With the Cube 800, the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom has launched a portable and explosion-proof infrared and HD video camera for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1. ecom developed and distributes the Cube 800 in cooperation with Librestream. Both companies are meeting the increasing demand for a peripheral device that provides HD digital and thermal imaging technology for inspections and maintenance in potentially hazardous areas. In combination with the intrinsically safe ecom smartphone series Smart-Ex or tablet series Tab-Ex, workers can remotely control the camera, view HD video and thermal imaging, or capture and annotate pictures or recordings from a safe distance in real-time. Critical areas on the plant can thus be identified much quicker and repair measures initiated immediately.
Safe handling for HD and thermal image recordings
In potentially hazardous areas, both the condition of the installations and the temperature conditions must be checked regularly - often in in locations with limited access. The integrated thermal imaging camera of the Cube 800 with long-wave infrared (8-14µm), a thermal sensitivity of <50mK and automatic flat field correction (FFC) indicates potentially critical, overheated areas. The optical HD camera with 13 megapixels and 3x digital zoom records high-resolution videos and pictures. A light ring and a class 1 laser target pointer ensure high image quality. Simultaneous recording and display of HD and infrared video is also possible via a Smart-Ex or Tab-Ex mobile device. For a long runtime without failures during operation, the Cube 800 is equipped with a rechargeable 2200 mA-h Li-Ion battery.
Digital functions for remote monitoring
Employees and the control room can interoperate with the optional Librestream software Onsight Connect and remotely control camera settings including lighting, zoom and camera mode. Coupled with the Onsight Connect-enabled ecom Smart-Ex or Tab-Ex devices, remote monitoring can be extended towards data-optimized remote monitoring with the Cube 800. On request, images and recordings are available live in the digital workspace. This allows experts and the control room to support the technician on site. For example, remote diagnoses can be carried out and instructions for repairs can be provided remotely. Dual band WIFI with 2.4 GHz and 5GHz and Bluetooth supplement the mobile data exchange.