RIDGID® Thermal Imagers help predict problems before they happen using the latest technology, best images in their class, and easy-to-use interfaces. Suitable for locating electrical issues, hidden moisture, overheating motors, insulation voids, and thermal bridges, they prevent costly system downtime and keep buildings running at the highest performance.There are four thermal imagers in the product line—the RT-3, RT-5x, RT-7x, and RT-9x. Select models show a digital camera image alongside the thermal image. Users can carry out status-oriented service work and complete jobs like leakage detection or tests on plant/building sections more quickly while overcoming the limitations of a pyrometer by measuring whole surfaces, not just individual points.
The RT-3 provides 160×120 pixel thermal images with <120 mK thermal sensitivity (NETD), a measuring range from -4°F to 536°F, and a 31° x 23° field of view (FOV). The RT-5x delivers 160×120 infrared resolution with <100 mK thermal sensitivity and a 31° x 23° FOV. The RT-7x provides 240×180 pixel thermal images with <90 mK thermal sensitivity and a 35° x 26° FOV. The RT-9x delivers 320×240 infrared resolution with <60 mK thermal sensitivity and a 42° x 30° FOV. The RT-5x, RT-7x, and RT-9x have a measuring range from -22°F to 1202°F
RIDGID Thermal Imagers also feature:
- SuperResolution – Using pixel shift technology, SuperResolution effectively doubles the resolution of your camera for saved images, allowing greater detail to detect anomalies. The RT-9x 320×240 resolution imager can create images with resolution as high as 640×480 using the perspective change provided by natural hand movements when capturing an image. SuperResolution is featured on all models.
- ε-Assist – For precise thermal images, it is important to set the emissivity and the reflected temperature (RTC) of the object being examined in the imager. Using material tables and aluminum foil is a complicated and less than accurate process. With ε-Assist, simply attach one of the reference stickers to the target object. Via the integrated digital camera, the thermal imager recognizes the sticker, determines emissivity, and reflected temperature and sets both values automatically. (Available for the RT-5x, RT-7x, and RT-9x only.)
- ScaleAssist – Available on all models, ScaleAssist automatically sets the optimum thermal image scale. This makes evaluation of construction errors and thermal bridges easier. Interpretation errors can be caused by false evaluation of the scaling. Undesired extreme temperatures are automatically filtered out of the image and are only represented as such when they really are present. This makes infrared images comparable in spite of altered ambient conditions. This is critical in before-and-after images.
- RIDGID Thermal App – Create and share reports quickly and easily with the RIDGID Thermal App. View, edit, and analyze captured images from the thermal imager directly on a mobile device. The app can be downloaded through the iOS App Store and Google Play and is compatible with the RT-5x, RT- 7x, and RT-9x.
“Our new line of purpose-built thermal imagers allow quick diagnosis of hidden thermal issues, whether that’s finding building energy leaks or preventing costly downtime of critical systems,” said Eric Huber, Senior Product Manager for RIDGID Diagnostics. “In addition to being easy to use, our RIDGID Thermal mobile app allows full image analysis and seamless data sharing.”