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New Fluke Software Automates Pressure Calibration
Software automates pressure calibration process.
Everett, WA — Fluke Corporation has introduced COMPASS® for Pressure 3.0, software that helps calibration professionals organize and accelerate the task of calibrating pressure devices. The software package provides a universal platform for all pressure calibration software needs. It provides an off-the-shelf software tool to maximize the automation of calibration and testing processes.

The product integrates calibration functions with pressure-specific factors that are missing from more generic software packages. This pressure calibration software enables calibration professionals to advance from individual automated hardware components to a fully automated calibration system quickly, without consuming internal engineering resources. The software, and the expert assistance available from the product application specialists at the company's Instruments Division, removes the unknowns often associated with getting automated systems online.

The software is structured around unit under test and test definitions. UUT definitions identify devices to be tested with all their characteristics. Test definitions define test sequences and all the details of test execution. The pressure reference devices, data acquisition equipment and auxiliary measurement and control devices available are set up and stored in a hardware database. All DH Instruments devices and many commonly used data acquisition products are already set up as examples to simplify the implementation of actual test hardware. Users can change hardware selections without programming or interfacing skills.

This latest software version also enables users to export test data directly to MET/BASE database used by the MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management System. Users can now manage their inventory, calibration location, maintenance and customers through MET/TRACK® software. Users gain the benefits of specialization in pressure calibration while maintaining the link to their organization's overall calibration management system.

COMPASS for Pressure 3.0 is available in two versions: basic version performs basic calibration and testing on units under test, even those that may have complex outputs. The enhanced version supports complex tests, including custom user macros within the test sequence and multiple outputs from a single unit under test. Each version is available for a single user or for a multi-user worksite.

Contact: Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206 888-308-5277 fax: 425-446-5116 E-mail: Web:

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