Thermal Imaging



Thermal imagers detect anomalies and weak spots in industrial maintenance and production monitoring quickly and reliably. Materials and components are tested completely non-destructively. Problem zones are identified before a malfunction or a fire risk occurs. Even the smallest temperature differences can be identified with the high temperature resolution of the Testo thermal imagers. With the additional built-in digital camera, a real image is stored in addition to the IR image. This considerably eases documentation.

Regular checks in electrical maintenance:
Thermal imagers allow an evaluation of the heat status of low, medium and high voltage systems. Thermal images lead to early recognition of defective components, so that the required targeted preventive steps can be taken. This minimizes the dangerous risk of fire and avoids costly production downtimes.

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Support in preventive mechanical maintenance:
A reliable early recognition of threatening damage to process relevant system components is necessary in order to guarantee the security and reliability of the machines. A high level of heat emissions, especially from mechanical components, may indicate an elevated level of stress. This is caused, for example, by friction due to faulty adjustment, component tolerances or a lack of lubricant. With their high temperature resolution, Testo thermal imagers provide an exact diagnosis. Critical heating conditions can be directly detected with the alarm or isotherm function, and countermeasures can be introduced.


Fast and easy monitoring of filling levels:
Level control in sealed fluid tanks has proved to be a useful method for avoiding machine damage and therefore production losses. If, for example, the fluid in coolant tanks falls to a dangerously low level, machines are no longer cooled correctly. They run hot and may fail. Often, an automatic level control regulates the level of the refrigerant and issues an alarm when the filling level is too low. However, the automatic control can also fail. In this case, a regular look through a thermal imager will also help.


Power production guarantee:
Energy is an important commodity which must always be available in sufficient quantity. For this reason, power stations and utility companies ensure that no interruptions occur, from energy production to distribution. Testo thermal imagers support the preventive maintenance of electrical and mechanical components. Developing damage is identified early.


Precise visualization of critical temperatures on circuit boards:
In the field of research and development, thermal imagers are also used to for the targeted analysis of heat distribution, e.g. on circuit boards. Electronic components on circuit boards are becoming smaller and smaller, the demands on heat withdrawal are increasing. Only high-quality thermal imagers with the finest geometrical resolution are up to this task. For optimization purposes, the analysis of the warming and cooling behaviour over time time can be useful, and can be carried out using the video measurement with Testo thermal imagers.


More reliability in quality assurance and production monitoring:
The thermal imagers from Testo ensure precise situation analysis, thus supporting process monitoring and product quality assurance. In addition to foreign bodies in production processes, anomalies in the heat distribution of components are also recognized at a glance, quickly and without contact.