With a full 180° articulating lens and 14.5cm touchscreen, the new entry-level Fluke TiX500 Infrared Camera allows thermographers to easily navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images. The recently-introduced Fluke TiX Expert Series cameras are ideal for predictive maintenance, in R&D, oil and gas, and utility applications, where flexibility and higher resolution are essential, and they enable users to share their data in real time via Fluke Connect.
The responsive 14.5cm LCD touchscreens of the Fluke TiX Expert Series offer a large viewing area, which enables thermographers to quickly identify issues while still in the field, as well as easily edit images directly on the camera, eliminating time in the office. SuperResolution mode boosts resolution four times, so the normal 320 x 240 pixels resolution of the images captured increases to 640 x 480 pixels, revealing even greater detail. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses add versatility to meet a wide variety of applications. The TiX500 is suitable for temperatures between -20°C and +650°C, while the other models cover up to +850°C (TiX520) and +1200°C (TiX560).
Out of focus images may produce inaccurate temperature measurements that can be off by as much as 20°, 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 allow users to 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.
The Fluke TiX560, TiX520 and TiX500 Expert Series Infrared Cameras are part of the Fluke Connect system, the world’s largest portfolio of connected tools, which allows technicians to 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 enables teams to easily share and access infrared inspections on the go and look at trends over time. The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.