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RIDGID thermal Imager

Thermal Imaging Detectors

Dec. 4, 2017
Digital inspection devices help to identify electrical issues, hidden moisture, overheating motors, insulation voids, and thermal bridges

A new series of digital inspection devices, the RIDGID® Thermal Imagers, help operators and maintenance technicians predict system problem before they happen, to prevent costly system downtime and keep operations running at peak performance. The new series features the latest technology, best-quality images, and easy-to-use interfaces to predict problems before they happen.

“Our new line of purpose-built thermal imagers allows quick diagnosis of hidden thermal issues, whether that’s finding building energy leaks or preventing costly downtime of critical systems,” according to Eric Huber, senior product manager for RIDGID Diagnostics. “In addition to being easy to use, our RIDGID Thermal mobile app allows full image analysis and seamless data sharing.”

The product line includes four thermal imagers – RT-3l RT-5xl, RT-7xl and RT-9x – that range from providing 160x120-pixel thermal images to 320x240 pixel thermal images.

Selected models will display a digital camera image alongside the thermal image. They also include the following innovative features:
•  SuperResolution. Using “pixel shift technology,” SuperResolution effectively doubles a camera’s resolution for saved images, allowing greater detail to detect anomalies. This feature is available on all models. 

•  ε-Assist. With ε-Assist, via the integrated digital camera, the thermal imager recognizes a placed reference sticker, determines emissivity and reflected temperature, and sets both values automatically. It’s available with the RT-5x, RT-7x, and RT-9x. 

•  RIDGID Thermal App. Create and share reports quickly and easily with the RIDGID Thermal App. View, edit, and analyze captured images from the thermal imager directly on a mobile device. The app can be downloaded through the iOS App Store and Google Play and is compatible with the RT-5x, RT- 7x and RT-9x. 

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