Infrared Thermal Imaging System Features a Camera Link Interface
Ircon's Maxline 2 system is now available with a camera link interface that supports multiple thermal imaging cameras for a variety of automated process control and inspection applications. The system's software has a built-in input/output relay and networking capabilities, enabling users to manage multiple processes and communicate with other systems, if needed, for greater interoperability and control.
The Maxline 2 infrared thermal imaging system provides efficient and reliable in-line solutions for temperature measurement, thermal monitoring and process inspection in the manufacturing and research fields. Dedicated Maxline 2 systems are available for specialized applications, such as automated image analysis, fiber-optic preform inspection and torpedo car inspection. Each system offers automatic calibration, ambient temperature and motion correction features, providing an accurate and repeatable perspective of process operations.
The Maxline 2 system with camera link interface is a complete package consisting of all the hardware and cable assemblies required to operate the Maxline 2 thermal imaging camera when interfaced with a camera link frame grabber. The kit provides power, serial communication, composite video and 14-bit digital video to and from the camera.
The Maxline 2 camera is a compact, sealed (NEMA 4-IP67 rated), stainless steel enclosed unit with no external moving parts. The camera housing is well-suited for environments like steel mills, glass plants and other industrial facilities. An accessory enclosure keeps the camera cool and its lens clean in extremely harsh environments. A full range of accessories, such as air purge and water-cooling options, are available for use in hostile locations. This allows the Maxline 2 system to operate with minimal maintenance.
The high performance camera has five temperature ranges and multiple wavelengths, and is able to process full-image (320 by 240 pixels) temperature radiometry at 60 frames per second. Fast frame rate and special algorithms allow temperature measurement of moving processes. Utilizing Maxline 2 image capture routines, image data secured by the software can be viewed instantaneously, played back at a later time or sent directly to an SQL database depending on the application software you choose. Up to 50 separate temperature measurements can be acquired from each captured thermal image.