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Motors and Drives Solution Center

Motors and drives are critical elements of most machines. They are becoming increasingly complex and technical, sometimes making it difficult to determine what is causing a failure, and keeping it running at peak efficiency. Use this solution center as a resource for all your motor and drive issues. Here you will find application notes, case studies featuring other users, an online discussion board, videos and other resources to help you deal with these complex and important issues.

Key Motors and Drives Products

Fluke 376 True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter with iFlex™ »
Fluke 1587/MDT Advanced Kit »
Fluke 1507 Insulation Tester »
Fluke Ti32 Industrial Commercial
Thermal Imager »

Fluke 435 Three-Phase Power
Quality Analyzer »

Fluke 87 V Multimeter »
Fluke 289 Industrial Logging
Multimeter with TrendCapture »
Fluke 124 Industrial ScopeMeter hand held oscilloscope »
Fluke 355 AC/DC TRMS
Clamp Meter »

Fluke 190 Series II ScopeMeter portable oscilloscope »

Product Demos

Fluke 376 3D Virtual Demo (.swf) »
Fluke 381 3D Virtual Demo (.swf) »
Fluke 430 Virtual Demo (.swf) »
Fluke 1587 Virtual Demo (.swf) »
Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II Virtual Demo (.swf) »

Educational Programs

Fluke brings application information and tools into the classroom.

Education program  »

Training and Events

Fluke power quality seminar »
Fluke safety program »

Predictive Maintenance  »

Learn more about predictive maintenance applications.

Power Quality »
Thermography »
Logging multimeters with software »
Insulation testers »
Infrared thermometers »

Return on Investment Calculators

These tools will help you find out the return for your plant when you implement a power quality or thermal imaging program.

Product ROI calculators (.swf) »
Predictive Maintenance ROI calculator (.swf) »
Download the PdM calculator (.exe) »

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Clamp

Learn how to choose the right clamp for your applications, your work style, your budget and your job.

Fluke Nation

Online community forum where you can talk with your peers.

More information »

Application Notes

Use these application notes and case studies to learn more about improving your efficiency.

Is it the drive, motor or load (.pdf) »
Optimizing electric motor efficiency (.pdf) »
Best practices for checking phase rotation (.pdf) »
Measuring Motor Shaft Voltage and Bearing Currents (.pdf) »


Don't risk CATI V areas without the right leads (.pdf) »
Think 'Test Instruments' when you think of personal protective equipment (PPE) (.pdf) »

Basic Troubleshooting

ABCs of ScopeMeter portable oscilloscopes »
The ABCs of DMMS-Meter features and functions explained (.pdf) »
Checking voltage-frequency ratio on variable-speed drives with the Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series (.pdf) »
Demystifying variable frequency drive anomalies with a ScopeMeter test tool(.pdf) »
View all DMM application notes »

Power Quality

Basic power quality methodology and common culprits. (.pdf) »
Three phase motor failure (.pdf) »
View all Power quality application notes »

Thermal Imaging

Implementing an infrared thermography maintenance program (.pdf) »
Thermal, electrical and insulation tests for motors and drives (.pdf) »
Inspecting electric motors (.pdf) »
Motor control center » 
Thermal imaging application notes »

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance application notes »

White Papers

Introduction to Vibration White Paper »

Learn how to understand what your machine is saying. Maintenance professionals have a valuable new way not just to listen, but to find mechanical problems and fixes: the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester.
Introduction to the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester White Paper »


Introduction to the Fluke 810 Vibration
Tester (.swf) »

See the 810 Vibration Tester in action in this short commercial (.swf) »

White Papers

Introduction to Vibration White Paper (.pdf) »
Introduction to the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester White Paper (.pdf) »

Product Selector Tools

Clamp selector »
Digital multimeter selector »
Thermal imager selector »

Product Selector Resources

AC and AC/DC current clamp selector (.pdf) »
Cases, holsters and hangers (.pdf) »
Temperature accessory selector (.pdf) »
Test leads, clips and probes selector (.pdf) »
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