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Tool bridges gap between IR cameras and thermometers

06 October, 2014

Flir Systems has released a device that, it says, will bridge the gap between single-spot infrared thermometers and thermal cameras. The TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer allows users to see invisible heat patterns, to measure temperatures and to store images and measurement data.

The compact, rugged instrument is said to eliminate guesswork when troubleshooting. It can help to find hot and cold spots from a safe distance.

“The TG165 bridges the gap between current-generation IR thermometers that offer no imaging capability, and Flir's market-leading thermal cameras,” explains Flir’s president and CEO, Andy Teich. “By leveraging our new Lepton core's revolutionary price, size and low power consumption, the TG165 transforms one of the most commonly used measurement tools into a discovery device that gives facility maintenance workers, contractors, electricians, HVAC techs, and homeowners greater capability to solve heating and electrical issues quickly and safely.”

No training needed to use the instrument. Two lasers mark the edges of what is being measured, while cross-hairs pinpoint the centre point of the measurement area.

Flir's imaging thermometer needs no training to use

The device, which is designed to survive a 2m drop, has a UK price of £399 (excluding VAT).

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