The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras can be used to inspect electrical and mechanical apparatus in order to identify potential problems, such as faulty components, before they become critical issues. This allows the maintenance team to address and correct issues without the need for extensive downtime, this, in turn, reduces costs.
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are available in two models with different frame rates:
- 4947326 - Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera – 60Hz
- 4947332 - Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera – 9Hz
For a quick introduction to Fluke’s range of Ti PRO Thermal Imaging Cameras, please see the following video.
Thermal Imaging Technology
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras have an IR resolution of 640 x 480-pixels, a field-of-view of 34° (H) x 24° (V) and a minimum focus distance of 15cm. These cameras are able to detect and display temperatures between -20°C and +1000°C to an accuracy of ±2°C/ 2%. Due to the inclusion of increased thermal sensitivity, the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are able to capture smaller temperature differences.
To ensure that the user is provided with IR images of the highest quality, the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are equipped with a standard IR lens constructed from 100% diamond-turned germanium with speciality coatings; they have been designed to provide the best optics for transmitting energy in order to produce high-quality IR images.
LaserSharp™ Auto Focus
Also working to ensure that IR images are captured with the greatest clarity is the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ LaserSharp™ Auto Focus function which utilises an integrated laser distance meter to calculate the distance from the thermal camera to the specified target. This distance is indicated on the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ 3.5-inch (landscape), LCD display. Once calculated, the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ will automatically adjust their focuses to ensure that the specified target is captured in the greatest clarity.
This function is of particular use when the target is blurry; it ensures that images are in-focus throughout the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ FOVs. To achieve this, the MultiSharp™ Focus captures multiple images and combines them in order to create an image in which near and far targets are clear.
This function is at its most effective when used with the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ SuperResolution, which offers 4x the pixel data, and the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software. When used in combination, the MultiSharp™ Focus, SuperResolution and software allow the user to view 1280 x 960-pixel IR images.
Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses (OPTIONAL)
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are compatible with a variety of Fluke’s Infrared Smart Lenses (NOT included), including macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses. This allows the user to adapt the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras for capturing small and large targets, thereby expanding their scopes-for-use.
The Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses can be used interchangeably and do not require calibration on connection to the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras.
Edit and Analyse IR Images
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras include a number of features and functions that allow the user to edit and analyse thermal images in the field, in real-time, and on the camera.
The user can alter the colour palette as necessary in order to see the details most relevant to his/her application; the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are equipped with nine colour palettes in standard and ultra-contrast versions including Rainbow, Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale and Grayscale Inverted. Identifying heat differences is made easier due to clearer colour differentiation and a greater array of greens and yellows within the colour palettes.
The thermographer can also alter the emissivity of the image and apply colour alarms and markers. Via the addition of multiple rectangular markers, the user can determine the minimum, maximum and average temperatures for the several areas within the image.
Additionally, the application of multiple Delta-T markers allows the user to visualise and quantify temperature differences. One Delta-T marker is selected to serve as the default temperature value and all other Delta-T markers will express their temperatures as a difference in relation to the default value.
IR-Fusion™ Blending Technology
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are also equipped with Fluke’s patented IR-Fusion™ blending technology. This function will combine IR images and visible-light images (captured by the integrated 5MP visible light camera) to varying degrees in order to provide the user with a detailed thermal image.
It is possible to save captured and edited images to the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ supplied 4GB microSD cards. Images can be saved with notes and voice annotations using the IR-PhotoNotes™ function.
Accessing the required settings, features and functions is made simple as a result of the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras’ intuitive, touchscreen interface and pistol-shaped design which enables single-handed operation.
These practical, easy-to-use cameras are also designed to be rugged and are suitable for use in industrial environments.
Fluke Connect Compatibility
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras can be operated remotely using Fluke’s Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software (available for free download from Fluke). Using this software, the thermographer can view IR images streamed from the Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras to his/her PC. Moreover, downloaded footage and measurement data can be organised in accordance with the corresponding piece of equipment.
In addition to this, the Fluke Connect-enabled Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras can be used in conjunction with the Fluke Connect App and the thermographer’s smartphone or tablet. Images may be sent to compatible smartphones or tablets; once received, thermal media can be edited, analysed and organised into customisable reports to be sent to relevant persons via email. Wirelessly synced images and data can also be attached to relevant asset records and/or uploaded to the Fluke Cloud. Please see the following video for a quick introduction to the Fluke Connect App.
The Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras are dynamic, dependable and durable infrared imagers optimised for troubleshooting and predictive maintenance applications.
Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras Key Features
- Inspect electrical and mechanical apparatus to find potential problems before they become critical issues
- Reduces downtime and costs
- Available in two models with different frame rates: 9 Hz or 60 Hz
- IR resolution: 640 x 480-pixels
- FOV: 34° (H) x 24° (V)
- Minimum focus distance: 15cm
- Temperature range -20°C to +1000°C
- Temperature accuracy: ±2°C/ 2%
- Increased thermal sensitivity allows the user to capture smaller temperature differences
- Supplied with a standard IR lens constructed from 100% diamond-turned germanium with speciality coatings
- Standard IR lens provides the best optics for transmitting energy to create high-quality IR images
- LaserSharp™ Auto Focus: built-in laser distance meter calculates and displays the distance to the target, the camera then automatically adjusts the focus
- MultiSharp™ Focus captures multiple images which are combined to create an image in which near and far targets are clear and in focus
- Use the MultiSharp™ Focus with the SuperResolution function and Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software to view 1280 x 960-pixel IR images
- Compatible with Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses, including macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses
- Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses are interchangeable and do not require calibration when connected to the thermal cameras
- Edit and analyse thermal images on the camera
- Nine user-selectable colour palettes in standard and ultra-contrast versions: Rainbow, Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale and Grayscale Inverted
- Clearer colour differentiation and a greater array of yellows and greens for obvious heat differentiation
- Apply multiple rectangular markers to determine the min, max and average temperatures within specific areas of the image
- Apply multiple Delta-T markers to visualise and quantify temperature differences
- Select one Delta-T marker to serve as the default value, all other Delta-T markers will indicate temperatures as a difference in relation to the default value
- IR-Fusion™ blending technology combines thermal and visible-light images to varying degrees
- Integrated 5MP visible-light camera
- Save images to the supplied 4GB microSD card
- IR-PhotoNotes™ function allows the user to attach notes and voice annotations to thermal images
- Intuitive touchscreen interface
- Pistol-shaped design enables single-handed operation
- Rugged design for use in industrial environments
- Compatible with Fluke’s Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software (available for free download from Fluke)
- Use the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software to view streamed IR images and operate the thermal cameras remotely
- Organise IR images and measurement data in accordance with the corresponding piece of equipment
- Fluke Connect-enabled
- Use in conjunction with the Fluke Connect App and a smartphone or tablet
- Send footage to the Fluke Connect app and the thermographers smartphone or tablet
- Analyse, edit and organise IR images into customisable reports using the Fluke Connect App
- Attach image and data to relevant asset records via the Fluke Connect App
- Dynamic, dependable and durable infrared imagers
- Ideal for troubleshooting and preventative maintenance applications
- Your Choice of Fluke Ti480 PRO Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera
- AC Power Supply and Battery Pack Charger (including AC Adapters)
- Two, Rugged Lithium-ion Smart Battery Packs
- USB Cable
- HDMI Video Cable
- 4 GB microSD Card
- Rugged, Hard Carrying Case
- Soft Transport Bag
- Adjustable Hand Strap
Please note that the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software and User Manual are available for free download from Fluke.
Fluke Ti PRO and TiX Thermal Imaging Cameras Technical Specifications
The table below details the technical specifications for all the models in this range of Fluke thermal imaging cameras.
|Specifications||Ti401 PRO||Ti480 Pro||TiX501||TiX580|
|Infrared resolution||640 x 480 (307,200 pixels)|
|SuperResolution||No||Yes, in software. Captures and combines 4x the data to create a 1280 x 960 image||No||Yes, in software. Captures and combines 4x the data to create a 1280 x 960 image|
|IFOV with standard lens (spatial resolution)||0.93 mRad, D:S 1065:1|
|Field of view||34 °H x 24 °V|
|Minimum focus distance||15 cm (approx. 6 in)|
|MultiSharp Focus||No||Yes, focused near and far, throughout the field of view||No||Yes, focused near and far, throughout the field of view|
|LaserSharp Auto Focus||Yes, for consistently in-focus images. Every. Single. Time|
|Laser distance meter||Yes, calculates distance to the target for precisely focused images and displays distance on screen|
|Advanced manual focus||Yes|
|Wireless connectivity||Yes, to PC, iPhone® and iPad® (iOS 4s and later), Android™ 4.3 and up, and WiFi to LAN (where available)|
|Fluke Connect app compatible||Yes*, connect your camera to your smartphone, and images taken automatically upload to the Fluke Connect app for saving and sharing|
|Fluke Connect Assets||Through the desktop, assign images to assets, easily compare measurement types in one location and create reports.||Future**, Automatically assign images to assets, easily compare measurement types in one location and create reports through a cloud-based system.|
|Fluke Connect instant cloud upload||Yes*, connect your camera to your building’s WiFi network, and images taken automatically upload to the Fluke Connect system for viewing on your smartphone or PC|
|Fluke Connect instant server upload||Yes**||Yes**||Yes**||Yes**|
|IR-Fusion technology||Yes, adds the context of the visible details to your infrared image|
|Ruggedized touchscreen display||3.5 inch (landscape), 640 x 480 LCD||5.7 inch (14.4 cm) landscape 640 x 480 LCD|
|Ergonomic design||Pistol-grip design for one-handed use||240 ° rotatable (articulating) lens|
|Thermal sensitivity (NETD)**||≤ 0.075 °C at 30 °C target temp (75 mK)||≤ 0.05 °C at 30 °C target temp (50 mK)||≤ 0.075 °C at 30 °C target temp (75 mK)||≤ 0.05 °C at 30 °C target temp (50 mK)|
|Level and span||Smooth auto and manual scaling|
|Touchscreen adjustable level/span||Yes. Span and level can be easily and quickly set by simply touching the screen|
|Fast auto toggle between manual and auto modes||Yes|
|Fast auto-rescale in manual mode||Yes|
|Minimum span (in manual mode||2.0 °C (3.6 °F)|
|Minimum span (in auto mode)||3.0 °C (5.4 °F)|
|Built-in digital camera (visible light)||5MP|
|Frame rate||60 Hz or 9 Hz versions|
|LED light (torch)||Yes|
|Digital Zoom||No||2x and 4x||2x||2x, 4x, 8x|
|Data Storage and Image Capture|
|Extensive memory options||Removable 4 GB micro SD memory card, 4 GB internal flash memory, save to USB flash drive capability, upload for permanent storage|
|Image capture, review, save mechanism||One-handed image capture, review, and save capability||Yes, edit and analyze captured images on camera|
|Image file formats||bmp, jpeg, is2||bmp, jpeg, is2, is3, AVI||bmp, jpeg, is2, is3, AVI||bmp, jpeg, is2, is3, AVI|
|Memory review||Thumbnail and full screen review|
|Software||Full analysis and reporting software with access to the Fluke Connect system|
|Analyze and store radiometric data on a PC||Yes|
|Export file formats with Fluke Connect software||Bitmap (.bmp), GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF|
|Voice annotation||60 seconds maximum recording time per image; reviewable playback on camera, optional Bluetooth headset available but not required|
|IR-PhotoNotes||Yes - 2 images||Yes - 5 images||Yes - 2 images||Yes - 5 images|
|Text annotations||Yes. Including standard shortcuts as well as user programmable options|
|Video recording and formats||No||Standard and radiometric||Standard||Standard and radiometric|
|Remote control operations||Remote display through Fluke Connect||Remote display and control operation through Fluke Connect||Remote display through Fluke Connect||Remote display and control operation through Fluke Connect|
|Auto capture (temperature and interval)||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|MATLAB® and LabVIEW® tool boxes||-||Integrate camera data, infrared video and images into software to support R&D analysis|
|Batteries (field-replaceable, rechargeable)||Two lithium ion smart battery packs with five-segment LED display to show charge level|
|Battery life||2-3 hours per battery (actual life varies depending on settings and usage)|
|Battery charging time||2.5 hours to full charge|
|Battery charging system||Two-bay battery charger or in-imager charging. Optional 12 V automotive charging adapter|
|AC operation||AC operation with included power supply (100 V AC to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz)|
|Power saving||User selectable sleep and power off modes|
|Temperature measurement range (not calibrated below -10 °C)||-20 °C to +650 °C (-4 °F to +1,202 °F)||-20 °C to +1,000 °C (-4 °F to 1,832 °F)||-20 °C to +650 °C (-4 °F to +1,202 °F)||-20 °C to +1,000 °C (-4 °F to 1,832 °F)|
|Accuracy||± 2 °C or 2 % (at 25 °C nominal, whichever is greater)|
|On-screen emissivity correction||Yes (both value and table)|
|On-screen reflected background temperature compensation||Yes|
|On-screen transmission correction||Yes|
|Line temperature graph||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Standard palettes||9: Rainbow, Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted||8: Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted|
|Ultra Contrast palettes||9: Rainbow, Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted||8: Ironbow Ultra, Blue-Red Ultra, High Contrast Ultra, Amber Ultra, Amber Inverted Ultra, Hot Metal Ultra, Grayscale Ultra, Grayscale Inverted Ultra|
|Macro–25 micron lens: 25 MAC2||Yes|
|2 x telephoto lens: TELE 2||Yes|
|4 x telephoto lens: TELE4||Yes|
|Wide angle lens: WIDE 2||Yes|
|Color alarms (temperature alarms)||High temperature, low temperature, and isotherms (within range)|
|Infrared spectral band||7.5 μm to 14 μm (long wave)|
|Operating Temperature||-10 °C to +50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20 °C to +50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F) without batteries|
|Relative humidity||10 % to 95 % non-condensing|
|Center-point temperature measurement||Yes|
|Spot temperature||Hot and cold spot markers||Hot and cold spot markers, individually enabled|
|User-definable spot markers||No||3 user-definable spot markers||2 user-definable spot markers||3 user-definable spot markers|
|User-defined measurement boxes||1 expandable-contractible measurement box with MIN-MAX-AVG temp display||Up to 3 expandable-contractible measurement box with MIN-MAX-AVG temp display||1 expandable-contractible measurement box with MIN-MAX-AVG temp display||3-Expandable-contractible measurement box with MIN-MAX-AVG temp display|
|Hard Case||Rugged, hard carrying case; soft transport bag||Rugged, IP67 rated, airtight hardcase with custom foam insert|
|Safety||IEC 61010-1: Overvoltage category II, Pollution Degree 2|
|Electromagnetic compatibility||IEC 61326-1: Basic EM environment. CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A|
|Australian RCM||IEC 61326-1|
|US FCC||CFR 47, Part 15 Subpart B|
|Vibration||0.03 g2/Hz (3.8 g), 2.5 g IEC 60068-2-6|
|Shock||25 g, IEC 68-2-29|
|Drop||Engineered to withstand 2 meter (6.5 feet) drop with standard lens||Engineered to withstand 1 meter (3.3 feet) drop with standard lens|
|Size (H x W x L)||27.7 cm x 12.2 cm x 16.7 cm (10.9 in x 4.8 in x 6.5 in)||27.3 cm x 15.9 cm x 9.7 cm (10.8 in x 6.3 in x 3.8 in)|
|Weight (battery included)||1.04 kg (2.3 lb||1.54 kg (3.4 lb)|
|Enclosure rating||IEC 60529: IP54 (protected against dust, limited ingress; protection against water spray from all directions)|
|Warranty||Two-years (standard), extended warranties are available|
|Recommended calibration cycle||Two-years (assumes normal operation and normal aging)|
|Supported languages||Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish|
Please Note: Fluke Connect analysis and reporting software is available in all countries but Fluke Connect is not. Please check availability with your authorized Fluke distributor
**Indicates Fluke Connect™ features that will be available soon. Watch the Fluke website for software and firmware updates.