New Cyclops combines reality with thermal images

Land Instruments International has released the Land Cyclops PPM+ ER, a competitively priced thermal imager for predictive and preventative maintenance.

Cyclops PPM+ ER is said to be ideal for maintenance engineers on tight budgets who need a full-featured, high performance thermal imager to spot potential breakdowns around the plant.

The new ‘Extended Range’ Cyclops PPM+ ER provides temperature measurement and thermal imaging, within the range -20 to 500 degrees C / -4 to 932 degrees F.

Additional new and improved features include an on-board colour digital camera and PDA for simultaneously viewing and capturing combined thermal and visual images; a wider field of view that makes it easier to focus on close objects when space is restricted; and an LCD display that remains clear, even outdoors or in bright ambient light.

The specification also includes a higher quality, focusable lens and zoom options ranging from – 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x.

The cost of ownership is also said to be low, due to the use of readily available camcorder batteries for the power source, and standard SD memory cards (now up to 512Mb) for saving thermal and visual images.

Image processing is by means of Land’s LIPS PPM-specific software, which provides an extensive range of functions, including a report writing facility that makes it easy to compile reports combining images and text.