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FIELDPIECE INSTRUMENTS WINS SILVER AND BRONZE AT THE 18TH ANNUAL ACHR NEWS 2022 DEALER DESIGN AWARDS

FIELDPIECE INSTRUMENTS WINS SILVER AND BRONZE AT THE 18TH ANNUAL ACHR NEWS 2022 DEALER DESIGN AWARDS

Leading HVACR Product Manufacturer Recognized in Two Categories for Design Excellence

ORANGE, Calif. (July 19, 2022) –  Fieldpiece Instruments, a proven industry leader known for delivering innovative and high-quality HVACR test tools for more than 30 years, received accolades for two of its newest products at the 2022 Dealer Design Awards. Fieldpiece took home the silver in the hand tools category for its 10 CFM Vacuum Pump, VPX7, and bronze in the electronic tools category for its Infrared Refrigerant Leak Detector, DR82.

Now in its 18th year, the Dealer Design Awards is hosted by ACHR News and was created to recognize contractor-oriented products and tools with features that support the installation, maintenance, and overall service needs of the HVACR industry. An independent panel of contractors judged more than 132 entries to determine this year’s winners.

“Receiving not just one but two awards at this year’s Dealer Design competition validates the hard work the Fieldpiece team does day-in and day-out to innovate, engineer, design, and build tools for HVACR professionals by HVACR professionals to help them succeed on the jobsite,” said Fieldpiece Instruments’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jeb Ball. “We are honored to take home these wins; and look forward to continuing to design products that make the important work HVACR pros do easier, faster, and better.”

Earning silver in the hand tools category, the Fieldpiece 10 CFM Vacuum Pump, VPX7 is small, lightweight, and portable – making it easy to carry up and down ladders, and its powerful 10 CFM DC motor is tough enough for even large commercial or refrigeration applications. Plus, it features Fieldpiece’s patented RunQuick® Oil Change System which lets technicians change oil without powering down or losing vacuum, and it has four in-line ports, offering techs plenty of room to run multiple hoses without tangles or clutter.

Fieldpiece’s Infrared Leak Detector, DR82—honored with a bronze award in the electronic tools category—gives technicians superior sensitivity in the field – <0.03-ounces per year, and the most consistent leak detection across all refrigerants. Its sensor is designed to last about ten years; it has the added protection of a replaceable water-blocking filter that keeps moisture and contaminants from reaching the sensor, preventing contaminant-related failure; and its rechargeable 10-hour lithium-ion battery powers the unit for a full day of testing. A large LCD display shows a numerical value representing leak size and a bar graph indicating the intensity of the leak; the backlit display can be seen in dark places or in direct sun, and three sensitivity levels adjust at the push of a button to find leaks even in refrigerant contaminated environments.

For more information about these two award-winning products or any of Fieldpiece’s other innovations, visit Fieldpiece.com.

ABOUT FIELDPIECE: It delivers on this promise through industry-leading devices and a broad range of professional-grade tools and technology inspired by real-world application and field use. Fieldpiece is focused on serving the HVACR industry exclusively, enabling HVACR professionals to become masters of the trade. Discover more at www.fieldpiece.com, and follow Fieldpiece on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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Fieldpiece Electrical Clamp Meters – Perfect for any HVACR Job

Fieldpiece Electrical Clamp Meters – Perfect for any HVACR Job

It is critical to have the right tools when maintaining and servicing HVACR equipment. This is especially true for testing and troubleshooting electronic controls. Having the correct electrical clamp meter for the job allows you to safely and accurately measure parameters like amperage, capacitance, and voltage.

What Is an Electrical Clamp Meter?
A clamp meter is an instrument used to measure electrical signals such as voltage, amperage, capacitance, resistance, and more. The clamp jaw is designed to wrap around a wire to measure the amperage and frequency. The HVACR technician is able to get the readings necessary to troubleshoot problems so that repairs can be made quickly.

How to Choose the Right Clamp Meter for Your Application
Here are a few important features to consider when choosing the right electrical clamp meter.

Safety
You’ll need to have a meter with safety ratings at minimum of CATIII 600V or for even higher safety protection, use a meter with CATIII 1000V / CATIV 600V. It’s also a good idea to use a meter with magnets for hands-free testing, and/or a meter with non-contact voltage (NCV) to double check if circuits are hot without requiring test leads.

Variable Frequency Drives
HVACR systems frequently come equipped with variable frequency drives (VFD) to provide increased efficiency. A VFD takes the supplied AC power and converts it to a PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) non-sinusoidal voltage to accurately control the speed of an AC motor. In order to get an accurate voltage measurement, you will need a meter with low pass filtering.

Mini-splits
If you are working on mini-splits equipped with variable frequency drives, they can operate with high voltage signals. You will want use an electrical clamp meter that can measure up to 1000VDC and 750VAC. Also, for mini-splits, it’s important to use a meter that can measure resistance into the megohm (MΩ) ranges as higher resistance values are commonly found in more advanced equipment.

Fieldpiece Has the Right Electrical Clamp Meter for You
Fieldpiece Clamp Meters are among the most widely used and most trusted clamp meters in the industry. Our clamp meters are designed with all the features that HVACR technicians in the field need to get the job done.

SC680 – 600 AC/DC Swivel Clamp Meter Dual Display l Power l LPF
From small circuitry to large commercial HVAC units, the SC680 is packed with everything you need to install, service, and troubleshoot any HVACR system safely and effectively. This top-of-the-line clamp meter includes wireless direct to Job Link® System for electrical documentation, a low pass filter for VFD systems, an AC/DC clamp, Molex test leads for small circuitry, the ability to test 3-phase with two leads, and safety rated at CAT IV – 600V/CAT III – 1000V. The system also measures the real-time power consumption (kW) of the running HVACR system.

SC480 – 600A Clamp Meter Dual Display | Power
Test electrical equipment using phase rotation, True RMS, and Inrush features. This versatile clamp meter includes wireless direct to Job Link® System for electrical documentation, a low pass filter for VFD systems, Molex test leads for small circuitry, test 3-phase with two leads, and safety-rated CAT IV – 600V/CAT III – 1000V. The system also measures the real-time power consumption (kW) of the running HVACR system.

SC640 – 400A Swivel Clamp Meter Dual Display | Inrush
This meter captures all the electrical measurements HVACR techs use every day. Features include lead storage, True RMS, Inrush current, capacitance, temperature, duty cycle, and microamps DC.

SC440 – 400A Clamp Meter Dual Display | Inrush
If you’re looking for a true all-in-one meter, look no further. Our mid-size clamp meter provides testing for virtually all electrical or temperature parameters. It’s packed with features like high-voltage LED beepers, continuity warnings, and alligator probe tips for easy one-handed testing.

SC260 – 400A Clamp Meter Compact
The SC260 is a compact meter designed for testing HVACR electrical measurements. It’s backlit and includes True RMS measurements, AC/DC volts, as well as temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

You can rest assured Fieldpiece clamp meters have all the features you need to get the job done right. Contact us today to learn more about our electrical clamp meters for the HVACR industry.

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Fieldpiece Wins BIG at the 2022 Dealer Design Awards

Fieldpiece Wins BIG at the 2022 Dealer Design Awards

Fieldpiece is committed to delivering quality tools to help HVACR pros do their job easier, faster, and better. Fieldpiece solves real-world industry problems with rugged, feature-rich tools designed for HVACR pros by HVACR pros; and we offer more than 200 game-changing products spanning meters to manifolds and vacuum pumps to recovery machines that do just that.

So, when we are recognized by our peers for putting better, smarter tools into the hands of the hard-working people we serve, it just doesn’t get much better than that. Right now, we’re celebrating not one, but TWO, big wins at the 2022 Dealer Design Awards!

Now in its 18th year, the Dealer Design Awards is hosted by ACHR News and was created to recognize contractor-oriented products and tools with features that support the installation, maintenance, and overall service needs of the HVACR industry. An independent panel of contractors judged more than 132 entries to determine this year’s winners.

Hand Tools Category: Fieldpiece 10 CFM Vacuum Pump, VPX7 brings home the silver!

Fieldpiece recently released its latest generation of vacuum pumps, which included the VPX7, VP87, and VP67. These workhorses not only cut evacuation time, helping techs complete more jobs in a single day, but all feature four in-line ports and our RunQuick® Oil Change System patented technology. The patented technology helps technicians make oil changes on the fly, without vacuum loss or a mess.

In addition to these advanced features, the VPX7 sets itself apart with a 10 CFM, ¾ HP DC motor, and its slight lightweight build! Weighing only 24 lbs., this reliable, rugged vacuum pump is the lightest in the industry so that techs can climb up and down ladders more easily than ever before.

Electronic Tools Category: Fieldpiece Infrared Refrigerant Leak Detector, DR82 is honored with bronze!

With a giant backlit display showcasing the info techs need with easy-to-read bar graphs, numeric readings, and customizable dual alarms – it’s no wonder the DR82 was recognized as a winner.

The DR82 is built tough, with long-lasting sensors, a lighted tip, and fine-tuned sensitivity that will catch even the smallest leak without triggering on annoying false positives. It does give technicians superior sensitivity in the field (<0.03-ounces per year – that’s 20 times more sensitive than soap bubbles) and detects all HFC, CFC, HCFC, HFO, and blends.

Ergonomically, it is designed to easily fit in your hand and is rugged enough to handle the demands techs face in the field every day.

Plus, it’s built to work all day and all night with batteries that get 10 hours of use per charge.

Want to learn more about these tools or get one in your tool bag today? Visit www.fieldpiece.com.

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Fieldpiece Patented Technologies

If you know Fieldpiece, you know we’re always working hard to help HVACR pros do their job easier, faster and better.

We want to bring you higher efficiency and increased productivity, and we’re proud to say that our hard work has paid off in the form of industry accolades and game-changing patents. Two of our most recognized patents techs rave about are our Rapid Rail® Sensor Technology and RunQuick® Oil Change System.

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Fieldpiece Patented Technologies – Designing Innovative HVACR Tools with HVACR Techs at the Forefront.

Fieldpiece Patented Tech Blog Post

Fieldpiece Patented Technologies – Designing Innovative HVACR Tools with HVACR Techs at the Forefront.

If you know Fieldpiece, you know we’re always working hard to help HVACR pros do their job easier, faster and better. We want to bring you higher efficiency and increased productivity with our HVACR tools, and we’re proud to say that our hard work has paid off in the form of industry accolades and game-changing patents.

Two of our most recognized patents techs rave about are our Rapid Rail® Sensor Technology and RunQuick® Oil Change System.

Rapid Rail® Sensor Technology

Let’s start with our Rapid Rail® Sensor Technology. This advanced technology is featured in the Job Link® System Premium Pipe Clamp Probe, JL3PC; and in the two largest pipe clamps in the industry, measuring up to 41/8” – the Large Pipe Clamp, TC48 and the wireless Job Link® System Large Pipe Clamp, JL3LC. Previous technology measured temperature with readings affected by the ambient air and  moisture. Rapid Rail® Sensor Technology perfected the process – only giving accurate readings.

With two sensors, one on either side of the pipe clamp tool, the electrically conductive pipe itself completes the circuit on both sides, giving the tech a stabilized and accurate reading within five seconds. And, as the tech adjusts the system with the clamp attached, they can instantly see temperature changes as they happen in real time.

RunQuick® Oil Change System

Our second most notable patent is for the RunQuick® Oil Change System. This allows techs to change the oil on a vacuum pump without turning off the pump or losing vacuum. In less than 20 seconds, a tech can swap out the old oil and add in new oil.

During an evacuation, once oil has become cloudy, that means it could be saturated with moisture or contaminants. This signals that it needs to be changed or you’ll experience longer system evacuation times. Fieldpiece pumps equipped with the RunQuick® Oil Change System like the Fieldpiece Vacuum Pumps, 10 CFM VPX7, 8 CFM VP87 and 6 CFM VP67 also include a large oil viewing window that allows techs to see the oil condition, so they know when it’s time for a quick change. The days of not changing oil to avoid the mess or the hassles are things of the past. 

Add any of these HVACR tool innovations to your bag to get ready to work more efficiently and more effectively. 

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