In Process Monitoring
Raleigh NC, USA –?? Micro-Epsilon has introduced a compact industrial PC for infrared cameras of the thermoIMAGER TIM series.
The TIM NetBox replaces a standard PC/laptop in industrial thermography applications. This means that thermal imaging cameras can be used as standalone solutions for measuring and monitoring tasks.
The TIM NetBox can also act as a translator between the camera and an Ethernet network. In addition, users can integrate their own software to customise process monitoring.
The built-in watchdog feature uses intelligent self-monitoring to protect the measurement process from interference. The TIM NetBox can be supplied with an optional IP65 protective housing, which makes it ideal for the process monitoring of automation and OEM applications.
The system is based on a COM-Express mini embedded board with an Intel ?? Atom??? Z530 processor, 2GB SSD and 512 MB RAM.
A variety of connections are available: 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x mini USB, VGA/Video, Gigabit Ethernet, one micro SD card slot (up to 32 GB).
The system boasts an extensive supply voltage range of 8 – 48 VDC and comes with Windows XP Professional.
The mini PC supports a frame rate of up to 120 Hz.
More information online at: www.micro-epsilon.com/press/release/PR267-TIM_NetBox/index.html
Details of Compact Thermal imagers
Different classes of performance models allow the use of an appropriate model for different applications:
thermoIMAGER TIM 160:?? designed for precise measurement task due to their high thermal sensitivity. Furthermore, the system is distinguished by its high image frame rate frequency of 120 Hz.
Powered from just one USB cable, the system is genuine plug-and-play solution.
thermoIMAGER TIM 200?? uses a new bi-spectral technology that combines two images into one. The compact USB infrared camera in the TIM 200 version is equipped with an additional visual camera that records an IR image and in addition to the real time image.
The camera processes image information from different spectral ranges at the same time.
thermoIMAGER TIM 400 and TIM 450 offer extremely high optical resolution of 382×288 pixels. The produce images offering high resolution and are ideal for very small objects which could hardly be detected using common cameras.
The maximum thermal sensitivity of 80 mK or 40 mK allows detecting all temperature differences reliably.?? Moreover, the camera remains very small and flexible in its uses, offering an enormous temperature range of -20 ??C up to 1500 ??C.
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Micro-Epsilon has continuously offered reliable, high performance, unique solutions particularly when high precision measurement or inspection is required. Their product range covers sensors for the measurement of distance and displacement, sensors for IR temperature measurement and color detection, as well as systems for dimensional measurement and defect detection.
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