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The FLIR ONE® Edge Pro for iOS® and Android is a cutting-edge thermal imaging camera that has the potential to revolutionize the way automotive professionals conduct inspections. Thermal imaging technology provides automotive technicians with a powerful tool to identify and diagnose various issues in vehicles quickly and accurately. But unlike other thermal imagers, the Edge Pro boasts wireless capabilities that allow technicians to inspect difficult-to-reach and difficult-to-view areas with more convenience, efficiency, and freedom of movement. With its compact design and wireless connection, the FLIR ONE Edge Pro has the potential to streamline automotive inspections, leading to more precise diagnostics, reduced troubleshooting time, and ultimately, improved vehicle performance and safety.
Here are five ways the FLIR ONE® Edge Pro can be used to streamline automotive inspections:
Find exhaust leaks
A thermal imaging camera is a valuable tool for identifying exhaust leaks in a vehicle. When inspecting for exhaust leaks with the FLIR ONE Edge Pro, technicians can quickly and easily scan connections between the manifold, pipes, visible joints, and gaskets in record time. The camera can help detect temperature variations that may indicate the presence of an exhaust leak.
Furthermore, FLIR MSX® (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) provides vibrant thermal images by adding key details from the onboard visible light camera to the entire infrared image in real time. By capturing both thermal and visible images simultaneously, MSX technology adds visible edges, textures, and details to the thermal image, creating a more comprehensive visual representation of the exhaust system and any anomalies within the exhaust system.
Inspect heating elements for defrost grids
Defrost grids play a crucial role in ensuring clear visibility during cold weather conditions, but issues with the heating elements can impede their functionality. With the FLIR ONE Edge Pro, automotive professionals can conduct inspections of defrost grids with enhanced convenience and efficiency. By wirelessly streaming the thermal data to a smartphone or tablet, technicians can instantly analyze the temperature distribution across the defrost grids, and they can compare the conditions from inside the car and outside the car much more conveniently than a traditional thermal imager would allow. With this wireless technology, potential issues such as malfunctioning or inefficient heating elements, hotspots, or cold spots can be located, diagnosed, and treated in less time.
Troubleshoot air conditioning issues
A thermal camera is a very useful tool when it comes to identifying issues with an automotive air conditioning system; however, it can be challenging to identify the root cause of the problem with the vents being visible inside the cab and the bulk of the system being hidden and difficult to access. With the wireless capabilities of the FLIR ONE Edge Pro, automotive professionals can essentially see both areas of the system at the same time. The wireless streaming capabilities of the Edge Pro allows multiple technicians to view different parts of the system simultaneously. This allows them to identify potential issues such as overheating, refrigerant leaks, or blockages that may impede the system's performance.
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Inspect brake drums
Traditional brake drum inspections can be challenging due to limited access and visibility. However, with the wireless capabilities of the FLIR ONE Edge Pro, automotive professionals can now streamline and enhance brake drum inspections with remarkable ease.
When inspecting brake drums, the wireless functionality of the FLIR ONE Edge Pro allows technicians to move freely around the vehicle, capturing detailed thermal images of the brake drums from various angles. By wirelessly streaming the thermal data to a smartphone or tablet, technicians can instantly analyze the temperature distribution across the brake drums, identifying potential anomalies such as uneven heating, overheating, or signs of wear. These valuable insights enable early detection of issues, facilitating proactive maintenance or repair measures to ensure optimal braking performance and safety.
Diagnose catalytic converter problems
Catalytic converters play a crucial role in reducing harmful emissions from vehicles, but diagnosing issues with these components can be challenging because of their location and heat signatures. However, with the wireless capabilities of the FLIR ONE Edge Pro, automotive professionals can conduct catalytic converter inspections with enhanced convenience and efficiency. They can maneuver around the vehicle, capturing detailed thermal images of the catalytic converter from various angles without the restrictions of cables or physical connections. And with the compact size, the FLIR ONE Edge Pro can get into these tighter, difficult-to-access spaces with much more ease and convenience.