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FLIR recently announced the FLIR DM285 thermal imaging digital multimeter. This industrial inspection, troubleshooting, and diagnostic tool is for a wide variety of electrical and electro-mechanical applications, as well as for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) inspection.

Electrical professionals and field service professionals can use the DM285 for non-contact thermal imaging to quickly scan for overheating system components, and then use its test functions to troubleshoot and diagnose the fault. The DM285 is ideal for troubleshooting electrical applications, including overheating panels, fuses, and loose connections. It can be used for diagnosing issues in electro-mechanical equipment such as rotating and reciprocating pumps and compressors, electric motors and drives, and associated monitoring and automation systems. It is also a good choice for HVAC/R applications, as well as repair of printed circuit board components, voltage regulators, power supplies and microprocessors.

As FLIR’s most advanced digital multimeter, the 18-function, 160×120 thermal resolution DM285 measures temperatures up to 400°C, stores data for 10 sets of 40k scalar measurements and 100 images, and offers a recall function for data review in the field. It includes a built-in worklight and flexible battery options, including the long-life FLIR TA04 Li-Poly rechargeable battery, or standard AA batteries, that ensure operability 24/7.

The unit also includes batteries, high-quality silicone test leads, alligator clips, Type-K thermocouple, test lead storage/holder attachment, and a soft carrying case. The DM285 carries a 10-year warranty on both the product and the thermal detector.

The FLIR DM285 is now available for £595 (Excl.VAT) through established FLIR distribution partners and the FLIR.com store. For additional information visit: www.flir.com/dm285

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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