EVT introduces EyeCheck Thermo 400 thermal imaging camera | Automation.com

EVT introduces EyeCheck Thermo 400 thermal imaging camera

EVT introduces EyeCheck Thermo 400 thermal imaging camera

March 18, 2016 - EVT introduces EyeCheck Thermo 400 thermal imaging camera that has a microbolometer sensor for detecting infrared radiation between 8 and 14 µm.

The sensor is a vanadium oxide (VOx) because of its excellent electrical conductivity. Even in changing ambient temperature the IR sensor is running steadily.

The array format of the EC Thermo 400 is 80 x 60 active pixels and the pixel size is 17 µm. The thermal sensitivity of the smart camera is < 50 mK. The EyeCheck Thermo 400 is equipped with the EyeVision image processing software which also contains commands for digital thermal image processing. And it includes automatic thermal environment compensation, noise filters, non-uniformity correction and gain control.

The applications are manifold, but mainly for industrial inspection and process monitoring. Thermography can be used at all stages of production – from inspecting the quality of raw materials and processing of those raw materials to the inspection of the final product. Continuous temperature monitoring allows an early detection of defects. This saves money as bad raw materials and products can be separated directly.

Example industries are plastic, glass and steel processing. Applications include monitoring the cooling process after leaving the furnace, inspecting the material thickness by heating up the material, etc.

LWIR cameras can detect thermal radiation and do not need a source of illumination. Thermal radiation is visible through mist, rain and smoke. To detect objects at far distances, very low noise levels and a good temperature resolution are required.

With EyeVision image processing software it is possible to evaluate the captured images directly on the camera. With the thermal imaging command set and the drag-and-drop function of the software, an inspection program can be created entirely without programming skills.

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