Press Release Summary:
Handheld ThermaCAM E-Series offers crisp thermal imaging, precision temperature measurement and in-field JPEG image storage. Cameras include uncooled microbolometer IR detector that produces images which can be viewed on integral 2.5 in. LCD. TV rate (60Hz) imaging allows users to quickly scan moving targets and record subtle temperature changes in real-time. Laser LocatIR(TM) helps users associate IR image displayed with actual physical target.
Original Press Release:
FLIR INTRODUCES REVOLUTIONARY THERMACAM® E-SERIES INFRARED CAMERAS
Ultra-portable hand-held thermal imagers find electrical and mechanical problems instantly
N. Billerica, MA (March 5, 2002) - The ThermaCAM E-Series IR cameras are the most compact, lightweight and innovative infrared inspection cameras ever developed. Designed to find and document electrical and mechanical faults before costly failures, shutdowns, or even fires occur, the E-series cameras are extremely affordable and easy-to-use and as such are expected to revolutionize IR inspection across diverse
industries ranging from manufacturing, electric power and utilities to building consulting and electrical contracting.
Weighing 50% less than any other IR camera, and fitting easily in the palm of one's hand or on a toolbelt, the ThermaCAM E-series cameras feature a rugged, light weight and ergonomic design and offer crisp thermal imaging, precision temperature measurement and in-field JPEG image storage, all at the press of a button. FLIR Systems, world leader in infrared cameras, recently introduced four ThermaCAM E-series cameras, EM, ES, El and E2 each equipped with different features to address varying inspection applications and budget requirements.
According to Thomas Scanlon, Director of Americas Thermography
Products, "The ThermaCAM E-series represents an extremely significant advancement in IR camera design and packaging. Never before has sophisticated infrared technology been so affordable. IR inspection is now within reach of more users from plant engineers and utility troubleshooting crews to electrical contractors. With over 30 years of demonstrated condition monitoring successes in predictive maintenance, transmission and distribution and power generation, the value of an IR inspection program is immense, yielding unsurpassed maintenance savings
and a rapid return on investment. In fact, many users report immediate payback on their IR camera purchases."
All E-series cameras include a maintenance-free uncooled microbolometer IR detector that produces highly sensitive thermal images which can be viewed on the camera's integral 2.5" color LCD. Adjustable brightness and a viewing hood optimize the display for outdoor use and the high-intensity LCD is designed to make it easy to share inspection results with colleagues. TV rate (60Hz) imaging allows users to quickly scan moving targets and record subtle temperature changes in real-time. Advanced IR technology allows users to freeze the infrared image and make in-field non-contact temperature measurements of any one of 19,000
points on a single image.
Not only do E-series cameras help find problems but their instant
precision temperature measurements deliver the critical details needed to determine the true operating condition of electrical and mechanical equipment and distinguish between connections that can compromise reliability and plant safety from those operating normally. A built-in Laser LocatIR(tm), similar to a laser pointer, helps users associate the IR image displayed with the actual physical target. This innovative feature enhances worker safety especially in high voltage electrical environments.
Images captured in the field can be easily transferred to a computer via USB and serial port connections. Certain models also include free ThermaCAM® Connect(tm) software that allows easy downloads of selected JPEG thermal images with measurements. Inspection findings can be documented by simply by copying images into any word processing program.
FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLIR) designs, manufactures and markets infrared imaging systems worldwide. Commercial product applications include predictive maintenance/condition monitoring, non-destructive testing, research and development, manufacturing process control and broadcast imaging. With over 30 years experience and more than 30,000 of its IR systems in use, FLIR is the global leader in infrared cameras, software, service, training and support. FLIR's ThermaCAM series of uncooled and cooled thermal imaging cameras have set the
standard for thermographic testing and analysis and are the most widely used IR non-contact temperature measurement systems worldwide. FLIR products also play pivotal roles in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation and search and rescue.
For more information, or to take a virtual factory tour and see
examples of IR in use, please visit the company's web site at
ThermaCAM E2 Infrared Inspection Camera
ThermaCAM E-series IR cameras help users determine the true operating condition of electrical equipment and distinguish between connections that can compromise reliability and plant safety from those operating normally.