Bob Bartol has spent his whole life working with electronics in almost every capacity and spent many hours in Physics classes. He currently holds 4 U.S. patents and has been making a living off one of the patents "The Bartol Mag-Probe" for over twenty years. Bartol Research's Mag-Probe now has a global reach and is dramatically reducing trouble shooting downtime anywhere a solenoid valve. relay, or contactor is used. F111 Air Force Projects - European Flight Competition January 1968 Bob attended electronics school in the Air Force. Upon graduation he was assigned to a fighter wing in Germany. During his assignment he prepared seven aircraft for European competition. The fighter wings aircraft won the competition. Bob then returned to the United States and taught advanced radar for two years. Two years later, he returned to Europe. During this assignment, Air Force headquarters Europe selected Bob to open a Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory (P.M.E.L) in England. It was the first of its kind in the Air Force. Upon his return to the United States, Air Force headquarters assigned Bob to Air Force research command in Florida. This was strictly a scientific assignment for research and development. After three years he moved from Eglin AFB in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California where he had direct contact with the National Bureau of Standards and supported research and development aircraft. During this assignment, he designed a modification for the TF X fighter (F-111). This modification made possible an additional 9800 flying hours per year. The F111 was the first swing wing aircraft in history. General Dynamics completed the modification prior to acceptance by the U.S. Air Force. Modification of F111 Aircraft General Dynamics March 1968 As a result of increasing this flying time Bob Received an award from Edwards Air Force Base for Increasing flying time of the F111 by 9,800 hours per year. The Award was Presented by Colonel Grumbles to TSGT Bob Bartol on June 17, 1968

Grounding Aircraft Can Be Costly

Grounding Boeing 737-700’s Can Be Costly It doesn’t matter whether it’s the FAA or an airline voluntarily grounding an aircraft the end result of grounding an aircraft can be extremely costly.   The Downtime lost potential revenue translates into more cost for passengers and extreme losses for the airlines.  Consistently following maintenance schedules is paramount.  Here’s…

Boeing 767

Mag-Probe Test Keeps Boeing 767 from Being Grounded for Good

On August 19, 2015 a problem occurred with one of the relays on a Boeing 767 Flight Idle and the Approach Idle control relay.   This problem was causing one of the Boeing 767 engines to run at different rpm’s when they were supposed to be running at the same rpm.   Aircraft Engineer Saemi was working…

Testing Automobile Solenoid Valves & PCM’s

In this Video Evan Basabe Shows You How to Quickly Trouble Shoot Automobile Solenoid Valves & PCM’s Using a Bartol Mag-Probe [divider scroll_text=””]  Trouble Shooting Automobile Solenoid Valves & PCM’s using a Bartol Mag-Probe The Bartol Mag-Probe will separate electrical from mechanical problems in seconds.  Great instrument for trouble shooting electrical systems with automobile solenoid valves,…

Demonstration of Irrigation Valve test

Quick Effective Way to Test an Irrigation Valve

Walt Kadle from Wickenberg Pump & Supply Shows how to use the best Irrigation Valve tester on the market.   Quick Effective Way to Test an Irrigation Valve; Using our professional grade Bartol Mag-Probe.  Walt Kadle from Wickenberg Pump & Supply Shows how he Uses the Bartol Mag-Probe to quickly Test valves. This device separates…

Bartol Mag-Probe Applications Separated by Industry

MagProbe Testing a Leach Relay on a Boeing 767-300

MagProbe Testing a Leach Relay on a Boeing 767-300 Here is another test using the Bartol Mag-Probe to test a Leach Relay on a Boeing 767-300. For over 10 years many of the Major Airlines have adopted using the Mag-Probe to separate mechanical from electrical problems quickly when testing relays or solenoid valves. The amount of downtime on…

Test an Automobile Canister Purge Control Valve

In this Test Evan Basabe talks about how to Test a Canister Purge Control Valve on a Vehicle using the Bartol Mag-Probe   The Bartol Mag-Probe will separate electrical from mechanical problems in seconds on purge control valves.  Effective tool for reducing downtime when trouble shooting purge control valves,electrical systems with solenoid valves, relays or…

Ignition Coil Test on a 2010 Chevy Cobalt

In this Ignition Coil Test on a 2010 Chevy Cobalt Evan Basabe an Automotive Technician in Boise Idaho demonstrates  the Value of the Mag-Probe when Testing Ignition Coils on a 2010 Chevy Cobalt. This ignition coil test will separate electrical from mechanical problems in seconds.   Effective Tool when trouble shooting electrical systems with solenoid valves, relays…