Xenics at Automate 2017

Xenics at Automate 2017

Leuven, 03 April 2017 --- Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, returns to Automate 2017 with its line-up of cameras suited for industrial applications.


A ruggedized uncooled LWIR camera designed for thermography and thermal imaging in harsh industrial environments, the Serval-640-GigE Thermography is one such camera you can expect to see at the exhibition this year.


Also displayed is the Bobcat-640 SWIR camera, a small industrial SWIR camera with InGaAs detector for machine vision and high temperature process control.


Xenics exhibits in booth 2641 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.


Serval-640-GigE Thermography

Part of the Serval series, the Serval-640-GigE Thermography was designed to withstand the demanding and extreme conditions of an industrial environment. It is equipped with an uncooled microbolometer (a-Si) detector with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and has a pixel pitch of 17 µm and a thermal sensitivity (NETD) of 55 mK. The Serval-640-GigE Thermography comes with radiometric calibrations that allow the user to measure temperatures in these ranges: -20°C to 120°C, 50°C to 400°C, 300°C to 1200°C or 1000°C to 2000°C.


Additional costs are kept at a minimum with the Serval-640-GigE Thermography. Its compact IP67 housing meant that there is no need for third party enclosures, keeping integration costs low. Hefty maintenance or repair costs are avoided, as a lens cap with front window protects the lens which also comes equipped with an air purge to maintain cleanliness in dusty environments.


SWIR InGaAs cameras suitable for industrial applications – The Bobcat family

Consisting of the Bobcat-320 and the Bobcat-640 series, the Bobcat family is a group of SWIR cameras designed for cost-sensitive industrial and R&D applications, such as laser beam analysis, semiconductor inspection or laser gated imaging.


The Bobcat-320 is a SWIR InGaAs camera equipped with a thermo-electric cooler for temperature stabilization of the sensor, guaranteeing low noise and dark current values. Together with its on-board image processing, which alleviates system integrators of most of the software application development, the camera delivers excellent image quality.

The Bobcat-320 is available in three versions:

Bobcat-320 SWIR camera

  1. a basic 100-Hz model with limited on-board processing directed at competitive volume markets
  2. an advanced 400-Hz high-speed version with complete on-board image processing, windowing and auto-exposure included
  3. a unique gated imaging version for use in R&D and specialized dedicated applications where very short exposure times are required


The Bobcat-640 comes in a compact form factor of just 55 x 55 x 72 mm³ for the CameraLink version and 55 x 55 x 82 mm³ for a small GigE Vision interface. It offers an excellent low noise and low-dark- current performance.


The Bobcat-640 is available in two versions:

  1. Bobcat-640 CL SWIR camera
  2. Bobcat-640 GigE SWIR camera

Both are perfectly suited for high speed imaging at full 640 x 512 resolution with high frame rates up to 100 Hz

Extreme compact size and low weight

Given the extremely compact size and low weight of the Xenics XS-1.7-320 SWIR camera it was extremely easy to integrate it into our existing optical setup.

University of Strathclyde