5 Fluke Thermal Imaging Cameras Models
Thermal imaging cameras are one of many different types of preventive & troubleshooting measuring tools used in industrial or commercial applications. In this article, we browse through one of the most prominent brands when it comes to thermal imagining in the Philippines, Fluke. We also list down 5 of their thermal imagers to have a closer look at which product suits which purpose.
To properly start discussing thermal imaging cameras, we need to first discuss how important they are to industries like manufacturing, construction, and HVAC among others. Such industries have the bulk of their investment put into machinery or other expensive apparatus. To protect their investment, they hire engineers to do preventive checking, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the equipment. One of the tools that engineers and other industrial equipment professionals use is thermal imaging cameras.
Thermal imaging cameras use radiation to give visual heat measurements of a certain object. Using the camera, a user can see the object and what parts of it are heating up, and which parts aren’t. The imaging can be a simple relay of a heat map overlain on a photo or variations of thermal measurement over the photo, depending on how sophisticated the imaging camera is. Fluke, a popular brand for thermal imaging cameras in the Philippines, has a number of models that perform well in different applications. Let’s take a look at them.
Fluke 566 Thermal Gun Infrared & Contact Thermometer
First on the list isn’t actually an imager; the Fluke 566 is a thermal gun. It means that it can measure temperatures from afar but not overlay it on an image. Even so, it’s effective for measuring objects of up to 800°C from a safe distance. It has a distance to spot ratio of 30:1. It also has a built in material table to help measure a variety of surfaces. It’s easy to store and best used for daily maintenance checking activity.
Fluke PTi120 Pocket Thermal Camera
The PTi120 is made for the Filipino engineer on the go. It is super light and compact, and designed to be carried around easily. It can take photos with infrared resolutions of 120 x 90 that you can view on a 3.5” LCD touchscreen. It’s also pretty sturdy, being able to withstand a drop of 1 meter making it a great outdoor thermal imager.
Fluke TiS20+ Thermal Imaging Camera
Commercial electricians will find that the Fluke TiS20+ Thermal Imaging Camera is very convenient and comfortable to use. Same with the PTi20, it has 120 x 90 infrared imaging resolution but also has water and dust resistance. For long outdoor projects, like roof & building inspections, or HVAC maintenance, the TiS20+ makes it more convenient with its 5hours battery life. It can resist a drop from a height of 2 meters making it a good choice for electricians and HVAC professionals.
Fluke TiX501 Thermal Camera
If you are looking for smart thermal imaging, then you’re looking for the TiX501. It features Smart Lenses that can auto detect and calibrate imaging from close and far away objects. It can take up to 650°C on a 640 x 480 resolution display, which can be helpful for industrial engineers, and chemical engineers in the Philippines that do predictive maintenance on big systems of machinery or huge quantities of materials like oil or gas.
Fluke Ti401 PRO Thermal Camera
Last on the list is the one we recommend for professionals involved in facility maintenance or are heavily into doing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and diagnostics for big commercial establishments. The Ti401 PRO is equipped with LaserSharp™ Auto Focus technology for close captures and very wide captures. It can take 640 x 480 resolution thermal images and with its IR-Fusion™ technology, you can adjust the level of infrared you want to capture for better visualization.
While being a preferred brand in the Philippines, Fluke comes in the more aspirational price point. Try to get your hands on Fluke brand thermal imaging cameras from authorized distributors in the Philippines.