Premier Farnell adds new high-performance solutions to Test & Tool Product Range

High value products underline commitment to quality, affordability and innovation

T&T august feature

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has added a new wave of innovative tools to their test & tool product range, including solutions developed by industry-leading suppliers Flir, Fluke, Pico Technology and Weller.

This latest expansion demonstrates Premier Farnell's commitment to offering the broadest range of test and tool equipment in the high-service distribution market – an achievement that has won recognition across the industry.

“At Premier Farnell we’re committed to saving our customers’ time and money by supporting them throughout their product journey – from design and prototyping to testing and maintenance – all in one place” says James McGregor, Head of Test and Tools at Premier Farnell. “These new additions underline our position as the largest global distributor of test and tool products, and the strong relationship we’ve developed with our suppliers. We can’t wait to introduce our customers to these latest innovative solutions.”

New products recently added to Premier Farnell’s range include:

  • Weller WT2M 2-Channel Soldering Station: Packing 150W of power and maximum versatility, the WT2M 2-channel soldering station is the latest addition to Weller’s high-performance WT Line, offering a best-in-class portfolio, backwards compatibility with existing soldering tools and a comprehensive range of accessories.

  • Pico Technology PicoScope® 5000D Series: Capable of handling a wide variety of signal types, the PicoScope 500D Series of FlexRes oscilloscopes provide 8 to 16 bits of vertical resolution, up to 200MHz bandwidth and 1 GS/s sampling speed. Advanced features include mask limit testing, serial decoding, automatic measurements, math channels and segmented memory, plus free and regularly updated software.

  • Fluke RSE300 and RSE600 Infrared Cameras: These mounted infrared cameras are available with 320x240 and 640x480 resolution options, offering superior image quality suitable for research, science and engineering. MATLAB® and LabVIEW® software compatibility allows users to integrate infrared data, images and videos to support R&D analysis, while automatically focused images reduce the potential for errors and misdiagnosis.

  • Flir Systems One Pro LT: Identify hidden problems faster than ever with the enhanced resolution and added perspective of this pro-grade thermal camera for smartphones. Features include unique image processing technology to enhance accuracy, an adjustable connector and a hard-working app offering work-based features such as multiple spot meters, level/span controls and advanced reporting.

Premier Farnell’s broad product range is backed up by high standards of service and support. “We are the only global high service distributor with a truly local presence to provide customers with the expertise and advice they need when buying high-value products”, adds McGregor:

“With the largest in-stock range of test and tool equipment in the high service industry we provide a local experience on a global level, saving our customers time and money while delivering top quality products and total peace of mind.”

Premier Farnell operates as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.


About us

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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