Thermal imaging

Thermal imaging cameras detect and monitor Infrared radiation (IR) or infrared light that is invisible to the human eye. They display IR – which can be felt as heat – as an image in a similar way standard cameras use visible light.

Thermal cameras come in two types – thermal temperature cameras to monitor temperature and thermal infrared cameras to detect or monitor thermal energy. They can enable the automation of process inspection to improve quality control, as well as safeguarding high-risk facilities where fire safety is paramount.

Important questions to consider before choosing thermal imaging

  • What are you trying to see? What is it made of? And is it moving or stationary?
  • What is the temperature of the object and surrounding area?
  • Do you need to monitor temperature or just see the object?

Thermal imaging is used to improve industrial productivity in a number of ways:

HotSpot thermal

Non-contact quality control

Use thermal for a fully automated, non-contact quality control system – ideal for hot melt glue application inspection.

Teledyne FLIR A50 A70 industrial IR camera

Turnkey industrial solutions

Automate a wide range of factory applications with thermal temperature monitoring in factory settings or extreme environments.

Fire detection Teledyne FLIR

Early fire detection

Detect fires before they start – spot elevated temperatures at high-risk sites with 24/7, real-time thermal inspection.

FLIR A50 A70 web

Powerful technology

The latest thermal imaging cameras feature dual spectrum technology, combining thermal and visual inspection in one smart camera.

Teledyne FLIR circuit board thermal

Accurate inspection

Cooled IR cameras can accurately inspect detailed or fast moving objects – ideal for stress testing materials in factory settings.

robot assembly

Get ready for 'lights out'

The future is ‘lights out’ automation – adopt automation to find efficiencies and remain competitive long-term.


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