Wahl Instruments, Inc.

Oct. 31, 2005
'Heat Spy' Imaging Camera Aids in Maintenance Diagnosis

Wahl Instruments, Inc. offers its New Heat Spy Thermal Imaging Cameras. Their capabilities and low price make these cameras an excellent value. Companies can now easily justify buying one or more easy-to-use Thermal Imaging Cameras.

The Wahl Heat Spy Imager — when integrated with a Pocket PC or PC — has the same ability as more expensive thermal imaging cameras to locate hot spots and indicate surface temperatures, according to the manufacturer. In addition, it indicates the delta-T. Just scan the target area, place the hottest spot at the center of your PC’s screen (indicated by a circle), and turn on the laser. The HSI laser points to the hot spot shown on the screen, identifying the problem and indicating the temperature. In addition, you can check any of the pixels on the screen, which will tell you the temperature of up to ten pixels simultaneously, and the delta-T of any two pixels the user selects. You can also save the image into memory with complete ability to review every pixel and the temperature differentials among them later.

Temperature range and sensitivity can be set manually or automatically. Emissivity, temperature scale in °F, °C and °K, color palette and image integration can be set before and changed after taking a thermal picture. Each thermal picture, saved in memory, is automatically date- and time-stamped. You can write a descriptive label for the picture for easy retrieval later, and while using a Pocket PC, record details of your inspection in a Pocket Word document or Notes. Voice recording is another way to document your comments. Then auto sync and export this information to your PC for report generating.

The Wahl Heat Spy Imager is ergonomically designed, flexible, lightweight and easy to learn and use. Additional accessories include a Pocket PC, choice of two handles, digital photographic camera, a rechargeable camera light and a neck strap to reduce the chance of dropping the camera. The Standard camera has a 20° field of view and a temperature range of -10/300°C. Cameras are also available in models specialized for high accuracy, high temperatures up to 1000°C (1832°F), or for long distances with a 10° field-of-view lens. The cameras are CE-approved and come with software, a 2m RS232 connection cable, an AC power adaptor, four AA alkaline batteries, a rugged carrying case, a user manual and a one-year warranty.

This product is a valuable diagnostic tool for predictive and preventive maintenance. By detecting anomalies often invisible to the naked eye, the Heat Spy Imager allows corrective actions to be taken before expensive failures happen. The Heat Spy Imager can be used to inspect electrical and mechanical equipment, pipes on buildings, boilers and furnaces for insulation, tank levels, wet roof insulation, process equipment, etc.

For additional literature and/or to receive a free demo CD, contact Wahl Instruments, Inc., using the information provided above.