Technical reads

Technical readss from Comtest

New super-fast, 500MHz bandwidth industrial ScopeMeter

The Comtest Group, Fluke’s authorised Test and Measurement distributor for South and southern Africa, has added two new models to their 190 Series II – range of handheld Scopemeters, the Fluke-190-502 and the Fluke-190-502S . With a bandwidth of 500MHz they are both super fast – achieving a 5GS/s sample-rate, providing greater accuracy and clarity of shape and amplitude of waveforms.

What is Electrochemistry?

Electrochemists use electrical signals (DC voltage and current) to control and study chemical processes, hence the term electrochemistry. Placing a controlled signal on a chemical solution enables the chemist to determine the nature and concentration of an analyte (solid or liquid) or how the electrodes are responding in the chemical process. 

Microsemi: PTP Enterprise Profile


Timing accuracy in many large enterprise IT networks have advanced to levels beyond what can be supported by standard NTP clients. PTP with hardware timestamping and faster message update rates is increasingly being used to meet these accuracy requirements. To ease PTP configuration and facilitate equipment interoperability, the IETF have established the PTP Enterprise Profile.



COMTEST Solutions is pleased to announce it will represent UK-based Pico Technology - a design, development and manufacturer of PC Oscilloscopes and data loggers.  Pico has a comprehensive portfolio of products, including the PicoScope PC Oscilloscope range with bandwidths up to 20 GHz, resolutions up to 16 bits and mixed-signal and flexible-resolution models; the TC-08 and PT-104 Temperature Data Loggers; and the multi-award-winning Automotive Oscilloscope Kit.

Fluke Calibration 9190A Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well delivers best-in-class stability

Fluke has on offer the 9190A Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well, a small, lightweight, and accurate dry-block calibrator with best-in-class stability.


Midronics is proud to announce the availability of an innovative solution for power utilities’ critical power reliability with the release of their CELLGUARD ELS+ Electrolyte Level Monitoring System. This customer-driven product assures reliable 24/7 monitoring of VLA (Vented Lead-Acid) battery electrolyte levels and is easily integrated into a battery management system for VLA battery maintenance. The ELS+ monitoring system is commonly used in reserve power applications for backup power in utilities, telecom and grid energy storage.



Amprobe's new ULD- 300 Ultra Leak

Detecting or testing for that leak just got easier thanks to Amprobe’s new ULD-300

New 30kW water-cooled programmable power supply


Ametek, supplier of programmable power solutions, has introduced a 30kW water-cooled ASD (Advanced Sorensen Design) Series programmable power supply. The ASD with DaVinci Power™ technology represents the next generation of precision

Stakeless earth ground loop testing

Testing the grounding components of equipment in hard-to-reach spaces, including areas that are indoors or fully paved and do not permit driving auxiliary test stakes, is challenging. Fluke now has the Fluke 1630-2 FC Stakeless Earth Ground Clamp, a high-quality, heavy-duty clamp jaw that stays in alignment and in calibration even in industrial environments. And staying on line—identify ground loop resistance without the need to disconnect then reconnect the earth electrode from the system, is now possible.

New Visual IR Thermometer’s sharper resolution detects issues instantly

 Fluke’s has introduced the Fluke® VT04 Visual IR Thermometer - the latest in troubleshooting tools with built-in digital camera and thermal heat map overlay.  The device bridges the gap between traditional IR thermometers and infrared cameras.