Fluke 709/709H Precision Current Loop Calibrator with HART communication

Comtest is offering the Fluke 709 and 709H mA loop calibrators, specifically designed to save time and produce high-quality results. These calibrators are built around a user-friendly interface with a Quick-Set rotary encoder knob. This tool reduces the time it takes to measure, or source, current and power up a loop. The protective holster easily fits into a technician’s hand and the large backlit display is easy to read, even in dark, cramped worked areas.

Hart communications

The 709H adds HART communications and supports a select set of the HART universal and common practice commands. This makes the 709H unique as both an affordable, compact loop calibrator and powerful HART communication troubleshooting tool. In the communicator mode the user will be able to read basic device information, perform diagnostic tests, and trim the mA output on most HART enabled transmitters. In the past, this could only be done with a dedicated communicator, a high-end multifunction calibrator, or a laptop computer with HART modem. Fluke 709H will allow virtually any technician to service and support HART devices.

In addition, the 709H offers:

•    Logging of HART data in the field. Once recorded by the 709H in the field, the 709H/ TRACK software can upload the HART configuration of up to (20) HART devices in your plant and output data in either (.csv) or (.txt) format.

•    Data logged mA loop measurements and HART data can be recorded from a particular transmitter for troubleshooting and loop tuning. The data log feature offers selectable capture with recording intervals of 1 to 60 seconds and a logging capacity of 9800 records or 99 individual sessions. Each data sample contains the 709H mA measurement, all four process variables, and the standard status conditions.

Product highlights

•  Best-in-class accuracy at 0.01% reading

•  Compact rugged design

•  Intuitive user interface with Quick-Set knob for fast setup

•  24 V DC loop power with mA measure mode (-25% to 125%)

•  Resolution of 1 μA on mA ranges and 1 mV on voltages ranges

•  Built in selectable 250 Ω resistor for HART communications

•  Simple two wire connection for all measurements

•  Variable step and ramp time in seconds

•  Valve test (source and simulate defined mA values with % keys

HART communication

The Fluke 709H offers a built-in HART modem for communication capability to perform the following commands:

•  Read message

•  Read tag, descriptor, calibration date

•  Read sensor PV information

•  Read PV output information

•  Read long tag

•  Write PV ranges (upper and lower)

•  Enter/exit fixed current mode

•  Set zero offset

•  Trim DAC zero (mA output 4 mA)

•  Trim DAC gain (mA output 20 mA)

•  The Fluke 709H also offers ability to store up to twenty HART device configuration files for uploading via 709H/TRACK software. via the 709H/TRACK software. Configurations can be stored as .csv or .txt files. This allows the end user to document plant HART.

Configurations can be stored as .csv or .txt files. This feature gives the technician direct access to key device parameters, allowing better troubleshooting, calibrating and maintaining of plant assets.

Fluke Calibration produces the broadest range of electrical, RF, temperature, pressure and flow calibration instruments and software available and are found in standards and calibration laboratories as well as industrial, plant and commercial facilities around the world.

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