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25 Micron Macro and Telephoto Pre-Calibrated
Lenses Expand Infrared Inspection Capabilities
often involve analyzing
on something extremely
small or too far away to
see the needed detail
with standard lenses.
Two new lenses for
Fluke infrared cameras
bring those worlds into
sharper focus. The 25
micron macro lens can
identify defects that
might otherwise be too small to see on targets like PCB boards.
The new 4x telephoto lens gets users a four times magnified view
of a target at a distance, so targets like a high electrical line or a
tall flare stack can be easily inspected.
The two lenses expand the Fluke portfolio of lenses for select
infrared cameras of 320 by 240 resolution and under. The Fluke
portfolio of lenses now includes standard, wide angle, macro, and
2x and 4x telephoto lenses, all precisely engineered germanium
optics. All these lenses are easily exchanged between compatible cameras without the need to send the lens and camera back
to the factory for calibration, eliminating the cost and downtime
caused by shipping and additional calibration.
The 4x telephoto lens, which is compatible with Fluke TiX560,
TiX520, Ti400, Ti300 and Ti200 infrared cameras, helps identify
problems in power utilities as small as a failed splice on a high electrical line while keeping technicians safely on the ground. In applications like petrochemical and metals refinement where explosive
atmospheres, extreme heat, or dangerous electrical levels make
keeping a safe distance critical, the telephoto lens makes distant
details more viewable while keeping workers at a safer distance.
The 25 micron macro lens, which is compatible with Fluke
TiX560 and TiX520 infrared cameras, enables technicians to
distinguish thermal variations across distances smaller than a
human hair, making it well suited for applications in electronics/
PCB board R&D, or anything else requiring near-microscopic level
infrared resolution. The LaserSharp Auto Focus button is used to
set the focus at the optimal distance for the lens, eliminating the
need to move the focus wheel by tiny amounts to get accurate,
in-focus images, speeding infrared measurements.
Pentair's SpectraCool Air Conditioner
Specifically Designed for Hazardous Locations
An air conditioner specifically designed for hazardous locations
has been launched by Pentair's Equipment Protection division.
Hoffman's SpectraCool Hazardous Location air conditioner has a
patented and differentiated nonincendive design that eliminates
sources of ignition arising from the functioning of the A/C unit.
Engineering for the SpectraCool Hazardous Location A/C unit
started with the non-incendive design, but value added benefits
are built-in. Heresite and e-coated components make this unit
reliable. This kind of protection provides an additional defense
against corrosive and damaging contaminants in the harsh environments where these products are used.
The engineered design also eliminates the need for heavy cast
enclosures so installation is easier, with less labor and equipment.
The SpectraCool is up to 20 pounds lighter than many of the
competition's products, thus reducing the cost to ship. Addition24
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ally, the smaller footprint gives customers more options for system
layout and installation.
Remote communications options for streamlined maintenance
come as an option on some models. Customers get real-time
monitoring, so if there's a cooling failure, maintenance personnel
can be alerted before damage occurs to the equipment.
Hoffman offers two models: SpectraCool and SpectraCool Offshore. Standard models are available in Type 4 and 4X units with
the option to control A/C units from your control room or remote
PC. SpectraCool Offshore are Type 4X with 316L stainless steel
body construction to resist corrosion and a Heresite coating for
increased safety in harsh and hazardous environments. Both units
are rated for Class I, Division 2 Group B, C, D T4A applications and
have a capacity range from 4,000 to 11,000 BTU per hour.
Thermacore Expands Liquid Cooling Solutions
With Intelligent Thermal Management Systems
Thermacore, Inc. has introduceda new generation of custom, self-contained Intelligent
Thermal Management Systems
(iTMS) for cooling sensitive
electronic hardware. The iTMS
is based on the liquid cooling
system technology developed
by Thermacore for challenging
military applications, such as
embedded military computing,
radar and image processing
applications, laser diodes and
The iTMS extends the
capabilities of Thermacore's
Ruggedized Liquid Cooling
System (rLCS) technology, which is a closed loop liquid cooling system that includes a liquid-to-air heat exchanger(s), cold
plate(s), pump(s), coolant, fluid reservoir, fans(s) and hydraulic
interconnects. The rLCS pumps coolant through the cold plate(s)
to which the heat generating components are mounted. Heat is efficiently transferred into the fluid before flowing through the heat
exchanger, where the thermal load is rejected.
The rLCS technology was developed to provide high-performance liquid cooling for harsh environment military and aerospace electronics applications, and is the foundation for iTMS,
which adds sophisticated control features to the existing rLCS
platform. These additional features include integrated controls
and sensors, data logging and plug-and-play intelligent life support
systems offering precise thermal control of electronic hardware.
The systems are custom-engineered for each application to
optimize size, weight, power consumption and cooling (SWaP-C).
COTS or MIL-COTS components are used where practical in order
to decrease cost and lead time. Thermacore's engineering design,
development, validation/qualification testing and manufacturing
capabilities ensure performance and reliability under the most
By precisely controlling electronics temperature at optimum
levels, the Thermacore iTMS can extend the life and improve the
reliability of electronic hardware. The device's energy consumption
is reduced, because the iTMS only adjusts pump speed, fan speed
and other operating components, when signaled by integrated
programmable logic control (PLC) technology. Live switching
between redundant pumps provides rapid, automatic recovery if a
single pump malfunction occurs, further increasing reliability.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - Fall 2015
Electronics Protection - Fall 2015
Beat the Heat: Six Best Practices for Protecting Your People and Your Business from Arc Flash Hazards
Data Center Design and Cooling for Sensitive Electronics
Electronic Access Solutions - Design Considerations for Your Data Center
An Unsung Hero: the Gas Discharge Tube
Innovation Demands That You Break the Rules
Calendar of Events
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