Tom Lasek is a field engineer with ASI Robicon, a major manufacturer of high powered solid state variable frequency drives for controlling industrial AC motors up to 20,000 HP, which are fed by voltages up to 13,800 volts. Lasek’s responsibilities include installation/commissioning, general preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting these high powered drive systems. He uses a Fluke 1550B MegOhmMeter almost daily for:
- Insulation resistance testing and documentation for commissioning and startups
- Troubleshooting high voltage components in high powered drives
By using a 1550B as a high voltage component tester in regular preventive maintenance procedures, Lasek finds faulty components before they fail. Preventing premature failures saves both ASI Robicon and its customers time and money.
Learn more about his testing methodology here.