Multimeters & Current Clamp Meters
Multifunctional measuring instruments for servicing applications
Integrated thermal imaging technology saves time, money and weight
Anyone who works in maintenance and servicing in the field will know that if you want to use the latest measuring techniques, you may have to carry an extra measuring device with you – and that can be a problem. If you need to walk a long way to get to where you are working, then every gram counts.
Two devices in one
The new 2-in-1 measuring devices are the solution for these applications. They offer particularly useful additional functions that until now were only available as separate devices. The most notable of these additional features is thermal imaging technology, which is particularly relevant for maintenance and servicing applications.
Multimeter and thermal imaging camera
Special benefit: Electrical malfunctions usually cause increased heat emissions. These malfunctions include incorrect conductor cross sections, high contact resistance, series faults and contact burn. Problems like these can be detected very quickly using a thermal imaging camera. The multimeter can then be used to perform a more precise analysis.
Fluke 279FC Thermal Multimeter
Flir DM 284 Thermal Multimeter
Current clamp meter with thermal imaging technology
Special benefit: The thermal imaging camera enables a rapid preliminary analysis of power supply lines and cables to be performed.
Flir CM 174
Moisture measurement device with thermal imaging camera
Special benefit: Helps you to quickly identify moisture issues, guiding you visually to where you can take measurements and analyse readings
Flir MR 160
Much used by electrical engineers and technicians, a current clamp meter is a device that possesses twin jaws, which can be opened in order for it to clamp around an electrical conductor. Once fitted, a current clamp metering device can measure the electric current in the conductor and display it to the operator. Crucially, the device does so without having to make physical contact with the wiring it is measuring. It also means that the conductor does not need to be switched off so that a probe can be connected to it safely. This is because current clamps read the strength of a sinusoidal current, much used in alternating current power distribution systems. By contrast, a multimeter often uses two probes, which are physically held on to unshielded conductors, such as a circuit board component, by the operative. When a multimeter, a highly adaptable form of measuring device, detects a current, it will not only be able to determine the amount of current present but a wide array of other properties as well, such as voltage and resistance. Many multimeters are available with a variety of probes and sensors, usually marketed as test equipment accessories, so that they can be used in all sorts of settings, from laboratory work to field testing.