Power Factor Correction (PFC) Capacitors Help Lower Electricity Bills

By | 2018-11-16T16:50:06+00:00 November 16, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many utilities charge industrial and commercial customers a power factor penalty when their equipment draws power that is not put to its full use due to various factors such as non-linear loads or the use of induction motors that inherently exhibit low power factor. One way to improve power factor is to install power factor correction [...]

Safe measurement requires use of an instrument that suits the measurement location.

By | 2018-11-08T18:18:01+00:00 November 8, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

To ensure an operators’ ability to use measuring instruments safely, IEC 61010 classifies the locations in which instruments are used into a series of safety-based measurement categories (ranging from CAT II to CAT IV). Using an instrument that does not satisfy the required safety level can lead to an electrical accident. Ensuring Safe Operation of the [...]

Ambient room monitoring at data centers

By | 2018-11-02T14:15:00+00:00 November 2, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In today’s technology-driven environment, the world is reliant on the functionality and availability of data centers. Data centers enable enterprises to run their businesses online and have information storage. Data centers also connect people regardless of distance through emails, Skype and social networks such as Facebook and Instagram. With the increasing use of Cloud services like [...]

Measure Irradiance and Temperature Wirelessly when Testing PV Installations

By | 2018-10-24T19:20:03+00:00 October 24, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wirelessly capture data from an irradiation sensor and a thermocouple to properly plot the I-V curve of solar panels I-V Curves An I-V curve represents the current and voltage characteristics of a photovoltaic string, whereby a faulty panel can be detected by observing the shape of the curve.   The best time to measure for the I-V curve and compare it against manufacturer specifications is when the irradiance level and temperature is at [...]

Create Reports with Illuminance Measurements during Building Inspections

By | 2018-10-19T20:47:49+00:00 October 19, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Importance of Emergency and Exit Lighting Emergency lighting and illuminated exit signs are an integral part of a building’s safety and evacuation plan.  National and local fire protection and safety codes require adequate and reliable illumination for exits, and some electric codes also require specific illumination and performance of all emergency and exit lights.  In order to provide evidence of compliance, building owners are [...]

Four Hioki Products Including the Memory HiCorder MR6000 Win 2018 Good Design Awards

By | 2018-11-03T00:49:58+00:00 October 11, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

October 4, 2018 - Nagano, Japan --  Hioki is pleased to announce that the Memory HiCorder MR6000, Power Analyzer PW3390, AC/DC Current Sensor CT6904, and Lux Meter FT3425, all of which it manufactures and sells, have been recognized with the 2018 Good Design ward by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. Below are summaries of the features of these four award-winning products. Memory [...]

Hioki Bundles Battery Tester BT3554 with Pin Type Lead L2020

By | 2018-10-05T17:23:26+00:00 October 5, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

New Additions to the BT3554 Lineup Deliver Greater Convenience and Efficiency October 3, 2018 - Nagano, Japan -- Hioki is pleased to announce the availability of the Battery Tester BT3554-10 and BT3554-11 (with Bluetooth® wireless communication), which bundle the two versions of the Battery Tester BT3554 with the Pin Type Lead L2020, a test probe with [...]

The Top Five Most Asked Questions About Calibration

By | 2018-10-05T15:11:16+00:00 October 5, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mark Johnston, from Industrial Automation Asia (IAA), spoke with Mitsuo Shimizu, Assistant Manager, and Yoshinori Sato, Manager, Quality Assurance Department, Hioki Corporation on the top five most asked questions about calibration.  Their insightful article follows. Hioki electrical measuring instruments are comprised of four product groups: automatic test equipment, data recording equipment, electronic measuring instruments, and field [...]

Hioki Best Seller: The PW3365’s dedicated voltage sensors delivered the world’s first no-metal contact measurement. Eliminates the risk of short circuits & electrical accidents while offering unsurpassed accuracy!

By | 2018-08-27T14:04:46+00:00 August 27, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Get all the details on the PW3365 here! In 2014, Hioki announced the launch of the Clamp On Power Logger PW3365, the world’s first instrument capable of measuring power safely and accurately without requiring the operator to make contact with a metal conductor. Hioki developed the PW3365, the world’s first power meter to allow operators to [...]

Hioki Introduces New BT3564 Battery Tester

By | 2018-04-24T15:56:35+00:00 April 24, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hioki is happy to announce the launch of the Battery HiTester BT3564, which is ideally suited for use in shipping and acceptance inspections of devices such as increasingly high-voltage battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) as well as residential storage batteries. The instrument, which has a maximum input voltage of 1000 [...]

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