New Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer measures both electrical and mechanical performance of electric motors
Everett, Wash., May 9, 2016 – Measuring mechanical loads typically requires load sensors that can be costly or physically inaccessible. The new Fluke® 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer uses innovative algorithms to analyze not only three-phase power quality but also torque, efficiency, and speed to determine system performance and detect overloaded conditions, eliminating the need for motor load sensors.
The analyzer also provides measurements to determine a motor’s efficiency (i.e. the conversion of electrical energy to mechanical torque) and mechanical power under operating load conditions. These measures allow maintenance engineers to determine the motors in-service operating power compared to its rated power to determine if the motor is operating in overloaded condition or, inversely, if it is oversized for the application energy may be wasted and operating cost increased.
The 438-II is part of the Fluke 430 Series of three-phase power quality analyzers that provide frontline troubleshooting and long-term trending to keep equipment running smoothly.
For more information on the Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer, visit: www.fluke.com/438
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