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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke 27 II and 28 II Industrial Multimeters gain approval from Mine Safety and Health Administration

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, announced today that the Fluke 27 II and 28 II Industrial Multimeters have gained approval from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as approved instruments for use in mining situations.

The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for miners in the United States of America. According to the United States Department of Labor, the MSHA approval issued by the organization's Approval and Certification Center is internationally recognized. MSHA approval adds another element of versatility to the ultra-rugged Fluke 27 II and 28 II Industrial Multimeters. Both meters have IP 67 (waterproof and dustproof) rating, extended operating temperature range of -15 °C to +55 °C (5 °F to 131 °F, -40 °C for up to 20 minutes), and function in up to 95 percent humidity. Both have been designed and tested to withstand a 3 m (10 ft) drop.

The Fluke 27 II and 28 II is MSHA approved under Part 18 – Instruments of MSHA's "List of Approved Products." This is a highly selective list of only about 250 instruments. The Fluke 27 II and 28 II are the most recent additions to the MSHA list, receiving approval 18-A100015 on September 17, 2010.

Pricing and Availability The Fluke 27 II and 28 II are available from authorized sales partners, at suggested U.S. retail prices of $419.95 (27 II) and $429.95 (28 II). Product details can be found at Rugged Meter.

For More Information

Fluke test instruments are distributed in more than 100 countries. For 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.

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About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. 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 and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Best in Test, Engineer’s Choice, and 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.