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 Calibrated Refresh Rate Minimum Focus Distance Display Size Accuracy Depth
RS Stock No. 136-5668
BrandRS PRO
£1,243.00
Each
Units
0 → +350 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography RS730 100mK ±2 °C, ±3.6 °F Manual - - 0.1m 2.8in - -
RS Stock No. 201-2635
BrandRS PRO
£4,900.00
Each
Units
+20 → +50 °C 160x120pixel - Thermal Monitoring & Control TE-W <60mK - Manual - - 0.1m - =0.3 °C -
RS Stock No. 201-2636
BrandRS PRO
£4,833.43
Each
Units
+20 → +50 °C 384x288pixel - Thermal Monitoring & Control TE-W <40mK - Manual - - 0.1m - =0.3 °C -
RS Stock No. 202-0774
BrandRS PRO
£750.00
Each
Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - 45mm
RS Stock No. 179-9511
BrandRS PRO
£1,641.82
Each
Units
-20 → +400 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Industrial RS-9875 80mK ±2 °C Manual - 9Hz 0.2m 3.5in - -
RS Stock No. 201-2637
BrandRS PRO
£5,898.43
Each
Units
+20 → +50 °C 640x480pixel - Thermal Monitoring & Control DM60-W3 <60mK - Manual - - 0.18m - =0.3 °C -
RS Stock No. 201-8065
BrandRS PRO
£295.00
Each
Units
-10 → 330 °C 206 x 156pixel - Electrical, HVAC, Industrial, Residential T-10 <70.0mK - Manual - 9Hz 0.5m - - 28mm
RS Stock No. 179-9514
BrandRS PRO
£1,738.82
Each
Units
0 → +400 (High Range) °C, -20 → +150 (Low Range) °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Industrial RS-9875 80mK ±2 °C Manual RSCAL 50Hz 0.2m 3.5in - -
RS Stock No. 136-5667
BrandRS PRO
£725.00
Each
Units
-20 → +150 °C 80 x 80pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography RS700 100mK ±2 °C, ±3.6 °F Manual - - 0.1m 2.8in - -
RS Stock No. 136-5734
BrandRS PRO
£1,340.00
Each
Units
+32 → +662 °F, 0 → +350 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography RS730 100mK ±2 °C, ±3.6 °F Manual RSCAL - 0.1m 2.8in - -
RS Stock No. 193-8700
BrandRS PRO
£419.45
Each
Units
-4 → +716 °F, +20 → +380 °C 80 x 80pixel 240 x 320pixel Test and Measurement DT-870 100mK - Focus-Free - - 0.5m 2in - -
RS Stock No. 136-5729
BrandRS PRO
£822.00
Each
Units
-20 → +150 °C, -4 → +302 °F 80 x 80pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography RS700 100mK ±2 °C, ±3.6 °F Manual RSCAL - 0.1m 2.8in - -
RS Stock No. 912-0239
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E4
BrandFLIR
£776.00
Each
Units
-20 → +250 °C 80 x 60pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E4 <0.15°C ±2 % Manual RSCAL 9Hz - 3in - -
RS Stock No. 848-1365
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E4
BrandFLIR
£679.00
Each
Units
-20 → +250 °C 80 x 60pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E4 <0.15°C ±2 % Manual - 9Hz - 3in - -
RS Stock No. 866-8124
Mfr. Part No.72001-0101
BrandFLIR
£452.00
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. 848-1369
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E5
BrandFLIR
£797.00
Each
Units
-20 → +250 °C 120 x 90pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E5 <0.1°C ±2 % Manual - 9Hz - 3in - -
RS Stock No. 912-0245
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E5
BrandFLIR
£894.00
Each
Units
-20 → +250 °C 120 x 90pixel 640 x 480pixel Electrical, Mechanical E5 <0.1°C ±2 % Manual RSCAL 9Hz - 3in - -
RS Stock No. 848-1378
Mfr. Part No.FLIR E6
BrandFLIR
£1,359.92
Each
Units
-20 → +250 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Electrical, Mechanical E6 <0.06°C ±2 % Automatic - 9Hz - 3in - -
RS Stock No. 893-8489
Mfr. Part No.71201-0101
BrandFLIR
£905.32
Each
Units
-10 → +150 °C 80 x 60pixel - Electrical, Mechanical AX8 100mK ±2 % - - - - - - 54mm
RS Stock No. 125-2271
Mfr. Part No.0560 8650
BrandTesto
£994.00
Each
Units
-20 → +280 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 865 120mK ±2 °C Fixed RSCAL 9Hz 0.5m 3.5in - -