Our thermal monitoring solutions feature a continuous analysis of the thermal images recorded by numerous infrared cameras. This allows performing reliable scans of large areas for early identifying conditions that can become critical. However, our monitoring systems do not only mean a profitable investment for safety reasons. In many applications the thermal analysing software can also provide you with valuable information for optimizing production processes or machine running times.
Plant monitoring and process control
Industrial facilities do not only represent a high investment value, they can also cause high downtime costs when it comes to unscheduled production stops. A failure on individual equipment can impair the function of further components or even lead to potential risks for the operating personnel. In consequence there are many good reasons for ensuring a continuous and safe operation of industrial plants. A reliable solution for monitoring the operating conditions of plant components is to evaluate their temperature developments by means of thermal imaging.
As an essential advantage, our thermal monitoring solutions feature a continuous analysis of the thermal images recorded by numerous infrared cameras. This allows performing reliable scans of large areas for early identifying conditions that can become critical. However, our monitoring systems do not only mean a profitable investment for safety reasons. In many applications the thermal analysing software can also provide you with valuable information for optimizing production processes or machine running times.
Early fire monitoring and detection
The storage of highly flammable substances like paper, wood pellets, coal or chemicals requires special attention to the prevention of fire hazards. Once a fire has broken out, most fire-fighting actions can only obtain a controllable burning but not a limitation of the damage. Besides this the warehouse operator can be held liable for environmental pollution or for injuries or even the death of personnel. To avoid such situations, potential fire risks need to be detected before a fire outbreak occurs. Infrared monitoring systems mean a reliable solution for early fire detection because they can continuously scan large areas with complex installations for critical temperature developments to detect potential fire hazards in good time.
Due to an automatic alarming and support of several standard interfaces, our early fire detection systems enable a fast and direct communication with corresponding fire alarm systems or installations for firefighting. Thus, counter-measures like the activation of sprinkler systems can be initialized immediately. With our systems you can be sure that the storage areas of your goods are monitored according to the most advanced safety standards.
Substations are the central hubs of power distribution grids. Technical failures in these installations can cause far-reaching blackouts with loss of revenue and even high penalties for the utilities company. Moreover, plant components like transformators are very expensive and have long delivery times if they must be replaced. In summary there are many economic reasons for utilities companies to ensure a continuous and safe operation of their substations. Due to the fact that infrared cameras can continuously scan the temperature of objects, thermographic monitoring systems detect critical conditions on the components of substations before it comes to a failure.
A long shelf-life for food and medical products can only be guaranteed by a proper insulated packaging. Damaged packaging very often shows an abnormal thermal behaviour around the area with a defect. These faults can be localized with the help of an infrared camera together with IRControl. If discrepancies are detected, the system can be setup to send automatic control commands to readjust its parameters.
Electronic Component Inspection
The efficiency and functionality of PCBs and semiconductors can be checked by their emitted thermal radiation. To do this, the components are exited with a pulsed current while an IR camera controlled by IRControl records their thermal response. IRControl helps to detect hotpots (or cold-spots) due to wire defects, etc. and provides feedback to help correct manufacturing errors and optimize the production process.
Thermoforming or pressure casting are techniques often used for the manufacturing of plastic parts. IRControl can help, together with an infrared camera, to measure the complete surface temperature and compared the obtained values with pre-defined set points. If deviations are found, the system can send automatic control commands to regulate its heating elements.
Control of welding process
Together with a suitable infrared camera, IRControl can control the quality of welding processes, even while the welding is being carried out. The system can detect defects based on the analysis of the temperature distribution and can generate control commands or alarm signals automatically. These capabilities, among others, make IRControl an ideal solution for the online monitoring and control of welding processes.