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Thermal imagers help make maintenance proactive

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COMTEST, local representative of Fluke, has announced their new TiS55+ and TiS75+ thermal imagers, which it’s billing as an “easy-to-use series of infrared cameras that easily transform plans for preventive maintenance (PM) programs into reality”.

According to a statement from the company, these cameras offer technicians and contractors who need quality images and feature-rich cameras, an option for their troubleshooting, intermittent inspection, and preventive maintenance needs.

“Technicians make many inspections daily, and it can be hard to remember what was seen and the inspection location. The new technology Fluke TiS55+ and TiS75+ come with built-in personal assistants, meaning the old clipboard can finally be ditched and technicians can have all the information needed, embedded in the images saved,” the company said.

This includes recorded voice annotations of up to 60 seconds per thermal image to help identify exactly what is seen in real time and the ability to take photos of asset numbers and other identifiers and use as a reference when looking at the thermal image on a computer.

Another feature is asset tagging, which lets the user sort the thermal images by asset, scan a QR code on the asset, then start capturing thermal images.  Images will automatically be sorted by asset and the user can then connect the camera to a computer to view them.

Focus is one of the most important parts of a thermal image and the new thermal cameras have both manual and fixed focus modes.  Seasoned thermographers can use the manual focus wheel to adjust the image based off how far they are from the target, while fixed focus allows quick scans and is useful for users new to thermography.

Fluke has included a dew-point calculation in the TiS75+ thermal camera, a feature particularly useful for building inspectors who need to identify moisture.

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