I don't have a horse in this particular race; that is, I don't represent any test equipment manufacturers or get any compensation from any of them. Yet, I am very impressed at the new equipment that's regularly introduced.
The new features often save time and improve safety. I hear that from actual users. When I worked in manufacturing as a plant engineer, it was hard to build a case with management to pay for new test equipment.
Does anyone have comments on this? Are there technical reasons to NOT upgrade? Are the technical reasons compelling for the technicians and electricians, but somehow that doesn't translate into a compelling case for the bean counters?
As an example of what I'm talking about, consider trying to buy a couple of power analyzers. The bean counters may ask what you hope to measure that you aren't measuring now and how that's going to pay for itself. What do you tell them?