To help business owners manage their assets, a growing number of tool and fleet-tracking software manufacturers are utilizing GPS tracking, radio frequency identification (RFID) transmitters, Bluetooth, bar codes, and more.
The right tools in the right hands can make all the difference when it comes to home-performance services. NCI president Rob Falke and other contractors provide a list of the tools required to be successful in home-performance work.
These pliers are designed for simple and reliable clamping of 1- and 2-ear clamps. Available in front-jaw, dual-front, and side-jaw options, the pliers are designed to not damage the press points on the ear clamps of a workpiece.
Fluke Corp. is introducing the Fluke® 902 FC True-rms HVAC Clamp Meter, a wireless Fluke Connect®-enabled meter designed to improve the productivity of HVAC technicians in the field. With the Fluke 902 FC, technicians can document measurements, email results to customers, and collaborate with colleagues in real-time.
There’s no doubt the connectivity of mobile devices has made our personal lives more convenient, but now they’re also helping make technicians more efficient, thanks to tool manufacturers developing wireless-enabled devices and test and measurement apps for download.
While some contractors are willing to equip technicians with the necessary tools, others require workers to purchase their own, which can be yet another burden for someone just starting out in the field.