infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
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    Detector Format

    Efficient measurement of smallest structures on large-scale objects

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    Thermal Resolution

    Precise detection of smallest temperature differences

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    Frame Rate

    Analysis of high-speed dynamic temperature changes and processes

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    Rugged Light Metal Housing

    Easy and inexpensive installation in harsh process environments

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    Process and Trigger Interface

    Camera control and output of control signals for external devices

Unrestricted Operation of the Infrared Camera in Harsh Industrial Environments

The robust light metal housing (protection degree IP67*) provides reliable protection for the high sensitive optronics of the device. In addition, it guarantees trouble-free operation even in harsh industrial environments and keeps constant the excellent optical and metrological performance parameters of the device over a long service life. In this way a long-term and trouble-free operation of the VarioCAM® HD head is guaranteed. The usage of a high-quality LEMO connector technology ensures a high protection degree of the infrared camera even for computer-based network operations. For applications in extreme ambient conditions there are suitable protective housings available, for example made of stainless steel. These are optionally equipped with a cooling, heating or both.

Permanent Autofocus for Optimal Focusing

Constantly changing object scenes require manual or automatic refocusing activated by the user. The integrated permanent autofocus function facilitates this work. In case there is a scene change the camera automatically adopts fast and precise the optimal focusing.

Storage of Fast Infrared Sequences with up to 240 Hz

In case of sudden temperature changes, the infrared camera VarioCAM® High Definition provides a sub-frame modus (“subwindowing”) that is usually only found in cooled infrared cameras. The VarioCAM® HD series allows recording of infrared sequences with frame rates up to 240 Hz. In order to reach such high frame rates, each time a defined section of the detector is being read. 

The following frame rates are available:

  • Full-frame with(1,024 × 768) IR pixels: 30 Hz
  • Sub-frame with (640 × 480) IR pixels: 60 Hz
  • Sub-frame with (320 × 240) IR pixels: 120 Hz
  • Sub-frame with (1,024 × 96) IR pixels: 240 Hz

Infrared Camera VarioCAM® High Definition of InfraTec

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High-precision Calibration of Infrared Cameras Enables for High Accuracy of Measurements

The infrared camera VarioCAM® High Definition is calibrated using special algorithms. The specially developed calibration algorithm, with more than just a few calibration curves, is used for compensation of temperature fluctuations. Therefore, highest measuring accuracy and repeatability even at changing environmental temperatures is ensured. The exceptional high measuring accuracy can be reached across a wide temperature range.

Detection of Minor Defects through High Thermal Resolution

The thermal resolution describes the process to dissolve slightest temperature differences and thus, can display this measurement value. The infrared cameras of the VarioCAM® HD series have a high thermal resolution of up to 0.02 K that helps to display even slightest temperature differences with accuracy. In combination with the high-performance lenses this helps to detect critical faults at an early stage and display these in excellent quality.

Comprehensive Range of Precision Interchangeable Lenses Enables for a Wide Range of Applications

Due to the comprehensive range of lenses for infrared cameras, a wide range of measurement objects is available, starting with micro thermography to telephoto lens applications for objects in a large distance. The optics of the VarioCAM® HD series were designed as uncompromising full lenses with an opening number of 1.0, highest transmission and transmission quality as well as low distortion. 

Automatic Functions of the Infrared Camera

The numerous automatic functions, such as autofocus, automatic image optimisation, automatic hotspot display, automatic calibration range switch etc. enable a fast and effective operation.

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It is not unusual for tasks to be associated with special requirements. Discuss your specific application needs with our specialists, receive further technical information or learn more about our additional services.

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InfraTec infrared LLC
75024 Plano, TXUSA

Technical Specifications

Spectral range (7.5 … 14) µm
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
Detector format (IR pixels) (1,024 × 768)
Temperature measuring range (-40 … 2,000) °C*
Measurement accuracy ± 1 °C or ± 1 %*
Temperature resolution @ 30 °C Up to 0.02 K*
Frame rate Full-frame: 30 Hz (1,024 × 768), sub-frame formats*: 60 Hz (640 × 480) / 120 Hz (384 × 288) / 240 Hz (1,024 × 96)
Window mode * Yes
Storage media SDHC Card, external control computer for camera control and data acquisition*
Image storage Time-, trigger- and temperature controlled recording of 16 bit single frames or image sequences with timestamp, video streaming in MPEG format
Lens mount Bayonet to comfortably switch objectives, automatic objective detection and data transfer; screw-on interface*
Focus Motor-driven, automatic or manual, accurately adjustable
Zoom Up to 32× digital, stepless
Dynamic range 16 bit
Interfaces GigE Vision* | DVI-D (HDMI) | C-Video | RS232 | USB 2.0 | WLAN*
Trigger * 2 × digital I/O, 2 × analogue I/O
Tripod adapter 1/4" photo thread
Power supply AC adapter, (12 … 24) V DC, PoE*
Storage and operation temperature (-40 … 70) °C, (-25 … 55) °C
Protection degree IP54, IEC 60529, IP67 with screw-on interface*
Impact strength/vibration resistance in operation 25 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 29), 2 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 6)
Dimensions; weight (221 × 90 × 94) mm; 1.15 kg (basic configuration with standard lens)
Further functions Camera internal emissivity correction, shutter free operation, use of various colour sets, contrast enhancement, user profile, language selection
Analysis and evaluation software* * IRBIS® 3, IRBIS® 3 view, IRBIS® 3 plus*, IRBIS® 3 professional*, IRBIS® 3 remote HD, IRBIS® 3 control*, IRBIS® 3 online*, IRBIS® 3 process*, IRBIS® 3 active*, IRBIS® 3 mosaic*, IRBIS® 3 vision*
Depending on model
Dimensions of the VarioCAM HD head

Field of View Calculator

Check the geometrical resolution of our infrared cameras for your application.

Each measurement or testing task has its own characteristic basic conditions. For getting optimal results camera, detector and lens have to be perfectly matched to one another. The field of view calculator helps you to determine the appropriate combination.

Field of View Calculator of the VarioCAM HD head

Case Studies of Infrared Camera Series VarioCAM® HD head 800

InfraTec - Process Monitoring During Open‐die Forging
Get further information about VarioCAM® HD head 800 for process monitoring during open‐die forging

Process Monitoring During Open‐die Forging

Anyone who wants to produce curved or twisted steel and aluminium components, can rely on bending forging nowadays. Components with complex geometries can now be manufactured by means of this incremental forging variant.

thermal imaging for climate research
Thermography for Climate Research

Thermography for Climate Research

Climate research is one of the most exposed types of academic research these days. With the continuous discussion about extreme weather events and long-term implications of human-made climate factors the related science has become a part of everyone´s daily life.

Inline Process Control for Quality Assurance of Weld Seams - TU Ilmenau
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Inline Process Control for Quality Assurance of Weld Seams

Miscellaneous welding tasks in steel constructions currently have a low degree of automation, resulting in a high amount of manual work and employee-dependent quality levels. As part of the 3dStahl collaborative project, a 6-axis robot, equipped with a welding machine, was attached upside down to a wall-to-wall wire rope hoist kinematics system in order to automate joining processes involving small quantities or even individual parts such as large-scale objects (lock gates, bridges).

Catching the Fire – Aerial Fire Mapping in New Zealand

Wildfires are a permanent threat for several regions around the world. One approach to tackle them is the usage of airborne fire mapping. It offers a unique elevated perspective on remote fires to those who have to organise firefighting ground activities. For this, our partner Highland Helicopters uses the LWIR thermal imaging camera VarioCAM® HD 800 head from InfraTec, integrated into a GIMBAL system outside the helicopter.

Dem Feuer auf der Spur – Flugthermografie in Neuseeland

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Software

Fast and Detailed Analysis Using the Integrated IRBIS® 3 Software Package

The efficiency of an infrared camera significantly depends on its data analysis software. As a standard, the thermography software package IRBIS® 3 is included in each camera delivery. This software gives a fast, precise and detailed evaluation of obtained thermograms and sequences. With this, and the copy & paste function in all WINDOWS programmes a good basis is provided for comprehensive development work. 

Analysis Software of Software Family IRBIS® 3
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Partner of Research and Science

InfraTec expands its expertise in the field of thermography by participating in various research projects. This selection of projects illustrates which topics we are promoting and which partners we are working with, therefore.

Camera protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Wide range of protective housings

Wide Range of Protective Housings

The InfraTec product range includes numerous protective housings. The all-weather and robust metal housings allow the use of the thermographic cameras in harsh environments and protect against mechanical stress, dust and splash water. Depending on requirements, users can also choose ATEX-certified protective housings that can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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Practical seminars

Practical Seminars

A detailed briefing by our specialists is always part of the delivery of your thermographic camera. Upon request, we can also extend this offer to a comprehensive seminar with the contents of thermal imaging, which are important for you when using the camera. In this way, you can ensure that your employees are optimally prepared for the daily handling of the entire system. We will be happy to organise a suitable seminar at your premises.

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United States

InfraTec GmbH
Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
Gostritzer Str. 61 – 63
01217 DresdenDEUTSCHLAND

Industries & Applications for this Infrared Camera

  • Active Thermography - Picture Credits: © Rainer / Fotolia.com
    Active Thermography

    Active Thermography

    Make use of active thermography for non-destructive and contact-free material testing, for both automated inline and offline solutions.

  • thermography for aerial photography
    Aerial Thermography

    Aerial Thermography

    Detect persons and objects in the field or monitor wide-area geologic properties or environmental damages.

  • thermal imaging in aviation
    Aerospace Industry

    Aerospace Industry

    Comply with highest security demands by applying state-of-the-art infrared camera systems.

  • thermal imaging for automotive applications
    Automotive Industry

    Automotive Industry

    Infrared camera systems help you to secure a high product quality in production and at your suppliers.

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

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    Crane Rope Monitoring

    Crane Rope Monitoring

    The completely automatic 24/7 monitoring with infrared cameras enables you to detect weak points on crane ropes in real time.

  • Automated Testing Solution ACTIVE-LIT - Header - Picture Credits: © iStock.com / scorpp
    Electronic / Semiconductor Testing - E-LIT

    Electronic / Semiconductor Testing - E-LIT

    Detect inhomogeneous temperature distribution and local power loss during the production using the Lock-in thermography.

  • thermal imaging in electronics
    Electronics & Electrical Engineering

    Electronics & Electrical Engineering

    Measure temperature distributions of smallest electronic components with infrared cameras.

  • thermal imaging for environmental studies
    Environmental Studies

    Environmental Studies

    Look for smallest temperature differences in landscapes, biotopes and labs using infrared camera models of highest measurement precision.

  • Automation Solution FIRE-SCAN from InfraTec
    Fire Prevention - FIRE-SCAN

    Fire Prevention - FIRE-SCAN

    Effectively secure your goods and appliances by integrating thermography into an automated early fire detection solution.

  • InfraTec thermography - electronics li-ionen-battery - Picture credits: © Fishman64 / Shutterstock.com
    Fire Prevention – FIRE-SCAN for Li-Ion Batteries

    Fire Prevention – FIRE-SCAN for Li-Ion Batteries

    Monitor assembly halls and storage facilities fully automatically 24/7 and detect critical heat sources reliably.

  • thermal imaging in glass industry
    Glass Industry

    Glass Industry

    Measure correctly temperature distributions behind and on glass by using selected spectral filters.

  • high-speed thermography
    High-Speed Thermography

    High-Speed Thermography

    Get even faster and analyze temperatures at highest process speeds.

  • Automation InfraTec GRID-DETECT protective housing
    IR Substation Monitoring - GRID-DETECT

    IR Substation Monitoring - GRID-DETECT

    The IR Substation Monitoring System GRID-DETECT uses infrared technology to monitor the temperature of substation components to secure the reliability of substation.

  • Ladle hot spot detection with thermal imaging LHSD
    Ladle Hotspot Detection - LHSD

    Ladle Hotspot Detection - LHSD

    Use automatic thermography to inspect the outer shell of ladles to prevent idle time and accidents.

  • Laser Industry

    Laser Industry

    High-end thermography in heat-generating laser applications in materials processing.

  • thermal imaging for material testing
    Material Testing

    Material Testing

    Save time and costs by non-destructively testing components with infrared camera systems by InfraTec.

  • Thermal imaging of a horse
    Medicine

    Medicine

    Infrared camera systems help you to efficiently diagnose multiple illnesses with high certainty.

  • thermal imaging in metallurgy
    Metallurgy

    Metallurgy

    Efficiently reduce the energy consumption of your metallurgic processes using infrared camera systems.

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    Micro-Thermography

    Micro-Thermography

    Micro-thermography allows for the thermal analysis of extremely small structures in the micrometer range, providing a detailed representation of the temperature distribution on complex electronic assemblies and components.

  • PV-LIT test solution for solar cells
    Photovoltaic Test System - PV-LIT

    Photovoltaic Test System - PV-LIT

    Get advantages in costing and quality by non-contact thermographic testing of your solar cells and PV-modules.

  • thermal imaging in plastic industry
    Plastics Industry

    Plastics Industry

    Cost-efficiently control die-casting and extrusion processes by means of infrared camera systems.

  • Automation InfraTec INDU-SCAN - In-process industrial temperature measurement
    Process Control - INDU-SCAN

    Process Control - INDU-SCAN

    Contactless measurement of temperature distributions and profiles with industrial thermographic cameras permits efficient monitoring and control of temperature-dependent processes and procedures within a system-integrated quality assurance programme in industry.

  • Quality control for more precision in press hardening PRESS-CHECK
    Quality Control or Press Hardening - PRESS-CHECK

    Quality Control or Press Hardening - PRESS-CHECK

    Check the microstructures of sheet metal parts during the stamping process and establish a uniform high strength and quality of all produced stampings safely and with a contact-free method.

  • thermal imaging for security tasks
    Security Applications

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • Thermografic automation for site surveillance IROD
    Site Surveillance - IROD

    Site Surveillance - IROD

    Calibrated measuring cameras offer the option of a completely automated site surveillance by utilising temperature alarms – an approach well beyond the simple and susceptible motion detection systems used elsewhere. With IROD InfraTec offers a scaleable, powerful system solution.

  • Automatic slag detection in steelmaking with thermal imaging SLAG-DETECT
    Slag Detection - SLAG-DETECT

    Slag Detection - SLAG-DETECT

    Take advantage of thermography for quality assurance and increase the process yield in the steel production in BOF and EAF processes.

  • Solar Power Tower Check - Picture credits: © iStock.com / paulrommer
    Solar Power Tower Check - SPTC

    Solar Power Tower Check - SPTC

    Solar tower power plants belong to the category of solar-thermal power plants whose basic principle relies on the absorption of direct radiation from the sun and its conversion into thermal energy.

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    Spectral Thermography

    Spectral Thermography

    Using precision filters for specific applications you will measure exactly those spectral ranges being of interest to you.

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    Success Stories by Our Customers

    Success Stories by Our Customers

    Infrared cameras by InfraTec are used for a number of applications in the entire world. Experience about the opportunities that infrared thermography offers and read the field reports of our customers.

  • thermal imaging for thermal optimisation
    Thermal Optimisation

    Thermal Optimisation

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

  • Torpedo Hot Spot Detection THSD
    Torpedo Car Hotspot Detection - THSD

    Torpedo Car Hotspot Detection - THSD

    Use automatic thermography to inspect the outer shell of torpedo cars to prevent idle time and accidents.

  • Early fire detection WASTE-SCAN with thermal imaging
    Waste Bunker Fire Monitoring - WASTE-SCAN

    Waste Bunker Fire Monitoring - WASTE-SCAN

    Effectively secure your goods and appliances by integrating thermography into an automated early fire detection solution.

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