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18.5 Groundbreaking high definition handheld thermal camera

829 FLIT TK1 thermal imaging camera

829 FLIR MCC hot spot shows failing connection

829 Using Flir TK1 to inspect indoor electrical panel

nnouncing the release of the FLIR T1020, also known as the FLIR T1K, a premium thermal camera for use in a multitude of industrial and building diagnostics applications. The T1K is a high definition handheld instrument featuring exceptional measurement performance, outstanding image clarity, and a highly-responsive userinterface. The T1K allows users to find hot spots quickly, measure them precisely, and streamline their entire work process. The T1K features outstanding image quality due to the 1024 x 768-pixel uncooled

infrared detector that offers twice the sensitivity of the industry standard for uncooled sensors. This resolution is further boosted by the addition of FLIR Vision ProcessingTM, which combines FLIR’s unique UltraMaxTM super resolution process with FLIR’s patented MSX® image enhancement software that overlays important visual details and perspective, such as numbers and labels, over the full resolution thermal image. The advanced image processing features provide the highest quality images available in a compact system.

High definition imaging requires high precision optics and the T1K’s lenses deliver best-in-class performance. The T1K features FLIR’s OSXTM Precision HDIR optics, which deliver superior image quality and range performance and allow for accurate temperature measurements from twice as far away compared to the industry-standard lenses. The T1K also features a new focusing system that offers continuous autofocus as well as a dynamic manual focus.


Now MIMO capable access points can be deployed in hazardous areas


nnouncing the launch of the iWAP107, the latest in the iWAP series of ATEX and IECEx approved access point enclosure systems. The new iWAP107 brings the advantages of MIMO technology to hazardous process areas. Previously, WiFi links in heavy process areas have been badly affected by multipath interference created by the abundance of metallic structures causing the signal to scatter before arrival. In contrast, MIMO uses multipath algorithms to increase the range, throughput and robustness of the data link by capturing the scattered signals

and recompiling them. The new iWAP107 enclosure system allows the latest MIMO Access Points from market leaders such as Cisco and Aruba to be deployed in hazardous areas to significantly improve wireless performance and reliability. The iWAP107 also comes with the revolutionary iSOLATE500 RF galvanic isolators, which makes all the antenna points intrinsically safe. This enables any standard antenna to be used with the system and allows conventional wiring of RF connections. Designed for use in ATEX and

IECEx Zone 1 hazardous areas, the iWAP107 is a perfect system to allow data to be unlocked from difficult process areas such as oil rigs and heavy petro-chemical sites. The iWAP107 has already been commissioned for use in deep water production platforms where its gigabit Ethernet capability is vital in providing the necessary bandwidth. Extronics have long been pioneers in developing wireless solutions specifically for hazardous process areas and the iWAP107 is the latest in a product line going back to 2005. “We have recently experienced

a dramatic upsurge of wireless enquiries in hazardous areas” said John Hartley, M.D. Extronics. “The iWAP107 is part of a substantial programme of product development designed to costeffectively address this growing demand. It’s use of the new iSOLATE500 RF galvanic isolator means far simpler and more costeffective deployments.” Extech Safety Systems are sole agents for Extronics in Southern Africa and will provide local IA certification for all hazardous area products.

Optimum readability in all positions – new mechatronic flow meter with digital display


new inline flow meters has been fitted with a rotatable

multi-colour display which is clearly visible from all sides. A red/green colour selection of the display values clearly signals to the user when the set values are too high or too low. Moreover, the device has a fast response time of < 10 ms. The piston located in the valve seat in the housing is lifted by the flowing medium against the spring. The piston position is

monitored via a magnetic field sensor and output as an analogue signal. The spring resistance forces the piston to return to its original position with decreasing flow. This ensures positionindependent installation of the flow meter preventing backflow. The sensor head can be rotated by 360°C so that it can be read in any position. Two switching status LEDs on the sensor head,

which are clearly visible from all sides, indicate the set and reset points. The device is rated for medium temperatures up to 100 °C and it can also measure and display the temperature. Thanks to its three pushbuttons, setting is quick and easy. With the IOLink functionality the user is more than fit for Industry 4.0.

What's New in Processing September/October 2015  
What's New in Processing September/October 2015