By December 19, 2014 Read More →

PAT productivity increased with Apollo test technology

A specialist electrical services company has increased its productivity with the latest portable appliance test technology from Seaward. Leeds-based S Barker Electrical Ltd is using a new Apollo 600 tester to complete thousands of appliance safety tests for an expanding range of customers.

Test times have been significantly reduced, almost doubling in productivity without compromising the integrity of the testing.

The lightweight Apollo 600 includes all of the electrical safety tests required by the IET Code of Practice and the long life battery reduces the reliance on mains supply, cutting downtime between tests.

Business owner, Simon Barker said: “With some of our larger customers requiring the testing of thousands of electrical items across a single site, the ability to complete testing without constantly plugging-in and re-booting the instrument from one appliance to the next provides a substantial time saving.

“This practical benefit of mains-free testing has had a significant impact on our day to day activities where testing can be undertaken with the freedom and flexibility to move around large industrial and office premises without constantly waiting for the instrument to power-up.”