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RS Components introduces new Fluke sonic imaging tester to help quick identification of compressed air leaks in industrial environments

Targeting maintenance teams, new portable acoustic-technology imaging tool integrates advanced Fluke technologies to help companies
realise savings in maintenance and capital costs

London, UK, 25 July 2019:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has introduced a new maintenance tool from Fluke, a world leading maker of electronic test tools and software for professionals. The tool enables the fast detection of compressed air leaks and means maintenance teams can help in the process of improving the reliability of production lines, for example.

In a typical example application, the new Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager enables maintenance engineers and technicians to quickly locate compressed air leaks, which can negatively affect pneumatic equipment in a range of industrial and manufacturing environments. Potentially, it can also mean that companies can get the most out of their existing air compressors and therefore delay the capital expense of purchasing an additional compressor, for instance.

The imager is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool that employs acoustics or sound-based technologies to locate potential issues by isolating the frequencies created by leaks or vacuums, even in extremely noisy production environments. It makes calculations to locate leaks or vacuums based on the direction and point of origin of a sound and the measurement of time delays as the sound passes over the tool’s full array of microphones. This capability makes it easy to scan a large area and even capture leaks from a long distance.

A key technique used by the ii900 imager is SoundSightTM technology, which is Fluke’s proprietary technology of converting sound waves to a visual image. The imager displays a SoundMapTM over the top of a visual image, enabling the fast and easy location of problems on its 7in LCD, which also has a capacitive touchscreen.

Other important specifications of the imager include; a frequency detection range from 2 up to 52kHz; and a maximum operating distance up to approximately 50m.

The Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager is shipping now from RS in the UK.

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About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/

Editorial Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com

PR Agency Contact:
Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
janice.fenton@publitek.com
+44 (0) 1225 470000



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RS Components

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DesignSpark

www.rs-online.com/designspark

Electrocomponents plc

www.electrocomponents.com