A series of thermal imaging cameras rugged enough for heavy industrial applications and compact enough for use in R&D and automation has been introduced by Land Instruments International, a unit of Ametek. The Arc cameras have high resolution radiometric imagers and field of view options that can view targets at any distance with high clarity. They operate over a wide temperature range (-20°C to 1000°C).
Applications for the Arc camera include: automation, process control, automotive, machine vision, waste management, coal hotspot detection, critical vessel monitoring, product testing, petrochemical, metals, plastics, packaging, paper, food, minerals, and medical.
Because temperature processing is performed by onboard software, the cameras do not need to be connected to a PC. Connection to a range of I/O modules by standard industrial Ethernet allows simple stand-alone operation. The high-resolution thermal imager uses advanced focal plane array detector technology to produce high accuracy temperature measurements.
Available options include two temperature ranges, four lenses, two frame rates and three software variants. Standard Arc Viewer software enables visualisation of thermal data; Viewer+ offers configuration of smart camera features; and LIPS allows complete analysis, recording and playback of thermal data. A choice of enclosures allows dependable operation in harsh environments.