- September 26, 2019
- FLIR Systems, Inc.
August 26, 2019 - FLIR Systems announced the FLIR TG297 industrial thermal camera, which provides measurement and thermal imaging for professionals in one tool. This camera for industrial troubleshooting has a filter that enables maintenance, repair, and operations inspectors to visually identify and find the source of many common issues in high-temperature applications, including kilns, furnaces, refractory, and manufacturing.
The FLIR TG297 allows the user to see the hot and cold spots indicative of potential issues and track them to their source. Users can examine everything from electrical connections to mechanical breakdowns quickly and accurately, with a temperature range of 25 degrees Celsius (C)to 1030 degrees C (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 1886 degrees Fahrenheit). Typically, high temperatures appear white in thermal images, but the TG297 has a movable filter that improves the thermal dynamic range. With the filter engaged, users can see the color shifts that indicate differences at the highest end of the camera’s temperature range.
The TG297 is built around a 160×120 FLIR Lepton thermal sensor and features FLIR-proprietary image processing algorithms.FLIR’s patented Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) dual-camera technology embosses details from the built-in visual camera over full thermal images for sharpness and perspective. The visual camera can also be used to capture visual images with an embedded temperature reading. Users can save up to 50,000 images with 4 gigabytes of flash memory to show customers that the problem was corrected once a job is done. With a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, the camera operates for five hours of continual use.
The TG297 features an IP54 enclosure that stands up to tough environments. It includes a multipoint laser pointer to clearly indicate the area measured and a bright LED flashlight to see into dark, difficult-to-reach areas. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology allows users to upload data and share images to a mobile device and create instant reports in the field.