Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head from InfraTec
  • MicroScan

    Integrated into camera, genuine temperature measured values

  • Detector Format

    Efficient measurement of smallest structures on large-scale objects

  • Thermal Resolution

    Precise detection of smallest temperature differences

  • Frame Rate

    Analysis of high-speed dynamic temperature changes and processes

  • Rugged Light Metal Housing

    Easy and inexpensive installation in harsh process environments

Geometric Resolution of 3.1 Megapixels Due to an Integrated MicroScan Feature

The MicroScan technology works opto-mechanical and is designed for permanent operation. Due to  FPA detectors of the latest generation with (1,024 × 768) IR pixels, this technology allows for a quadruplication of IR measurement pixels. They show real temperature values but not interpolated pixels. This opens up several new fields of application. Old measurement tasks become more efficient and therefore, valuable working time and costs are saved. Large-scale or far-flung measurement objects can now be recorded in one, fast, precise and complete recording due to the unique MicroScan technology.

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


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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Technical Specifications

Spectral range (7.5 … 14) µm
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
Detector format (1,024 × 768)
Image format with opto-mechanical MicroScan (IR pixels) (2,048 × 1,536)
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*, FORNAX 2*, FORNAX 2 plus*
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


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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