Making the switch from analogue to digital: How can digital gauges transform your business?

Several advances in technology have increased the accuracy and
convenience of test and measurement tasks. However, some technicians have been
slow to adopt the advantages of modern technology.

Analogue gauges have served their purpose in the test and measurement
industry, and there’s simply no place for them in the modern world. testo is
committed to providing a high quality range of digital refrigeration gauges. Making
the switch to these modern digital gauges will bring multiple benefits to
technicians including accuracy, real time readings without calculations and no
requirement for calibration.

1. Digital gauges prioritise
accuracy

Analogue gauges are difficult to use with the operator unable to keep
the needle still when taking measurements; this compromises the measurement as
well as the accuracy of the reading. In comparison, testo’s gauges provide a
crystal clear reading on a digital screen, allowing the technician to take
measurements with confidence.

2. Never calibrate again with
digital gauges

Analogue gauges are required to be calibrated every time a new
refrigerant needs to be measured. Digital gauges, on the other hand, don’t need
to be calibrated, since most devices come with a range of built-in refrigerants,
allowing the user to easily test multiple machines quickly and accurately.

3. Analogue gauges force
technicians to make difficult calculations

Analogue gauges are incapable of displaying measurements in real time, and
require the user to record results and make their own calculations. This adds
extra pressure to a job that already requires a significant amount of care and
attention, and creates the potential for costly errors. Digital gauges have the
ability to take and display measurements in real time, making complex
calculations automatically for the operator.

testo has created an infographic that explains why companies should make
the switch from analogue gauges to digital measuring gauges.

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