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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke 233 Digital Multimeter wins Plant Engineering 2009 Product of the Year Grand Award

CHICAGO – Readers of Plant Engineering, one of the top publications for professionals in the manufacturing plant design, operations and maintenance industry, have chosen the Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter as 2009 Plant Engineering Product of the Year.

The Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards were presented March 29 in ceremonies at the 2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit in Chicago.

A panel of experts chosen by Plant Engineering selected three products from Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement and thermal imaging technology, as Product of the Year Finalists in November 2009. The magazine’s readers with purchasing authority then voted for the product in each category they believe reflected the “best of the best of innovation in manufacturing products for 2009.” The top vote-getters received the Product of the Year trophy. Ballots were received from 30 countries.

 

In addition to the Fluke 233, the Fluke Ti32 Industrial-Commercial Thermal Imager won the gold award for the Instrumentation Category and the Fluke 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter took the gold in Automation and Control Category. The Fluke 233 gives maintenance professionals the ultimate flexibility in unusual measurement scenarios, placing the removable display where they can see it, with the meter at the point of measurement. It enables safer measurements in hard-to-reach places, where machines or panels are physically separated from a limit or isolator switch, or in user prohibited areas such as clean rooms or hazardous areas.

The Fluke 733 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter allows users to troubleshoot and repair 4-20 mA loops without breaking the loop or bringing down the system. It can also source and measure dc voltage, supply power to the loop and source, simulate and measure mA signals in circuit.

The Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager offers 320 x 240 resolution and is rugged enough to withstand a 6.5 foot drop. It features IR-Fusion® technology, where thermal and visible light images are overlaid to provide better identification of image details.

Fluke Corporation

For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com.

About Fluke

Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. In the past five years, Fluke tools have won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice, and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.