Testing, Monitoring, Tools

Fieldpiece Instruments Inc.: Four-Port Wireless Digital Manifold

December 17, 2012
With four ports and a built-in vacuum gauge on the SMAN4 digital manifold, users can evacuate a system, pull a vacuum, add refrigerant, and dial in the charge without unhooking their manifold. There are three standard ¼-inch ports and one beefy 3/8-inch port with the bore in the manifold being 3/8 inch throughout.


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Knaack LLC: Pickup Truck Cab Protector

December 3, 2012
The overall height of Weather Guard® Protect-A-Rail® cab protectors has been reduced to make them more compatible with current full-size truck model year designs. In turn, two mounting brackets have been modified to allow the cab protectors to be installed with the Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty and the Dodge Ram.


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HVAC Breeze: HVAC Service Cart, Gantry Frame

December 3, 2012
The HVAC service cart’s workbench allows the technician to work from an upright position. With a mounted vise the technician can prefabricate piping on the cart, instead of working in awkward, hard-to-reach areas where injuries and fire may result, said the company.


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U-TECK: Attic Walk-On Boards

November 26, 2012
Used in pairs, the Attic-Trax™ Walkboards help workers in the construction, HVAC, and electrical industries move safely through an attic space, while preventing ceiling damage and increasing productivity. The boards are constructed from durable, lightweight composites.


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Fieldpiece: Pocket Psychrometer

November 26, 2012
For HVACR field service, the PRH2 is a psychrometer that measures wet bulb, percent rh, dew point, and dry bulb temperatures, in the convenience of a pocket tool. With the capability to clip into a pocket, the psychrometer can be used for walk-around testing.


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Fluke Corp.: True RMS Clamp Meters

November 19, 2012
The 320 Series true RMS clamp meters is a complete line of tools engineered to produce noise-free, reliable measurements in the toughest environments. Designed to be long-lasting and easy to use, the 323, 324, and 325 clamp meters are ideal for rugged, all-purpose use.


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Veto Pro Pac LLC: HVAC Tech Tool Bag

November 12, 2012
The Tech-LC is an HVAC service technician version of the original Model LC tool bag. The professional-grade tool bag was developed to enhance professionalism while increasing productivity and is specifically created with the HVAC technician’s tools and work routines in mind.


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Contractors Discuss Tool, Truck Policies

November 5, 2012
Whose job is it to buy the tools and take care of the service vehicle? That’s a question that each contractor answers individually. There isn’t a cookie-cutter solution that works for every HVAC business. So what works for these guys?


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Tool Bag Choice Can Affect Image

November 5, 2012
Despite understanding that technician images and customer perceptions are important, contractors don’t usually specify how their technicians organize their tools. That leaves the organization conundrum up to the technician. 


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Refco Manufacturing US Inc.: Video Inspection Camera

October 29, 2012
The Ref-Scope is a versatile video inspection scope that is a useful tool for many day-to-day tasks. The user can utilize it to get a clear internal look at motors, a/c systems, interior structures of walls, or to decipher identification plates.


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