Fluke (www.fluke.com) has introduced an oscilloscope that meets the demands of industrial and plant engineers who constantly measure and check waveforms of complex systems — the Fluke 124 ScopeMeter. Simplifying the detection of signal anomalies, glitches and dropouts that cause the deterioration of a machine, this dual channel oscilloscope features 40 MHz of bandwidth.
Offering a rugged solution for industrial installation and troubleshooting applications, Fluke 124 seamlessly combines a digital storage oscilloscope, dual input TrendPlot recorder and two true-RMS digital multimeters in a single compact, battery powered device.
Fluke 124 comes in a drip proof and rugged housing that ensures long life and reliable operation even in the harshest industrial environments. This 1.2 kg oscilloscope offers up to seven hours of continuous battery operation, freeing the user from main outlets for on-the-move assignments.
Unlike traditional oscilloscopes that can only take measurements referenced to power line ground, Fluke 124 has the ability to make floating measurements. This effectively eliminates the risk of accidental ground short circuit.
The optically isolated USB or RS-232 interface allows the oscilloscope to conveniently connect to a printer or to a PC for direct print-out or documentation and analysis using FlukeView software.
The most difficult faults to locate are those that occur only once in a while. Known as intermittents, they are attributed to dust, bad connections, dirt, broken wiring or connectors and corrosion. Users may not be around when it happen, but the Fluke 124 will. In its paperless recorder mode, the oscilloscope can plot maximum and minimum peak values and averages for up to 16 days. These two inputs help users locate faults easily since it can plot any combinations of amps, volts, frequency, temperature and phase with date and time stamp.