News & Articles

News and articles from Comtest

Breaking down the process and rationale for successfully adding these sensors for condition monitoring

The need for actionable data in plants and other facilities is typically unquestioned by most reliability and maintenance teams. Where people typically diverge is in a few areas:

  • When to measure/gather data
  • How frequently to measure
  • Technologies to add to assets


Industry Standard DMMs for Electricians When Uptime Matters

COMTEST are currently promoting Fluke’s 177 & the Fluke 179 Digital Multimeters (DMMs), the two DMMs that are to be found on more tool belts, finding more problems, than any other comparable test tool. 

Reduce downtime – Find leakage currents without taking equipment offline

COMTEST is offering the Fluke 368 & Fluke 369 true-RMS leakage current clamp meters that help users detect, document, record and compare leakage current readings over time as a means of preventing unplanned downtime, and identifying intermittent GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and RCD (Residual Current Device) trips, all without taking equipment off line.


The Fluke TiX580 Thermal Imager delivers stunning 640 x 480 resolution images and surprising affordability.

Bring your best to work.
The TiX580 is a rugged and superbly engineered 640 x 480 thermal imaging camera. Users can now perform thermal imaging inspections with more confidence and faster results than ever before - all with the ruggedness and ease of use expected from Fluke.

New test equipment for TUT’s electrical engineering lab

The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Electrical Engineering Department has recently undertaken a major refurbishment of their Electronic Engineering Laboratory with the help from Comtest.

Tektronix instruments support first data transmission through THz multiplexer

Tektronix announced that its instruments played an important role in a technology demonstration that could one day enable the next generation of ultra-high bandwidth wireless communications links. In an article published in the journal Nature Communications, an international research team reported the first transmission of two real-time video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at an aggregate data rate of 50 gigabits per second, some 100x faster than cellular networks.

Vibration Tester delivers experience-based diagnosis of machine mechanical problems

Comtest is now proudly offering the latest Fluke unique Vibration Tester. The Fluke 810 is the most advanced troubleshooting instrument available for vibration, enabling maintenance teams to rapidly collect data and diagnose and solve mechanical problems.

Meter Redefines Vibration Screening

Comtest is offering the latest Fluke 805 vibration meter, a portable multifunction vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on a bearing and the overall health of motors and other rotating equipment. The Fluke 805 is ideal for frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams that need reliable and repeatable measurements of rotating equipment to make imperative go/no-go maintenance decisions.

Electrical Testers now with FieldSense Technology

Comtest is offering the latest Fluke T6 600 & 1000 electrical testers that lets users test where it used to be impossible, like crowded junction boxes and conductors with inaccessible end points.  And all of this without test leads, no exposed conductors and no metallic contact, delivering reliable voltage and current measurements.  The T6’s promise huge time savings and less chance for something to go wrong.  They measure voltage up to 1000 V ac through the open fork, without test lead contact to live voltage, and without opening covers for removing wire nuts. Also, on wires of up to AWG 4/0 (120 mm2), carrying as much as 200 A. The new Fluke T6 is billed as real-time game-changer.

Monitoring electrolyte levels in VLA batteries

Midtronics, proudly represented locally by Comtest, announced the availability of an innovative solution for critical power reliability with the release of the CellGuard ELS+ Electrolyte Level Monitoring System.