RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has announced availability of the latest thermal imaging camera from the Ti range from Fluke. The new Fluke Ti480 is a rugged 640 x 480-pixel thermal imaging camera that delivers precise and reliable information for engineers, enabling them to quickly and easily identify and diagnose potential problems, according to RS.
The Ti480 thermal imager targets maintenance engineers, technicians and other engineers working in a wide cross-section of industries such as chemical processing, manufacturing, mineral and metallurgical processing, and the oil and gas sector. Key potential applications include: motion control maintenance, such as checking the temperature of motors; electrical maintenance, looking for hot spots in components or wiring in control panels; or in fluid maintenance, spotting leakages under floors or within walls.
Key features of the Ti480's camera include: LaserSharp, which uses a built-in laser distance meter to calculate the distance to the designated target with pinpoint accuracy; MultiSharp, which delivers automatically focused images throughout the field of view; IR Fusion, which enables the adjustment of blending visible and infrared images; and IR-PhotoNotes, which is an annotation system that captures digital images of the surrounding area to reference the actual location or local conditions, as well as allowing additional details such as voice annotations to be saved to a file.