Application examples include:

  • Automotive: grid, engine testing
  • Food: bag sealing
  • Medical: production/ sealing
  • Glass: profiling, encapsulation
  • Metal: coating, heat treating
  • Plastics: mold design
  • Environmental: incineration
  • Fiber Optic: preform
  • Paper: converting
  • Flooring: web control
  • Electronics: PCB
  • Semiconductor: fabrication
  • Petrochemical: gas leaks

Lumitron product advantages:

  • Customized Design
  • Small Footprint
  • Sealed Enclosure
  • Remote Focusing
  • Multiple Spectral Ranges
  • Lenses are Hard Carbon
  • Coated to avoid Damage to the Lens.
  • Extensive Lens Selection
  • Analog and Digital Video Output
  • Camera Control Selectable

Infrared Thermal Imaging Products for applications in the Industrial Manufacturing, Development and Quality Assurance market.

We have had the privilege to develop custom infrared thermal imaging products for a number of OEM’s who produce/resell cameras and systems for the Industrial Manufacturing, Development, and Quality Assurance market. These OEM’s, with Lumitron's assistance if desired, create a complete solution, unique to them, addressing the specific needs of their customers. Lumitron has developed a number of camera platforms that employ both cooled and uncooled technologies that are designed to meet as many of those needs as possible. To assure ease of application for our OEM clients, we have developed these cameras with a common communication/control platform that allows for a mix of camera technologies in a single system package without additional software costs.

The Lumitron camera is designed to provide the maximum level of performance and features in the smallest weight/power package available. With one of the smallest footprints in the industry for a mid format (320x240) camera, weight as low as 1.1Kg for a NEMA 4 package, and power consumption as low as 2.4W, the camera is ideal for Industrial applications. Lumitron products have been designed to meet the most demanding environmental requirements with industry leading image quality and complete control of camera functions.

A variety of lenses, detector technologies, packaging options, and camera performance levels allow you the client to develop the camera that provides best performance at the lowest cost for a particular need. For Industrial applications our cameras may be used as a standalone system or in conjunction with visible/NIR cameras to provide you the best possible imagery under any lighting conditions.

The cooled (3-5 µm) camera is used for applications where image quality is critical, sensitivity of the measurement is near a delta of 0.01°C, and/or speed of recognition is required. This camera is perfect for addressing those moving object measurements in continuous production. The sensitivity is valuable in profiling of a surface area where rapid heat up and cool down is common.

The uncooled (8-14 µm) camera is the workhorse for Industrial applications. Rugged and cost effective, the camera features good sensitivity, high resolution, and a compact package. Uncooled detector technology is inherently very reliable, providing a low cost solution with no maintenance other than occasional lens cleaning. The uncooled camera is available with a wide range of easily interchangeable lenses having focal lengths from 13 to 200mm.

Near Infrared (NIR) cameras are useful in specialized applications such as imaging liquids in containers opaque to visible or longer wavelength infrared radiation. Other applications include imaging very high temperature objects and 1.55 micron laser beam profiling. The Lumitron NIR camera is sensitive in the 0.9 to 1.7 micron wavelength range and shares the same communication/control interface as the LWIR and MWIR cameras.

The Lumitron platform provides both analog video and digital video simultaneously. The advantage here is that a local display can be provided without tying up CPU time sending a video output to an operator.

Cameras are available as brightness or radiometric data outputs. In Industrial applications the value of having a true (NIST traceable) temperature read out directly from the camera provides the software with critical data to develop decisions, profiles and trending. This information can also be stored as a data file for use in offline mathematical analysis of the process.

The enclosure is just as critical a component to the over all performance of the camera as the detector and lens are. This is addressed with either a standard Lumitron camera housing, a NEMA 4 (IP65/66) enclosure, or a Lumitron/client designed package. This allows the client to specifically address the application requirements as well as preserving their own look and feel to the product.

The Lumitron camera features an internal focusing technique that moves the focal plane array, allowing the use of fixed focus lenses rather than costly motorized lens assemblies. Using a fixed focus lens greatly simplifies packaging design; the lens is easily made water and dust resistant. A single field of view camera typically does not need a separate camera housing thus eliminating the cost/weight penalties of a housing and IR transparent window.

The camera incorporates a multitude of features important to Industrial applications. There are eight different color palettes available and up to twelve NUC tables that can be used to provide the best viewable image for the client. A built in calibration flag under software control is used to provide the best possible image quality. Sophisticated built-in test routines warn the operator of any problems and assist in trouble shooting. Internal temperature sensors automatically adjust camera operation to compensate for wide variations in ambient temperature.

Lumitron understands the needs of our clients and works with our clients to produce world class product specific to the needs of their marketing plan.

For further information, please contact Lumitron at 877-670-0153.