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Fluke Process Instruments Integrates Imaging, Thermal Sensing With Spot Robot

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July 13, 2021

Fluke Process Instruments, which develop infrared imaging and thermal profiling solutions for industrial instruments, has announced partnering with Boston Dynamics to bring its new SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager capabilities to the Spot mobile robot. The package is expected to be released later in August.

The SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager enables users to detect, locate, and visualize air and gas leaks or changes in mechanical sound signatures across their process and equipment in real-time before they become more expensive problems. With an array of sound sensors and Fluke’s SoundMap technology, the SV600 translates the sounds that it hears into a visual representation to quickly locate problem areas.

WIth the Spot integration, the mobile robot can be configured for various use cases to increase efficiency and greatly reduce safety risk. With the SV600 payload, Spot will be able to automate air and gas leak detection and identify mechanical sound signatures. Spot is designed to traverse unstructured terrain that helps automate industrial inspections.

“Customers have already expressed interest and seen value in the SV600 and Spot working together,” said Herman Warnshuis, president of Fluke Process Instruments. “Together they are proving to be invaluable in terms of workforce efficiency for large scale facilities, particularly for industries such as utilities, energy, automotive and beverages, who are looking to automate their inspection processes. With automated acoustic imaging that the SV600 brings, maintenance teams can visualize leaks or sound signature changes to factory equipment or assets, and prevent unscheduled maintenance and possible costly downtime, and at the same time improve factory safety by minimizing operator intervention.”

For additional details, visit the Fluke Process Instruments website here. Additional details, including ordering information, will be released during the launch next month, the company said.

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