Thermal imaging cameras

detect temperature differences smaller than 25mK

  • by FLIR
  • January 10, 2012
  • Thermal imaging cameras
    Thermal imaging cameras

FLIR Systems' SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging cameras are designed to provide the thermal measurement performance together with advanced connectivity. Equipped with a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector that produces 1280x1024 pixel thermal images, High Definition (HD) imaging enables the user to see the smallest of details and offers 4 times more thermal data than a standard 640 x 512 pixels image. The cameras can detect temperature differences smaller than 25mK (18mK typically). Using the proprietary "lock-in" facility process temperature, differences as small as 1mK can be made clearly visible. The camera can measure temperatures up to 3,000º C with an amazing accuracy of +/- 1ºC or +/- 1%.

SC8400 Series cameras offer an adjustable frame rate of up to 100 Hz full frame. The SC6500 Series cameras have an adjustable frame rate of up to 125Hz full frame. Both cameras can deliver images up to a speed of 3,000 Hz. Windowing allows a subset of the total image to be selectively read out with adjustable window size. The sub-sample windows can be arbitrarily chosen and are easily defined. The HD thermal imaging camera integrates advanced high performance optical design with lens recognition and automatic measurement adjustments. A temperature probe in the lens assembly provides leading-edge measurement accuracy and drift compensation. A choice of lenses are available for use.

Each SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging camera offers a range of connectivity options. These include Gigabit Ethernet for simple connectivity, Camera Link medium for full bandwidth data acquisition, DVI-output compatible with 1080p and Wi-Fi to enable image transfer and control the camera wirelessly via a smart phone (iPhone) or a tablet PC (iPad). In addition standard BNC connectors are included for often used features such as detector synchronization, acquisition triggering, analogue lock-in input and composite video output. Commonly used camera configurations can be saved to the micro SD-card enabling SC8400 / SC6500 Series cameras to be used by multiple users without requiring expertise in camera reconfiguring.

To provide the flexibility often demanded by R&D applications - FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging cameras can be adjusted to meet almost any need. The LCD touch screen can be removed from the camera when space is at a premium allowing the camera to be installed in a hard to reach position. Just position the camera and you can remotely control it. An integral LED light on the camera ensures clear visual images even in dark environments. The visual image can be used as a reference against the thermal image.