Leuven, Belgium / Chicago, Illinois USA, 09 March 2015 — Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the LWIR to the visible realm, will introduce for the first time in the USA its newly developed Serval, a small-form factor, maintenance-free thermal LWIR camera for industrial use. Serval is based on the proven Xenics Gobi-GigE series and targets demanding applications in harsh environments. At Automate 2015, Xenics will exhibit in Booth# 1092.
Serval fulfils a growing, highly cost-conscious submarket demand for rugged and reliable, enduser- ready cameras for industrial imaging and thermography applications without the need for third-party enclosures. Serval is directed at demanding indoor uses, such as in-line process and quality control in harsh and hot industrial environments. It also serves crucial hot-spot, fire and smoke detection applications. In this highly specialized field, industrial sales channels and system integrators are looking for new solutions in terms of easy and maintenance-free installation as well as long-term stability.
The Serval camera, aptly named after the intelligent and autonomous nocturnal wild cat living in the African Savannah, is repositioning and evolving the proven Gobi-GigE thermal imaging series. Serval has been designed for long-term stable and reliable operation under difficult ambient conditions. The new Serval LWIR industrial imaging camera comes with on-board analytics and calibration for thermal imaging or thermography usage. The camera is easy to integrate to third party software by C-related languages and LabVIEW SDK over a GigE Vision interface.
Its compact form factor provides front window protection with air purge to avoid costly repair or replacement of the lens and to allow permanent use in dust-loaded atmospheres.
As a specific advantage compared to existing similar solutions, the new Xenics Serval offers a variety of configurations with a fixed athermalized lens and optional cooling on its housing; all combined with a very small form factor. The camera comes with an IP67 protection grade enclosure such that no large third-party enclosure is needed anymore when adding a thermal imaging installation to given machine vision applications.
Xenics, part of Exosens, is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of more than twenty years. Xenics designs, manufactures and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of products for the vSWIR, SWIR and LWIR ranges. Mastering all critical steps of the manufacturing process with advanced production facilities and in-house know-how on detectors, systems and software development Xenics delivers state-of-the-art solutions and optimized custom designs. Xenics ensures its commitment of doing good to the world by developing solutions for enhancing quality of life and sustainability. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures.