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Top 5 industrial vibration sensor applications

Maintenance professionals may not realize how using vibration sensors can improve facility efficiency. Learn about which industrial sectors can benefit from vibration sensors.
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  • Row of motors for HVAC system

    Transients and voltage unbalance

    The electrical power issues that most frequently affect industrial plants include voltage sags and swells, harmonics, transients, and voltage and current unbalance.
  • Top causes of single-phase motor malfunctions

    Top causes of single-phase motor malfunctions

    Most problems with single-phase motors involve the centrifugal switch, thermal switch, or capacitor(s). If the problem is in the centrifugal switch, thermal switch, or capacitor, the motor is usually serviced and repaired. However, if the motor is more than 10 years old and less than 1 HP, the motor is usually replaced. If the motor is less than 1/8 HP, it is almost always replaced.

  • Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

    Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

    With the push to energy independence and renewable energy sources, HVAC technicians need to know how to troubleshoot photovoltaic systems
  • Lockout/tagout photovoltaic systems

    Solar panel safety: lockout / tagout for solar power systems

    How to LOTO a PV system. Guidance for electrical safety in solar power plants, PV installation and solar panel safety considerations.
  • Basic features of a clamp meter

    What is a clamp meter?

    Clamps measure current. Probes measure voltage. Having a hinged jaw integrated into an electrical meter allows technicians to clamp the jaws around a wire, cable and other conductor at any point in an electrical system, then measure current in that circuit without disconnecting/deenergizing it.

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How to create intuitive thermal inspection reports

Thermal imaging sets the stage for an effective preventative maintenance (PM) program, as an infrared camera can be used to view thermally a whole electro-magnetic system.
3D Printing Turbocharges Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing Turbocharges Rapid Prototyping

Development of 3D printing and rapid prototyping at Fluke for new tools and for small part runs.