Instrumentation: Extech clamp meter transmits readings to Flir IR cameras
Flir infrared cameras locate problems with electrical components such as motors, fuses, breaker panels and more. Meterlink makes it easy for a thermographer to take electrical readings and record them on an infrared image.
During inspections, users can transmit key electrical readings such as current or voltage from an Extech EX845 clamp meter directly to a Flir infrared camera using Meterlink, which instantly imprints the electrical readings onto a related infrared image. This not only saves time, but also ensures accurate, coordinated documentation for PdM inspection reports.
Pan-tilt motion control
Separately, Flir announced that Directed Perception is now Flir Motion Control Systems. Directed Perception was acquired by Flir Systems in December, 2009. It remains an independent group at the same location in Burlingame, CA, and will continue to develop and enhance its high-performance pan-tilt solutions for any payload and any customer application.
Flir MCS announces new E-Series pan-tilt models that incorporate a 32-bit microcontroller with expanded capabilities and greatly improved performance. Capabilities and features include:
• Higher torque to handle more demanding payloads
• Higher accelerations and top speeds
• Higher command rates, lower latency and jitter
• Web Interface for configuration, control and diagnostics
– Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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