Temperature measurement with IR cameras
At TEC, the use of non-contact inspection techniques Infrared Radiation (IR) is not detectable by the human eye, but an IR camera can convert it into a visual image that depicts thermal variations across an object or scene. This thermal information is valuable in determining the part characteristics while active in the process.
A properly calibrated IR camera can capture thermographic images of target objects and can provide accurate non-contact temperature measurements of those objects.
Generally, smart IR cameras are used in quantitative applications that require accurate measurements of the temperature difference between a target object and its surroundings. Since temperature changes in most processes are relatively slow, the near-real-time data communications of smart IR cameras are adequate for many process control loops and machine vision systems to adjust process parameters while active.
Typical automated applications
- Continuous casting, extrusion and roll forming
- Discrete parts manufacturing
- Production where contact temperature measurements pose problems
- Inspection and quality control for electrical devices and cast parts
- Packaging production and operations