Compact IR camera with wide temperature range

August 12th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


Instrotech has announced the availability of the Optris PI camera featuring online thermal imaging systems, claiming impressive cost-to-performance ratios.   Developed to thermally determine objects and automatically detect hot or cold spots, typical applications are research and development; test stations; process automation and portable measurement tasks. The instrument covers a range of temperature measurements between -20°C and 1500°C.  The camera, once connected to a PC with USB 2.0, can be used immediately after connection.  The product’s software displays the captured temperature data as a thermal image, while remotely controlling the camera. Based on a small, uncooled bolometer (UFPA) with 160 x 120 pixels or 382 x 288 pixels, the device delivers thermal images in real time with a frequency of up to 128 Hz. Fast processes can be captured and stored as snapshots or video sequences and it’s possible to detect the smallest temperature differences of an object due to the unit’s high thermal sensitivity range.

Contact Scott Hunter, Instrotech, Tel 011 462-1920,

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