Ceres T 640 long-wave infrared camera

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Ceres T 640 has been announced as the new high performance thermographic long-wave infrared (LWIR) camera from Xenics.

Xenics is Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the short-wave infrared (SWIR) to the LWIR realm.

Ceres T 640 is a VGA (640x480 pixels) LWIR camera dedicated to thermography with high accuracy and stability performance. With this Ceres T 640, Xenics is pushing the limits in thermographic capability for very demanding applications in the industrial machine vision and process monitoring markets as well as in medical or R&D applications.

Xenics is constantly releasing new products. More LWIR and SWIR product releases are in the planning for 2021.

Xenics is the best-in-class solution provider for thermography

Thermography users are struggling with the complexity requested to get an accurate and stable thermographic measurement. In order to solve this issue, Xenics developed the Ceres T 640 product family, based on its long experience and knowledge in infrared cameras.

Simplicity together with high performance

When designing a thermographic camera, it is important to start with solid and relevant knowledge. Xenics thus combines its highly performing Dione OEM core with its 20 years of knowledge on thermography to propose a simple, accurate and highly stable camera to the market.

Pieter Deroo, Camera development Director says: “The challenge at hand was extreme. We did not only want to get the right temperature information, a significant endeavour by itself. We also wanted the camera to be extremely accurate and robust against outside influences. As such, we fundamentally rethought the architecture with thermographic precision as the driving requirement. The camera contains numerous innovations and can easily be called the most simulated camera ever designed by Xenics”.

Thanks to the skills of the Xenics engineering team, Ceres T 640 exceeds expectations: it not only takes into account all spurious infrared radiation but also compensates for any drifts due to the internal temperature variation including the optics. Moreover, customers don’t need any additional complex software to translate signal into temperature measurement: the calibration-pack and thermographic capability are embedded onboard the camera. This significantly simplifies the use and the integration into systems.

Standard GigE (with PoE capability) or CamLinkTM interfaces, a compact form factor (45x45x67 mm3 for CamLinkTM version without lens and 45x45x75mm3 for GigE version without lens) and a light weight (200g without lens for CamLinkTM and 207g without lens for GigE) are additional contributions for the simplicity of integration.

Customers will also benefit from the user-friendly Xeneth GUI and a GenICamTM compliant SDK. Ceres T 640 has VGA resolution (640x480 pixels) based on a 12μm pitch state-of-the-art microbolometer focal plane array.

In order to adapt to various different applications, Ceres T 640 is proposed in four different optical versions: 8° HFOV (Horizontal Field Of View), 12° HFOV, 25° HFOV and 50° HFOV.

Thanks to its thermographic performances and user-friendly design, Ceres T 640 is the new standard when thermography is needed:

  • Industrial customers will benefit from the stability of the measurement and the on-board thermographic capability for temperature process monitoring and thermal inspection.
  • Safety applications such as temperature screening will be simplified due to thermal drift compensation and easy-to-use design.
  • Medical applications such as thermology will benefit from the accuracy and temperature stability as well as the simplicity of operation.

Once more, Xenics being driven by customer demands, sets an important step in a very demanding market and a giant leap forward for thermography, with its new Ceres T 640 product family.