Fluke (Everett, WA) has begun accepting pre-orders on what it says is another “industry first.” The company’s new 3500 FC Series Condition Monitoring System incorporates portable wireless sensors and a gateway for connectivity that provide continuous monitoring of electrical and temperature measurements.
How It Works
The system includes sensors for voltage, amps, temperature, and power that can be moved from asset to asset and left in place for over four weeks. Once deployed, they begin collecting and streaming valuable equipment data that authorized personnel can access from anywhere, anytime, through mobile devices or computers.
With the Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring Software, measurements from each sensor are taken as frequently as every second and sent to cloud-based storage. Viewed through a dashboard, those measurements provide history of equipment performance before, during, and after an events.
According to the manufacturer, this veritable Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) “toolbox” is easy to use and fast and easy to install. The system scales to any plant, whether its equipment is aging, yet crucial, or new, complex, and, accordingly, more challenging to maintain.
Using straightforward Fluke technology, technicians can set up and start monitoring equipment in a matter of minutes, even in tight, difficult-to-reach spots. They merely place the sensors and walk away (for up to 40 days).
The 3500 FC Series Condition Monitoring System works with the already extensive (and growing) Fluke Connect system of portable, wireless tools and asset-management software that, among other things, allows users to receive alarms, save measurements, and create work orders from a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
For more information on Fluke’s new 3500 FC Series offering and/or to pre-order, CLICK HERE.