The Tigris 640 MCT BB is a cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera with a state-of-the-art MCT detector with 640 x 512 resolution.
The Tigris 640 MCT BB offers maximum full frame rate of up to 105 Hz. A window of interest (WOI) is available for higher frame rates for both InSb and MCT.
We offer broadband versions for extended spectral sensitivity into the short-wave infrared (SWIR) band. Tigris 640 uses either a CameraLink or GigE Vision digital interface. Analog out, HD-SDI and triggering are also available.
Benefits & Features of MWIR camera
• Broadband imaging in SWIR and MWIR
• CameraLink, GigE Vision and analog interface
• Motorized filter wheel with multiple filters
• Thermography options available
MWIR Active Thermography for Non-Destructive Material Testing
Active thermography is mostly referred to as induction of a heat flow by energetically exciting a test object. Heat flow is influenced by interior material layers and defects, which can be captured by high-precision infrared cameras. This makes different evaluation of algorithms and improves the signal-to-noise-ratio which detects even the smallest defect. The uses in this field include:
- Non-destructive and contact-free material testing, for both automated in-line and off-line solutions
- Detection of layer structures, delamination and inserts in plastics
- Detection in CFRPs of the automotive and aerospace industry
- Investigation of interior structures or impacts on honeycomb lightweight constructions
- Recognition of deeper material deficiencies, such as blowholes in plastic parts or ruptured laser welding seams
MWIR Aerial Thermography
Aerial Thermography’s history begins with military applications starting as early as the Korean war, used to detect enemy forces and resources on the ground. High geometrical resolution of the infrared camera system allows detection of even the smallest detail from a great height, which can then be used for both observation and monitoring. While this is always being developed by the US military for continuous improvement, these are some examples of its varied usage within other fields:
- Enhance the visual clarity of small items on the ground
- Assess the extent of environmental damages without risking human lives
- Fast infrared camera systems offer low smearing
- Integration of GPS data and visual images
- Wide range of accessories like gimbal systems
- Monitor large geologic properties for changes
- Inspect the thermal storage capabilities of biotops on industrial complexes
MWIR camera for Thermography in automotive
Deconstructing parts of the car can be cumbersome, and thermography offers a non-invasive and non-destructive approach testing which saves time and effort. Tight competition and the chase for better performing, fuel-saving, and lighter automobiles inspires thermography to provide the needed efficiency through doing quality checks on every electrical system, motor assemblies and window heating elements. It provides detection of defects and deficiencies of multiple products for the automotive industry only detected through temperature changes and allows reconciliation of thermal behavior of components with their standard behavior.
MWIR Thermography in electronics
Electrical systems and electrical distribution equipment can benefit from the application of infrared cameras and thermography technology. Not only does it prevent humans from having direct contact with these systems and circuits, testing and detection can be conducted without interrupting the flow of power. Common problems that can be detected in the electrical field courtesy of infrared imaging include:
- Loose connections
- Poor contacts
- Overheated bushings
- Blocked cooling passages
Manufacturing industries can also benefit from electrical thermography to monitor possible overheating, keep a close eye on tank levels, process line inspections, and even assess the condition of circuit boards.
MWIR camera for inspection of mechanical parts
Infrared cameras can safely inspect mechanical systems from various industries to detect issues before they become major problems. Thermal imaging applications as it pertains to mechanical inspections are diverse and include, but are not limited to:
- Detecting blocked air coolers and radiator tubes in internal combustion engines
- Finding air leaks and clogged condenser tubes in refrigeration systems
- Locate and identify overheating bearings, increased discharge temperatures, and excessive oil temperatures in pumps, compressors, fans, and blowers
Many of the thermal imaging applications discussed on our site focus on large-scale operations. Given that infrared cameras can not only show mankind things it cannot see with the naked eye, it can also examine processes that cannot be seen or analyzed properly by the naked eye. There are many microthermography applications, which is to say, those which take place on microscopic scales.
A common example comes from the field of mobile technology as circuit boards and processors continue to shrink to fit modern devices. However, there are other popular thermal imaging applications at the microscopic level. For example, it can be used to visualize and detect the latent heat of freezing for a cluster of biological cells, aiding in cryopreservation and the advancement of biotechnology. Microthermography can also be used to observe the crystallization of organic materials.
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