Thermal Imaging Cameras

Thermal imaging cameras are handheld non-contact devices used to capture detailed images in low-light and hard to see environments. They do this by detecting infrared energy (heat) and converting it into an image. Thermal cameras are used for troubleshooting, identifying potential hotspots and ensure machinery and equipment runs correctly and efficiently.

RS Components offer a range of high-performance, state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras and measurement equipment from industry-leading brands including FLIR, Fluke, Testo, Hikvision, Keysight and of course RS PRO.

RS Components also offer a calibration service if required. See more about our calibration services

How does thermal imaging camera work?

Thermal imaging cameras are point-and-shoot devices that enable the user to see real-time in an infrared spectrum, interpreting temperature as colour. Warmer areas appear as red and yellow, and cooler areas as purple or blue. Thermal imaging cameras use an external lens to focus infrared energy to an internal thermal sensor. The sensor, along with processing electronics convert the heat and use the captured data to create images. Images can be used for immediate diagnosis or can be stored and processed through dedicated software for further evaluation.

What do thermal imaging cameras detect?

Any object with a temperature above zero will give off thermal energy. The hotter an object is the more thermal energy will be emitted. So, essentially thermographic cameras can detect anything that produces a heat signature.

What are thermal cameras used for?

The possibilities are endless! Thermal cameras were originally developed for military and surveillance operations, but now their useful technology enables the cameras to be used in a wide range of other applications. Some of the most common are:

  • Electrical engineering – Used to identify hotspots in electrical enclosures. Engineers can detect potential equipment failures caused by equipment overheating.
  • Fire Service – Firefighters use thermal imagers to see through smoke and localize fire hotspots.
  • Automotive Industry – Mechanics use thermal imaging cameras for engine diagnostics
  • Medical – Doctors, nurses and vets can use cameras to detect fevers in human’s temperature or temperature differences in animals.
  • Construction – Building inspectors use cameras and thermal images for checking insulation and for detecting leaks in heating systems.

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Description Price Temperature Measurement Range Detector Resolution Display Resolution Application Model Number Thermal Sensitivity Best Temperature Measurement Accuracy Focus Type Refresh Rate Minimum Focus Distance Display Size Accuracy Depth Dimensions
RS Stock No. 848-1365
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E4
BrandFLIR
TWD43,800.00
Each
units
-20 → +250 °C 80 x 60pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E4 <0.15°C ±2 % Manual 9Hz - 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 848-1378
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E6
BrandFLIR
TWD125,738.00
Each
units
-20 → +250 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Electrical, Mechanical E6 <0.06°C ±2 % Automatic 9Hz - 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 848-1369
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E5
BrandFLIR
TWD79,377.00
Each
units
-20 → +250 °C 120 x 90pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E5 <0.1°C ±2 % Manual 9Hz - 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 125-2267
Mfr. Part No.0560 8712
BrandTesto
TWD85,839.00
Each
units
-30 → +100 °C, 0 → +650 °C 240 x 180pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 871 90mK ±2 °C Fixed 9Hz 0.5m 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 125-2265
Mfr. Part No.0560 8650
BrandTesto
TWD42,898.00
Each
units
-20 → +280 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 865 120mK ±2 °C Fixed 9Hz 0.5m 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 893-8489
Mfr. Part No.71201-0101
BrandFLIR
TWD79,675.00
Each
units
-20 → +150 °C 80 x 60pixel - Electrical, Mechanical AX8 100mK ±2 % - - - - - 54mm 54 x 25 x 95mm
RS Stock No. 885-5091
Mfr. Part No.U5857A
TWD214,497.00
Each
units
-20 → +1200 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Electrical Issues, Home & Building Inspection, HVAC & Plumbing U5857A 0.07 °C, 0.1 °C, 0.5 °C ±2 °C Manual 9Hz 10cm 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 175-7362
Mfr. Part No.435-0012-03
BrandFLIR
TWD16,671.00
Each
units
-20 → +120 °C 80 x 60pixel - Automotive, Electrical, Electronic ONE Pro LT 100mK ±3 °C Fixed 8.7Hz 150mm - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 175-7363
Mfr. Part No.435-0013-03
BrandFLIR
TWD13,700.00
Each
units
-20 to + 120 °C 80 x 60pixel - Automotive, Electrical, Electronic ONE Pro LT 100mK ±3 °C Fixed 8.7Hz 150mm - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 135-3289
Mfr. Part No.63907-0704
BrandFLIR
TWD72,666.00
Each
units
-20 → +250 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Building, Electrical Cabinet E6 <0.06°C ±2 % Automatic 9Hz - 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 202-0774
BrandRS PRO
TWD33,787.00
Each
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - 45mm -
New
RS Stock No. 210-1915
Mfr. Part No.FR-345-EST
BrandFLIR
TWD187,674.00
Each
units
-40 → +70 °C Long-Life, Uncooled VOx Microbolometer - - FR-345-EST - - - - 1m ± 0.2m - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-1587
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E6 XT WiFi + MR55
BrandFLIR
TWD93,500.00
1 Kit
Kit(s)
-20 → +250 °C, -4 → +482 °F, +10 → +550 °C, +50 → +1022 °F 240 x 180pixel 320 x 240pixel Building E6xt <60mK ±2 %, ±2 °C, ±3.6 °F Automatic, Manual 9Hz 0.5m 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 175-7364
Mfr. Part No.435-0015-03
BrandFLIR
TWD13,700.00
Each
units
-20 → +120 °C 80 x 60pixel - Automotive, Electrical, Electronic ONE Pro LT 100mK ±3 °C Fixed 8.7Hz 150mm - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 777-6701
Mfr. Part No.0563 0875 V3
BrandTesto
TWD160,273.00
Each
units
-20 → +350 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 875-2i Set <50mK ±2 %, ±2 °C Manual 33Hz 0.1m 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 866-8124
Mfr. Part No.72001-0101
BrandFLIR
TWD22,400.00
Each
units
-10 → +150 °C 80 x 60pixel 320 x 240pixel Building C2 <0.1°C ±2 °C Fixed 9Hz 0.15 (Thermal) m, 1 (MSX) m 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 186-4695
Mfr. Part No.PTi120
BrandFluke
TWD30,588.00
Each
units
-20 → +150 °C 120 x 90pixel 320 x 240pixel Industrial PTi120 60mK ±2 %, ±2 °C Automatic - 22.8cm 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 136-8284
Mfr. Part No.435-0006-03
BrandFLIR
TWD18,703.00
Each
units
-20 → +400 °C 160 x 120pixel - Electrical Issues, Home & Building Inspection, HVAC & Plumbing ONE Pro iOS 70mK ±3 °C Automatic, Manual 8.7Hz 150mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-8286
Mfr. Part No.435-0011-03
BrandFLIR
TWD17,802.00
Each
units
-20 → +400 °C 160 x 120pixel - Electrical Issues, Home & Building Inspection, HVAC & Plumbing ONE PRO Android (MICRO USB) 70mK ±3 °C Automatic, Manual 8.7Hz 150mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 135-3295
Mfr. Part No.78502-0201
BrandFLIR
TWD363,094.00
Each
units
-20 → +1200 °C 384 x 288pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E85 <0.03 @ 30 °C ±2 % Automatic, Manual - - 4in - - -