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The Philosophy and Consequence of Measurement – Portability


""‘When you cannot measure… your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind’. Lord Kelvin

We continue looking into the need, specifications and now usage of test equipment by looking at 6Ps (Precision, Power, Performance) - (Productivity, Portability, Package). Here, we begin to look at Portability.

Not too long ago portable instrumentation was only suitable for simple go / no-go or limit testing but now full functionality across a wide range of measurement is available.

General characteristics of portable test equipment include handheld, battery-operated, data storage, connectivity, ease of operation.

All of this might now be packaged in a soft carrying case for convenience or a hardened, rugged solution for industrial troubleshooting and installation applications all in an affordable, easy-to-use instrument. Portable products may also include multiple measurement personalities in one device.

Look for a portable product that has the functionality you need and is fast, easy and complete including easy capture, retrieval and integration of test results. MCS Test Equipment carry a broad range of portable product solutions from a variety of manufactures tailoring solutions for many measurement scenarios.

These include:

  • Portable Oscilloscopes and Handheld Scopemeters
  • Portable Radio Communication Test Sets
  • Portable Spectrum Analysers, Handheld Spectrum Analysers, Portable Synthesised Signal Generators, RF Power Meters
  • Portable Electrical Safety Testers, Portable Battery Testers, Electrical Equipment Testers and Appliance Multitesters
  • Portable SAT/TV/FM Test Receivers, Portable TV Test Receivers
  • Optical Power Meters, Optical Fiber Identifiers
  • Environmental Noise & Vibration Monitoring Systems

MCS Test Equipment has the product breadth and depth of expertise to bring the best portable solution to you with ease.

What’s more, if you can’t see it, ask and we’ll help find it for you.

Established for over 12 years, MCS Test Equipment are a leading supplier of both new and used test and measurement equipment offering Sales, Rental, Finance and Calibration services.

As official distributors for over 30 leading manufacturers, we have the products, knowledge and experience to meet all your test equipment needs.
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