Whether indoors or outdoors, infrared cameras can quickly check electrical systems for hot spots caused by loose connections, damage, overload and other problems, before they cause further damage or losses. Infrared cameras allow you to inspect hundreds of connections per day, and assign a severity to each problem based on temperature. This unique capability can save a company thousands of dollars per incident.
Rotating equipment can easily be monitored by watching for thermal patterns that arise prior to catastrophic failure. A wide variety of components can be scanned to head off expensive down time, to include: bearings, misaligned motor shafts, bad couplings, heat exchangers, steam traps, pumps, hydraulic systems, roof leaks and more. All of these problems can be easily communicated in a single thermal image before they result in down time or revenue loses.
|Research & Development|
Since many design and manufacturing flaws manifest themselves thermally, product design teams and quality assurance groups can quickly identify problems before they lead to larger problems down the road. Whether designing circuit boards or satellites, infrared cameras can help you minimize the time to market and avoid costly recalls and warranty issues. Specialty lenses and software are available for every application.
|Medical & Veterinary|
Thermography has become indispensable in human as well as veterinary medicine. Recent advancements have reduced the cost associate with infrared camera operations, which have made infrared cameras affordable to the typical practice. Whether you are looking for tumors, inflammation, or infections, infrared can provide the thermal evidence needed for a complete diagnosis. Equine use of infrared has become very common.
|Surveillance & Public Safety|
The use of infrared cameras for surveillance is not new, but recent reduction in camera costs have made it more feasible for police, urban fire departments, SWAT Teams, wild fire teams, and individuals. Since infrared does not require any visible light (unlike night vision equipment), targets can easily be identified in fog and zero light conditions. A wide variety of lenses and accessories are available for long distance and remote surveillance.
The advent of uncooled infrared cameras allows us to use the technology for long term monitoring of equipment and processes. Infrared cameras are currently yielding high returns in the following industries: Electronic Components Quality Control, Printed Circuit Board Inspection, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Steel Production, Automotive Quality Control, Plastics Manufacturing and others. Higher quality and reductions in out of spec. product can be achieved quickly after the thermal issues are in control.