Test & Measurement

RS Components offer an expansive range of test and measuring instruments used in electrical and electronic work.Electrical testing is a vital procedure for any product that uses electricity. The test equipment will reveal:if any circuits or electrical equipment are being overloadedlocate any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazardsidentify any defective electrical workPrecision measurement is essential because if there are measurement errors this can prove costly. By having confidence in each measurement, manufacturers save time and money, and improve the quality of their products.Types of measurement unitsMeasurement units can include the following:Energy – joule ( J)Power – watt (W)Electromotive force – volt (V)Electric field strength – volt per metreElectric resistance – ohm (Ω)Electric conductance – siemens (S)Capacitance – farad (F)Magnetic flux – weber (Wb)Magnetic flux density – tesla (T)Inductance – henry (H)Magnetic field strength – ampere per metreMagnetomotive force – ampere (A)Test and measurement equipment is used in various fields to measure and analyse various components:ElectronicsElectricalResearch labsMaterial analysisManufacturing, and particle analysisRange of Test and Measurement EquipmentOhmmeters – measures the resistance of a componentAmmeters – measures currentCapacitance meters – measures the capacitance of a componentEMF meters – to measure electronic and magnetic fieldsSignal generators – generates signals for testing purposesOscilloscopes and frequency counters – used to produce signals and then measure the response of the object being tested.Ammeter – measures currentLCR meter – measures the inductance, capacitance and resistance of a componentMultimeter – general purpose instrument measures voltage, current and resistanceHigh voltage detectorsThings to considerThe types of test and measure equipment that will be needed depends on the types of materials being tested and which of their properties need to be measured. Size, durability, portability and cost are also key factors.What is calibration?Calibration is the comparison of a test instrument against a more accurate standard which can ensure the instruments accuracy. RS offers a great calibration service:New calibrated, ready to use equipmentRe-calibration serviceUKAS-accredited laboratoryFast turnaround and delivery

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