Color Camera Monitors Industrial Facilities

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Yokogawa Electric Corp. has released the first model in the new FIELDEYE II series of all-weather CCD cameras for the monitoring of plant facilities and premises. This new FC33U model is non-explosion proof and has pan-tilt zoom functionality. Yokogawa plans to release an explosion-proof model by the end of this year.

In contrast to the FIELDEYE series, which used an aluminum enclosure, FIELDEYE II series enclosures are made of robust, corrosion-resistant SUS316L stainless steel. Although stainless steel is about three times denser than aluminum, the new enclosure weighs about the same as the aluminum enclosures used on our earlier products, thanks to its small size (made possible by the redesign of camera system components) and the use of a thin-wall stainless steel casting process.

As a standard feature, the camera unit, a core component of this product, has strong sensitivity (minimum illumination: 0.5 lux*2), zoom magnification (36× optical and 20× digital), and horizontal resolution (650 TV lines).

Major applications include the monitoring of processes and facilities at oil, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, food and iron and steel plants

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