Fluke, introduces the Fluke VT02 Visual Infrared Thermometer, a troubleshooting instrument with infrared heat mapping, which provides the missing link in situations where a simple infrared measurement is not enough and a high-resolution thermogram is superfluous.
Until now, electricians, industrial, HVAC and automotive technicians have had to choose between single-point infrared thermometers and high-resolution thermal imagers (infrared cameras). The Fluke VT02 visual infrared thermometer closes this gap, for those cases where a single-point temperature measurement is not sufficient and a high-resolution thermal image is not required.
The Fluke VT02 is a unique tool that combines the precision of a thermal imaging camera, the visual images of a digital camera and the ease of use of an infrared thermometer, all at an affordable price. This unique technology is available at a price of 695 EUR ex VAT.
Performing inspections for electrical, industrial, HVAC/R and automotive applications is much faster with the Fluke VT02 than with an infrared thermometer, which involves taking multiple measurements and manually recording the results. The VT02 instantly detects problems by fusing thermal and digital images.
The Fluke VT02 displays and records images in full visual, full infrared or three merged modes (25, 50 and 75 %). Markers identify hot and cold spots, indicating the hottest temperatures with a red box, and the coldest with a blue box. A temperature reading is shown at the center of the display. Images are stored on the microSD card, so the user no longer has to note the measurements.
Developing a tool that's even easier to use than a conventional thermal imaging camera required a great deal of innovation. Using hyper-thin pyroelectric technology, Fluke engineers discovered a way to push the limits of this technology by developing a matrix dense enough to create an infrared thermogram.
Compact and easy to use, the VT02 requires no fine-tuning and can therefore be used regardless of experience level, enabling in-house staff to broaden their skills. It also enables service providers to broaden their offer. VT02 images can be exported to SmartView analysis and reporting software (included with the VT02) to produce professional reports documenting problems detected or repairs carried out, for communication to managers and customers.