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Thermal 25 Micron Macro and Telephoto Pre-Calibrated Lenses Expand Infrared Inspection Capabilities Infrared inspections often involve analyzing temperature variations 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 Fall 2015 * www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com 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 power converters. 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 demanding conditions. 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. http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - Fall 2015

Electronics Protection - Fall 2015
Editor's Choice
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
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Industry News
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