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Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Agilent Technologies Introduces Powerful Handheld Digital Multimeters for Industrial Applications
Feature-Rich DMMs Offer User-Friendly Form Factor For Use in Category Four Industrial Environments
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the U1270 Series handheld digital multimeters (DMMs), setting new levels of performance in industrial handheld DMMs. This series offers a wide range of measurement capabilities; including feature sets that are found only in higher end industrial handheld DMMs.
The U1270 Series allows engineers and technicians to make faster, more accurate measurements. The new DMMs include capabilities such as low impedance mode to eliminate stray voltages, and low-pass filtering to remove noise that distorts voltage and current readings. The new Smart Ohm function helps ensure confidence in results by minimising false readings due to leakage current.
To enhance usability, the DMMs have a slim, easy-to-grip profile and controls that are easy to operate, even when wearing heavy gloves. The U1270 Series are the world’s first DMMs to feature a flashing backlight as visual alert to enhance continuity checks in dark, noisy environments.
“These water- and dust-resistant handheld DMMs were designed for industrial troubleshooters who work in dusty, grimy, damp and dark environments,” explained Gooi Bor Chun, Agilent worldwide marketing director, Basic Instrument Division.
“Even in tough industrial settings, our goal is to offer dependable tools that provide a wealth of essential capabilities, while retaining ease of use,” added Ee Huei Sin, Agilent vice president and general manager, Basic Instruments Division.
Additional capabilities include PC connectivity for data-logging applications and easy access to the fuse through the rear-panel battery door.
About Agilent Handheld DMMs
The IP54-certified U1270 Series expands Agilent’s range of handheld DMMs that are CAT III 1000V and CAT IV 600V compliant. The U1250 Series delivers features and accuracy to optimise electronics troubleshooting. The U1240 Series lets engineers and technicians perform measurements efficiently through wide measurement ranges and capabilities such as a built-in switch counter.
U1270 Series’ IP54 Rating
The U1270 Series handheld DMMs have an Ingress Protection rating of IP54, with the “5” indicating protection against dust (limited ingress and no harmful deposits) and the “4” indicating protection from water sprayed from all directions (limited ingress permitted).
The U1271A handheld DMM and the U1272A handheld DMM are both available now in all regions except Japan, where they will be available starting in December.
Additional information about the U1270 Series handheld DMMs is available at www.agilent.com/find/handheld-tools_pr. Product photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/U1270_images.
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Release date: 01 November 2010
Release number: PREM10127
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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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