The Fluke 190 Series II Digital Handheld Oscilloscopes are the premier four-channel portable scopes on the market with CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V rating. Designed for challenging environments, the instruments are rugged, IP51-rated dustproof , drip-proof, and shockproof. Because of their resiliency, they are especially geared for the process control, automation, electrical equipment, medical imaging, avionics, A/V and security systems industries. With these innovative scopes, engineers and technicians safely and easily can troubleshoot three-phase systems such as variable-speed drives, UPS systems and backup generators. They can measure input, output and feedback signals simultaneously to diagnose industrial electronics.
Integra Enclosures recently announced its 24x24x10 enclosure product, a part of the Genesis line, to meet customer needs for larger-scaled application protection solutions. The Genesis line of nonmetallic Nema 4X UL-rated enclosures is the next expansion of Integra’s Premium and Impact lines comprising 16 standard configurations, including hinged or nonhinged lids. Made of high-impact, UV-resistant polycarbonate materials, the Genesis line 24x24x10 enclosures also boast flexible interior mounting using Integra’s patented adjustable swing panel mounting system.
Thermal Imaging Technology
Utility Risk Management Corp. (URMC) announced new thermal-imaging technology, Thermal Direct, capable of enhancing the reliability and efficiency of the nation’s electric grid. The technology precisely measures conductor temperatures, enabling utilities to: improve system reliability and capacity, enhance the security of transmission assets, demonstrate compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and reduce mitigation costs associated with compliance by as much as $2 billion dollars over three years. In recent testing confirmed by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) sensors, Thermal Direct’s accuracy presented a 95 percent confidence level, with residual error of only 3.75 F or 2.09 C. Current industry practice relies on calculating vs. measuring conductor temperature through a steady-state heat balance equation, which can generate significant margins of error primarily because of weather variables such as wind and ambient temperature.
RF Monolithics Inc. introduced the WLS-series of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination modules to the company’s integrated short-range radio products. With the addition of three new standards-based modules–the WLS1270, WLS1271 and WLS1273–the RFM—integrated, short-range radio product line includes high-performance, standards-based technologies in addition to the company’s proprietary RFIC and SAW-based product portfolio. The WLS-series of products include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology in a single SoC and a high-efficiency RF front-end circuit plus a DC-DC converter. The modules are designed to fit into space-constrained designs and are slightly smaller than a dime. Minimal external circuitry is required to complete a radio design. Add an antenna, power source, processor and associated interface hardware and the radio hardware design is complete.
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