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Thermal Imager is Upgradeable

Thermal Imager is Upgradeable

Wahl Instruments, Inc. has announced its new generation of Wahl Heat Spy high speed 30 hertz, 160x120 pixels, thermal imaging cameras. The Heat Spy is available in two series with 16 configurations to suit a variety of applications. The z30 series “Detector” is designed for on-the-spot maintenance inspections and repair. The z50 series “Inspector” is designed for users required to document and prepare reports with ease, including thermal and digital images.

The Wahl Heat Spy is an upgradeable thermal imager. One Heat Spy gives the user the opportunity to configure up to 15 models after the purchase of the camera. No need to buy multiple units for different applications. Upgrade in the field from a Detector (z30) to an Inspector (z50) after purchase to expand the functionality of the camera. Upgrade in the field to extend the temperature range. Upgrade the Heat Spy with wide angle and/or telescopic lenses.

The z30 Detector model features 11 languages, four color palettes, °C, °F or K measurement scales, Hot Cold seeking and two fixed spot measurements, and freeze frame for viewing the current image. The z30 models quickly detect problem areas, and are suitable to search, find, and fix applications.

The z50 Inspector models feature all the functions of the z30, with an additional seven color palettes (total of 11), built-in emissivity table for easy look up, measurement offset correction, digital camera and image storage via SD card included. The digital camera included on the z50 Inspector series Heat Spy takes a digital image simultaneously with the thermal image. Wahl’s Double Vision feature allows the user to place the corresponding images adjacent in a report. Side-by-side comparison or picture in a picture, it’s easy to pinpoint trouble spots. The z50 Inspector includes voice annotation up to 45 seconds per image; record notes and observations in the field for transcription to a final report. Programmable auto save to SD card in JPEG file format plus temperature data. The measurement mode includes lines, areas and Isotherms with visible alarms.

All models have 2x digital zoom, 3.5” high resolution display, laser aiming, audible and visible alarms, video output, spots, delta T, auto ranging, manual level and span, adjustable display brightness. All pixels are individually calibrated and Heat Spy quickly acclimates to ambient temperature changes.

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