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Non-Contact Temperature Measurement & Thermal Imaging in One Troubleshooting Tool

ARLINGTON, Va., September 16, 2019 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the FLIR TG297 industrial thermal camera, which provides non-contact high-temperature measurement and thermal imaging for professionals in one tool. This versatile camera for industrial troubleshooting boasts a unique 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 goes beyond the limitations of single-spot infrared (IR) thermometers by allowing 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 FLIR TG297 has a movable high-temperature filter that improves the thermal dynamic range. With the filter engaged, users can see the colour shifts that indicate differences at the highest end of the camera’s temperature range.

The FLIR TG297 is built around a 160×120 FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and features FLIR-proprietary image processing algorithms for the highest quality image. FLIR’s patented Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) dual-camera technology embosses details from the built-in visual camera over full thermal images for added 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 four 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 FLIR TG297 features a rugged 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.

The FLIR TG297 will be available online and through authorised FLIR distributors globally in the 4th quarter of 2019.

For more information on the FLIR TG297, please visit www.flir.co.uk/TG297

FLIR Systems specialises in technologies that enhance perception and awareness.  The company brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through its thermal imaging and visible light imaging technology and systems for measurement, diagnosis, location and advanced threat detection.  Its products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance productivity, increase energy efficiency and make the workplace safer.

FLIR Systems has six operating segments – surveillance, instruments, OEM and emerging markets, maritime, security and finally, detection. Of these six, ‘instruments’ is of greatest interest to trade and industry and the second largest segment in the company’s portfolio. This division provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial and scientific applications.

These products are manufactured across five production sites, three in the USA and two in Europe; Sweden and Estonia.

A model to suit every application and budget
The options that FLIR Systems provides for measuring temperature and studying thermal performance have never been greater.  Not only does the company offer a huge range of models to suit all thermal application needs but the technology is also affordable and very easy to use.  Thermal cameras now come in various shapes, sizes and degrees of sophistication and FLIR continues to invest heavily in the development of new and complementary technologies to differentiate itself from competitors.

An important milestone in the development of thermal imaging has been the introduction of the FLIR Lepton® core, a micro longwave detector, the size of a mobile SIM.  This has allowed thermal imaging to be repackaged to meet the needs of an even wider audience and, in combination with another new technology called Infrared Guided Measurement – IGM™ – has led to the development of a range of test and measurement meters with imaging capability.

Another important growth area for FLIR thermal imaging is in continuous monitoring to assure quality and safety.  Through its introduction of discrete fixed mounted thermal cameras which are fully compliant industry standard plug-and-play protocols, FLIR Systems has provided industry with infrared machine vision which is instantly ready for quick and easy network installation.

Protecting assets and people from fire is an area for which thermal imaging is least known but, thanks to FLIR Systems’ development, it is now one of the most cost-effective methods available.  Its application flexibility and rapid return on investment present an attractive proposition for any site or safety manager.

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