High-end thermography systems for highest standards

The high-end thermography systems of the product line ImageIR ® are conceived for application with highest standards in the fields of research and development, non-destructive material testing and process monitoring. The modular outline allows for an individual system configuration and ideal adjustment of the performance data to the respective task.

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High-end thermography systems

High-end thermography system ImageIR® from InfraTec

Infrared cameras for highest standards in research and development

Researchers and scientists, who depend on flexible infrared camera technology with maximum sensibility, accuracy, spatial resolution and speed, have a perfect solution available with the ImageIR ® series.

As the top model of this series the ImageIR ® 10300 impresses with a cooled photon detector of (1,920 × 1,536) IR pixels being installed in an radiometric infrared camera for civil use for the first time. The transmission of the recordings in full hd achieves, thanks to the 10 GigE interface, frequencies up to 100 Hz in full frame mode.

For reliable detection of very small objects over extremely high distances the models ImageIR ® 8300 Z and ImageIR ® 9300 Z are available with a focal range of (28 ... 850) mm. The ImageIR ® 8300 hp in the format (640 x 512) IR pixels allows a full-frame rate of 350 Hz.

The series sets standards as an efficient high performance tool for thermographic investigations in combination with the thermography evaluation software IRBIS ® 3.

Detector formats of the high-end thermography systems ImageIR ®

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opto-mechanical MicroScan unit from InfraTec

MicroScan increases the geometrical resolution capability of the camera series significantly

Due to the MicroScan unit images can be recorded with up to (2,560 × 2,048) IR pixels. This will be achieved by a newly developed, fast-rotating MicroScan wheel, which is integrated into the camera. It ensures that four different individual exposures are taken per wheel revolution, which are offset laterally by half a pixel each. These individual exposures are brought together in real time into a thermogram with quadruple image format. Each pixel in the image represents a genuine temperature measured value. The resulting exposures are extremely low in noise and show the measurement objects with very fine resolution.

Selected features and equipment

  • Thermal resolution up to < 0.015 K
  • High-speed thermography with up to 25,000 Hz 
  • FPA photon detectors with formats of (1.920 x 1.536), (1.280 x 1.024), (640 x 512) and (320 x 256) IR pixels available
  • Long life Stirling cooler for continuous operation
  • Filter/aperture wheel: motorized; remotely controllable with up to 5 positions each (optional)
  • Modular structure for individual add-ons
  • Precise and repetitively accurate triggers
  • Integrated trigger- and process interface
  • Complete optical assortment, from 200 mm telephoto lens to 8 times microscopy lens with 2 µm pixel size

Modular device concept

The modular device concept allows for an individual, customised equipment and utilisation in nearly all specialist fields.

  • Aerospace technology, automotive technology, medical technology, laser technology, welding technology
  • Electronics/microelectronics
  • Glass-, plastic- and steel industry
  • Research and development, non-destructive material testing
  • Active thermography, Lock-in and spectral thermography, stress analysis
  • Module testing, micro thermography
  • Quality assurance for bonding techniques and blowhole reduction
  • High-speed thermography, measurements of fast rotating objects in linescan mode (brakes and clutches)
  • Object monitoring 
  • Airborne thermography

Various models are available for the high-end camera series ImageIR ®.

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Application areas for infrared cameras

  • Thermography in Research and development
    Research and development

    Measure precisely and fast, analyze most detailled and still remain flexible with the modular concept and the wide range of accessories of InfraTec.

  • Thermography for process optimization
    Process optimization

    Make your processes more efficient and improve product quality using infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography Automation

    Automatically control temperature distributions and developments – InfraTec implements or expands your process control with infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography investigation
    Observation & determintation

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • Aerial Thermography
    Aerial Thermography

    Detec persons and objects in the field or monitor wide-area geologic properties or environmental damages.

Case studies

Thermography in the quality assurance

Today thermal power stations by the SIEMENS AG are more than ever complex high-tech products. They provide a continuous and reliable electrical power supply for industry and population worldwide. They do this using fossil fuels very efficient and therefore exceptionally friendly for our environment. To achieve this highest quality of every single component is absolutely imperative. Thus heavily stressed parts like the turbine blades are tested with the latest measurement techniques for example with infrared thermography.

Read more about the use of ImageIR ® 8320 for quality assurance of Siemens AG

Inverter with loaded components to forecast their lifecycle

Thermographic Microscopy with ImageIR ® 8300

At the same time that the performance of electronic components is being driven ever higher the demand for thermal management at ever smaller scales is also occurring. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT), as a development partner, supports companies in meeting these growing needs in an optimal fashion. As a result, the latest scientific developments can be implemented in new products very quickly, sus-taining the rapid rate of innovation required by the industry. In order to deal with this challenge, the ISIT, as well as other Fraunhofer Institutes, has a range of excellent technology. This technology enables its specialists to fulfill their tasks in the very best way.

Read more about the ImageIR ® 8300 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT)