Using our thermal imaging cameras and infrared thermometer, you can uncover potential weak points with no unnecessary hassle. All it takes is a simple, intuitively operated process that requires no contact with the object being measured. Thanks to digital linking, you can also offer your customers direct insights and precise documentation via the Bosch Thermal app – providing a transparent basis for quotes or any other necessary steps. Thanks to this, paperwork has become a thing of the past.
The GTC 400 C Professional and GTC 600 C Professional thermal imaging cameras offer you a precise overview of differences in temperature, which are presented in an easily understandable manner via a colour-coded representation. They are perfectly complemented by the free GTC Transfer Software, which allows you to edit and document thermal images in greater detail.
The GIS 1000 C Professional infrared thermometer measures selected areas precisely and provides you with additional information on aspects such as relative humidity and ambient temperature.
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Discover the world of Bosch thermal imaging cameras and infrared thermometers and how you can make your daily work quicker and easier.Through intelligent linking with your smartphone or tablet, you'll have all the important measurement data and images to hand whenever you need them.
Simple and intuitive.Easy operation – quick results:The clever Bosch GTC 400 C Professional thermal imaging camera shows you where potential problems may occur. Smart functions such as the picture-in-picture representation make it easier for you to pinpoint information in the thermal image.And thanks to the range of intelligent features, it can be used for a vast spectrum of applications – particularly in interior spaces, where it really comes into its own.
With special features.More applications, a more detailed image representation, can also be used outdoors: The GTC 600 C Professional thermal imaging camera can be used for larger temperature ranges and provides images in an even greater resolution thanks to its infrared sensor. Additional information can be assigned to the image material at the point of capture in the form of a voice memo.
The specialist in precision.Temperature measurements achieved with precision:Bosch's infrared thermometer complements the effective thermal imaging camera duo by supplying highly accurate and dependable information. In addition to the temperature of objects, the GIS 1000 C Professional infrared thermometer can also measure the ambient temperature and relative humidity – and supplements this with detailed information in a broad measuring range.
The Bosch thermal trio ensures that you maintain a thorough overview in any situation, and that you can correctly identify problems and draw appropriate conclusions. Whether used in electrical installation, plumbing, heating and air conditioning technology, window construction and interior finishing work or vehicle repair:
The combination of the GIS 1000 C Professional infrared thermometer with the GTC thermal imaging cameras makes for an unbeatable team.
Thanks to intuitive and user-friendly operation, you will be able to work even more efficiently and save time, money and energy in the process. You could almost say that customer satisfaction is included in the scope of delivery!
Expert tools for optimal problem diagnosis in everyday electrical work: The temperature measuring tools from Bosch visualise electrical systems in a way that makes it easy to understand where electricity is flowing or if a fault is present. A precautionary inspection of systems can therefore be carried out from a safe distance, minimising potential hazards such as burns from overheated components.
In short: They allow professionals to work safely, swiftly and efficiently.
In this respect, our thermal measuring tools support you in the following:
There are times when there's no time to lose in determining a problem: Is there a leak? Is the power unevenly distributed? Or could it be a valve that's no longer closing properly? For both installation and maintenance work, you can use the Bosch temperature measuring tools to quickly determine whether a system is functioning as required or if and where problems are present. You can obtain precise and reliable results with no need for costly and time-consuming searching.
Window construction can be time-consuming and expensive. So it's a good thing to be able to demonstrate the necessity of such measures to customers in the blink of an eye. Our temperature measuring tools let you and your customers glimpse behind the scenes, since they make insulation faults, thermal bridges and areas that are not leak-tight easily visible. This way, you can locate weak points in windows, doors and shutter box housings in a fast and targeted manner.
See more – work more efficiently: When it comes to this, our thermal measuring tools are your perfect all-round assistants. In just a few simple steps, you can uncover energy losses or weak points on buildings – and rectify these issues in good time, or even prevent problems from occurring in the first place. No matter where you make use of the temperature measuring tools: The results are reliably documented and allow you to create practical before and after comparisons for your customers.
As an experienced vehicle mechanic, you'll no doubt be able to recognise a number of problems at first glance. For all other cases, our thermal measuring tools can help you find the answer. Regardless of whether it concerns electronics, heating functions, cooling systems or exhaust systems, most workshop tasks either involve verifying that things work as intended or establishing if and where faults are present.
When it comes to visualising things such as problems and/or successful repairs, our GTC models make this both quick and easy. This not only helps you in consultations with your customers, but also in the event that any complaints are made.
Every object with a temperature higher than 0 kelvin emits energy as infrared (thermal) radiation. The higher the temperature, the higher the quantity of radiation that is emitted. A thermal imaging camera makes this thermal radiation visible. A thermal image shows the distribution of temperatures within a measuring range. Each pixel of the camera contains information about a temperature point. With a thermal resolution of 160 x 120 pixels, the GTC 400 C Professional can provide a thermal image with up to 19,200 different measuring points, for example.
Thermal imaging cameras like the GTC 400 Professional or the GTC 600 C Professional can be used to measure the temperature distribution of a relatively large area. Thousands of measurement points are compiled in an image and provide a rapid overview of critical areas. For example, it helps to rapidly identify problems in areas where temperature differences have to be located.
Point measurement using the GIS 1000 C Professional accurately measures the surface temperature as the average of a small area. If necessary, the relative humidity and ambient temperature can also be measured (depending on the application). The GIS 1000 C Professional is therefore suitable for precise point measurements. It aids detailed analysis of small areas and localised measurements.
A thermal imaging camera measures the surface temperature of objects and shows this as a thermal image in the display. This provides a clear and simple overview of heat distribution and differences in temperature.
The tool always measures the average of a circular area between the two laser points.
The average temperature inside this area is shown as the measured value on the display. In addition to surface temperature, the tool can measure relative humidity and ambient temperature.
As far as thermal sensitivity is concerned, smaller is better. This value is a measure for the noise produced by the camera.
The quieter the noise, the smaller the temperature differences that can be detected. With an NETD of < 50 mK, the GTC 400 C Professional can therefore be used to visualise very fine or even minimal differences in temperature.
The closer the tool is to the measurement object, the more precise the measurement. From further away, the measuring results can become less precise, e.g. small differences in temperature become less easily visible or cannot be perceived at all. A minimum distance of 30 cm should be adhered to, since the tool requires at least this distance to be able to focus correctly.
For optimum results, configure the tool by selecting the material you are measuring (emissivity). A selection list of the most common materials and their associated emissivity is stored on the GTC. However, it is possible to enter user-defined values.
Emissivity is a parameter that provides information about how much thermal radiation an object emits and how strongly the reflected temperature influences the measurement. The emissivity has a substantial influence on the accuracy of the temperature measurement that can be achieved. In order to obtain the most accurate measurement result, the emissivity must be adapted to the material of the measured surface in the settings.
The highest measuring accuracy can be achieved:
For more information, you can download the PDF "An introduction to thermal imaging" from our Thermal Campus.
The measurement begins as soon as the tool is switched on. If you would like to view a still version of the image, i.e. freeze it in place, simply press the trigger to do so. To continue measurement, press the trigger again. If you would like to save the image on the tool, simply press the bottom left button. This is possible both during the measurement and also when viewing a still or frozen image.
The measurement starts when the red trigger on the back of the tool is pressed and stops when the trigger is released. The tool measures the average surface temperature of the circular area between the two laser dots.
The small sensor between trigger and IR-measurement opening measures relative air humidity and ambient temperature accurately. Therefore, it’s necessary to remove the protective cap for measurement.
Thanks to the built-in real image camera, for every thermal image (…X.jpg) a real image (…Y.jpg) is also saved. This makes it easier for you to identify any objects which are unclear in the thermal image. On the GTC 600 C Professional, you can also record a voice memo. This is then saved along with the corresponding thermal image with the extension "...Z.wav". This means that you will then have all the information correctly assigned to the corresponding thermal image.
In addition, the raw data of the temperatures is also stored in the real image. Each pixel therefore has a temperature value stored in it and if you like, you can easily edit the real images (…Y.jpg) in our free GTC Transfer Software. You can also effortlessly create an evaluation or report. The software can be found here: .
The captured images are saved in the gallery of the GTC 400 C Professional. The gallery can be opened in measuring mode via the left function button of the control panel. You can browse through saved images in the gallery with the left and right arrow buttons. Using the up and down arrow buttons, you can switch between the real and thermal image on the GTC 600 C Professional. Using the function button ("Func"), you can also record and save voice memos here.
Different temperatures in the thermal image are represented by different temperature colours of a colour scheme. In the course of this, the colours are evenly distributed within the temperature range on the screen between the lowest and highest temperature of the image field. If the temperature range in the measured image field changes, e.g. due to the movement of the camera, the colour distribution will be adjusted automatically.
If you do not want the colour distribution to be adjusted automatically, e.g. if you wish to maintain the same colour scale across different image fields for a better comparison, the colour scheme can be locked using the right function button (lock function on the display). Another way to prevent the colour scale from changing automatically is to use the manual mode (via the "Func" function button in measuring mode).
In principle, neither the thermal imaging camera nor the infrared thermometer need to be calibrated on a regular basis. However, if the tool has been subjected to significant drops or impacts, we can offer a re-calibration service via Bosch Service. This means you can ensure that your measurement results continue to be exact.
It is only possible to add a voice note of up to 30 seconds for each image on the GTC 600 C. The voice note can be recorded in the GTC 600 C picture gallery using the FUNC button. You can also use the FUNC button to play the voice note. To delete a voice note and record a new one, you should select "Delete audio only" via the function button at the top right in the gallery. The voice note can then be recorded again using the FUNC button.
Our thermal measuring tools are not designed or permitted for use on people.
While thermal imaging on animals can be useful in diagnosis, it is no substitute for an expert opinion. National regulations must be observed when using the GTC for veterinary applications. The following countries are permitted:
We do not recommend the use of the GIS for measuring the temperature of animals.
A thermal imaging camera can only be used to measure surface temperatures.To measure the temperature of liquids, the GIS 1000 C Professional can be used with a special external immersion probe (Type K).
A thermal imaging camera can only be used to measure surface temperatures. To precisely measure the temperature of airflows or gases, the GIS 1000 C Professional can be used with a special external temperature probe (type K).
If you want to find out more about how to use the GIS 1000 C infrared thermometer with a temperature probe, take a look at our Thermal Campus here.
You can find detailed tips for infrared measurements in our Thermal Campus: Tip 5 provides useful information for measuring reflective surfaces.
The Bosch Thermal app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store and in the Google Play Store.
Download: Apple Store
Download: Google Play Store
The app is only available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones. Other operating systems are not supported. Supported devices: Bluetooth®- and WiFi-enabled smartphones and tablets from Android 8.0 and iOS 14.
Images can be saved and stored on the tool, and accessed via the gallery when required. If you would like to instantly share these images with other people (such as colleagues or customers) you can also transfer the images to a mobile device (e.g. smartphone or tablet). The transfer can be made via the corresponding Bosch Thermal app.
The Bosch Thermal app is a new, standalone app. Images and measurement data from the Measuring Master app cannot be transferred to it.
The projects are stored on the smartphone/tablet they were created on and cannot be transferred to other devices.
Yes, your data will be retained when a software update is performed. To be safe, before you perform an update, you should save the projects on your laptop/PC by "sharing" them and forwarding them as a PDF or JPEG file to your e-mail address.
To establish a connection between your GTC and your smartphone/tablet, please activate the Wi-Fi connection on both devices. The Wi-Fi function on the Bosch GTC Professional can be activated via the camera's tool settings. Once Wi-Fi is activated on your thermal imaging camera, the connection key is shown at the bottom of the tool display. Make sure that Wi-Fi is activated on your smartphone/tablet. Then open the thermal imaging function in the Bosch Thermal app and tap on the plus symbol to establish a connection between the two devices. Now follow the instructions in the app and enter the displayed key in the Wi-Fi settings of you smartphone/tablet to connect to the thermal imaging camera
The GIS integration into the Bosch Thermal app will take place in a further update in 2021.
If the tool has been connected to the smartphone/tablet before, the two devices will connect automatically as long as Bluetooth/Wi-Fi is activated on both devices, the devices are within range and the smartphone/tablet is not connected to any other Wi-Fi network.
You can send and share your images and data as JPEG or PDF file.
To export the project, open it and tap on the export icon in the upper right corner. Alternatively, the project can be shared within the project overview by tapping on the three dots.
The projects are saved automatically.
The GIS and GTC data can be transferred to a PC via the tool's USB port and viewed on this PC. For this purpose, GIS/GTC must be switched on.
For Windows operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), we also provide the free GTC Transfer Software, with which you can edit and document your saved thermal images. The software is available to download from www.bosch-professional.com/gtc
The GTC Transfer Software can be downloaded free of charge here
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