New Fluke infrared camera lenses bring the temperature variances of even near-microscopic or far-distant objects into sharp focus

Fluke LogoJuly 8, 2015 – Infrared inspections often involve analysing temperature variations on something extremely small or too far away to see the needed detail with standard lenses. Two new lenses for Fluke infrared cameras bring those worlds into sharper focus. The 25 micron macro lens can identify defects that might otherwise be too small to see on targets like PCB boards. The new 4x telephoto lens gets users a four times magnified view of a target at a distance, so targets like a high electrical line or a tall flare stack can be easily inspected.

The two new lenses expand the Fluke portfolio of lenses for select infrared cameras of 320 x 240 resolution and under. The Fluke portfolio of lenses now includes standard, wide angle, macro, and 2x and 4x telephoto lenses—all precisely engineered germanium optics. All these lenses are easily exchanged between compatible cameras without the need to send the lens and camera back to the factory for calibration, eliminating the cost and downtime caused by shipping and additional calibration.

The 4x telephoto lens, which is compatible with Fluke® TiX560, TiX520, Ti400, Ti300, and Ti200 infrared cameras, helps identify problems in power utilities as small as a failed splice on a high electrical line while keeping technicians safely on the ground. In applications like petrochemical and metals refinement where explosive atmospheres, extreme heat, or dangerous electrical levels make keeping a safe distance critical, the telephoto lens makes distant details more viewable while keeping workers at a safer distance.

The 25 micron macro lens, which is compatible with Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 infrared cameras, lets technicians distinguish thermal variations across distances smaller than a human hair, making it ideal for applications in electronics/PCB board R&D, or anything else requiring near-microscopic level infrared resolution. The LaserSharp® Auto Focus button is used to set the focus at the optimal distance for the lens, eliminating the need to move the focus wheel by tiny amounts to get accurate, in-focus images, speeding infrared measurements.

“These new lenses represent Fluke’s continued drive to listen to and be involved with the application needs of customers,” said Henk Van Velze, managing director of Fluke Australia. “As technology changes and customers discover new applications for infrared technology, Fluke will continue to innovate in the area of infrared optics, as we have with our camera systems.”

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For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of the nearest Fluke distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300 or e-mail auinfo@fluke.com. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

 
About Fluke
Founded in 1948, 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.

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With the largest LCD touchscreen, the Fluke TiX series takes Infrared Cameras to a whole new level

Fluke LogoFebruary 26, 2015 – Sometimes the infrared images you need to capture are the ones that are almost impossible to take. With a full 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 inch touchscreen, the new Fluke® TiX560 and TiX520 Infrared Cameras let thermographers easily navigate over, under and around objects to preview and capture images with ease. The cameras are ideal for predictive maintenance, R&D, oil and gas and utility applications where flexibility and higher resolution are essential.

The TiX560 and TiX520 feature a 5.7 inch responsive LCD touchscreen, the largest in its class with 150 per cent more viewing area compared to a 3.5 inch screen. The large screen lets thermographers quickly identify issues while still in the field as well as easily edit images directly on the camera – eliminating time in the office; time better spent solving the problem.

SuperResolution mode boosts resolution four times so the normal 320 x 240 (76,800 pixel) resolution of the images captured increases, to 640 x 480 (307,200 pixels) revealing even greater detail to better identify problems that might have been missed with lower resolution cameras. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses add versatility to meet a wide variety of applications.

Out of focus images may produce inaccurate temperature measurements that can be off by as much as 20 degrees, making it easy to miss potential problems. To ensure consistently in-focus images, the cameras feature LaserSharp® Auto Focus, exclusive to Fluke, which uses a built-in laser distance meter to pinpoint the target, and accurately calculate and display the distance.

The cameras also feature Fluke IR-Fusion® technology with Picture-in-Picture, full visible light, and AutoBlend™ modes for easier identification and reporting of problems. On-board advanced analytics lets users adjust or enhance images right on the camera without additional software. Also included is Fluke SmartView® software, which provides a suite of advanced tools to view, optimise, annotate and analyse infrared images, and generate fully customisable professional reports.

Fluke Connect
TiX560 and TiX520 are part of the Fluke Connect™ system (where available), the world’s largest portfolio of connected tools, which lets technicians wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones and tablets for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field.** Fluke Connect with ShareLive™ video call lets teams easily share and access infrared inspections on the go and look at trends over time. The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information about the Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 Infrared Cameras, visit: www.fluke.com/TiX560-auen

*Compared to industrial handheld infrared cameras with 320×420 detector resolution as of February 2, 2015.

** Within your provider’s wireless service area.

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Fluke Corporation
For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of the nearest Fluke distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300 or e-mail auinfo@fluke.com. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, 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. .

Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

New Fluke Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras feature 5.6 mRad spatial resolution for accurate inspections from safer distances

Fluke LogoJuly 3, 2014Fluke Corporation expands the Fluke Connect™ system with the new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras with wireless connectivity making them ideal for maintenance, troubleshooting, and HVAC/R technicians, electricians, and facility managers who need to collaborate and share measurements with others on their team.

The Fluke® Ti90 and Ti95 feature a spatial resolution of 5.6 mRad letting technicians conduct infrared inspections from a safer distance without compromising accuracy. The 3.5-inch colour LCD screen is up to 32 per cent larger than other competitive models, with adjustable brightness for easy viewing in most conditions.

The infrared cameras come with an extensive SD memory system, including a removable 8 Gb SD memory card or 8 Gb wireless SD Card (where available), letting technicians who share cameras simply swap SD cards at the end of their shift instead of needing to download images onto their PC before turning the camera over to the next technician.

The Ti95 features Fluke IR-Fusion® technology with Picture-in-Picture and full visible on both cameras for easier identification and reporting of problems. AutoBlend™ and Picture-in-Picture modes are available in the included SmartView® reporting software (both models), to easily perform analysis and image adjustments/enhancements.

Fluke Connect System
The Fluke Connect system lets maintenance technicians wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the app, including digital multimeters, infrared cameras, insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current and temperature models. Fluke Connect ShareLive™ video call allows technicians to collaborate with others, letting them see the same images and measurements, and get approvals for repairs without leaving the field. The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information about the Fluke Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras, visit: http://www.fluke.com/fluke/auen/products/CategoryTI.htm

The Ti90 camera is available at the low price of AUD$1950 exc. GST and the Ti95 at AUD$2450 exc. GST.

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Product availability
For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of the nearest Fluke distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300 or e-mail auinfo@fluke.com. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, 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. .

Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

New Fluke infrared cameras with LaserSharp™ Auto Focus deliver in-focus images for the best imaging accuracy

October 2, 2013 – Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke® Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 infrared cameras with advanced connectivity and accuracy to maximise technicians’ productivity in the field. The new infrared cameras feature LaserSharp Auto Focus, which uses a laser to pinpoint exactly where the camera should focus for precisely-focused images every time.

Watch the Fluke LaserSharp Auto Focus video.

The rugged Fluke Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 connect to the Fluke CNX™ Wireless system, letting them be used as a main unit to view live measurements of up to five wireless modules (e.g. AC current or voltage modules) on screen and integrate the data into the infrared image. (Coming soon via firmware update. Users notified via SmartView software when available).

The infrared cameras feature wireless connectivity to easily transfer images from the cameras directly to PCs, an iPad or iPhone which can then be imported into Fluke SmartView® software, a professional suite of analysis and reporting tools for optimising and analysing infrared images and producing professional reports.

New SmartView® Mobile App
The cameras also integrate wirelessly with the new Fluke SmartView Mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Like the desktop version, the SmartView Mobile app lets users transfer images wirelessly for additional image optimisation and analysis and to create professional reports, but now they can share information without returning to the office to create and send reports to clients or management.

With the SmartView Mobile app users can get approval for additional work needed or next steps immediately, increasing efficiency and profitability. And, unlike many other apps, SmartView Mobile is optimised for both the iPhone and iPad, maximising the productivity no matter which device is used.

Only Fluke infrared cameras feature patented IR-Fusion® technology, which merges the infrared and visual images into a single view to better discover, diagnose and communicate problems. With IR-Fusion technology, images can be viewed from full infrared to blended views to a full visible image, to precisely document problem areas.

The infrared cameras are Bluetooth-ready and include wireless connectivity to PCs, GPS positioning and recording, streaming video, ruggedised capacitive touch screen for quick menu navigation, IR-PhotoNotes™ Photo Annotation System, field-changeable rechargeable smart batteries with charge level indicators and high temperature measurements up 1200 degrees Celsius (Ti400 model only).

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Availability
The Fluke Ti200, Ti300, and Ti400 infrared cameras are available now. Some features mentioned may be available at a later time as free upgrades. For information on Fluke tools and applications or to find the location of your nearest distributor contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300 or e-mail sales@fluke.com.au. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, 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.

Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.