Fluke Expands Test and Measurement Line with High Performance Thermal Imager
EVERETT, WA -- 1/31/2005 -- Fluke Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, has added the Raytek ThermoView(TM) Ti30 Thermal Imager to its product line as the Fluke Ti30(TM) Thermal Imager. Raytek, a Fluke company and the market leader in noncontact infrared thermometry, designed the device as an affordable, fully radiometric thermal imager that expands the use of thermographic inspections to support preventive and predictive maintenance.
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is specifically intended for infrared predictive maintenance (PdM) at industrial and large commercial property sites. Infrared thermography is invaluable to any PdM program because a radiometric, thermal image shows absolute temperatures across a full, two-dimensional picture, making problem identification faster and more effective than with a spot thermometer or other measuring device.
The Fluke Ti30 imager allows maintenance organizations to conduct equipment inspections on their own schedule, using in-house staff familiar with the facility and potential trouble spots. Combining a front line technician’s knowledge with thermal imaging technology provides a powerful solution to identifying problems before they cause failure.
The Fluke Ti30 imager is the only infrared imaging camera fully supporting thermography inspection routing -- key to effective predictive maintenance. The maintenance technician plans an equipment inspection route, performs a first inspection, and loads the results into the software with identifying names, locations and parameters. The technician, or one of his team members, follows easy, on-camera instructions during subsequent inspections. New images are compared to previous scans of the same equipment using the Fluke InsideIR(TM) PC software, alerting users of maintenance issues.
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is uniquely designed to allow adjustment of critical parameters, such as emissivity, level, gain and palette, either in the field or subsequently in the software. The imager collects 12 bits of information for every one of its 19,200 pixels. In the field, operation can be as simple as pointing the camera at the identified equipment, focusing, and taking the image. This enables the plant thermography lead to manage a much broader inspection program -- the specialist creates inspection routes and assigns less-experienced mechanics and technicians to conduct periodic imaging. He can then make adjustments as needed in the software to analyze the results and create maintenance work orders.
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is easy to learn and use, and has enough battery life (five hours minimum) and storage capacity (up to 100 images) for a full day of uninterrupted inspections. The imager comes with the thermal imaging camera; all necessary accessories; unlimited-use InsideIR storage, analysis and reporting software; and two days of professional thermography training*.
A low purchase price, plus affordable service and calibration, give the Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager the lowest total cost of ownership.
According to Lisa L. Brown, thermography business unit director, the Ti30 thermal imager is a significant addition to the Fluke product line. “Thermography is highly complementary to the industrial and commercial electrical business that is the core market for Fluke,” said Ms. Brown. “Moving the Raytek ThermoView Ti30 Thermal Imager into the Fluke line brings together the best resources of both companies, and provides a more comprehensive and attractive product portfolio to meet the full test and measurement needs of our customers worldwide.”
Price and Availability
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is available from thermography representatives worldwide, and is listed at $9,995 USD* MSRP. For more information or to find the location of the nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 1820, Santa Cruz, Calif. USA 95061-1820, call (800) 866-5478, fax (831) 425-4561, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fluke.com/thermography.
* Two-day training package and $9,995 USD MSRP are for North America only. Training package and price may vary by region.
Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment, and calibration processes for quality control.
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