Special Components Provide High Frame Rate of Infrared Cameras

Thermal image during ignition of an airbag Image Small

Fast infared camera systems with a frame rate ranging up to some kHz open thermography doors to new applications. The thermal behaviour of high speed processes can be monitored and analysed. An example is the optimisation of airbags as the heat distribution during the explosion can well be analysed.

High-speed thermography with frame rates of more than 100 kHz are based on special detectors and acquisition units. Especially their ability to acquire and read out data in parallel provides thermographic measurements precisely in a millisecond range. Those detectors are so-called snapshot detectors which are integrated by InfraTec in their ImageIR® infrared camera series.

Case Studies for High-speed Thermography

Hochschule Aalen - Laser soldering
High-end-thermography with ImageIR® 8300 hp

Laser High-temperature Capillary Gap Brazing

Lasers are extremely versatile tools in industry and manufacturing technology. Due to their flexibility, they serve as a key technology for implementing the goals of industry 4.0. Although laser cutting and welding are nowadays regarded as turnkey technologies, the majority of laser applications, for example joining of hybrid materials, 3D printing or ultra-short pulse processing, still require considerable research and development.

Thermal Stress Analysis of Metals
High‐End‐Thermography with ImageIR® 8300 hp

Thermal Stress Analysis of Metals

Stress changes during tensile testing provide information about material properties of metals such as tensile strength. With the help of thermographic cameras metallic solid bodies can be tested for such stress changes.

Laser welding at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. - Picture credits: © iStock.com / emituu
Usage of ImageIR® 8300 at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

Thermography in CFRP Processing

Many new systems operate at very high laser intensity levels and consequently require close control of thermal processes. This is achieved by the use of infrared thermography which is both contact-less and provides imagery.

Nickel‐titanium Wires in Tension Test - Picture credits: © iStock.com / tunart
Usage of ImageIR® 9300 at Saarland University

Nickel-titanium Wires in Tension Test

How do solid materials change structurally? The engineers Prof. Stefan Seelecke and Marvin Schmidt from Saarland University investigate this fundamental question in materials research. Both consider this topic with the help of microthermography. Their cutting-edge basic research ensures that we will have even more energy-efficient electric devices to use at home in future.

Using Thermal Imaging for Optimisation of Installed Wind Turbines - Picture Credits: © visdia / Fotolia.com
Usage of ImageIR® 8300 for Optimisation of Installed Wind Turbines

Thermography for Optimisation of Installed Wind Turbines

Due to the decreasing number of suitable locations for wind turbines and the increasing push towards renewable energy sources, new activities have been introduced to improve the efficiency of rotor blades for wind turbines.

Flexible Software for Fast Acquisition and Analysis of Thermographic Data

ABS brake test - Recording with high-speed camera

Detector and read-out unit of the infrared camera are one part to be well compatible. The second part is the communication of the infrared camera and the computer by which the infrared camera will be controlled and temperature data will be acquired. InfraTec provides flexible and highly available solutions which cater for the most different customer needs. The acquisition and analysis software IRBIS® 3 is well made for handling high-speed thermography and the analysis of large amounts of data.

Besides its flexible standard solutions for high-speed thermography InfraTec also offers automated solutions for the thermal analysis of fast rotating objects. Using the software IRBIS® rotate tests of brake disks or tires can be thermally analysed.

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Associated Thermographic Automation Solutions

  • Automation InfraTec INDU-SCAN - In-process industrial temperature measurement
    Process Control - INDU-SCAN

    Process Control - INDU-SCAN

    Contactless measurement of temperature distributions and profiles with industrial thermographic cameras permits efficient monitoring and control of temperature-dependent processes and procedures within a system-integrated quality assurance programme in industry.

  • Thermographic automation for brake test benches TRC - Picture Credits: © iStock.com / ktsimage
    High-Speed Rotation Test Bench - TRC

    High-Speed Rotation Test Bench - TRC

    Check for long-life fatigue strength of mechanical components in load tests, using high-end infrared cameras.

Infrared Cameras for High-speed Thermograhy Applications