FLIR Introduces New Thermal Camera for Industrial Inspections

Noria news wires
Tags: infrared thermography, condition monitoring

FLIR recently introduced a new thermal camera to streamline industrial inspections of critical assets, including power substation components, distribution lines, manufacturing equipment, or plant electrical and mechanical systems.

The T860 is the latest addition to the T-Series family and the first to come with onboard inspection route software. By running a pre-planned route through the camera, thermal inspectors can spend less time in the field and face less hassle when creating survey reports.

The camera features an ergonomic design, LCD touchscreen and color viewfinder. It also incorporates image-enhancement technology to provide image clarity with half the image noise of previous models. By pairing the T860 with an optional telephoto thermal lens, users can inspect energized targets from a safe distance or measure small targets with greater precision.

Advanced measurement tools, such as one-touch level/span and laser-assisted autofocus, help users quickly find problems and make critical decisions. The onboard routing system works with FLIR’s reporting software to create numbered, labeled inspection routes that users can create from the camera. This system allows users to record temperature data along with thermal and visual imagery in a logical sequence for faster troubleshooting and repair.

A 180-degree rotating lens platform helps users diagnose hard-to-reach components at substations and on distribution lines. The T-Series also offers tools to optimize workflows, including Wi-Fi streaming, in-camera GPS tagging, voice annotations and customizable work folders.

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