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Fluke launches all-in-one PV tester - SMFT-1000 - in Middle East at MEE 2023

Fluke launches all-in-one PV tester - SMFT-1000 - in Middle East at MEE ’23. (Image source: Fluke)

Fluke, a leading provider of safe, rugged, and reliable industrial tools and integrated software, has launched its innovative solar tool, Solar Multifunction Tester 1000 (SMFT-1000), in the Middle East market at the Middle East Energy 2023 

Equipped with best-in-class hardware and software integration, the SMFT-1000 streamlines PV installation, commissioning, and maintenance procedures. In addition, the tool also eliminates installation time by up to 20% and documentation time by up to 50%, enabling professionals to manage PV systems efficiently and accurately.   

The I-V curve is one of the most common methods of determining how solar modules or solar strings operate in different working areas. The versatile SMFT-1000 enables I-V curve data to be compared instantly to measured data while in the field, displaying pass/fail visuals in real-time on the device’s high-definition colour screen for easy detection without the need for a laptop or tablet. The tester can also be used for measurements of open voltage, short circuit or operating current, insulation tests, polarity checks, diode and earth bond testing. In addition, AC/DC power measurements to improve efficiency can be performed on the inverter.  

Zaid Asfour, regional sales manager Middle East at Fluke, said, “The introduction of the SMFT-1000 to the Middle East market is a significant development for Fluke, as it confirms the company's commitment to providing cutting-edge safe solutions to its customers in the region. Fluke’s PV testing tools are designed to operate reliably in extreme environments and are tested to survive errors that can occur in fieldwork, meeting all recommended safety requirements. With the launch of our all-in-one PV tester, SMFT-1000 in the Middle East, we seek to leverage the increasing potential of the solar energy market. SMFT-1000 enables PV professionals to compile and analyse data as per industry standards, and provide a comprehensive and visual client report, making solar site installation and commissioning testing hassle-free.” 

Fluke has a strong presence in the Middle East, and the introduction of the SMFT-1000 to the market further strengthens the company's position as a leading provider of electronic test tools and software in the region. The company remains committed to delivering innovative solutions to its customers in the region, and the SMFT-1000 is just one example of this commitment.