FLIR introduces ultracompact infrared thermal-analysis cameras

AUGUST 27--FLIR Systems (N. Billerica, MA; www.flirthermography.com) recently introduced four ThermaCAM E-series cameras--EM, ES, E1, and E2--each equipped with different features to address varying inspection applications and budget requirements.

Aug 27th, 2002

AUGUST 27--FLIR Systems (N. Billerica, MA; www.flirthermography.com) recently introduced four ThermaCAM E-series cameras--EM, ES, E1, and E2--each equipped with different features to address varying inspection applications and budget requirements. The ThermaCAM E2 IR camera, a compact, lightweight, innovative thermal analysis camera, finds and documents faults in electronic components, assemblies, and mechanical systems before they result in costly design flaws and/or warranty returns. The development of these advanced, less expensive IR cameras is expected to make IR thermographic technology available to R&D professionals who have not used it in the past, revolutionizing IR inspection across diverse industries for research, quality and manufacturing thermal analysis applications.

Weighing 50% less than other IR cameras and fitting in the palm of one's hand, on a toolbelt, or on a tripod, the ThermaCAM E2 camera features a rugged, lightweight, and ergonomic design and offers crisp thermal imaging, precision noncontact temperature measurement, and in-field JPEG image storage, all at the press of a button. All E-series cameras include a maintenance-free uncooled microbolometer IR detector that produces highly sensitive thermal images that can be viewed on the camera's integral high-intensity 2.5-in. color LCD. Engineers can highlight and analyze problems, store images, and share results with colleagues in the field, lab, or on the factory floor. TV-rate (60 Hz) imaging lets users quickly scan moving targets and record subtle temperature changes in real time. Advanced IR technology allows users to freeze the infrared image and make noncontact temperature measurements of any one of 19,000 points on a single image.

Images captured in the field can be easily transferred to a computer via USB and serial port connections. The E2 includes free ThermaCAM Connect software that allows easy downloads of selected JPEG thermal images with measurements. Inspection findings can be documented by simply copying images into any word processing program. High-quality thermal images can also be e-mailed at the push of a button.

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