08 May 2012
Reliability in the frame with compact, cost-effective camera
Stress analysis consultancy Strain Solutions is using thermal imaging cameras from Micro-Epsilon to monitor energy flow processes for its clients throughout the world and says the equipment is "superb" for the price.
The consultancy work includes strain and fatigue performance tests, where the camera is used to detect very small changes in the temperature of materials or components as they are bent, fabricated or work-hardened. The TIM160 cameras have been used on almost a daily basis for three years.
Dr Richard John Greene, MD at Strain Solutions, says: "The TIM160 is a superb little device with a high frame rate and unusually high thermal sensitivity and response rate for a camera of this price level [less than £3,000]. The camera housing and lens combination is also unusually compact, which has allowed us to use the system for internal inspection of structural components."
He continues: "The TIM Connect software provided with the camera is easy to use and surprisingly fully featured for such a reasonably priced camera. We particularly like the software's ability to stream every frame to memory, which allows the full, uncompressed, raw data to be captured for post-processing at a later stage.
Micro Epsilon UK Ltd
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