The Fluke 233 is the industry's first digital multimeter
with a detachable wireless display. With display attached, the Fluke 233
operates as a conventional multimeter. In challenging or unusual test
situations, the wireless display gives users ultimate
flexibility, improving safety and increasing productivity for
electricians and electronic technicians. By simply
sliding the wireless display out of the meter body, the user can place the
display where it is most easily seen-up to 10m (33 ft) from the point of
measurement-while putting the meter in the best position to connect to the
circuit under test. The detachable display enables users to: find a comfortable position to view test data when the test
location is hard to reach or in hazardous, dirty or noisy environments; view
readings when the test point is across the room, in another room or hidden
behind an equipment enclosure; run tests and read results at a safe distance
from shock and arc flash hazards, moving machinery and other dangers; devote
full attention to the tasks of positioning the meter and reading test results,
for greater safety; and allows the user to be in two places at once. The
Fluke 233 is the only digital multimeter with a detachable display. The
low-power, 2.4 GHz ISM Band wireless signal that transmits measurement data
resists electromagnetic interference. The transmitter automatically turns on when
the display is removed and off when the display is reattached. The removable
display is magnetic and has a flat bottom, so it can be conveniently mounted or
placed on a flat surface where it can easily be seen. In addition to its unique
wireless capability, the Fluke 233 is rated CAT
IV 600 V for demanding industrial environments.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.