New Tool Will Change How Maintenance Teams Communicate

Fluke has changed how maintenance professionals analyze information, communicate with their team and respond in emergencies with the Fluke Connect system. Last week, IMPO got a sneak peek at the technology.

Fluke Corporation has changed how maintenance professionals analyze information, communicate with their team and respond in emergencies with the new Fluke Connect system.

Maintenance technicians make better, faster decisions when they have field access to maintenance records and when they can review measurements in real time with team members and supervisors. Traditionally, these records are kept back in the office and team members are rarely in the same place at the same time. With Fluke Connect, these hurdles are removed.

The system transfers measurement data from test tools to smart phones and the cloud, improving maintenance team communication, safety and productivity.

Last week, IMPO got a sneak peek at the technology. A maintenance technician at VideoJet, located just outside of Chicago, had installed the system in less than 24 hours. The next day, we showed up to see it in action. In this short time, the technician was using the system comfortably and was excited about the possibilities associated with real-time access to information and team members.

The ease of set up and acclimation can be attributed to the sleek design of the application, which ignores unnecessary bells and whistles. The system is so unintimidating that even the least tech-savvy in your plant will be able to learn it with ease. If you can use a smartphone, you can use Fluke Connect.

The short video below, based on a true story from a Fluke client, showcases just how exciting this new technology is:

The Fluke Connect system allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the app, including digital multimeters, infrared cameras, insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current and temperature models.

The application, available free for Android and iOS systems, allows users to email, video call, text message and voice call members on their team, wherever they are.

Team collaboration is made easy with ShareLive video calls, where technicians can share measurements with other team members in real time, get approvals for repairs or get questions answered without leaving the field.

The Fluke Connect app features EquipmentLog history, which allows technicians to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data for easy access during both troubleshooting and reliability maintenance. TrendIt enables technicians to instantly graph data, helping to identify trends and quickly make informed decisions.

Fluke Cloud storage is built upon state-of-the-art security, including secure access, electronic surveillance, multi-factor access control systems, built-in firewalls and encrypted data storage. All of the information is searchable, time stamped, and can be sorted down to the device. 

For more information about the system, or for assistance from Fluke experts, please visit their website

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