Bestech Australia now have the new thermoIMAGER TIM available, a miniature real-time thermal imager with USB interface. This technology is from German company Micro-Epsilon.
The thermoIMAGER infrared thermal imager can measure temperatures from -20 to 900°C, and has an optimal thermal sensitivity of 0.1K. The system also has exchangeable lenses with 9°FOV (field of view), 31°FOV and 64°FOV, which allows temperatures to be measured in a variety of object distances, from close focus to far field focus. Optical resolution for these infrared thermal imagers is 160x120 pixels.
Power supply and operation of the thermoIMAGER infrared thermal imager is via the USB 2.0 interface, which means no external power supply is required. With real time video recording at a 100Hz frame rate this truly is a plug and play device.
The software for these infrared thermal imagers will store the data to a file, which allows playback at user defined speeds, such as slow motion, or frame by frame. This makes the thermoIMAGER TIM the ideal tool for research and development applications, failure diagnostics or process monitoring.
Additionally, the software can be used as a runtime application where the user is able to program and configure a custom environment (multiple monitoring windows, alarms, hot spot localisation, line profile, etc.).
Furthermore, a programmable process interface, hard wired input and output (PIF in) enables external control and communication for the emissivity of the target material, trigger functions, shutter control or alarm outputs and other useful features.
A range of optics for different applications are all factory calibrated to allow for the easy exchange of optics without recalibration.
With analog outputs and cable lengths of up to 100m available, the thermoIMAGER infrared thermal imager is extremely compact and lightweight. Weighing just 250g, this device is very rugged and has an environmental rating of IP67.
Due to their compact size, these infrared thermal imagers are ideal for use in machines and test stations, and with the water cooling jacket the user can measure in an environment of up to 180°C, or even in vacuum.
LAB VIEW interface and support are also offered.