The Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) part of the infrared spectrum offers unique capabilities for various applications in machine vision, R&D, medical, security, process control and transportation. SWIR imagers typically use reflected light, i.e., similar with the shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum, and are often complementary to LWIR imagers.
Most of Xenics SWIR line-scan and area detectors are developed in-house and based on a material called InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide). These detectors are sensitive in the wavelength range from 900 to 1700 nm.
The Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) part of the infrared spectrum covers the 8 to 14 µm wavelength band. LWIR cameras are thermal imagers and typically find application in security, process control and medical markets.
Xenics LWIR cameras and camera cores are based on uncooled microbolometer detectors.
Reliability and accuracy are crucial elements in increasing productivity or quality in industrial machine vision today.
Leveraging the unique benefits of infrared imaging, our cameras and detectors assist control systems in the identification and classification of defects, failures, or safety concerns in your production processes.
Scientific & Advanced Research
Infrared technology finds use in scientific studies to prove new theories or to develop systems aimed at improving the lives of mankind.
Our in-depth data acquisition software and customization tools, plus simplified start-up procedures reduce the setup time required. In short, Xenics cameras allow you to devote your time to what matters the most: your research.
Clear visibility is important in any transport operation. Infrared (IR) imaging enhances vision capabilities during low-light, or unfavourable weather conditions such as snow, rain and fog.
Deployed in vision enhancement systems, Xenics cameras increase operator visibility by providing a superior depiction of the environment for safe airborne, road and maritime operations.
Monitoring and control tools ensure critical infrastructures of a business are working as intended. Timely identification of failures can save valuable time and avoid hefty costs due to damages.
Apart from thermal imaging, SWIR imagers add significant value in process monitoring and quality control (QC), detecting damages or defects otherwise invisible with thermal cameras.
Safety & Security
Infrared imaging is a vital technology to safeguard a country’s infrastructure. Protection against threats is complex because of its diversity.
Whether it is to penetrate fog and smoke, discern camouflage, long-range surveillance or thermal reconnaissance, the need for enhanced vision is present across the entire infrared spectrum.
The best-known biomedical infrared application is likely fever detection at airports. Temperature readings obtained through thermal LWIR cameras help reduce the spread of infectious diseases.
In pharmaceutics, SWIR cameras are common in hyperspectral imaging systems. Drug compounds are inspected based on their spectral signatures in the SWIR band. The presence (or absence), or spectral homogeneity of multiple compounds are detectable.
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