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Armstrong Optical, based in Northampton, UK, has introduced the EasIR-9 to its EasIR range of handheld thermography cameras.

The EasIR-9 utilises a 384 x 288 pixel sensor offering more than five times the spatial resolution of other EasIR cameras that operate with a 160 x 120 pixel sensor, enabling greater detail to be obtained from a single image or video stream.

Like all the EasIR cameras, the EasIR-9 generates fully radiometric JPEG images containing full temperature information. The images can be stored on an internal 4GB SD card and/or transmitted via USB 2.0 to a PC for subsequent analysis using the IrAnalyser software suite.

The EasIR cameras provide autofocus at the push of a button and IR-fusion imagery where the thermal image is overlaid onto the visible image to allow for even clearer fault identification.

Operating at a frame rate of 50Hz, the EasIR-9 offers a thermal resolution of less than 0.1°C and an accuracy of ±2°C or ±2 per cent over a temperature range of -20°C to +250°C, the range being extended up to +350°C or +1,500°C as an option. Other options include snap-on, radiometrically calibrated, wide angle or telephoto lenses that extend the capability of these systems even further.

All EasIR cameras are drop-tested from 3m to ensure continued operation in harsh environments.