The Serval fulfils a growing demand for ruggedized and reliable thermal cameras for industrial imaging applications without the need for third-part
In industry today, reliability and accuracy are crucial issues to cut costs and increase productivity and quality. Continuous, real-time and on-line infrared imaging provides an important monitoring and control tool for production and plant processes.
Above the well-known thermal imaging cameras using the MWIR or LWIR wavelength ranges, SWIR imagers add significant value in process monitoring and quality control (QC) as they detect damages or defects that are invisible using thermal cameras.
Xenics cameras assist in controlling and steering mechanical and computerized manufacturing equipment like conveyor belts, machining tools and robotic arms.
Temperature measurements in the process control and automation is widely used, not only for non-contact measurements, but also for the quality control of some processes like molding, soldering, sealing, sorting, etc. Thermal imaging (LWIR) cameras are widely used in the automotive, food or electronic industries. Low and high speed thermography imaging for high temperature materials like steel or glass can also be processed with SWIR cameras.
SWIR can see trough materials that are opaque for visible light. This allows measurement or detection of features like filing level, defects, artefacts, moisture, packaging inspection, etc. As water or moisture absorbs SWIR, this property allows analysis of maturity of vegetables, dryness of material, humidity content or filling level.
Spectral analysis in the SWIR wavelength is widely used for all kind of sorting applications like waste, food inspection, agriculture or mining industry.
Customers continuously find new applications for system integration where cost, size and power are critical. Obviously, flexibility in terms of data and control interfaces is also important.
Xenics offers SWIR and LWIR (thermal) cameras for imaging and thermography. Our cameras are very small and lightweight, use very little power, and are relatively affordable (unlike other cooled cameras that can also operate in the SWIR and LWIR range).