Test & Measurement
By Mary Del
Fluke Calibration’s 5730A Multifunction Calibrator builds on the proven foundation of the 5700A/5720A with improved accuracy, new digital components, and a large, full-colour, touchscreen display. The new display brings all of the calibrator’s status and settings into one location, making any operation accessible with the touch of a finger. For laboratories running their existing 57XX calibrator under remote control, the 5730A can be set to run in 5700A/5720A emulation mode, eliminating the need to re-write system software or procedures. The 5730A, like its predecessors, features artifact calibration, which transfers the assigned value of an external artifact to a large array of multidimensional parameters within the instrument. It can fully adjust itself using only three external standards, and the calibration process takes only about an hour as opposed to several hours using traditional methods, the company says.