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PRESS RELEASE : Three Fluke products win Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards

EVERETT, Wash. – Subscribers to Control Engineering Magazine have recognized three new Fluke products with the coveted 2010 Engineers’ Choice Award for technological advancement, service to the industry and market impact.

The winning products, all introduced during 2009, include the Fluke 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter, the Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager and, winning an Honorable Mention, the Fluke 233 Remote Display Multimeter. Winners were honored in a ceremony at the 2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit, March 28-30, in Chicago.

All three Fluke products won in the Process Control category. According to the publisher, “Control Engineering 2010 Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products introduced in 2009 as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Survey respondents were asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact.”

In Process Control—Power Monitoring the Fluke 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter was declared the winner. According to Control Engineering, the Fluke 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter “delivers comprehensive test and measurement capabilities. It’s engineered to accurately measure the minute amounts of current that flow through control system circuits without having to shut down the system, break the circuit and insert a test instrument. Instead, sensitive current clamps placed on the wire detect and measure the current flowing through. Fluke claims to be the only manufacturer of high-precision mA clamp meters that don’t break the loop, an approach that can result in significant savings in time and money.”

In Process Control—Process Safety the award went to the Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager. As Control Engineering reports, the Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager “makes thermal imaging affordable and effective in many applications for plant maintenance professionals, production engineers, electricians, HVAC/R technicians and others. It’s designed and priced to deliver unprecedented performance for troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of electrical installations, electro-mechanical equipment, process equipment and more. Fluke says the Ti32 is the first thermal imager on the market to incorporate a powerful 320 x 240 sensor to provide strikingly crisp, detailed images for less than $9,000.” The Fluke Ti32 is the latest imager from Fluke with a rugged design made specifically for industrial environments.

Control Engineering subscribers also awarded an Honorable Mention in the Process Control—Power Monitoring category to the Fluke 233 Remote Display Multimeter, the industry’s first digital multimeter with a detachable wireless display. When the display is attached, the Fluke 233 operates as a conventional multimeter. In challenging or unusual test situations, however, the wireless display gives users ultimate flexibility, improving safety and increasing productivity for electricians and electronic technicians. By simply sliding the wireless display out of the meter body, the user can place the display where it is most easily seen, while putting the meter in the best position to connect to the circuit under test.

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

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