Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD Z from InfraTec
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    Detector Format

    High resolution thermal images for monitoring large areas

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    Focal Length

    High-performance zoom lens with 25 to 150 mm focal length

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    Thermal Resolution

    Precise detection of smallest temperature differences

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    Protective Housing

    Robust metal housing of various protection classes to a wide range of environmental conditions

  • GigE Vision compatible

    Standard interface for reliable integration of the camera into the existing process environment

Features of VarioCAM® HD Z

The high-resolution thermographic system VarioCAM® HD Z by InfraTec is the world’s first commercially available radiometric microbolometer camera providing a motorised 6× infrared zoom lens for the spectral range of (7.5 … 14) μm. Equipped with an uncooled FPA detector, it provides brilliant 16 bit thermal images of the highest quality with (1,024 × 768) IR pixels. This combination of HD format thermal images and the lens with continuous zoom opens the door to thermal analysis of processes with an unprecedented attention to detail for the user. The potential range of applications extends from securing large outdoor and safety areas such as chemical plants and fuel deposits to environmental monitoring, animal observation and detection of hotspots as part of early fire detection. All these tasks can be solved precisely due to the automatic image stabilisation even at night and in adverse visibility conditions. The equipment with high-quality components supports the efficient use of the stationary system 24 hours a day.

Due to different equipment options, the system can be configured just as needed for various tasks: Automatic threshold detection and signalling as well as digital real-time image acquisition via Gigabit Ethernet are just two of the numerous camera functions. In hazardous areas, where installation demands additional requirements to protect the thermographic camera, ATEX-compliant protective housings ensure lasting reliability and precision. The efficient software IRBIS® 3 for image data acquisition and evaluation completes the VarioCAM® HD Z as the ideal tool for a wide range of IR monitoring tasks.

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Technical Specifications

Spectral range (7.5 ... 14) µm
Pitch 17 μm
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
Detector format (IR pixels) (1,024 × 768)
Temperature measuring range (-20 … 550) °C, up to 1,200 °C*
Measurement accuracy ± 5 °C or ± 5%
Temperature resolution @ 30 °C Better than 0.1 K
Frame rate Full frame: 30 Hz, sub frames*: 60 Hz (640 × 480) / 120 Hz (384 × 288) / 240 Hz (1,024 × 96)
Window mode Yes
Storage media External control computer for camera control and data aquisition*
Image storage Time-, trigger- and temperature controlled recording of 16 bit single frames or image sequences with timestamp
Focus Motor-driven, accurately adjustable
Lens focal length (25 … 150) mm
Field of view 41.5° @ 25 mm … 6.6° @ 150 mm (HFOV)
Minimum object distance 500 mm @ 25 mm … 1,300 mm @ 150 mm
Zoom 6× stepless / up to 32×
Dynamic range 16 bit
Interfaces GigE Vision compatible, RS232, Trigger (TTL)
Tripod adapter 1/4" photo thread
Power supply (12 … 15) V DC
Storage and operation temperature (-40 … 70) °C, (-25 … 50) °C
Dimensions; weight (402 × 141 × 148) mm; 3.4 kg*
Further functions Camera internal emissivity correction, use of various colour sets, contrast enhancement, user profile, langage selection
Analysis and evaluation software* IRBIS® 3 online, IRBIS® 3 plus, IRBIS® 3 professional
Depending on model

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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.

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Industries & Applications for this Infrared Camera

  • 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 in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

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

  • 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.

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    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 for asset inspections
    Plant Inspection

    Plant Inspection

    Using infrared camera systems and thermographic software by InfraTec will make you more efficient and more productive.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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