Teledyne Flir completes its family of VS290 thermal videoscopes with two new kits, the VS290-33 MSX and VS29-21 models. The VS290-33 features a rounded, dual-viewable probe that provides increased flexibility for vault inspection of underground networks and other high-voltage scenarios requiring CAT IV safety ratings. The VS290-21 provides construction and maintenance professionals with thermal-only inspection capabilities for buildings, mechanics and electricity in hard-to-reach areas, ranging from crawl spaces inside engines.
With the new VS290 video projector kits, Teledyne Flir offers the VSC-IR33 and VSC-IR21 probes as accessories for existing VS290 customers who already have the VS290 kit with the original VSC-IR32 probe with rectangular tip.
The rounded and double thermovisible VSC-IR33 probe has a diameter of only 19 mm, which allows it to fit into narrow spaces and holes without sacrificing lateral viewing capabilities. The probe is equipped with a 160 × 120 thermal camera and a two-megapixel visible camera, as well as an LED work lamp, to provide MSX images in light and dark spaces. The camera's Flir-exclusive Multispectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) software extracts key details from the visible image and embeds them on the thermal image, providing crucial perspective and contextual cues to enable users to accurately and safely assess potential issues.
The VSC-IR21 probe offers similar specifications in a thermal-only package, thin enough to access tight spaces and locate potential problems faster than ever before. It offers the same resolution of 160 × 120 as the VSC-IR32/33 probe, but in a forward-facing camera, designed to allow users to see inside walls, in machines and in other tight spaces.
Improved analysis and reporting
VS290 video projector kits are compatible with Flir Thermal Studio Suite software for fast reporting as well as post-processing and analysis. The software allows operators to document and share issues and include before and after images to demonstrate that the problem has been resolved. In total, users can capture up to 80,000 radiometric JPEG images via the built-in 16GB internal storage and then upload them to a PC via a USB-C cable.
On the base units, operators can view live video and captured images via the 3.5-inch color display. The display gives the ability to add isothermal color alarms to quickly identify potential problems in real time over a temperature range of -10 to 400° Celsius.
The complete VS290 family of videoscope kits is equipped with IP67 camera tips and IP54 rated base units and probes, ensuring a high level of protection against dust and water. The base units are also subjected to two-metre drop tests to cope with the rigors of industrial and outdoor environments.