Fluke launches new hitech visual IR thermometer
Dubai, October 21, 2013
Fluke Corporation, a leader in compact, professional electronic test tools, has launched its new VT04 Visual IR Thermometer, the latest troubleshooting tool with built-in digital camera and thermal heat map overlay that bridges the gap between traditional IR thermometers and infrared cameras.
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is a world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Its customers include technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.
Building on its popular Fluke VT02, the new model adds PyroBlend Plus with a four-times sharper resolution than the VT02 and automatic alarm features, said a statement from the company.
It is the ideal frontline troubleshooting tool for electrical, industrial maintenance, HVAC/R, and automotive applications, it stated.
The ultra-compact Fluke VT04 is fully automatic with built-in intelligence, so issues can be detected instantly with no training required, the sttaement added.
“Compact and affordable enough to outfit an entire team, the VT02 and VT04 are designed to be with you at all times as a frontline troubleshooting tool in the Middle East,” remarked Fluke business unit manager, Jay Choi.
"The VT04 includes advanced alarm features for troubleshooting stubborn intermittent issues, including a hi-lo temperature alarm that flashes on the screen if the user-selected temperature goes out of the selected range; a time-lapse image capture that can be set to capture images in 30-second to one-hour intervals," he explained.
It also has an auto-monitor alarm that initiates image capture automatically after a temperature alarm has been triggered, allowing users to automatically capture images — even while the VT04 is unattended — using the universal tripod mount, added Choi.
It displays and saves images as full digital, full infrared, or in three blended modes (25, 50, and 75 per cent) with 40 per cent wider field of view than the VT02. Markers pinpoint hot and cold spots indicating the hottest and coldest temperatures on the screen, said the company statement.
A temperature reading is provided at the center point. Images are saved to the included micro-SD card, eliminating the need to write down single or multiple measurements. The VT04 Visual IR Thermometer also has a rechargeable Li-ion battery.
Images from the VT04 can be imported into the included SmartView analysis and reporting software, to produce professional reports that document problems detected or repairs made for management and customer review, it added.-TradeArabia News Service