High-performance multi-product calibrator offers increased bench space

17-01-2023 | Fluke | Test & Measurement

Fluke has released the Fluke 5560A High-Performance Multi-Product Calibrator, which offers the widest electrical workload coverage and highest accuracy.

Meeting the demand at the high-end of the multi-product calibrator market, the device sits neatly in the company's product range under the high-accuracy, multi-function 5730A calibrator created for calibrating 8.5-digit resolution DMMs. The device is an excellent solution for calibrating up to 6.5-digit DMMs.

The device features a large 7" display with an intuitive touchscreen for ease of use, Visual Connection Management terminals and an optional accessory for efficient DMM calibration with minimal or no lead changes. The rugged and portable calibrator can also be automated using MET/CAL Calibration Management Software.

Among the benefits to users of the device are minimal training needs, lower maintenance, and the ability to calibrate a wider range of equipment using a single calibrator. These all contribute to substantial reductions in the cost of ownership for calibration laboratories. It is protected against expensive damage induced by incoming voltages or overload conditions.

In its quest to provide calibration laboratories with the next generation of advanced tools, the company has also released the 5550A Performance Multi-Product Calibrator, enhancing the highly popular multi-product 5522A to offer a better match for a customer's existing DMM workloads. It greatly improves the accuracy supplied by the 5522A 5.5-digit DMMs and provides greater functionality. Offering an intuitive GUI, it can calibrate the most popular handheld DMMs with increased TURs and clamp meters to 1500A with continuous current output (30A).

The 5540A Multi-Product Calibrator is another new addition to enhance the company's improved range. It expands the capabilities of the 5502A with better performance levels, making it an excellent solution for on-site or mobile calibration of the most demanding field instrumentation workloads. It is perfect for calibrating handheld 4.5-digit resolution DMMs with increased TURs and clamp meters to 1500A with continuous current output. Improvements in comparison to the 5502A include an increase from 20A to 30A of continuous current output and cutting waiting times during heavy usage. A wider range of thermocouple types and a new easy-connect thermocouple connector widens the temperature workload coverage of the calibrator. The 5540A can be fully calibrated with a Fluke 8588A 8.5-digit Reference Multimeter plus one shunt for the highest current range.

Wim Sibon, Fluke Calibration technical sales manager for Electrical Calibration in Europe, said: "In recent years, we have experienced increasing demand from laboratories for greater accuracy in their calibrators while also wanting multi-product solutions that free up bench space and keep costs down. The 5560A calibrator provides exactly what the market requires and will deliver a significant boost to the productivity of calibration laboratories around the world. This will enable our customers to cope with the demand for more accurate measurements but with a less experienced workforce.

"Fluke Calibration is committed to providing calibration laboratories with the widest workload calibration capabilities, and our latest additions to the range will enable lab technicians to expand their existing workloads with confidence. The 5502A and 5522A have been the workhorses of calibration laboratories for many years, and we are delighted to take their capabilities to a whole new level with the 5540A multi-product and 5550A performance multi-product calibrators. Backed by more than 50 years of continuous engineering improvements, our comprehensive range of powerful tools are the result of lifelong dedication from some of the best calibration experts in the world. At Fluke Calibration, we are passionate about measurement science."


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