EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - February 09, 2010) -
Fluke Corporation, the global leader in
portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the
unique Fluke 810
. The most advanced troubleshooting instrument
available for vibration, the Fluke 810 enables maintenance teams to rapidly
collect data and diagnose and solve mechanical problems with an affordable,
easy to use tool.
The handheld Fluke 810 is designed and programmed to diagnose the most common
mechanical problems of unbalance, looseness, misalignment and bearing
failures in a wide variety of mechanical equipment, including motors, fans,
blowers, belts and chain drives, gearboxes, couplings, pumps, compressors,
closed coupled machines and spindles.
When it detects a fault, the Fluke 810 identifies the problem and rates its
severity on a four-level scale to help the maintenance professional
prioritize maintenance tasks. It also recommends repairs. Context-sensitive
on-board help menus provide new users with real-time guidance and tips.
Today many industrial maintenance teams work under severe financial and
time constraints. The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester uses a simple step-by-step
process to report on machine faults the first time measurements are taken,
without prior measurement history. The combination of plain-text diagnoses,
severity ratings and repair recommendations helps users make better
maintenance decisions and address critical problems first.
Typical vibration analyzers and software are intended for monitoring
machine condition over the longer term, but they require special training
and investment that may not be possible in many companies. The Fluke 810 is
designed specifically for maintenance professionals who need to
troubleshoot mechanical problems and quickly understand the root cause of
Mechanical diagnosis with the Fluke 810 begins when the user places the
Fluke triaxial TEDS accelerometer on the machine under test. The
accelerometer has a magnetic mount and can also be installed by attaching a
mounting pad using adhesive. A quick-disconnect cable connects the
accelerometer to the Fluke 810 tester. As the machine under test operates,
the accelerometer detects its vibration along three planes of movement and
transmits that information to the Fluke 810. Using a set of advanced
algorithms, the 810 Vibration Tester then provides a plain-text diagnosis
of the machine with a recommended solution.
A New Approach to Machine Testing
Evaluating mechanical equipment typically requires comparing its condition
over time to a previously established baseline condition. Vibration
analyzers used in condition-based monitoring or predictive maintenance
programs rely upon these baseline conditions to evaluate machine condition
and estimate remaining operating life.
In contrast, the Fluke 810 is a troubleshooting tool that analyzes current
machinery condition and identifies faults by comparing vibration data to an
extensive set of rules developed over years of field experience. The Fluke
810 determines fault severity using a unique technology to simulate a
fault-free condition and establish a baseline for instant comparison to
gathered data. This means that every measurement taken is compared to a
"like new" machine.
Viewer Application Software
The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester includes Viewer PC software, compatible with
Windows XP and Vista, to expand its data storage and tracking capability.
With Viewer the user can:
-- Create machine setups at the computer keyboard and transfer the data to
the 810 Vibration Tester.
-- Generate diagnostic reports in a PDF file format.
-- View vibration spectra in greater detail.
-- Import and store JPEG images and Fluke .IS2 thermal images for a more
complete view of a machine's condition.
The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester comes with embedded diagnostic technology,
triaxial TEDS accelerometer, accelerometer magnet mount, accelerometer
mounting pad kit with adhesive, accelerometer quick-disconnect cable, laser
tachometer and storage pouch, smart battery pack with cable and adapters,
shoulder strap, adjustable hand strap, Viewer PC application software,
mini-USB to USB cable, Getting Started Guide, illustrated Quick Reference
Guide, User Manual CD-ROM and a hard carrying case.
The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester will start shipping in April 2010.
For more information on the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester, contact Fluke
Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206-9090, call 800-760-4523
or visit www.fluke.com/vibration.
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test
tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians,
metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install,
troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical, mechanical and electronic
equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as
conducting building restoration and remediation services. Fluke is a
registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may
be the trademarks of their respective owners.