• RIDGID Enters Thermal Imaging Market

    Nov. 29, 2017

    RIDGID wants to help contractors predict problems before they happen, prevent costly system downtime and keep buildings running at the highest performance, by using their newly-released thermal imagers. The new line features the latest technology, best images in their class and easy-to-use interfaces to predict problems before they happen.

    “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.”

    The product line includes four thermal imagers – RT-3, RT-5x, RT-7x and RT-9x – that range from providing 160x120 pixel thermal images to 320x240 pixel thermal images. Select models show a digital camera image alongside the thermal image. They also include the following innovative features:

    • SuperResolution — Using pixel shift technology, SuperResolution effectively doubles the resolution of your camera for saved images, allowing greater detail to detect anomalies. Featured on all models.

    • ε-Assist — With ε-Assist, via the integrated digital camera, the thermal imager recognizes a placed reference sticker, determines emissivity and reflected temperature, and sets both values automatically. Available with the RT-5x, RT-7x, and RT-9x.

    • 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.