Agilent moves into hand-held thermal imaging, with high-resolution processing

June 03, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Agilent Technologies has added two ranges of instruments to its portfolio of handheld tools. The U5855A TrueIR thermal imager provides clear and sharp thermal images with its Fine Resolution capability.

In predictive maintenance, the U5855A TrueIR thermal imager allows engineers to safely and efficiently identify potential faults without shutting down the systems or disrupting the productivity of an industrial plant. The U5855A comes with Fine Resolution capability, which enhances the quality of thermal images by reconstructing the image based on multiple continuously captured infrared frames. This allows the U5855A to achieve an effective image resolution of 320 x 240 pixels from a 160 x 120 pixel detector. With this feature, the U5855A provides four times more resolution than typical 160 x 120 thermal imagers. Together with a 4x digital zoom, the U5855A reveals finer details, especially when measuring from a distance away.

The U5855A’s light and ergonomic design allows engineers to comfortably use the thermal imager for longer periods of time, and operate it single-handedly in tight locations. Users can also easily change settings or access frequently used functions such as torch light and laser pointer, auto scaling or trigger with quick access buttons. With in-camera monitoring and analysis capabilities, the U5855A saves time by eliminating the need to connect to a PC. For more in-depth analysis and report generation, engineers can use the TrueIR Analysis and Reporting Tool PC software, which can be downloaded free of charge by visiting www.agilent.com/find/TrueIR_ART

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