Fluke introduces 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter, a high performance wireless digital insulation tester plus full-featured true-rms digital multimeter (DMM) combined into one versatile handheld tool. The wireless Fluke 1587 FC provides enhanced versatility for both troubleshooting and preventive maintenance applications.
The 1587 FC adds four powerful new diagnostic capabilities when used in conjunction with the Fluke Connect smartphone app:
- • PI/DAR (polarity index/dielectric absorption ratio) with TrendIt graphs identifies moisture and contamination problems faster;
- • Memory storage through the mobile Fluke Connect app reduces errors by eliminating the need to write down results, and saves data to the Fluke Cloud for historical tracking over time;
- • Temperature Compensation through Fluke Connect app helps establish accurate baselines and relevant historical comparisons;
- • Historical tracking and trending of assets using the Fluke Connect Assets software identifies degradation over time, allowing real-time decisions in the field.
The CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V safety-rated 1587 FC features a VFD low-pass filter for accurate motor drive measurements, insulation tests of 0.01 MΩ to 2 GΩ, and insulation test voltages of 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000V. It also includes user safety features like auto-discharge of capacitive voltage and live circuit detection that prevents insulation tests if voltage greater than 30 V is measured on the unit under test.
Technicians can use the 1587 FC in conjunction with the free Fluke Connect app to record and store measurements, then combine measurement data from multiple Fluke Connect test tools to create and share reports from the job site via email and collaborate in real time with other colleagues with ShareLive video calls, increasing productivity in the field.
The 1587 FC also provides critical data to the new Fluke Connect Assets software, giving managers comprehensive dashboard views of all critical equipment — including baseline, historical, and current test tool measurement data — enabling easy set up and sustainment of a preventive maintenance (PM) or condition-based maintenance (CBM) system with only minimal investment.