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Troubleshoot Electrical Control Panels with iPhone Thermal Cameras

Mike Jeffries | November 15, 2017

iPhone Infrared CameraA new trend in the manufacturing industry is proving to be very helpful: infrared cameras. Many facilities regularly use thermal imaging cameras in order to inspect electrical and mechanical components. These cameras give users crucial information about the condition of various different types of equipment, as well as help workers optimize the production process and monitor quality control. Check out some of the best thermal camera options here!

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While thermal cameras are incredibly useful in the manufacturing industry, they can also be very expensive. There is now a much cheaper alternative to buying a thermal camera, and it comes in the form of an accessory you attach to your iPhone. This device turns your normal iPhone camera into a thermal camera and allows you to use it anywhere, anytime. It is much easier to transport than a full-sized camera that only has one function, and much more convenient. Check out Flir One here!



Thermal cameras can be helpful in the following equipment:

Electrical

  • Transformers
  • Fuse Panels
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Electrical Cabinets
  • Switchgear

Mechanical

  • Pumps
  • Storage Tanks
  • Conveyor Belts
  • Motors
  • Process Valves
  • Pipelines

Infrared thermography is used to find areas of excess heat so you are able to correct any problems before a component fails, causing damage, safety hazards and productivity loss. You can read more on how infrared cameras are helping manufacturing industries in this article.

If you find that you have a problem with your pump or a motor that needs repair, contact Mader Electric today and we'd be happy to help.

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