Fluke thermal imager gives cost-effective high res pix

Sept. 3, 2009
The Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager is designed and priced to deliver unprecedented performance for troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of electrical installations, electro-mechanical equipment, process equipment, HVAC/R equipment and more.

The Fluke Ti32 incorporates a powerful 320x240 sensor to provide strikingly crisp, detailed images for under $9,000. Using Fluke’s patented IR-Fusion technology, users can marry high-precision thermal images with visual (visible light) images in full screen, picture-in-picture or blended views for enhanced problem detection and analysis. It is designed to make thermal imaging affordable and effective for plant maintenance professionals, production engineers, electricians, HVAC/R technicians and others. It includes a three-button menu designed for intuitive operation and navigation, on-screen emissivity correction, transmission correction and high temperature alarm.

Each unit comes with two field-swappable, rechargeable batteries with typical battery life of more than four hours each. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses are available. The ruggedTi32 can withstand a drop of 6.5 feet (2 meters) and is IP54 rated to withstand water and dust. It has a wide-screen, full-color LCD display, increased thermal sensitivity (≤0.05 °C at 30 °C target temp.) and a temperature measurement range of -20 °C to +600 °C (-4 °F to +1112 °F).

Fluke SmartView software and a 2-GB SD memory card that will store at least 3,000 basic infrared images  or 1,200 fully radiometric infrared and linked visual images, each with 60 seconds of voice annotation, as well as a multi-function memory card reader (USB) for downloading images into a computer are included. The Fluke Ti32  is available immediately for a suggested US list price of $8,995.