Bartol Mag-Probe Reviews & Email Testimonials
Larry Dagley Former Nascar & Sprint Car Driver Talks About Mag-Probe
Larry Dagley. I cannot believe how fast this product finds the problem valves and relays on cars. Now I see it on elevators. Wow what a great instrument and time saver. I have been checking the windings on alternators, fuel injection and ignition coils and the list keeps on going. I am not the greatest person for trouble shooting electrical but this tool has made my life easy and I don’t even have to physically connect to a wire. Nice to see a simple trouble shooting tool like this and it’s made in the USA. Finally a company that supports America for a change. Sure it takes a little common sense, but once you understand the concept it is very easy to understand.
HVAC-R / Mag-Probe / THE BENEFITS Testimonial
Explains his experience using Mag-Probes.
The Mag-Probe makes for quick troubleshooting when I am in hard to reach areas. In this case I was testing the functionality of steam space heaters in the ceiling above manufacturing. It is noisy in this space making it hard to hear the “click” of a solenoid. On a heater that is not receiving steam, it can be handy to know if the solenoid is receiving its power allowing flow. In this case it was, so It helped narrow down the problem getting me out of the ceiling faster.
I work in HVAC-R. Today I had a heat pump that the compressor was not coming on to heat. On these particular systems we use a building automation system that activates a relay for the blower motor, the reversing valve and the compressor. It is usually pretty noisy in these spaces so i’m not able to hear a click when the relay is energized. When I wanted to know if the relay was being energized I just put the tool near the correct relay and it told me that the relay was not being activated. Just using this tool ruled out other possibilities quickly and got me on track to finding out what the problem was. The Mag-Probe makes it easy to know in a second which relays and solenoids are activated.
The Mag-probe tool is something I keep on my tool bag at all times. In HVAC I run into many situations where this tool comes in handy. The Mag Probe saves me time when troubleshooting relays and reversing valves or any other solenoid valve. It can be useful with pretty much any device that generates a magnetic field. I know our electricians use it quite frequently when checking relays and water fill and drain solenoid valves on our equipment for production. I’d say any technician or electrician could use one in their work.
Bob donates some of these Mag-Probes to the armed forces because he cares about the safety of these people protecting our country. In fact he’s a veteran himself. I can tell from talking to him on the phone a few times how he believes in his product. I do believe this is a tool that any technician or electrician could benefit from by having in their tool bag. No contact, fast and it always works.
Published on Apr 20, 2015 SUBSCRIBE 5.2K
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Here are the Bartol Mag-Probe Reviews. We are including emails we got back from people using the Bartol Mag-Probe and how it will reduce Manufacturing and Service Trouble Shooting Downtime. These Bartol Mag-Probe Reviews and emails cover many different industries, which include Gas & Oil, Semi-Conductor, Programable Logic Controllers, Heavy Equipment, Dredges, and Cole-Parmer’s Ratings and Mag-Probe Reviews.
Some of the tests were done on PLC’s output cards, pneumatic valves, sluggish valves or cylinders, JLG, Terex, Genie and Grove Cranes. It is also being used on some hydraulics and electrical problems, and GE dredge Injectors. If you have any Electrically operated solenoid valves,relays or coils it doesn’t matter what size of what environment they are in, the Bartol Mag-Probe will separate mechanical from electrical problems in seconds. Just hold the tester up to the solenoid valve, relay or coil and if the light comes on you know they are energized. It can also be used underwater down to 40 feet but has been tested at 80 feet below the surface. It can be used in a vacuum, and is ISO 9001 certified and can be used in temperatures up to 180 degrees Farenheight. It doesn’t matter what environment you are in or how large or small the solenoid valves, relays or coils are, The Mag-Probe can make the test.
Hi Bob, please feel free to use anything I’ve said about the Mag-Probe or paraphrase if needed. A PLC output is a signal coming from a PLC output card that provides power to a field device. The PLC is basically a computer that takes the place of old school logic circuits (and, nand, or nor gates etc.) The PLC allows you to make changes to a circuit through software quickly and easily and has input and output modules that allow sensors, photocells, solenoids, relays, and etc.to interface with it. By the way I just used a Mag-Probe a couple of days ago to prove that a glue valve that was just installed was actually defective. Turning the machine manually revealed 6 quick flashes on the Mag-Probe (impossible to see with a volt meter) but no glue dots appeared on the label being glued. A second valve was installed and we were running again in minutes.
Thanks again Bob. Mark
Dear Bob, Sorry that it took so long to get back with you. I had to go out of and just got back. Thank you very much for giving me reports at no charge. You’re Mag-Probe is great, I wish I had thought of it. The company I work for has over 150 electronic techs on staff and all of us have Mag-Probes provided by the company. They keep some on hand in the stock room because they know they know some will get broken or placed in a tool bag next to a magnetic screw driver without the shield on. (I’m guilty) I use it on pneumatic valves to quickly determine if a problem is mechanical or electrical without having to take out a meter or access a terminal strip. It’s great for proving to the mechanic that when a cylinder actuates later than it should, that it is a sluggish valve or cylinder and not an electrical timing issue. Some vales are not safely accessible with the machines running, so I just tape the Mag-Probe to the solenoid and watch it through the guard door. Hot glue dot application issues are easy to check also. Showing someone a PLC output might not always convince them, but your tool proves that you’ve got power and a good coil instantly. On top of that, you don’t even have to waste time dragging out the prints to see what output to check. Thanks again for the free reports and the inspiration that comes from hearing your story. Sincerely, Mark Lindsey
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