Launch of the FLIR K-Series

Published:  15 March, 2013

At FIREX International FLIR Systems will be unveiling a brand new range of uncooled radiometric cameras.

The new FLIR K-Series includes enhanced features developed for harsh industrial environments, such as a torch-style grip that has been proven in the industrial market. According to FLIR, the K-Series is ideal for single-handed operation and, unlike a monocular or binocular thermal imaging camera, can be used when the operator is moving, providing a clear crisp image at arms length whilst allowing good situational awareness.

The FLIR K-Series is designed to meet tough operating conditions, and will withstand a drop of two metres onto a concrete floor. It is also water resistant (IP67) and suitable for operation in temperatures up to 85◦C.

In addition, FLIR Systems says the FLIR K-Series comes at an affordable price point thanks to manufacturing economies of scale.

Two models are available in the series. The FLIR K50 produces thermal images up to 320 x 240 pixels, while for those who do not require such a high quality of image the FLIR K40 has a 240 x 180 pixels array.

Both versions feature a bright 4” display and provide a choice of colour palettes to suit the application. Control is via three large, glove-friendly buttons on top of the camera.

The FLIR K-Series cameras not only provide thermal images in total darkness but are also able to ‘see’ through smoke, rain and fog.

A quick thermal profile of the scene also highlights areas that remain in danger of re-combustion, enabling the operator to confirm when a fire has been successfully extinguished.

Although primarily designed for use at the scene of a fire, the FLIR K-Series is also suitable for use in search and rescue operations. Thermal images can be stored in-camera and later used to enhance post-incident reports.

To see the new camera visit Hall 3, stand 3/L50 at the NEC, Birmingham, 13-16 May 2013.

  • Operation Florian

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