Monday, March 1, 2010

Thermoteknix New VisIR 320-P Thermal Imaging Camera

New VisIR® 320-P with Condition RED® database and software introduces point-and-click efficiency into your Predictive Maintenance programmes.Capture, Analyse, File, Trend, Report - VisIR 320-P takes it in its stride at the touch of a button.

VisIR 320-P delivers outstanding Infrared Thermal Imaging from a sensitive 320 x 240 uncooled infrared sensor with precise temperature measurement and unique time-saving tools.

VisIR 320-P complements the existing VisIR 640-P camera with a lower resolution and cost to address the needs of the wider Predictive Maintenance market. With a rugged industrial housing, articulated central optics pod for safe ergonomic operation and large high contrast touch screen, VisIR 320-P provides high definition thermal and visual image clarity in all lighting conditions.


Infrared Thermal Imaging

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

FLIR Systems Announces Executive Management Changes

FLIR Systems, Inc announced today the planned retirement of Arne Almerfors, Executive Vice President and President of the Company's Thermography division, effective in the first quarter of 2010.

Mr. Almerfors began his career at FLIR in 1997, and became president of the Company's Thermography division in 2000. Under his leadership, the Thermography division pioneered a price elastic market strategy, opening new markets and increasing the penetration of infrared technology into applications such as predictive maintenance, building diagnostics, HVAC, medical, R & D, and many others.

FLIR also announced that effective January 1, 2010; the Company will merge its Commercial Vision Systems and Thermography divisions into one unit, led by Andy Teich, currently President of the Commercial Vision Systems division. The new division will continue to focus on the large potential for growth in commercial and industrial markets, and will create value from commonality in distribution, customers and strategic product development focused on uncooled infrared technology.

Earl R. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of FLIR, stated: "Under Arne's stewardship, our Thermography division has enjoyed tremendous growth, and truly changed the direction of the infrared industry by opening up a wide array of uses for our technology, and created enormous value for our shareholders. I would like to personally thank Arne for his superb leadership and outstanding performance over the past decade. All of us at FLIR wish Arne the best and congratulate Andy on his new responsibilities."

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security. Visit the Company's web site at

Thermal Imaging

Monday, December 14, 2009

NEC releases new thermal imaging camera

NEC has released the H2640 thermal imaging radiometric camera.
According to NEC, the radiometric camera has a temperature resolution of 0.03ordm and its uncooled 640x480 focal plane array detector is said to deliver 0.6mrad IFOV (instantaneous field of view) with a standard 22°(H)x16°(V) lens.

The NEC radiometric camera also delivers full 30z frame rate with on-board memory for over 830 discrete images, for high speed thermal imaging events.

The radiometric camera also includes visible and infrared fusion which simultaneously overlays the visible image with the thermal image for easy identification of thermal hot-spots.

Thermal Imaging

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Heat Seekers are in Winchester

The heat seeker vehicles that detect how much heat is being lost from properties are visiting Winchester this month to show homeowners what improvements they should make, such as installing insulation or double glazing, to increase energy efficiency.

The HeatSeekers vehicles are using
Infrared Thermal Imaging to find Winchester properties that are wasting the most heat and energy.

Keith Hewitson, director of the Energy Saving Partnership, said that the vehicle has already created "quite a buzz" and added that he was "delighted" to see it in action in the Winchester District.

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Flir M-320L & M-626L Marine Thermal Cameras

FLIR Systems has launched a new, revolutionary thermal imaging camera for maritime applications. The M-Series combine a thermal imaging camera with a low light camera. They provide crisp, clear Thermal Imaging in total darkness, light fog or smoke.

Packaged in a small, ultra-compact gimbal they are designed for the most demanding maritime applications. They are great tools for night-time navigation, shipboard security, man overboard situations and anti-piracy. The M-Series are available in two different versions, both of which are extremely lightweight and can be installed at any position on board. Both versions also come equipped with a low light camera:

M-320L: This version is equipped with a Vanadium Oxide microbolometer detector that produces crisp thermal images of 320 x 240 pixels.
M-626L: This version however has a Vanadium Oxide microbolometer detector that produces images of 640 x 480 pixels. This is four times the resolution of the M-320L. It allows you to see the sharpest thermal images on which the smallest of details can be seen.

The camera’s vital core is rated IP66 (Totally dust tight and rotection against string water jets and waves.) and is well protected against humidity and water. Operating between -25°C and +55°C, the M-Series have a built-in heater to defrost its protective window. This apparently ensures a clear lens and good quality infrared images displayed on your monitor, even in extremely cold environments.<br><br>The M-Series comes standard with a remote Joystick Control Unit (JCU) to operate the Pan/Tilt. Additional JCUs, which can be used to control the M-Series from different locations on board of a vessel, are optionally available. The JCU is the primary method of control for the M-Series camera. It can be used to move the camera (pan or tilt), electronically zoom the cameras in and out, switch between thermal and visible low light camera, adjust the image quality, and access the on-screen menus. The M-Series control panel is fully sealed for use in a maritime environment. Like the camera itself, it meets IP66 standards.

Infrared Thermal Imaging

Hertsmere Borough Council is offering a free energy efficiency survey

Heat-seaking Thermal Imaging vehicles are taking to the streets later this month to help Hertsmere residents save money on energy bills.

The vehicles have been developed by the Energy Saving Partnership and use a thermal imaging camera to identify homes that may benefit from improved insulation.

Each vehicle can assess up to 1,000 properties an hour. Thermal-imaging shows where heat is escaping from and identifies areas which require further insulation.

A dedicated team of energy advisors will then carry out free surveys, advice residents how to improve insulation and take action to reduce energy bills.

For a free insulation survey telephone Herts and Essex Energy Partnership on 0800 980 6026.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fluke Thermal Imaging Camera on-site trial promotion

Fluke has a special promotion of its rugged, handheld Ti9 Electrical Thermal Imagers to electrical contractors and electricians who have no experience, or limited experience, of using thermal imaging cameras to inspect, repair and verify electrical infrastructure and electromechanical equipment. The free, on-site, no obligation, trial scheme is for a limited period and is supported by a free 72-page booklet, entitled 'Introduction to Thermography Principles’, which is sent in advance of the 2-day trial. More information can be found at

The low-cost, entry-level Fluke Ti9 Thermal Imager, designed for electricians, helps extend equipment lifetime, avoid electrical fires, and validate installation, repair and maintenance procedures. It can rapidly detect problems in a wide range of equipment including switchgear, motor control centres and lighting systems. Even small temperature differences are visible in components like transformers, panels, controls, fuses, receptacles and bus bars.

The Fluke Ti9 Electrical Thermal Imager brings accurate thermal imaging within the reach of many more users. With 160 x 120 pixel resolution, three times that of competing imagers, the Fluke Ti9 shows more essential details. It features a widescreen format colour LCD display to show every detail. Users just point the instrument and pull the trigger to capture the full image. That saves valuable time and greatly increases the speed of inspecting, repairing and verifying electrical and electromechanical equipment. The Fluke Ti9 is also designed for harsh industrial environments: IP54-rated, it resists dust and water, and withstands a drop test of 2 metres.

Hot spots regularly indicate an imminent problem or equipment failure in electrical equipment. Infrared thermometer measurements show only a single hot spot at a time, which is not enough for an accurate evaluation. Thermal imagers show the full picture instantly, with different colours representing different temperatures.

Fluke SmartView® software, featuring the first 3D imaging capability in the industry and options for optimising and organising thermal images and creating professional reports, is included with the product as well as a 2GB SD memory card and a rugged hard carry case.

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