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Fluke introduces new entry-level thermal imagers with best in class image quality

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Fluke Australia , a leader in handheld electronic test and measurement equipment, is introducing rugged entry-level thermal imagers with best in class image quality.

The Fluke Ti9 brings accurate thermal imaging within the reach of many more electricians and technicians in industrial plants. The imager has a widescreen format colour LCD display to show every detail. Users just point the instrument and pull the trigger to capture the full image, saving time, and greatly increasing the speed of inspecting, repairing and verifying electrical and (electro)mechanical equipment.

Hot spots regularly indicate an imminent problem or equipment failure in electrical equipment. Frontline electricians, usually under severe time pressure, must often rely on infrared thermometer measurements. These 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. Although there are low-cost thermal imagers on the market, the image quality is often too poor for a good understanding of the root cause of a problem. They also struggle in the harsh industrial environments the instruments must often endure.

Fluke’s Ti9 has a 19,200 pixel detector. The instrument incorporates a thermal imager lens with adjustable focus, and detects a wide -20ºC to +250ºC temperature range. There is a 23º x 17º viewing angle and a minimum focus distance of 15 cm. Small details are visible in a perfectly focused image.

The Fluke Ti9 is easy to use. All users need to do is point and pull the trigger to capture the full picture. The IP54-rated Fluke Ti9 resists dust and water, and withstands a drop test of two meters.

The Fluke Ti9 helps extend equipment lifetime, avoid electrical fires, and validate installation, repair and maintenance procedures. It can 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.

Fluke SmartView software is included with the product as well as a 2GB SD memory card, a rugged hard carry case, a soft transport bag, an adjustable hand strap, rechargeable internal battery, AC power supply/battery charger (including mains adapters) and training DVD.

Uniquely, the Ti9 can be upgraded with Fluke’s IR-Fusion to convert it to a full-featured Fluke Ti10 thermal imager with advanced analysis and reporting. IR-Fusion shows a full thermal image, or one combined with a visual image to pinpoint potential faults.

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