Thermal imaging cameras have evolved into widespread instruments for predictive maintenance inspections for  electrical and mechanical installations, in large facilities, factories and houses. Thanks to price reductions, there are today many users that had never heard of thermal imaging cameras a few years ago. In the meantime they have discovered the power of thermal imaging and are enthusiastically promoting the technology.  First time users often decide for an entry model and later upgrade to more performing systems.

The FLIR E-Series are rugged, full featured instruments that are available with an image quality of up to 320 x 240 pixels.

Full featured, excellent image quality but low price
“The FLIR E-Series answer a demand from many users that are upgrading their existing camera to a model with better image quality and more features. It is also the perfect entry model for potential customers that not only want more pixels but also require more analysis functions than the FLIR i-Series.”, explains Guy Pas, Vice-President Sales EMEA at FLIR Systems.

“At FLIR Systems we are active in a wide range of markets and have a high degree of vertical integration. This means that we have huge economies of scale. Thanks to this, FLIR Systems is able to market the FLIR E-Series at an extremely affordable price which is lower than the price of other thermal imaging cameras that do not offer the image quality and the features of the FLIR E-Series.” “Marketing better thermal imaging cameras at lower prices, that is what we are aiming at with the Flir E Series.”

Different versions available
All versions of the E-Series are equipped with a state-of-the-art uncooled Vanadium Oxide microbolometer detector. The user can choose versions that produces thermal images of 160 x120, 240 x 180 or 320 x 240 pixels.

  • E30 / E40: produces thermal images of 160 x 120 pixels
  • E50: produces thermal images of 240 x 180 pixels
  • E60: produces thermal images of 320 x 240 pixels

More pixels means seeing more detail and more accurate temperature readings so that the smallest of anomalies can be detected.

Accurate temperature readings
Depending on the version, the FLIR E-Series make temperature differences as small as 0.05°C visible. They can measure temperatures up to +650°C (+250 °C for FLIR E30). Depending on the version, the FLIR E-Series include analysis tools like multiple spotmeters, automatic hot/cold detection markers, isotherm (above/below/interval), automatic calculation of the temperature difference between 2 user defined points in the image. Especially for the building professional all versions include moisture and insulations alarms.

Thermal and visual camera, laserpointer
FLIR E40, FLIR E50 and FLIR E60 are equipped with a visual camera as well. This visual image is often used as a reference together with the thermal image. The visual camera produces 3 Megapixel images. LED lights installed on the front of the camera assure that good quality visual images can also be taken in darker environments. All FLIR E-series come with a laser pointer that will help the user to associate the hot spot on the thermal image with the real physical target in the field.

Full featured camera
Depending on the model, FLIR E-Series thermal imaging cameras come with a large number of features that are extremely useful for electrical and maintenance inspections.

  • Picture-in-Picture: a function for overlying the thermal image on the visual image
  • Thermal Fusion: merges visual and thermal images for better analysis
  • Text and voice annotations
  • MeterLink: allows to transfer the data acquired by an Extech clampmeter wirelessly
  • to the FLIR E-Series
  • Instant reports: the E60 allows for creating reports directly inside the camera and copy them to a USB stick
  • WiFi: allows wireless transmission of images and other information to a smartphone or tablet PC

All versions allow for easy transfer of images from the camera to a USB stick or directly to a computer. All versions come standard with software that allows you to create basic inspection reports. For more extensive analysis and reporting FLIR Reporter is available.

Rugged and easy-to-use
All FLIR E-Series are extremely to face everyday use in the most harsh environments. Their vital inner core is well protected (IP54 rated). Extremely easy-to-use, all buttons for controlling the FLIR E-Series are right underneath your fingertips. The large 3.5” display shows clear thermal images.

About thermal imaging
Thermal imaging is the use of cameras constructed with specialty sensors that “see” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible to the human eye because its wavelength is too long to be detected. It’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes can not.

Thermal imaging cameras produce images of invisible infrared or “heat” radiation. Based on temperature differences between objects, thermal imaging produces a clear image. It is an excellent tool for predictive maintenance, building inspections, research & development and automation applications.

It can see in total darkness, in the darkest of nights, through fog, in the far distance, through smoke. It is also used for security and surveillance, maritime, automotive, firefighting and many other applications.

For further information on the Flir E-Series, contact David Doyle at the Butler Group on +353 1 6292620 or email or go to our Enviornmental and Process Test section of our website.