New point-and-shoot thermography inspection model launched

21-06-2023 | Teledyne FLIR | Test & Measurement

Teledyne FLIR has released the FLIR E8 Pro, providing a larger 3.5" touchscreen with FLIR Ignite Cloud connectivity within the same pistol-grip form factor as legacy E8 series thermal cameras. Users can share captured images with colleagues, partners, and clients via the touchscreen over Wi-Fi, including on-screen annotations to highlight findings. Images can then be loaded straight to the FLIR Ignite Cloud for enhanced efficiency and a smoother workflow.

"As part of effective predictive maintenance and condition monitoring programs, thermography inspectors require easy-to-use and cloud-connected handheld thermal cameras to quickly locate issues and effortlessly share that data with colleagues and clients for further analysis," said Rob Milner, global business development director, Teledyne FLIR. "The FLIR E8 Pro answers the call with a larger touchscreen and improved 640 × 480 screen resolution. It also features FLIR Ignite cloud connectivity for instant documentation to provide inspectors with a familiar, yet superior, handheld thermal imaging camera to get the job done quickly and efficiently.»

The device provides crisp thermal and visual detail at a cost-effective price by pairing a 5MP digital camera with a powerful thermal camera via the FLIR patented MSX capability. MSX overlays the edge detail of the visible camera upon the thermal image, supplying extremely greater detail and contextual awareness without sacrificing any thermal data. The tool also incorporates a built-in LED lamp to capture critical details through MSX in low-light scenarios for improved decision support.

When connected to Wi-Fi, the device can automatically sync with the FLIR Ignite application, accessible from anywhere on mobile devices, a web browser, or a desktop, eradicating the necessity to carry extra USB flash drives, card storage, or cables. Images and videos shared through FLIR Ignite can then be accessed via FLIR Thermal Studio software so inspectors, colleagues, and clients can instantly review, edit, analyse, and report findings.

Built to handle the toughest industrial and outdoor environments, the device is drop-tested up to 2m (6.5'). The ruggedised design also provides a 25G-shock and 2G vibration test rating and built-in lens protection. It also offers up to four hours of continuous operation on one battery, which can be quickly swapped out and recharged for all-day use.

The solution includes two removable and rechargeable batteries, a hard-carrying case, a battery charger, a USB cable power supply, and printed documentation.

By Seb Springall