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Elevator Technician Applications Testing Relays


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Kevin Gittemeier is Testing Relays in the Elevator Industry Using the Bartol Mag-Probe For Different Lift Technician Applications.  The nice thing about the MagProbe is it is very portable and easy to use when testing ice cube relays.  Tests can be made while the equipment is operational, (Safety Permitting).


“A look at the New Bartol Mag-Probe HS and the old Mag-Probe S Model used to test relays on an elevator. This is an indispensable tool for technicians.”

Kevin Gittemeier

Some lift technicians are taping the Mag-Probe to a stick or next to a valve or relay  to conduct a test in hard to reach places.  The other advantage of using a Mag-Probe is, You Can conduct a test while the equipment is operational.  So it’s great for intermittent problems.

What a fast way to check ice cube relays on older lifts when you don’t have the benefit of an LED in the relay.  It’s always good to get a lift back up in operation as soon as possible.

For More Information, to Purchase,  or to Contact Bob Bartol go to BartolMag-Probe YouTube BartolMagProbe.com or Call 208-321-7566


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About the Author

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 1963

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, 1963

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