Fluke TiX501 Thermal Camera




Fluke TIX501

  • 640 x 480 resolution
  • MultiSharp Focus
  • LaserSharp Auto Focus
  • Laser Distance Meter
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Warranty2 years
Price MatchNo

Fluke TiX501 Thermal Imaging Camera

DISCONTINUED: The Fluke TIX501 is no longer available. Alternatives include the Fluke TIS75+Fluke TI480 PRO and Fluke TIX580

The TIX501 is perfect for use within the industrial environment, with its rotating screen, it allows the engineer to analyse/troubleshoot in even the most difficult of surroundings. This camera can be used on both electrical and mechanical machinery and can feedback useful diagnostics to prevent any issues before they arise, this saves the company time and money, allowing them to operate at maximum efficiency. This thermal camera, not only gives any engineer convenience through its ergonomic design, but thanks to its advanced specifications it reassures the user that the readings are as accurate as possible.

The crisp image on the TIX501 is due to its high resolution (640 x 480). Coupling this with the LaserSharp™ auto focus, allows the user to have a crisp, in-focus image, making it easier for analysis, whether that be on the job or exporting the images using Fluke Connect.

If an engineer is looking for more versatility from their Fluke Thermal camera, Fluke offer a range of Smart lenses, these optic lenses are fit for purpose and allow the camera to adapt based on its requirement. The lenses available are a telephoto, macro and a wide angle lens.

Making the TIX501 even easier to use is its compatibility with Fluke Connect, this means that any images taken with the TIX501 can be instantly uploaded to the app on their smartphone/tablet, this allows the engineer to share these images with ease. Transferring information when an engineer is on-site has become seemless thanks to Fluke Connect, the images captured can be sent in an instant to speed up the decision making process.

Key Features
Infrared resolution
640 x 480 (307,200 pixels)
IFOV with standard lens (spatial resolution)
0.93 mRad, D:S 1065:1
Field of view
34 °H x 24 °V
Minimum focus distance
15 cm (approx. 6 in)
MultiSharp FocusNo
LaserSharp Auto FocusYes, for consistently in-focus images. Every. Single. Time.
Laser distance meter
Yes, calculates distance to the target for precisely focused images and displays distance on screen
Advanced manual focus
Wireless connectivity
Yes, to PC, iPhone® and iPad® (iOS 4s and later), Android™ 4.3 and up, and WiFi to LAN (where available)
Fluke Connect app compatibleYes*, connect your camera to your smartphone, and images taken automatically upload to the Fluke Connect app for saving and sharing
Fluke Connect Assets
Future**, Automatically assign images to assets, easily compare measurement types in one location and create reports through a cloud-based system.
Fluke Connect instant cloud upload
Yes*, connect your camera to your building’s WiFi network, and images taken automatically upload to the Fluke Connect system for viewing on your smartphone or PC
Fluke Connect instant server upload
IR-Fusion technology
Yes, adds the context of the visible details to your infrared image
Ruggedized touchscreen display
5.7 inch (11.4 cm) (landscape), 640 x 480 LCD
Ergonomic design
240° rotatable (articulating) lens
Thermal sensitivity (NETD)**
≤0.075 °C at 30 °C target temp (75 mK)
Level and span
Smooth auto and manual scaling
Touchscreen adjustable level/spanYes. Span and level can be easily and quickly set by simply touching the screen
Fast auto toggle between manual and auto modes
Fast auto-rescale in manual mode
Minimum span (in manual mode)
2.0 °C (3.6 °F)
Minimum span (in auto mode)3.0 °C (5.4 °F)
Built-in digital camera (visible light)5MP
Frame rate
60 Hz or 9 Hz versions
Laser pointer
LED light (torch)
Digital zoom

Data storage and image capture
Extensive memory options
Removable 4 GB micro SD memory card, 4 GB internal flash memory, save to USB flash drive capability, upload for permanent storage
Image capture, review, save mechanism
Yes, edit and analyze captured images on camera
Image file formats
bmp, jpeg, is2, is3, AVI
Memory review
Thumbnail and full screen review
Full analysis and reporting software with access to the Fluke Connect system
Analyze and store radiometric data on a PCYes
Export file formats with Fluke Connect softwareBitmap (.bmp), GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
Voice annotation
60 seconds maximum recording time per image; reviewable playback on camera, optional Bluetooth headset available but not required
Yes - 2 images
Text annotations
Yes. Including standard shortcuts as well as user programmable options
Video recording and formatsStandard
Remote control operations
Remote display through Fluke Connect
Auto capture (temperature and interval)No
MATLAB® and LabVIEW® tool boxesIntegrate camera data, infrared video and images into software to support R&D analysis

Batteries (field-replaceable, rechargeable)
Two lithium ion smart battery packs with five-segment LED display to show charge level
Battery life
2-3 hours per battery (actual life varies depending on settings and usage)
Battery charging time
2.5 hours to full charge
Battery charging system
Two-bay battery charger or in-imager charging. Optional 12 V automotive charging adapter
AC operation
AC operation with included power supply (100 V AC to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz)
Power savingUser selectable sleep and power off modes

Temperature measurement
Temperature measurement range (not calibrated below -10 °C)
-20 °C to +650 °C (-4 °F to +1,202 °F)
±2 °C or 2 % (at 25 °C nominal, whichever is greater)
On-screen emissivity correction
Yes (both value and table)
On-screen reflected background temperature compensation
On-screen transmission correction
Line temperature graphNo

Color palettes
Standard palettes
8: Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted
Ultra Contrast palettes
8: Ironbow Ultra, Blue-Red Ultra, High Contrast Ultra, Amber Ultra, Amber Inverted Ultra, Hot Metal Ultra, Grayscale Ultra, Grayscale Inverted Ultra

Smart lenses
Macro-25 micron lens: 25 MAC2
2 x telephoto lens: TELE 2
4 x telephoto lens: TELE4
Wide angle lens: WIDE 2

General specifications
Color alarms (temperature alarms)
High temperature, low temperature, and isotherms (within range)
Infrared spectral band
7.5 μm to 14 μm (long wave)
Operating temperature
-10 °C to +50 °C (+14 °F to +122 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +50 °C (-4 °F to +122 °F) without batteries
Relative humidity
10 % to 95 % non-condensing
Center-point temperature measurementYes
Spot temperatureHot and cold spot markers, individually enabled
User-definable spot markers
2 user-definable spot markers
User defined measurement boxes
1 expandable-contractible measurement box with MIN-MAX-AVG temp display
Hard Case
Rugged, IP 67 rated, airtight hardcase with custom foam insert
SafetyIEC 61010-1: Overvoltage category II, Pollution Degree 2
Electromagnetic compatibility
IEC 61326-1: Basic EM environment. CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A
Australian RCM
IEC 61326-1
CFR 47, Part 15 Subpart B
0.03 g2/Hz (3.8 g), 2.5 g IEC 60068-2-6
25 g, IEC 68-2-29
Engineered to withstand 2 meter (6.5 feet) drop with standard lens
Size (H x W x L)
27.3 x 15.9 x 9.7 cm (10.8 x 6.3 x 3.8 in)
Weight (battery included)
1.54 kg (3.4 lb)
Enclosure rating
IEC 60529: IP54 (protected against dust, limited ingress; protection against water spray from all directions)
Two-years (standard), extended warranties are available
Recommended calibration cycle
Two-years (assumes normal operation and normal aging)
Supported languages
Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish
RoHS compliant

Please Note: Fluke Connect analysis and reporting software is available in all countries but Fluke Connect is not. Please check availability with your authorized Fluke distributor

**Indicates Fluke Connect™ features that will be available soon. Watch the Fluke website for software and firmware updates

What's included

  • Fluke TiX501 thermal imager with standard infrared lens
  • AC power supply and battery pack charger (including universal AC adapters)
  • Two, rugged lithium ion smart battery packs
  • USB cable
  • HDMI video cable
  • Bluetooth headset (where available)
  • Rugged, hard carrying case
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