IRCON, represented by Active Instrument Services , has released the Maxline 2 thermal imaging camera. Most users of thermal imaging cameras have become familiar with these products as variations of consumer camcorder-style devices or vision systems cameras.
While these styles of TI cameras function well for their intended use, industrial applications require a ruggedised product to withstand difficult environments.
The exterior design of the Maxline 2 is the first indication that this thermal imaging camera is built to thrive in tough applications.
A sealed, stainless steel, Nema 4 enclosure protects the Maxline 2 from corrosion and humidity. High temperature cables and watertight connectors are used to protect the output of the camera from interference.
Internal focusing (controlled remotely by Ircon software) ensures that moving parts such as lenses are shielded from the environment. Finally, hard coated optics reduce the chance of scratches and other external damage which could affect the output of the camera.
The Maxline 2 is designed to interface with Ircon software and hardware to provide a complete system solution for each industrial application.
Standard features such as ambient temperature compensation, 14-bit digital video, and output speeds up to 60 frames/second provide the user with high accuracy real-time temperature images for process control, R&D, and quality assurance applications.
Analogue or digital video is sent directly to the Ircon industrial operator interface. This industrial computer can be panel mounted or wall mounted.
The Maxline 2 is currently available in 5.0m, 8.0m, and 8-14m wavelengths for temperature ranges from 0ºC to 2500°C.
Water cooling and air purge accessories further aid its ability to withstand high temperature, and dusty applications.