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PRESS RELEASE : New Fluke 5080A Multi-Product Calibrator Helps Ensure Accuracy of Both Analog and Digital Test Instruments

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, a global leader in electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the new Fluke 5080A Calibrator, engineered to accurately and easily calibrate both analog and digital test instruments. International quality standards such as ISO 9000, as well as safety, nuclear, environmental and other regulations require a wide variety of electronic test tools to be calibrated traceable to nationally recognized standards.

The Fluke 5080A Multi-Product Calibrator calibrates both analog and digital test instruments accurately and economically. Its high voltage and current compliance makes analog workload calibration easy and precise. And built-in protection circuitry protects it against potentially damaging input voltages.

This easy-to-use instrument calibrates a wide workload that includes analog meters, panel meters, digital multimeters, watt meters and, with optional accessories, clamp meters, megohmmeters, oscilloscopes to 200 MHz and more.

The Fluke 5080A calibrates analog instruments accurately and reliably, thanks to its high voltage and current compliance. With maximum burden up to 800 mA for ac/dc voltage, and maximum compliance voltage up to 50 V for ac/dc current, the 5080A can drive a wide range of analog meters.

Options and accessories enable users to calibrate an even broader workload with the Fluke 5080A, including:

  • Clamp meters. The Fluke 9100-200 10/50 turn coil and the 5500/COIL 50-turn current coil both enable the Fluke 5080A to calibrate most popular clamp meters at currents up to 1,000 RMS amps.
  • Oscilloscopes. Calibrate oscilloscopes to 200 MHz quickly, easily, and cost effectively. Verify dynamic response, bandwidth, timing, multiple triggering functions, and input resistance.
  • Megohmmeters. This option sources high ohms, high voltage resistors up to 18 G ohms. It also measures high voltage outputs.

Main voltage applied into a calibrator can cause damage that requires costly repairs. The 5080A calibrator incorporates innovative protection circuitry that prevents it from being damaged by reversed input voltage, so you can use it with confidence day after day.

Optional 5080/CAL Software provides automated calibration as well as reporting and record management capabilities for the Fluke 5080A Multiproduct Calibrator. It is very easy to use, while effectively providing the tools needed to:

  • Create calibration procedures quickly and easily – no programming required.
  • Automate calibration of analog and digital workload with the 5080A.
  • Manage your calibration asset database.
  • Store calibration records.
  • Export data.
  • Produce and print customized reports.

The 5080A also works with the widely adopted MET/CAL software platform via an upgrade available in the third quarter of 2010.

The Fluke 5080A Calibrator is available immediately. The oscilloscope calibration option, megohm meter calibration option, and 5080/CAL software will be available in the third quarter of 2010. For more information on Fluke calibration products, visit the Fluke Calibration Solution Center or contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206-9090, call 800-760-4523.

About Fluke

Fluke Corporation is a leader in precision calibration instrumentation and software for electrical, temperature, pressure, flow, and RF measurements. Calibration products from Fluke and its Hart Scientific and DH Instruments Divisions are found in calibration facilities around the world, including National Metrology Institutes, that demand the highest levels of performance and reliability, backed by state of the art metrology and uncompromising support. They are relied on by quality engineers, calibration technicians, and metrologists to instill confidence in the measurements that are critical to their organizations for quality, safety, reliability, and cost. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer’s 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.