Xenics newsflash January 2016

Product Focus - Bobcat-320 Series

The new Bobcat-320 SWIR camera targets cost-sensitive volume markets like laser beam analysis applications, sorting and recycling applications and the investigation of defects inside silicon semiconductor material. In these fields of work, the Bobcat series of SWIR InGaAs cameras provides exceptional performance when working in the shortwave infrared (SWIR – 900 to 1700 nm) part of the spectrum.

The new Bobcat-320 is a small, high performance SWIR camera. Its thermoelectric cooler ensures excellent and stable images. Due to its small size and weight, the infrared camera is easy to integrate e.g. in retrofitting industrial applications. The Bobcat-320 SWIR camera is available in 3 different configurations: a basic 100 Hz version, an advanced 400 Hz version and a 400 Hz version for gated imaging.

Learn more about the Bobcat-320 & Bobcat-320-Gated


XIE - Xenics Image Enhancement

Xenics Image Enhancement (XIE) is a new set of features that we have launched on all our bolometer cameras (XTM/Gobi/Raven) and our MWIR core, the XCO-640

XIE on bolometer cameras

The XIE algorithm on our bolometer thermal cameras exists of a number of image enhancement filters. These filters are used in combination with histogram equilization and will increase the level of image detail.

XIE on XCO-640

XIE on the XCO-640 stands for a non-linear algorithm that compresses the overall dynamic range of the image while retaining small amplitude details and maintaining an overall natural look. You can map the whole dynamic range of the camera on a single display, while visualizing as much details as possible. You will see details in light and dark areas without the need for dedicated gain and offsetting controls. In thermal scenes with high dynamic range temperature differences, small temperature difference details can still be seen.


Thermal imaging for monitoring rolling element bearings

Ghent University used the Gobi-640-GigE thermal imaging camera to monitor the drive trains of wind turbines. In a first test setup they monitored fully covered spherical roller bearings. A methodology for analysing the thermal measurements was presented and applied for healthy and faulty bearings.

Independent of the ambient temperature, a faulty bearing shows faster and higher temperature increase than a proper working bearing. Furthermore, the heat does not further spread through the shaft, revealing the potential of thermal imaging for fault detection of drive train components.

Read the complete application note

Portable thermal imagers based on XTM-640

In less than 6 months the company Audio-Video Trend (AVT) has developed the Dragon ATS. The Dragon ATS is a stationary and mobile thermal system for border control based on the XTM-640 thermal core. The system allows real-time monitoring on short, medium and long ranges. The project was European funded for the Croation Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

"It was a challenge to produce a mobile thermal system for border control in less than 6 months, but with Xenics as a partner we could sign in for this project.", said CEO of AVT Ivica Mijic.

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