- January 31, 2017
- FLIR Systems, Inc.
January 31, 2017 – FLIR Systems introduced four infrared cameras for science and research applications at the Photonics West convention in San Francisco. These products – the FLIR X6800sc, FLIR A8200sc, and FLIR X8500sc midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras and the FLIR A6260sc shortwave infrared camera (SWIR) – provide the flexibility, frame rates, and sensitivity required for the most demanding scientific research applications.
Each of the four FLIR platforms blends the features of visible cameras, such as remote triggering and precise synchronization, with thermal technology from FLIR, allowing researchers to generate accurate temperature readings. From capturing fast-moving objects for aerospace or ballistics testing, to characterizing rapid thermal transients in circuit boards or composite material testing, the cameras deliver the thermal resolution, speed, and features researchers need to collect meaningful data.
The FLIR X6800sc MWIR camera captures full-frame 640x512 thermal images at 502 frames per second. With advanced triggering options and on-camera RAM/SSD recording, this camera offers the functionality to stop motion on high-speed events both in the lab and at the test range.
The FLIR A8200sc produces MWIR thermal images at 1024x1024 pixels, for more than one million points of measurement. The camera offers sensitivity (typically <20 mK) for low noise imaging, and can easily measure small targets down to 3.5 μm. The camera’s image output can be windowed to increase frame rates and accurately characterize high-speed thermal events, so critical data isn’t missed during testing.
The FLIR X8500sc is a 1280x1024 MWIR camera from FLIR, with a full frame speed of 180 fps. The on-camera RAM allows users to record 36 seconds of full frame data with zero dropped frames, then save it on the removable FLIR DVIR drive and be ready to begin a new recording within 90 seconds. The X8500sc also streams high speed 14-bit data simultaneously over Gigabit Ethernet, Camera Link, and CoaXpress for live viewing, analysis, or recording.
The FLIR A6260sc is a SWIR camera. The user can configure camera settings such as frame rate, integration time, and window size, allowing for versatility. The A6260sc is optimized for the SWIR wavebands, making it ideal for applications such as measuring temperature through glass, laser beam profiling, and silicon wafer inspection applications.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection.