- Located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Fluke’s European headquarters includes a 400 square meter facility dedicated to instrument demonstration and user training on real electrical and industrial installations.
The goal of the center is to provide hands-on, real-world experiences for users, to showcase Fluke’s product offerings to customers, to provide a user-friendly environment for the use and demonstration of the U.S. manufacturer’s instruments, and to provide a training area with a technical infrastructure that replicates a variety of industrial situations.
“We wanted to have a space where our customers can test our tools in an environment as close to reality as possible and where we can provide training. The best way to learn how to use an instrument is to do it hands-on. However, if customers can’t come to the facility, we can make demonstration videos,” said Eric van Riet, Fluke’s support and training manager.
Environments specific to the use of Fluke’s tools have been reproduced in the heart of the building. These include factory mock-ups, an industrial island with a motor-driven pump circulating water in a closed loop, a traditional data center, and a communications cabling infrastructure installed under the ceiling tiles. The center is also equipped with a miniaturized high-voltage substation and a tesla coil to simulate a partial discharge.
Near the electrical and temperature calibration lab, a workshop dedicated to electrical measurement includes a solar panel associated with a battery. An electric vehicle charging unit has been installed in an alley outside the building.
Several partners participated in the deployment of this project. Hager equipped the electrical distribution panels. Endress + Hauser, Sulzer and Eriks contributed to the installation of the pumping system. Siemens collaborated in the implementation of the automation systems.