High-performance thermal camera


FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR T860, the latest addition to the high-performance T-Series family. This new thermal camera is the first to feature on-board Inspection Route software, said to be ideal for streamlining inspections of critical assets, including power substation components, distribution lines, manufacturing equipment or facility electrical and mechanical systems. By running a pre-planned route through the camera, thermal inspectors can spend less time in the field and face less hassle when creating survey reports.

Featuring the award-winning platform design of the FLIR T-Series camera, the FLIR T860 has an ergonomic body, a vibrant LCD touchscreen visible from low angles and an integrated colour viewfinder for sun glare conditions. The 640 × 480-resolution thermal camera incorporates FLIR’s advanced Vision Processing™, including patented MSX® and UltraMax® image enhancement technologies, to provide enhanced image clarity with half of the image noise of previous models. Pairing the FLIR T860 with an optional 6° telephoto thermal lens allows users to inspect energised targets from a safe distance or measure small targets with greater precision.

This thermal camera includes advanced measurement tools such as one-touch level/span and laser-assisted autofocus, which helps users to find problems and make critical decisions quickly. It also features an on-board routing system that works with the FLIR Thermal Studio advanced reporting software to create numbered and labelled inspection routes that users can create from the camera. This system allows users to record temperature data and thermal and visual imagery in a logical sequence for faster troubleshooting and repair.

A key feature of the T-Series product line is its ergonomic design, which reduces the strain of full-day inspections. A 180° rotating lens platform helps users to diagnose hard-to-reach components at substations and on distribution lines. The T-Series also offers tools to optimise workflow, including Wi-Fi streaming to the FLIR Tools® mobile app for Android and iOS, in-camera GPS tagging, voice annotations and customisable work folders.

The FLIR T860 camera includes the new subscription-based software, FLIR Thermal Studio Pro. This professional-level program provides access to all of the time-saving features and benefits of FLIR Thermal Studio Pro as well as free software upgrades.