Seaward has announced the next generation in its popular range of downloadable PAT testers. Since its launch five years ago, the Apollo series has been a firm favourite among users, consistently outperforming the competition to secure its position as the best downloadable PAT tester on the market. The Apollo+ series builds on the success of its predecessor with a range of new features, improved functionality and accessories.
A HV electrical training facility has been equipped with specialist test equipment from Seaward to ensure the highest standards of technical tuition and learning. Specialist training provider, Eastwood Park, in South Gloucestershire is introducing a new comprehensive programme of HV courses for Authorised Persons in the healthcare and commercial sectors, as well as technical managers and heads of departments who are responsible for the operation of private HV power distribution networks.
Investment in new test technology has enabled a leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial lighting products to significantly reduce production line test times, increasing productivity and manufacturing efficiencies. Hadar Lighting designs and manufactures a wide range of lighting fixtures, including systems for hazardous areas in industrial and commercial environments.
A series of handheld digital microhmmeters from Seaward provides a practical solution for a wide range of low resistance measurement applications in the precision engineering and manufacturing sectors. The portable and rugged instrument range includes a number of advanced features to ensure high measurement accuracy including forward and reverse current measurement with auto averaging, true current zero, long scale length and a selectable measurement range from 40mW to 4kW with respective resolutions between 10mW and 1W.
The DO5000 series of micro-ohmmeters from Cropico are in stock at Seaward. The instruments offer increased flexibility for the highly accurate measurement of resistance values in a variety of electrical manufacturing, electronic component testing and equipment calibration applications.
UK electrical safety testing specialist, the Seaward Group has been acquired by Metrawatt International. Seward becomes part of Metrowatt’s GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA and with a global international sales network.
One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of industrial and domestic fuse-links has specified advanced microhmmeters to improve resistance testing at its North East of England factory. Lawson Fuse is using a pair of D05000s from Seaward to achieve highly accurate low resistance measurement during the manufacture of low voltage and semi-conductor protection fuse-links at its Ponteland factory in Northumberland.
Seaward has introduced a special added value - low price Best of British kit for 17th Edition electrical installation testing. For a limited period only, it is offering a special kit that incorporates the PowerTest 1557 multifunction tester, a limited edition QuickCheck verification key ring and a calibration certificate.
Production line and type testing across a variety of manufacturing sectors is easier and faster to complete with the ClareHAL104 and Safety e-Base Pro solution from Seaward. The ClareHAL104 and Safety e-Base Pro solution combines advanced PC control software with the latest multi-function safety tester technology to enable end-users in the avionics, appliance, lighting, defence and electronics manufacturing sectors among others to simplify and improve the efficiency of their production line systems.
A new calibration service for electrical and electronic test and measurement equipment combines full technical compliance with the flexibility of mobile‚ on-site working. The Calibrationhouse has extensive experience in the calibration‚ service and repair of all types of electrical test instrumentation – including digital micro ohmmeters‚ PAT testers and specialist test equipment used in the electromedical and high voltage sectors.
Faster and more accurate testing. Advanced new instrumentation has been developed for the fast and accurate safety compliance testing of photo voltaic (PV) modules during development and production. PV systems can operate at 1,000V DC when installed, so require electrical safety testing at the production stage of panels and arrays to ensure safety and maximum production efficiency.
New specialist software has been developed by Seaward for its Clare HAL range of safety compliance testers which improves production testing times and gives the user greater flexibility. The Safety e-Base http://www.seaward.co.uk/products/industrial-electrical-safety-testing-measurement-equipment/safety-testing/safety-e-base is an advanced PC programme which can be used as an integral part of production line management and control systems, enabling the user to have improved access to data and customise testing to suit individual requirements.
A new range of electrical safety test enclosures incorporates a host of features to optimise safety for the operator and maximise flexibility for the production engineer. The Clare Visor enclosures from Seaward feature a modern ergonomic design to enable production personnel to carry out the safe and controlled electrical testing of a wide range of products in compliance with EN50191. Product is supplied fully wired, fully interlocked and can provide an out of the box solution which specifies safe working conditions for electrical testing.
New advanced technology safety testing instrumentation has been developed for multiple standards, production line and type testing applications in the avionics, appliance, lighting, defence and similar electronics manufacturing sectors.
The new Clare HAL 104 from Seaward will be launched at Electronica 2010 (booth A1.270) as the first multi-function hipot electrical safety tester capable of undertaking all the important electrical safety tests required in the manufacturing and production environments.
Seaward’s latest PAT accessory is a special new adaptor for effective RCD testing. The adaptor has been designed to enable users to test a portable RCD or RCD protected extension lead without risk of tripping the main RCD in the installation. Most Seaward portable appliance testers are already equipped with an integral RCD trip time test. However, when testing a portable RCD using a mains outlet on an installation which is RCD protected, the test may cause the main RCD to operate.