). The battery door makes it possible to quickly swap in a fresh charged battery. Independent electrically isolated inputs safety rated to CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV make it safe for engineers or technicians to measure everything from low voltage control signals all the way up to a 3-phase mains power supply.
The ScopeMeter 190 Series II is available in 200 MHz and100 MHz, either 2 or 4 channel, plus an additional 2 channel 60 MHz model. With up to 2.5 GS/s sampling rate and deep memory of up to 10,000 sample points per input the new 190 Series II will capture and display just about any waveform or waveform anomaly. With two electrically isolated USB ports, users can conveniently store data to a USB memory device or easily connect to a PC and transfer waveforms or screen images for data analysis or archive.
Fluke ScopeMeter test tools are full featured and high performance yet easy enough to use that technicians and engineers alike use them for a wide range of plant maintenance and field service applications from installation and commissioning to maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial, electro-mechanical, process, and automation electronic, medical imaging equipment, and communications and avionics systems, Fluke said.
With the increase in both robotics and co-gen systems, many industrial facilities now particularly require the capability to capture, display and diagnose amplitude, time, wave shape or disturbance related problems on signals from motor controls, programmable logic controllers, power supplies, inverters, actuators, sensors and encoders.
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. Visit Fluke’s website at http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/home/default
– Edited by Kelsey Kirkley, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com