Fluke tools chosen for Electronics Skill testing at WorldSkills London 2011

21st July 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
Fluke tools chosen for Electronics Skill testing at  WorldSkills London 2011
Fluke test tools, with rapid troubleshooting capabilities, have been chosen by WorldSkills London 2011 to be used by Competitors within the Electronics category at the Competition, which will be held over four days at ExCeL London from 5-8 October 2011.
The Fluke 124 ScopeMeter and the high-accuracy Fluke 287 Electronics Logging Digital Multimeter (DMM) have been selected for the participants to use in the ‘Electronics’ competition. Electronics technicians manufacture and test electronic systems and equipment and are often needed to build prototypes before production because manufacturing processes are highly automated. Electronics technicians are also skilled at problem solving. Many organisations depend on their electronic systems and the electronic technicians who manage, monitor and install them. Electronics specialists are also increasingly needed to replace outdated equipment in organisations like factories and power companies.

The Fluke 124 ScopeMeter, with a CAT III 600V safety rating, is an integrated test tool, combining the three most frequently used service tools: a dual input oscilloscope, a true-rms multimeter and a ‘paperless’ recorder in one easy-to-use instrument. It features Fluke’s unique Connect-and-View™ triggering, which recognises signal patterns and automatically sets up correct triggering. It provides a stable and repeatable display of virtually any signal, making it the ideal choice for technicians servicing and troubleshooting today’s complex industrial systems.

TrendPlot™ enables the Fluke 124 to capture minimum and maximum peak values and averages over time. The two inputs can plot any combination of volts, amps, temperature, frequency and phase, with time and date stamps, to help to locate even the most intermittent of faults. The Fluke 124 model has a 40MHz bandwidth and on-screen cursor measurements for more detailed analysis of scope waveforms. It features 20 memories each of which is able to store measurement data, full set-up information and user text.

The Fluke 287 true-rms DMM, with a CAT IV 600V/CAT III 1000V safety rating, can log multiple sessions unattended in the field: these results can then be reviewed without a PC. Advanced data logging with TrendCapture helps to track down elusive, intermittent, electronics problems fast. It also has a zooming ability to view and analyze TrendCapture data at five times magnification. The Fluke 287 features a quarter-VGA, dot matrix display with white backlight which enables clear graphical reviews of logged data, backed by an enhanced user interface with on-board help and soft-key interface. Multiple readings per display provide more information at a glance.

The Fluke 287 set-up is customisable to save time and increase productivity. Peak capture can record transients as fast as 250 microseconds. A relative mode removes test lead resistance from low ohms or capacitance measurements. The Fluke 287 has an AC bandwidth of 100kHz, a 0.025% basic DC accuracy, it measures up to 10A (or 20A for 30s) and has a 50mF capacitance range.

WorldSkills London 2011 will be the world's largest, international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the ‘best of the best’ in their chosen skill. Around 150,000 visitors are expected and they will see 1,000 competitors from over 50 countries/regions competing in 46 skill areas over four exciting days of competition. Over 100 colleges from across the UK will be showcasing their skills and talents at the event. Experts will also be on hand to share their knowledge and offer careers advice.

As a Global Industry Partner (GIP) of WorldSkills International since 2004, and a sponsor since 1999, Fluke Corporation uses WorldSkills as part of its international education programme. Working collectively with other GIPs, Fluke aims to develop best practices and standards globally across industries, while producing a mobile workforce with portable skills.

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