Infrared Thermal Imaging for Research

FLIR Systems to show research IR thermal imagers at Photonex 2015*

14 – 15 October 2015 | Coventry, UK

fliratspr112-imageAMeer, Belgium  —  On display on Stand E03 will be the FLIR X6580sc – an ultra-fast frame-rate camera much favoured by leading academic research groups looking to capture data from the most fleeting of thermal events.

This high performance camera features a 640 × 512 digital InSb detector with spectral sensitivity from 1.5 to 5.5 µm and an f/3 aperture.

It provides top quality images up to 355 Hz in full frame and up to 4011 Hz in a 64 × 8 sub windowing mode.

Features on the FLIR X6580sc include unmatched thermal sensitivity, snapshot imagery, a motorised spectral filter wheel and a detachable touchscreen LCD.

The camera connects to FLIR’s ResearchIR Max R&D software to provide comprehensive thermal imaging data acquisition, analysis and reporting capabilities.

The FLIR X6580sc can be temperature-calibrated up to 300 °C, or up to 3000 °C with spectral and/or neutral density filters, and it provides measurement accuracy of ±1 °C for standard configurations.

fliratspr112-imageBOf growing interest to many academic research groups is to make non-contact thermal measurements on microscopic target areas.

A thermal imaging camera combined with a microscope becomes a thermal imaging microscope, capable of accurate temperature measurement on targets as small as 3 microns.

FLIR Systems offers a range of thermal imaging microscopy solutions from its entry level FLIR A325sc camera to its state-of-the-art FLIR X8400sc High Definition (HD) camera that will be on display at Photonex 2015.

With a highly sensitive InSb detector, mega pixel resolution, advanced functionality, and cutting edge design, the FLIR X8400sc high definition camera sets a high performance benchmark for thermal imaging research and development.

Providing high-definition images of 1280 x 1024 pixels – FLIR X8400sc thermal imaging cameras will reveal the faintest of thermal anomalies and allow you to see the smallest of details.

Incorporating advanced detector technology – FLIR SC8400 cameras can detect temperature differences smaller than 25 mK (18 mK typically).

Benefiting from FLIR’s proprietary “lock-in” facility, temperature differences as small as 1mK can be made clearly visible.

Designed to unlock the secrets of almost any application, a FLIR X8400sc camera can measure temperatures up to 3,000 ºC with an accuracy of ± 1 ºC or ±1% or faint thermal emissions from areas as small as 3 x3 microns.

For further information on thermal imaging solutions for academic research please visit or contact FLIR Systems on +32-3665-5100 /

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s web site at

* Photonex 2015 ( will be held in Coventry, UK.

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