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MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management Software (with MET/TEAM™ Software

sku Product SKU:  FCL-MET/CAL

Calibration labs have their share of challenges: an increasing and more complex workload; fewer technicians; a growing list of quality standards. Above all, there is constant pressure to reduce costs. MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management Software helps you to meet those challenges by calibrating and managing your workload more efficiently and consistently.

 MET/CAL Plus includes two applications: MET/CAL® software, the industry-leader for automated calibration; plus MET/TEAM software for test and measurement asset management.

THE MET/CAL PLUS SUITE OF APPLICATIONS PROVIDES YOU WITH ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO:

  • Perform automated calibration on all kinds of test and measurement tools and equipment, including dc/lf, RF and microwave instruments.
  • Create, edit, test, and document calibration procedures, quickly and easily.
  • Configure and report a wider range of measurement uncertainty parameters and include verification data to provide an audit trail and support further analysis.
  • Track asset information including calibration and maintenance history and status, traceability, users, customers, and location.
  • Analyze and report asset information; produce customized printed certificates and reports.
  • Make data available to other corporate systems.
  • Import asset and calibration data into MET/CAL Plus software
  •  Help meet the requirements of quality standards like ISO 9000, ISO/IEC 17025, NRC 10 CFR, ANSI Z540.3, and others.

 With all of these capabilities, Fluke Calibration MET/CAL Plus software offers the most comprehensive calibration automation solution available. And we back it up with the MET/SUPPORT Gold software support program to help keep you as productive as possible. Join the worldwide community of calibration professionals who have discovered the value of MET/CAL Plus for increasing throughput and managing calibration assets more efficiently.

 WHAT’S NEW IN THIS VERSION OF MET/CAL?

  • New expanded Procedure Editor with flexible user interface and enhanced functionality
  • Increased security for accredited procedures
  • Ability to automate a wider variety of references
  • Compliance to Z540.3 decision rules by guard banding
  • Greater flexibility and expanded support of RF power meters and sensors
  • New LIB FSC that allows procedure access to external programs
  • Access to National Instruments DLLS, enabling calibration of PXI instruments with MET/CAL software
  • Option to use Excel for customized plotting and calculations
  • Broader instrument support
  •  Linked online help
  • Browser-based MET/TEAM software for asset management and data storage

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1620A Digital Thermometer-Hygrometer

sku Product SKU:  FCL-1620A

TWO TYPES OF SENSORS ARE AVAILABLE.

The high-accuracy sensor (“H model) reads temperature to ± 0.125 °C over a calibrated range of 16 °C to 24 °C. Relative humidity readings are to ± 1.5 % RH from 20 % RH to 70 % RH.

The standard-accuracy sensor (“S model) reads temperature to ± 0.25 °C over its calibrated range of 15 °C to 35 °C. Relative humidity readings are to ± 2 % RH from 20 % RH to 70 % RH.

All Fluke 1620A (DewK) thermo-hygrometer sensors come with NVLAP accredited certificates of calibration for both temperature and humidity, complete with data and NIST traceability.

ETHERNET AND WIRELESS CAPABILITY

With its built-in Ethernet RJ45 jack, multiple Fluke 1620A (DewK) thermo hygrometers can be monitored from the same screen using LogWare III client-server software. Ethernet also gives you the possibility for remote connectivity over the internet, so you can monitor critical conditions while you’re away.

Cables running along the floor can be a safety hazard, and cables hanging from the ceiling and walls are an eyesore. With the Fluke 1620 (DewK), simply connect your computer through an RF modem up to 100 ft away, without the clutter of all the extra cables.

If you need a printout, send data to a printer through the RS-232 interface in real time.

MATH AND STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS

In addition to temperature and humidity, the DewK calculates dew point, heat index, and rates of change for both temperature and humidity. Min, max, and a variety of other statistics are also calculated and can be shown on-screen. Daily summary statistics, including min, max, and maximum rates of change are stored for the most recent sixty days.

CALIBRATED SENSORS

With inputs for two sensors, each measuring both temperature and relative humidity, one Fluke 1620 (DewK)can monitor two locations at the same time. Both sensors can be run via extension cables to remote locations up to 100 feet away, or one sensor can be directly mounted to the top of the DewK.

Each sensor is calibrated for both temperature and humidity by Fluke Calibration. The calibration constants assigned to the sensors reside in a memory chip located inside the sensor housing, so sensors may be used interchangeably between different Fluke 1620 (DewKs), and the recalibration of sensors doesn’t require an accompanying Fluke 1620 (DewK).

Sensors may also be assigned a unique identifier (up to 16 characters) to facilitate record keeping by matching the sensor identifier with the collected data. Each DewK ships with one sensor, with additional sensors available from Fluke Calibration. Spare sensors may also be purchased as a kit, which includes a wall mounting bracket and a 25-foot extension cable.

 

The DewK thermo hygrometer and humidity monitor has enough on-board memory to store up to 400,000 date- and times stamped data points. That’s two years’ worth of data for both measurements from two sensors if readings are taken every ten minutes!

ALARMS AND BATTERY BACKUP

Alarm settings can be set up quickly in the Fluke 1620 (DewK)based on temperature, the rate of change in temperature, RH, the rate of change in RH, and instrument fault conditions. Alarms can be both visual (flashing display) and audible (beeping). Likewise, alarm settings can be set up and events triggered in LogWare III. The Fluke 1620 (DewK)is also equipped with a 0 to 12 volt alarm output that can trigger a process control system.

A backup battery shuts down the Fluke 1620 (DewKs)display but maintains measurements for up to 16 hours in the event of a power failure.

LARGE, EASY-TO-READ DISPLAY

Want to view data from across the room? Want to view data from two temperature and two humidity inputs simultaneously? Want to view data graphically, statistically, or both? At the same time?! The Fluke 1620 (DewKs)thermo hygrometer and humidity monitor does everything you could want—or at least everything we could think of. Up to sixteen different display setups can be stored and recalled at the touch of a single button. And all 16 can be easily modified, so you get exactly what you want.

 

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8808A Digital Multimeter

sku Product SKU:  FCL-8808A

Versatile multimeter for manufacturing, development and service applications

Eliminate production mistakes
The Fluke 8808A 5.5 digit multimeter dependably performs the most common measurements required by today’s applications. Whether you are performing functional tests or making critical measurements on test points, using the limit compare mode with pass/fail indicators eliminates production mistakes, especially those where results are “on the edge.” The 8808A display has built-in enunciators that clearly show the operator whether a test passes or fails. The pass/fail indicators take the guesswork out of testing: the result is either within limits or it’s out!

Improve quality and efficiency in manufacturing test, R&D or service applications
Manufacturing test, R&D, development and service applications demand performance and flexibility from a bench meter. This Fluke 8808A makes measurements that stand up to any scrutiny. It delivers a wide variety of measurement functions, including volts, ohms, and amps, plus frequency—all at superior accuracy and resolution.

Measure two parameters at once
The 8808A features a unique dual display that allows you to measure two different parameters of the same signal from one test connection. Looking at dual interrelated parameters like voltage and current simultaneously can reveal conditions that might go unnoticed otherwise, greatly simplifying test and troubleshooting.

Measure sensitive leakage current
Typical multimeters use a shunt method to measure current, creating a measurement burden voltage that increases the error in low current measurements. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to perform tasks such as determining the true leakage current on a battery-powered device while it is powered down, or measuring small currents in sensitive circuits. The Fluke 8808A is the only multimeter in its class to use a low-impedance operational amplifier and current-to-voltage conversion technique to eliminate the burden voltage and measure sensitive low currents. In this special mode, the 8808A can accurately measure small currents with a resolution of up to 100 nA.

Perform 4-wire measurements with only two leads
Patented split terminal jacks for the 2x4-wire ohms function allow you to perform 4-wire measurements using only two leads instead of four. Today’s surface mount components make it difficult to make connections. The task becomes even more difficult when you need to use a 4-wire technique for accurate low ohms measurements. The Fluke test lead accessory combines the four wires into two test lead pairs, making it easy for you to establish connections. You get excellent resolution and accuracy, plus the convenience and ease of using a single pair of leads.

FlukeView® Forms Basic
FlukeView Forms increases the power of your Fluke tool by enabling you to document, store and analyze individual readings or series of measurements, then convert them into professional looking documents. Transfer data points from your meter to your PC and use the standard, non-customizable forms to display your readings in table or graphical form. For a larger array of forms or to use FlukeView® Forms Designer customize your forms, upgrade to FlukeView® Forms 3.0 with FVF-UG.

Fluke quality is built in
Fluke is known around the world for its rugged, reliable, and accurate multimeters. With our experience, design standards and quality assurance processes, we have designed a multimeter that will stand up to any scrutiny of its specifications. In fact, a Fluke meter typically performs better than specified. All of our efforts are designed to ensure that you can make an accurate measurement— repeatedly, and with confidence.

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6050H Extremely High Temperature Calibration Salt Bath

sku Product SKU:  FCL-6050H

This model is designed for high-temperature work—up to 550 °C. Most labs use this as a salt bath for calibration of thermocouples, RTDs, and SPRTs. In fact, this bath is so good you can even do comparison calibrations of SPRTs with it. The bath is stable to ±0.005 °C or better at 300 °C.

Fluke Calibration is the only company that offers complete automated calibration software packages that work with the bath interface option. Our optional software is not just a data acquisition package; it actually controls the calibration, including bath temperatures.

Choose the model that most closely matches your needs. These baths are compatible with salt for higher temperatures and also with oils for lower temperatures.

Fluke sells a complete selection of salt and fluids for your bath. You can find these here. Salt baths offer better performance and less mess than sand baths. SPRT comparison calibrations in a sand bath aren’t reliable the way they are in a Fluke Calibration salt bath.

All options, including the automation interface package, are available for the 6050H. It is the finest-quality salt bath you can buy!

If you need to reach the maximum temperature possible in a salt bath, the Fluke Calibration 6050H goes to 550 °C and is 10 to 100 times more stable than alternative calibration devices.

It is 305 mm (12 in) deep and has a 127 x 254 mm (5 x 10 in) well opening for easy access. Ports in the rear of the bath access cooling coils if you want to cool the bath rapidly with external fluids.

  • Eliminates messy sand baths
  • Electronically adjustable temperature cutouts
  • Stability of ±0.008 °C at 550 °C

Find a salt bath for calibration at extremely high temperatures (550 °C). Fluke Calibration metrology baths are well known world-wide for excellent temperature control that maintains excellent temperature stability (±0.002 °C) and uniformity (±0.005 °C).

You’ll find more Fluke Calibration baths in national labs than any other brand, and there’s a reason for that. No one else can match the stability, uniformity, and performance of a Fluke Calibration bath, and we absolutely guarantee it.

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E-DWT-H Electronic Deadweight Tester

sku Product SKU:  FCL-E-DWT-H

All the features you expect in a modern state-of-the-art electronic dwt, including:

Accuracy and performance

  • One-year measurement uncertainty is ± 0.02% of reading from 10% to 100% with one Q-RPT, and from 1% to 100% with two Q-RPTs
  • Low torque variable volume allows for pressure generation up to 200 MPa (30,000 psi) with minimal physical effort
  • Separate fine adjustment tool for maximum, superfine control resolution
  • User defined resolution and ready limits enable user to optimize performance based on DUT specifications
  • High pressure isolation valve and pressure relief valve protect the low pressure reference transducer from over pressure when high pressure reference transducer is active

Ease of use

  • AutoRange feature optimizes measurement and safety features for the specific range of the instrument being calibrated
  • Simple rezeroing while vented at atmospheric pressure
  • Simple, objective pressure “ready/not ready indicator with user adjustable criteria to ensure repeatable results among operators
  • Not dependent on local gravity or ambient temperature
  • Sets and reads any pressure value directly in any unit of measure, without moving weights
  • Built-in priming system to fill system with test fluid and purge unwanted air to assure smooth operation
  • Optional foot switch accessory allows hands-free data collection when running AutoTests

Portability

Automation

AUTOMATE DATA COLLECTION AND MANAGE CALIBRATION ASSETS WITH COMPASS® FOR PRESSURE SOFTWARE

E-DWT can run stand-alone tests and collect test data for dead weight tester calibration. Test data can be downloaded over the RPM4-E-DWT’s RS232 interface.

The RPM4-E-DWT’s RS232 interface can also be used to run the E-DWT with COMPASS® for Pressure software or user developed software.

COMPASS® for Pressure software is universal pressure calibration software for the laboratory, which can be used to run simple or complex tests with multiple instruments. The user can create his/her own calibration report, and data can be exported to Fluke MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management Software.

The support you need, when you need it
Fluke’s calibration, testing and repair services are dedicated to satisfying your needs quickly and at a fair cost while maintaining the unmatched level of quality that is our trademark.

Fluke’s calibration laboratories are accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for conformance to ISO Guide 17025.

Fluke Calibration has access to global calibration and repair facilities to keep your dead weight tester and other hardware in top working order.

If you need training for yourself or your staff, Fluke Calibration offers a broad range of classes including: the principles and practices of pressure calibration, advanced pressure metrology, gas flow calibration using a molbloc/molbox system, setup and operation of COMPASS® for Pressure calibration software, and other electrical, temperature and RF calibration topics.

The Fluke Calibratoin commitment to support provides additional benefits as well, including invitations to software user group meetings and conferences, periodic email bulletins and a Fluke Calibration newsletter.

  • RS232 interface allows for real time automated data collection and customized report generation using COMPASS® for Pressure calibration software

Free upgrades

Flash memory for simple and free embedded software upgrades from Fluke Calibration.

  • Rechargeable battery pack option for eight hours of field operation
  • Everything to set, adjust and read pressure in one compact, transportable package
  • Optional shipping/carrying case with handles and wheels allows for easy transport to field application
  • Proven rugged and weatherproof design with room for accessories.  

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PG7601 Piston Gauge

sku Product SKU:  FCL-PG7601

PG7000 PISTON GAUGE LINE FEATURES REFERENCE LEVEL PRESSURE STANDARDS OFFERING A UNIFIED SOLUTION FROM VACUUM TO 500 MPA

  • State-of-the-art primary pressure standards for the lowest uncertainty levels
  • Unified solution from vacuum to 500 MPa
  • Outputs fully validated reference pressures in real time
  • Intuitive local operator interface
  • Manual, semi-automated and fully automated configurations

The PG7000 Series calibration standards are based on the fundamental principle of mass loaded onto a piston to apply a known force to a known effective area

Integrated piston-cylinder modules
Each PG7000 piston-cylinder is an integrated metrological assembly that includes the critical piston-cylinder mounting components. All of the mechanical parts that affect piston cylinder metrology are associated with the individual piston-cylinder, rather than being common parts of the piston gauge platform, enabling the user to:

  • Change ranges (piston-cylinders) in seconds, without using tools.
  • Handle and interchange piston-cylinders without exposing critical surfaces to contamination.
  • Protect the piston-cylinder from damage due to accidental shock or impact when handling.
  • Improve measurement reproducibility by avoiding frequent assembly/disassembly of mounting components.
  • Improve piston-cylinder mounting design by allowing each mounting system to be optimized for a piston-cylinder size and range.

Mass loading concentricity
The number of independent parts between the piston and mass load has been reduced to two—the piston cap and the mass loading bell. The piston head is effectively made part of the piston by machining it after installation concentrically to the piston within ± 20 microns.

Integrated electronics, software and remote interfacing
The electronics for monitoring all ambient and instrument conditions and functions are integrated into the PG7000 platform. RS-232 and IEEE 488 interfaces are included for remote communication. The system power supplies are also contained in the terminal to remove their heat source from the PG platform. For local operation, the user interacts with the PG7000 through a keypad and alphanumeric display on a compact terminal, allowing rapid, intuitive operation.

On-board measurement of operating conditions
PG7000 includes integrated on-board measurement of all the ambient and operating conditions needed to calculate pressure within tolerance, including relative humidity, barometric pressure, ambient temperature, piston-cylinder temperature, and reference vacuum. Individual measurements can be observed in real time, both locally through the PG terminal and remotely over the RS-232 or IEEE 488 interface. Verification and recalibration of the on-board sensors is supported by embedded software.

Monitoring piston behavior
PG7000 measures and provides real time indication of piston position, drop rate, rotation rate, and rotation decelaration. Piston position is measured on the LVDT principle, with a ring on the inside of the mass loading bell acting as the armature. Rotation rate is measured optically by a sensor in the mounting post, which detects the movement of a notched ring on the inside of the mass loading bell. Both measurement systems are completely non-interfering, with no influence on the free movement of the piston in any axis.

Ready/not ready indication
The “ready/not ready" indication provides the operator with a clear “go/no go" indication of when an in-tolerance measurement can be made. It is based on testing for a variety of operating conditions, including piston position, piston fall rate, piston rotation rate, piston rotation deceleration, piston temperature rate of change and vacuum reference (when applicable). A ready condition is indicated when all conditions fall within specific limits. The limits for the various ready/not ready criteria can be customized by the user if desired.

Piston near-float detection
One of the most tedious aspects of operating a conventional piston gauge is adjusting pressure to float the piston. The piston lifts suddenly and without warning at the exact pressure corresponding to the mass loaded on the piston. Finding that point without overshooting requires slow and cautious pressure control. PG7000 makes it easier to float the piston with a piston preloading system, which provides advance warning that the pressure is near the point where the piston will leave end of stroke. The preloading system only affects the piston when it is at end of stroke; it does not interfere with the free movement of the piston when it is floating.

Intelligent piston rotation
PG7000 is the first commercially available piston gauge to provide monitoring of rotation rate and decay in rotation rate. These measurements are used to assure that pressure readings are always made within limits. This relieves the operator of rotation rate monitoring responsibility and replaces subjective operator judgment with objective measurement.

Storage and shipping containers
The PG7000 piston gauge platform and mass set are packaged in heavy duty, weather proof, molded transit cases with custom inserts to provide optimum protection. PG7000 piston-cylinders modules are delivered in compact, virtually indestructible PVC bullet cases.

Advanced pressure generation and control components
All PG7000 pressure accessories are designed to increase the efficiency and ergonomics of piston gauge operation. These include manual, semi-automated and fully automated options to quickly and easily generate pressure and float the piston at the set point.

COMPASS® for Pressure calibration assistance software
COMPASS software sets up records for the units under test (UUT), defines and associates test procedures with UUTs, runs tests, acquires reference and test data, produces standard and custom calibration reports. All reference, UUT and test data is collected and stored in a database and standard delimited files. COMPASS can manage any kind of test from manual operator control and logging of test data to fully automated, unattended test execution.

A unified solution from vacuum to 500 MPa
The PG7000 line of piston gauges covers the complete range of pressure from very low absolute and differential in gas, up to 500 MPa (75 000 psi) in oil. While several piston gauge platforms and specialized accessories may be needed to cover different ranges and media, a consistent user interface and operational principles are maintained throughout the line. In most cases, complete gas and oil calibration capability can be achieved with just two PG platforms, four piston-cylinder modules and one mass set. Maintaining consistency from system to system makes them easier to learn and to use. Maintenance costs are reduced by minimizing the number of metrological elements to be supported.

PG7000 Piston Cylinder Modules
The piston-cylinder defines effective area and is the piston gauge’s principal metrological element. The piston-cylinder’s intrinsic characteristics and how it is mounted and exploited are the keys to piston gauge performance.

PG7000 piston-cylinders are manufactured by Fluke Calibration using proprietary production techniques that result in pistons and cylinders whose typical shape is within less than 0.2 micron from ideal geometry.

Pure gas operated piston-cylinders use large diameters and very small annular gaps to minimize gas species and operating mode effects and to maximize piston float times. For example, the typical annular gap of a 35 mm gas operated piston-cylinder is less than 1 micron. Oil operated piston-cylinders use small diameters to reduce the quantity of mass needed to cover the typical high pressure range.

All Type 7000 pistons and cylinders are made of tungsten carbide. Each PG7000 piston-cylinder is a complete, integrated metrological assembly that includes the critical piston-cylinder mounting components for improved metrological performance. All Type 7000 piston-cylinders use free deformation mounting systems in which the cylinder is allowed to deform under the influence of applied pressure, without O-rings or seals along the cylinder length. For higher pressure gas assemblies, a new mounting system, negative free deformation, applies the measured pressure uniformly along the full length of the cylinder. This reduces deformation under pressure, so piston drop rates remain low even at high operating pressures, while avoiding the unpredictable strain points of conventional reentrant designs.

PG7000 Mass Sets
Masses loaded on the piston are accelerated by gravity to apply a known force on the piston against which the defined pressure is balanced.

A PG7000 manual mass set is made up of main masses of 10 kg or 5 kg, fractionary masses in 5-2-2-1 progression from 0.5 kg to 0.1 kg, and a trim mass set with masses from 50 kg to 0.01 g. Any desired mass value within the mass set range can be loaded to 0.01 g. All main and fractionary masses are machined from solid, nonmagnetic stainless steel and adjusted to their nominal values in the mass without cavities or trimming hardware which can reduce mass stability over time. Individual masses are comfortable to handle, with angled lifting surfaces on the edge of each mass and special mass trays that assist in orderly loading and unloading.

A PG7000 automated mass set is composed of main mass discs of 6.2 or 10 kg each and a set of tubular masses in binary progression from 0.1 to 3.2 or 6.4 kg.

A pneumatically driven automated mass handling accessory (AMH) loads requested mass values in increments of 0.1 kg. The AMH and mass set are easily removed to access the piston-cylinder module when necessary.

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9936A LogWare III

sku Product SKU:  FCL-9936

LogWare III performs remote environmental condition monitoring and data logging, and logs a virtually unlimited number of concurrent log sessions into a central database. That means data from many DewKs can be managed in real time via Ethernet, RS-232, or wireless connections.

Data may be logged from one or both of a DewK’s sensors, providing up to two temperature and relative humidity inputs for each DewK

LogWare III allows you to customize your graph trace color, alarms, and statistics as you go. You can start/stop log sessions from your computer. LogWare III supports “hot-swapping," which allows you to remove and replace sensors without shutting down the log session. LogWare III also supports security features such as passwords for individual users or groups/teams, a built-in administrator account, pre-defined user groups, and customizable permissions to ensure the integrity of all stored data.

Customizable e-mail settings allow you to send e-mails to designated recipients, including cell phones and PDA’s, when a log session begins, ends, or is aborted; when the DewK’s battery is low; when a sensor calibration is due; or when a temperature/humidity alarm is exceeded.

Data stored on the DewK can be imported into the software, which is a handy feature when power outages disable the network, or when you are unable to physically connect a DewK to the PC or to the network.

Are you ready for a deep dive into your data? Historical environmental data can be viewed by sensor (model/serial number) location or log session and displayed in a spreadsheet-style grid. Logged data can also be exported to HTML, RTF or ASCII text for use in your analytical software, or simply print historical data and graphs.

Customizable graphs in LogWare III with zooming capability are an easy way to analyze your data history, and data points that need to be explained can be highlighted, annotated, and referred to later. LogWare III statistics include min, max, spread, average, and standard deviation functions, and printed reports keep track of the percentage of temperature and humidity measurements that were found to be out of tolerance.

LOGWARE’S TEMPERATURE DATA LOGGING FEATURES

  • Data from many DewKs can be logged in real time via Ethernet, RS-232, or wireless connections
  • Supports “hot-swapping," which allows you to remove and replace sensors without shutting down the log session
  • Exports real-time data for use with MET/CAL calibration software
  • Selectable sample interval from 1 second to 24 hours
  • Selectable delayed start date/time for off-hours real-time data logging
  • Selectable end log options (to stop session after specified time or number of readings)
  • Logs all readings to a central database
  • Selectable high and low alarm settings with user defined events (can be configured to play .WAV file or launch an application, such as pager software, when an alarm trips)

LOGWARE’S DATA GRAPHING FEATURES

  • Graphs readings and calculates statistics as they are being logged
  • Customize your graph trace color, alarms, and statistics
  • Graph temperature and humidity on the same graph or on separate graphs
  • Graph zooming capability

LOGWARE'S DATA ANALYSIS FEATURES

  • Select data to display based on location or sensor and date/time range
  • Spreadsheet-style grid to view all logged readings
  • Statistical calculations
  • Export logged data to various file types
  • Highlighting and annotations can be attached to any reading

LOGWARE’S SECURITY FEATURES 

  • Built-in administrator account for performing administrative functions
  • User accounts for individual users or teams
  • Customizable permissions for each user account to restrict access to software features
  • User name and password required for login
  • Activate/deactivate individual user accounts to allow/prevent login
  • Activate/deactivate individual loggers, sensors, and locations to allow/prevent use

LOGWARE ALSO PROVIDES THESE ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Customizable e-mail settings allow you to send e-mails to designated recipients, including cell phones and PDA’s, when a log session begins, ends, or is aborted; when the DewK’s battery is low; when a sensor calibration is due; or when a temperature/humidity alarm is exceeded; and more...
  • Viewing data stored in the central database from any LogWare III client computer on the network
  • Exporting data to multiple file types: HTML, RTF or ASCII text
  • Printing reports and graphs
  • Appending annotations to data points

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1560 Black Stack Thermometer Readout

sku Product SKU:  FCL-1560

The 1560 Black Stack thermometer readout can be any kind of thermometer you want it to be, and it works in three distinctive ways.

It’s a reference thermometer with a NIST traceable calibration; it’s an automated calibration system reading your reference probe and sensors you’re testing; or it’s a high-accuracy data acquisition system. And it does each of these functions better than any other thermometer currently on the market.

The Stack consists of up to eight different modules that fit together to do any type of thermometry you choose. You can buy all of them, or any combination of them, and change the Stack and its functions anytime you want. Each module stacks behind the preceding one, and when you add a module, the Stack’s software automatically reconfigures itself to include all of the new functions supplied by that module. There’s nothing to take apart. No boards need to be installed. There’s no software to load, and nothing has to be calibrated. Just stack a new module onto the back of the previous modules and you’re ready to use the Black Stack and all of its remarkable features.

Fluke Calibration’s new Model 9935 Multi Channel LogWare makes the Black Stack an even more powerful data acquisition tool. LogWare provides graphical and statistical analysis of each channel you’re measuring (up to 96 with the Black Stack). And with alarms that can be customized, delayed start times, and selectable logging intervals, LogWare turns the Black Stack into the most powerful temperature data acquisition tool on the market.

THE BASE UNIT

The Stack starts with a base module. It consists of two parts: a display with the main processor and a power supply. The base module supplies power, communication management, and software coordination for all of the other modules. It has the display, control buttons, and RS-232 port built-in.

Each base module can handle eight thermometer modules stacked behind it with a maximum of 96 sensor inputs. The base module never needs calibration and performs its own diagnostic self-test each time it powers up. The thermometer characteristics of each base module are defined by the thermometry modules stacked behind it.

THE MODULES

There are nine thermometry modules: an SPRT module, a high-temp PRT module, a PRT scanner module, a standards thermistor module, two 1000-ohm PRT modules, a thermistor scanner module, a precision thermocouple module, and a thermocouple scanner module.

Each module has its own processor and connects to the stack on a proprietary digital bus. Each retains its own calibration data and performs all analog measurement functions within the module.

SPRT MODULE 2560

The SPRT module reads 25-ohm and 100-ohm four-wire RTDs, PRTs, and SPRTs with very high accuracy. It turns the Stack into a first-rate reference thermometer with an accuracy to ±0.005°C.

 

It has two input channels so you can collect data with two reference sensors, or you can do comparison calibrations of one sensor against a calibrated reference sensor.

Temperature conversion features include direct resistance measurement, ITS-90, W(T90), IPTS-68, Callendar-Van Dusen, or an RTD polynomial conversion. The user-changeable default values for the CVD conversion fit the 100-ohm, 0.00385 ALPHA sensor described by IEC-751.

The SPRT modules can be used one at a time or combined together in any combination for reading up to 16 different reference thermometers. If you stack an SPRT module with a scanner module, you can test multiple sensors against your reference. Unlike other competitive instruments, our PRT Scanner Module operates with or without the two-channel SPRT module. If you can think of a way to use a reference thermometer, you can do it with the Stack.

HIGH-TEMP PRT MODULE 2561

This module reads 2.5-ohm and 0.25-ohm four-wire HTPRTs and RTDs. The complete resistance range covers up to 5-ohm sensors with applications as high as 1200°C. The temperature conversion features are the same as for the SPRT module, and like the SPRT module, the connectors are gold plated.

PRT SCANNER 2562

This module reads eight channels of two-, three- or four-wire 100-ohm PRTs or RTDs. The accuracy is ±0.01°C at 0°C for calibration of industrial sensors. The common industrial RTD can be read with the default values in the CVD temperature conversion for fast setup of industrial applications, or you can enter individual probe constants for higher accuracy data acquisition.

1000-OHM PRT MODULES 2567 AND 2568

For 1000-ohm PRTs, these modules provide all the same great features as the 2560 and 2562 Modules. The two-channel 2567 Module has a resistance range of 0 to 4000 ohms and is accurate to ±0.006°C at 0°C. The 2568 Module reads up to eight 1000-ohm PRTs and at 0°C is accurate to ±0.01°C. Don’t use an ohmmeter or multimeter to read your 1000-ohm PRTs when you can use a Black Stack loaded with convenient temperature functions.

STANDARDS THERMISTOR MODULE 2563

Special low-drift thermistors are becoming increasingly popular as reference probes in applications with modest temperature ranges up to 100°C. This module has a temperature accuracy of ±0.0013°C at 0°C with a resolution of 0.0001°C.

The 2563 Thermistor Module has two input channels. It displays direct resistance in ohms or converts directly to a temperature readout using either the Steinhart-Hart equation or a higher-order polynomial.

THERMISTOR SCANNER MODULE 2564

This module is usable with any type of thermistor but has eight channels instead of the two channels found on the Standards Thermistor Module and operates with or without the Standards Thermistor Module. This module’s accuracy is ±0.0025°C at 0°C for all eight channels.

The eight channels make the 2564 module an excellent data acquisition tool. It can be used in research work or for verification of biomedical equipment such as DNA sequencing apparatus.

PRECISION THERMOCOUPLE MODULE 2565

This precision thermocouple module reads any type of thermocouple, including type S platinum thermocouples and the new gold-platinum thermocouples for standards work. This two-channel module has internal cold junction compensation, or you can use an external source for even greater accuracy.

All the standard ANSI thermocouple types are preprogrammed; however, you can choose a conversion method and then enter the probe characteristics of your sensor, creating a system-calibrated channel. The 2565 module accepts up to three calibration points for error adjustment in the individual sensor. A polynomial interpolation function calculates the points between your measurements.

Type R, type S, and gold-platinum conversions accept complete polynomial calibration coefficients. Additionally, a thermocouple conversion function calculates temperature by interpolating from a table. You enter the temperature in degrees C and the corresponding voltage for your specific sensor from 1 to 10 temperatures. Interpolation is performed between the entered points.

THERMOCOUPLE SCANNER MODULE 2566

This module has 12 channels and reads K, J, T, S, R, B, E, and N thermocouples. Each channel can be set to read a different type of thermocouple. All temperature readings are performed in exactly the same manner as with the 2565 module.

The connectors on the scanner module are special dual connectors that accept both the common miniature and standard thermocouple connectors. If you want to use screw terminals, use the appropriately-sized connector with the hood removed.

FEATURES COMMON TO ALL MODULES

The 1560 Black Stack is an incredible thermometer. You buy only the modules you need for the work you are doing. If your work changes, simply order the modules with the functions you need and slip them onto the back of the Stack. Your thermometer changes its software, display, and method of operation to match the new functions you’ve added.

Remember, you never have to open the case to add modules. There’s no software to load. It’s all automatic.

Each module stores its own calibration internally, so you can add or change modules without recalibrating the whole stack. Module calibration is digital and is performed manually through the base’s front panel or over the RS-232 link. If your lab has the capability, you can calibrate modules yourself. If not, send them to us with or without your base unit and we’ll recalibrate them.

The LCD screen has multiple methods of displaying data, including a graphical strip chart recorder. The graphical capability of the Black Stack makes testing temperature stability easier than ever. Vertical scaling and graph resolution are automatic.

The Stack has high-accuracy, two-channel capability or multi-channel functionality if you need it. Its memory stores the most recent 1000 readings, or you can send your data to your PC through the RS-232 port. Each data point is time and date stamped. An IEEE-488 port is optional.

With the Black Stack you can read data almost anyway you like—in ohms, millivolts, or temperature, according to your application and preference.

Remember, this thermometer’s calibration is traceable to NIST. Its accuracy is as high as ±0.0013°C, depending on the module and sensor you’re using.

HEY! WHY DID YOU MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THAT?!

We get asked this question more than any other question. There are several reasons for the shape of the Black Stack.

 

When we started the design process on the Black Stack, we wanted a unique instrument that was a true technological leap in thermometry. Incremental improvements are okay sometimes, but if you’re going to lead the industry, you might as well go out and lead it.

Here are some of the design criteria we started with. The new thermometer had to be capable of transforming itself into any kind of thermometry instrument the customer wanted, and it had to do this without having to open the box, replace boards or set up anything. All connections must be easily accessible from the front of the instrument, with no connectors on the front panel. The front panel had to be easy to read, all features including programming should be done on the front panel and the programming should take advantage of the graphical capability of the display. The software had to be as creative and as versatile as the instrument. It had to be easy to use and, if at all possible, even fun to use. And finally, it had to be very accurate.

The shape of the Black Stack facilitates the function and usability of the instrument. And it is unbelievably functional and fun to use.

The only way you’ll truly understand what we’re talking about is to get one and try it. Hundreds of customers, including many national standards labs, already have it!

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molstic-L Mounting Systems

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molstics provide a quick connector input for convenient connection to the gas supply. This is followed by a 2 micron (0.5 micron for low flow) filter to protect the downstream components. Then, an adjustable regulator sets and regulates optimum molbloc upstream pressure and protects the molbox transducers against accidental overpressure. The regulator range supports all standard molbloc operating pressure ranges. A bellows shut-off valve, just before the molbloc, allows the gas supply to be shut-off for configuration changes and/or system leak checking.

Special cradles support the molbloc(s). A connection and pads are provided downstream of the molbloc for mounting the MFC (mass flow controller), another device under test, or the optional metering valve kit for manual flow control.

Single channel molstics are available to accommodate single molblocs. Dual channel models allow two molblocs to be mounted simultaneously to switch between two different molbloc ranges without changing hardware or to take advantage of molbox1+'s capability to run two molblocs in parallel.

There are low, mid and high flow versions of molstic. Low flow molstics use a unique, very high stability pressure regulator and minimize dead volumes. They are required for effective use of 2E2-L and lower molblocs and can be used up to the 1E3-L molbloc size. The mid flow molstics cover the ranges of all the molblocs from as low 2E2-L up to the 3E4-L. The high flow molstic is required for the 1E5-L (100 slm) molbloc and supports that molbloc only.

 

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