New infrared window option
Published: 30 April 2012 - Heather Ramsden
Thermal imaging technology specialist, Flir Systems, has introduced its own range of broadband crystal IR windows.
Although primarily designed for use with the entire range of Flir thermal imaging cameras, the Flir IRW-Series of IR inspection windows can be used with any camera brand.
Flir IRW windows are quickly and easily installed using the same design as common conduit connections. The creation of one hole using a standard punching tool is all that is required per window. Flir’s PIRma-Lock ring nut is then fitted whose teeth lock tight inside the panel; no screw holes are required that may subsequently strip out. A permanent ID label is on the reverse of the cover for foolproof identification.
The broadband crystal lens – for short, medium and longwave IR – is encased in a rugged, anodised aluminium frame that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and can be used in tough industrial environments.
The broadband crystal windows enable cameras to capture visible light pictures as well as thermal images. They also allow the LED and laser illumination features to pass through for clearer visual assessment. The inspection windows are rated for maximum operating temperatures up to 260°C and there are three sizes – two, three and four inch.
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