Xenics at Optics + Photonics: Ruggedized thermography camera and SWIR camera for volume applications

Xenics at Optics + Photonics: Ruggedized thermography camera and SWIR camera for volume applications

Leuven, Belgium / Boston, Massachusetts, 28 August 2016 --- Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the LWIR to the visible realm, comes to SPIE Optics + Photonics 2016 with a host of new developments. One of them being the new Serval-640-thermography which will be demonstrated at their booth. This ruggedized thermal (LWIR) camera is designed for industrial thermal imaging, thermography and process automation in harsh environments. In addition to the Serval-640-Thermography, the Bobcat-320 series of SWIR cameras will be demonstrated at the exhibition. Xenics exhibits in Booth 319 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Ruggedized thermography camera

At Optics + Photonics 2016 Xenics launches its new Serval-640-Thermography. The Serval-Series fulfils a growing demand for rugged and reliable infrared systems for industrial thermal imaging and thermography applications. This thermal camera targets demanding indoor uses, such as in-line processes and quality control in harsh and hot industrial environments. Thanks to Serval’s IP67 enclosure rating there is no need for expensive third party protective housings. The camera has a compact form factor and provides protection to the front window using an air purge, which allows permanent use in dusty environments. It also serves crucial hot-spot, fire and smoke detection applications. The Serval-640-Thermography is the latest addition to the Serval-Series of ruggedized uncooled LWIR cameras allowing thermography in harsh industrial environments.

The Serval-640-Thermography is a thermography camera with an IP67 enclosure rating. It has a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels with a 17 μm pixel pitch. The camera is designed for long-term stable and reliable thermography applications under difficult ambient conditions. The camera is in-house calibrated and the calibration data is stored on-board, meaning that the camera outputs temperature readings which can be read by 3rd party software.

SWIR InGaAs cameras for volume applications

The new Bobcat-320-Series is on display at Optics + Photonics 2016. The Bobcat-320-Series is a series of SWIR cameras designed for cost-sensitive industrial and R&D applications like laser beam analysis, semiconductor inspection or laser gated imaging. The Bobcat-320 is a SWIR InGaAs camera equipped with a thermo-electric cooler for temperature stabilization of the sensor, guaranteeing low noise and dark current values. Together with its on-board image processing, which alleviates system integrators of most of the software application development, the camera delivers excellent image quality. Other features include standard CameraLink or GigE Vision (with Power over Ethernet) interfaces, user-friendly Xeneth software, plus a versatile software development kit. To suit various application segments and cost considerations, the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera is available in three versions:

  1. Bobcat-320 SWIR camera
    1. a basic 100-Hz model with limited on-board processing directed at competitive volume markets
    2. an advanced 400-Hz high-speed version with complete on-board image processing, windowing and auto-exposure included
  2. Bobcat-320-Gated SWIR camera
    1. a unique gated imaging version for use in R&D and specialized dedicated applications like laser gated imaging.

Another advantage of the Bobcat-320-Series is the ability to see through glass. This allows the user to equip the camera with standard glass C-mount lenses and does not affect the SWIR image when integrating the camera into standard protective housings. Its very compact form factor, light weight and low power consumption simplify this task.

Professional service, knowledge and advice!

Secure in Air appreciates the professional service, knowledge and advice of Xenics in implementing the Gobi camera in our project GeoCampro. Our client was more than satisfied with the results, looking for (thermal) defects in the railways. 

Robert de Nes, Secure in Air