The Leach Relays Found at esterline.com
Can be quickly tested using a non-contact Bartol Mag-Probe
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You can now easily find a faulty, clicking relay on a soldered, screwed or plugged in Leach relay panel.
Below is an example of how quickly a time consuming test can be reduced to seconds
DOWNTIME NIGHTMARE TEST IN THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY
The profits generated by reduced troubleshooting time make the Mag-Probe the obvious choice for a CEO, President or Owner, of any service or manufacturing company. Why? Because typically the return on your Mag-Probe investment will be one test. The Mag-Probe is guaranteed to conduct 5,000 five second operations. So after the first test, you can begin recovering your investment. NOT BAD SINCE YOU WILL HAVE 4,999 MORE TESTS AVAILABLE. Below is an example of a downtime nightmare test.
An aircraft mechanics worst nightmare is to get a call from the flight crew that they can hear a relay cycling on and off (click…click…click….)
Not only is it hard to figure out which side of the cockpit it is coming from, it takes a great deal of time to pick the bad relay out of a panel that has 30 or more relays. We have all been burned by the “touch” method; you could swear that you feel the relay actuating, but you pull the tiny screws holding the relay to the socket, remove the relay, only to find that was not the correct one… (click…click…click….)
Enter the Mag-Probe… Since this tiny device senses magnetic fields, it will find your cycling relay in no time flat! Simply pass it along the row of relays and when it starts lighting up with the clicks you hear, you have found your cycling relay without dropping those tiny screws down into the abyss of the circuit breaker panel…. Now you can get right to work on finding out why that relay is cycling!
DOWNTIME NIGHTMARE TEST IN THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY Technical Supervisor at Southwest Airlines
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
What a dramatic procedure, right to the point. It brought back old nightmares about dropping a screw down a fighter plane fuselage. It went clunk, clunk, clunk and I said, oh S–it. So off I go. Tied a magnet to a string and would dangle it for hours before a sheet metal man finally comes along and removes a section of the A/C. You don’t fly until you find that screw. Thank you Matt your description was perfect.
No matter what industry you work in, finding a clicking relay among a panel of relays is the most difficult task you will conduct when using a voltmeter.
Click the link below if you would like to know how much money you are losing
by not using non-contact Mag-Probes to separate mechanical from electrical problems instead of a voltmeter
Click Here to Compute Your Lost Potential Revenue Instantly – Mag-Probe Interactive Downtime Spreadsheet
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