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Premier Farnell to stock Fluke's Visual Infrared Thermometer

Premier Farnell announces it will stock the VT04 Visual Infrared Thermometer from Fluke, a troubleshooting tool with an infrared heat map which offers higher resolution as well as temperature alarms and time-lapse features.

The Fluke VT04 costs £724 and is available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and will be available through element14 in APAC later in October.

Fluke Visual IR Thermometers fill the gap when a single-spot temperature reading is not enough and a high-resolution thermal image is more than users need: the one tool combines the visual insight of a thermal imager, the visual images of a digital camera, and the point-and-shoot convenience of an IR thermometer.

Compared to the VT02, the Fluke VT04 offers a wider 28°x28° field of view for improved scanning and up-close evaluation and four times sharper images. It also features a Hi/Lo temperature alarm which enables hot spots to be found in seconds, and time-lapse functionality which automatically monitors equipment over time or automatically captures images after an alarm has been triggered. Images are saved to a micro-SD card, eliminating the need to write down single or multiple measurements: analysis and reporting software is included.

Using the new Fluke VT04 is far faster for conducting inspections of electrical, industrial, HVAC/R and automotive applications than an infrared thermometer, which requires multiple readings and manually recorded results.

The Fluke VT04, like the VT02, instantly detects problems using blended thermal and digital imagery. It will display and save images as full visual, full infrared, or in three blended modes (25, 50, and 75 percent). Markers pinpoint hot and cold spots indicating the hottest temperature with a red box and the coldest with a blue box. A temperature reading is provided at the centre point.

The Fluke Visual Infrared Thermometers expands the user base from senior to junior technicians and broadening the applications for in-house staff as well as creating new business opportunities for service contractors. Images can be imported into SmartView® analysis and reporting software, included with the VT04 and VT02, to produce professional reports that document problems detected, or repairs made, for management and customer review.

Chris Godfrey, Global Product Director Test & Tools at Premier Farnell, said: “The VT04 is a really exciting development for us as it bridges the gap between a single-spot temperature and a high-resolution thermal image. We are constantly investing in and developing our product range in the Test and Measurement sector to make it easier for our customers to find all the products they need in one place.”


About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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October 2013

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