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Technical reads

Technical readss from Comtest

Point and shoot laser distance meter

Fluke by Comtest is offering Fluke 417D, an accurate, durable, point and shoot laser distance meter, designed for indoor and outdoor, dusty and wet conditions.

Troubleshooting process loops in potentially explosive atmospheres

Tracking down problems within a process loop can be a difficult challenge in the best of environments.

How infrared inspection can enhance safety

By allowing technicians to effectively scan equipment, structures, and processes from a longer distance, without the need to make contact with the object being inspected, thermal imagers can help reduce exposure to hazards and in some cases eliminate the need to secure a hot work permit. This is especially helpful for electrical, process control, and building inspection applications.

Guide to digital multimeter safety

In a recent survey, more than 30% of electricians admitted to not using test tools accurately rated for their work environment. It’s the cold truth that a well-built digital multimeter will perform better in demanding conditions than a second-tier model. Not only will a top-tier tool be able to stand up to your work environment, but it will help keep you safe.

Electrical PPE - personal protection equipment

What is personal protective equipment (PPE) and why is it important?

Electrical safety standards

Electricity is a fierce power. Dangerous if not respected. Deadly if unleashed by improper tools.

10 dumb things smart people do when testing electricity

Anyone who makes their living by working with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being "live." Yet the pressures of the getting a job done on time or getting a mission-critical piece of equipment back online can result in carelessness and uncharacteristic mistakes by even the most seasoned electrician.

Automotive Ethernet testing simplified with new analysis software

Pico Technology has released a new BroadR-Reach decoder/analyzer package that simplifies Automotive Ethernet integration testing and debugging. The package includes a novel non-intrusive Software Directional Coupler to separate up- and downstream traffic on full-duplex communication lines.

MATHS IS COOL - PART 2

Pico Automotive, is pleased to share a new educational series, by Steve Smith - sharing his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The is parts two, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful for automotive testing, and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc.

MATHS IS COOL - PART 1

The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc.