New Oscilloscopes Handle Harsh Industrial Environments
Fluke Corp. has introduced the Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II handheld portable oscilloscopes. The four-channel scope design is suitable for harsh industrial environments.
These new portable scopes are safety rated for CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V environments. The four input channels are fully isolated from each other to perform differential floating measurements, a critical consideration for troubleshooting fixed-installation three-phase power electronic devices such as variable speed motor drives.
The Fluke ScopeMeter chassis is sealed from the environment with no cooling slots or fans to expose the instrument. It carries the International Protection -51 dust- and drip-proof rating. The oscilloscope meets the growing need for four-channel portable oscilloscopes in industrial environments. Power electronics are used increasingly in solar- and wind-energy generation and to maximize efficiency or reduce power consumption, particularly in heavy-duty electro-mechanical applications. With the new Fluke 190 Series II ScopeMeter, users can see more and fix more using all four channels.
With a sampling rate up to 2.5 GS/sec and 400 pico second resolution, users can capture electrical noise and other disturbances to diagnose maintenance issues. With four channels, users can inspect input signals, output signals, feedback loops, or safety interlocks simultaneously to solve problems, including signal amplitude or shape variations and signal timing measurements.