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Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras

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The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are infrared imagers with an IR resolution of 640 x 480-pixels. They can be used to inspect targets of varying distances away from the camera and prove particularly useful when checking electrical and mechanical systems for defects such as failing components. Early diagnosis of small problems prevents them from becoming critical issues and significantly reduces the costs and downtime required to address the fault.

The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are available in two models with different frame rates:

  • 5085119 - Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Camera – 60 Hz
  • 5085128 - Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Camera – 9 Hz

Thermal Imaging Technology

With the exception of different frame rates, the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are the same. They both have an IR resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and a temperature range of -20°C to +650°C with an accuracy of ±2°C/ 2%. Each of these cameras features advanced thermal sensitivity and is able to detect and display subtle temperature differences.

The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are supplied with a standard IR lens constructed from diamond-turned germanium with speciality coatings thereby ensuring that they are equipped with the best optics for transmitting energy in order to create high-quality IR images. These cameras have a 34° (H) x 24° (V) field-of-view and a minimum focus distance of 15cm.

Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses (OPTIONAL)

Fluke’s Infrared Smart Lenses (NOT included) can be used interchangeably with the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras to capture clear, in-focus images despite environmental conditions and target location and/or size.

These lenses do not require calibration on attachment as the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras will automatically recognise the Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses when connected. The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are compatible with Fluke’s telephote, macro and wide-angle Smart Infrared Lenses.

LaserSharp™ Auto Focus

Also working to ensure that targets both close to and far away from the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are captured in the greatest clarity is their LaserSharp™ Auto Focus features. Using an integrated laser distance meter, the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras calculate the distance to the target and indicate this on the display. The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras will then adjust their focuses to accommodate this distance, thereby ensuring that the specified target is clearly captured. Please see the following video for further information. 

Ergonomic Design

The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras have been constructed for use in rugged environments. They include a 5.7-inch (landscape), LCD display and their lenses can be rotated up to 240°, allowing the user to hold the camera in a position that is both comfortable and practical for capturing images of overhead objects, as well as taking IR pictures over, under and around difficult-to-access targets.

The relevant settings, features and functions can be accessed via the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras' touchscreen interface.

Edit and Analyse IR Images

The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras include a multitude of features and functions optimised for editing and analysing thermal images on the camera, in the field, and in real-time.

The user is able to alter the colour palette in order to view the heat differences relevant to his/her application more clearly and obviously. The user can choose from the following eight colour palettes in both standard and ultra-contrast versions: Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale and Grayscale Inverted.

The thermographer may also alter the image’s emissivity as well as apply colour alarms and markers to the IR image. Via the addition of rectangular boxes, the thermographer can determine the minimum, maximum and average temperatures for that particular area of the image.

Additionally, the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras include an IR-PhotoNotes™ function allowing the user to attach notes and voice annotations to IR images. Images can be saved to the supplied 4GB microSD card.

IR-Fusion™ Blending Technology

These cameras are also equipped with an integrated 5MP digital camera. As a result, using the patented IR-Fusion™ blending technology, the user can combine IR images with visible-light images to varying degrees thereby producing thermal images containing a greater level of detail.

Fluke Connect Compatibility

In addition to capturing infrared images, the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras can be used to stream footage. The user can monitor processes using the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras’ video capture and streaming capabilities.

IR footage may be viewed via a PC using the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software (available for free download from Fluke). This software can also be used to control the Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras remotely from a PC and allows the user to organise thermal media and data in accordance with the relevant asset. It is also suitable for conducting trend analysis.

Additionally, as these IR imagers are Fluke Connect-enabled, they can be used with a compatible smartphone or tablet with the Fluke Connect app installed. Images and data wirelessly synced to the Fluke Connect App can be attached to asset records, as well as edited, analysed and organised into reports which may be exported to clients and colleagues via email. It is also possible to upload thermal media and data to the Fluke Cloud using this app. Please see the video below for a quick overview of the Fluke Connect App. 

The Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras are versatile, adaptable and reliable high-definition infrared cameras suitable for capturing detailed, sharp, clear thermal media for troubleshooting, industrial maintenance and building diagnostics applications.

Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras Key Features

  • Infrared imagers with an IR resolution of 640 x 480-pixels
  • Inspect targets of varying distances away from the camera
  • Inspect electrical and mechanical systems to locate potential problems before they become critical
  • Reduce downtime and associated costs
  • Available in two models with different frame rates
  • IR resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
  • Temperature range: -20°C to +650°C
  • Accuracy: ±2°C/ 2%
  • Advanced thermal sensitivity for identifying subtle temperature differences
  • Supplied with a standard IR lens constructed from diamond-turned germanium with speciality coatings
  • Standard IR lens provides the best optics for transmitting energy in order to create high-quality images
  • FOV: 34° (H) x 24° (V)
  • Minimum focus distance: 15cm
  • Compatible with Fluke’s telephoto, macro and wide-angle Infrared Smart Lenses (NOT included)
  • Smart Lenses do not require calibration on connection
  • Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses can be used interchangeably
  • Fluke Infrared Smart Lenses can be used to capture clear, in-focus images despite target sizes and/or location and the environmental conditions
  • LaserSharp™ Auto Focus: utilises a built-in laser distance meter to calculate and display the distance to the target, then automatically adjusts the focus accordingly
  • Rugged design
  • 5.7” (landscape), LCD display
  • The lens can be rotated up to 240°
  • The rotatable lens allows the user to hold the camera in a comfortable and practical position for capturing IR images of awkwardly placed targets
  • Capture images of overhead objects
  • Capture IR pictures over, under and around difficult-to-access targets
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Edit and analyse images on the camera
  • Eight user-selectable colour palettes in standard and ultra-contrast versions: Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale and Grayscale Inverted
  • Alter the image’s emissivity
  • Apply colour alarms and markers for the IR image
  • Apply rectangular boxes to determine the minimum, maximum and average temperatures for a specific area
  • IR-PhotoNotes™ function: apply notes and voice annotations to IR images
  • IR-Fusion™ blending technology: combines visible-light and IR images to varying degrees to produce detailed thermal pictures
  • 5MP digital camera
  • Stream footage
  • Record and stream thermal videos to monitor processes
  • View streamed IR footage on a PC using the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software (available as a free download from Fluke)
  • Control the cameras remotely using the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software
  • Asset tag thermal media and data using the aforementioned software
  • Conduct trend analysis using the Fluke Connect SmartView Desktop Software
  • Fluke Connect enabled
  • Send images to a smartphone or tablet with the Fluke Connect App installed
  • Edit, analyse and organise images and data into reports using the Fluke Connect App
  • Wirelessly synced thermal media and data can be attached to asset records using the Fluke Connect App
  • Upload thermal data to the Fluke Cloud
  • Versatile, adaptable and reliable high-definition infrared cameras
  • Capture detailed, sharp, clear thermal media for troubleshooting, industrial maintenance and building diagnostics testing applications

What’s Included?

  • Your Choice of Fluke TiX501 High-Resolution 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
  • 4GB microSD Card
  • Bluetooth Headset (where available)
  • Rugged, Hard Carrying Case
  • Adjustable Neck and 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
Laser pointer Yes
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
Battery
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 Measurements 
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
Colour Palettes
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
Smart Lenses 
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
General Specifications 
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
RoHS compliant Yes
Notes

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.

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