New Fluke VT04 Visual Infrared Thermometer’s sharper resolution detects issues instantly

F-vt04-360_01a_cSeptember 26, 2013Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke® VT04 Visual Infrared 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.

Building on the extremely popular Fluke VT02, the VT04 adds PyroBlend™ Plus with a four-times sharper resolution and automatic alarm features. It is the ideal frontline troubleshooting tool for electrical, industrial maintenance, HVAC/R, and automotive applications.

The ultra-compact Fluke VT04 is fully automatic with built-in intelligence so issues can be detected instantly with no training required.

Henk van Velze, managing director, Fluke Australia, said, “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.”

The VT04 includes alarm features never seen before on entry-level infrared cameras for stubborn intermittent issues including:
* a hi-lo temperature alarm that flashes on the screen if the user-selected temperature is exceeded
* a time-lapse image capture that can be set to capture images in 30-second to one-hour intervals
* an auto-monitor alarm that initiates image capture automatically after a temperature alarm has been triggered letting users automatically capture images, even while the VT04 is unattended, using the universal tripod mount.

It displays and saves images as full digital, full infrared or in three blended modes (25, 50, and 75 per cent) with a 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. A temperature reading is provided at the centre 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.

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