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For the present, this page is very similar to the page for thermal imager
vendors. That page contains a more complete, up to date list of them. Those web sites have all the technical details on the different types
of equipment available and complete specifications. There is no sense to reproduce
that information here. But there are some images below to give one an idea of
the appearance of some of the equipment on the market. A more detailed summary
of the technologies used and how these devices work is in progress and will replace
much of this page later.
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left image (below) is a modern hand-held, portable device manufactured by
Raytheon and resold by several companies. Raytheon makes a wide range of products
for thermal imaging including the sensors used in some General Motors consumer
vehicles. It is notable in that the viewscreen on the device shown here, seen
canted forward on top of the body, is a Compaq PDA computer.
The image on the
right shows a variety of products available from Indigo
Systems, Corporation, a subsidiary of Flir Systems. This product range includes devices operating in the
Near IR, Mid-IR and LW-IR, as shown by the arrows pointing to the horizontal color
bars representing a portion of the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Indigo Systems devices include hand-held, fixed installation and research
Image PalmIR courtesy of Raytheon
Image courtesy of Indigo
Ann Arbor Sensor Systems, LLC (USA) A manufacturer of a very low-cost thermal camera based on large-format thermopile focal-plane array technology. Advanced features make this the world's first true thermal web camera. All units are fully radiometric, operate without shutters, and require no export license.
in the USA The best of (former) Hughes, Agema and Inframetrics equipments,
Thermal Imagers and Area measuring thermometers in addition to their reknown line
of airborne imagers. All with a cross industry orientation from surveying power
lines to predictive maintenance and process control.
Systems (A division of FLIR Systems) makes many unique and high performance thermal imaging systems.
Cameras A group of equipment and applications specialists around the USA.
Infrared Solutions, Inc. in the USA, Make innovative,low cost Thermal Imagers
which resemble hand-held snapshot cameras plus software that enable users to see
images directly on a desktop or portable PC.
IRISYS of the UK
A relative newcomer to the market with a unique, compact, handheld, rugged portable
imagers that sets an all time cost benchmark (Read:REALLY, REALLY LOW!!!) Ok,
so the resolution is a little coarse, but what you get for your money plus it
reads every 1/6th of a second, stores images, downloads to a pc when needed and
the size; they'll be doing flips at many competitiors' sales meetings over these
products! Back to the drawing boards, folks, the battles have begun for an imager
in every pocket!
Inc. in Niles Illinois, USA , Make & sell Line-measuring , and two
recent additional products in the thermal imaging and area measuring thermometers,
Ircon's product line is possibly the largest product line in the world and they
are one of the major suppliers. Also calibration equipment and basic IR application
know-how. Look for their road show schedule.
Instruments,Co. Inc. (USA)
Maker and reseller of Spot
and Area thermometers and their own unique shortwavelength thermal area measuring
devices for high temperatures. Also supply several specialized thermal
imagers for industrial and research use. A major supplier of calibration
equipment; has a wide product range of black body simulators.
MSA (USA) A Pennsylvania company
which recently acquired an IR imaging company from New Mexico.
NEC The Japanese company NEC san-ei Instruments,LTD. has made high resolution thermal Imaging systems for many years, including specialty units for Medical Thermal Imaging having a measurement span of 0 to 70°C. More recently they have been producing portable general purpose devices at more competitive prices and capabilities. Mikron Instruments is their dealer in the USA.
Designs and manufactures thermal imaging systems for applications such as electronics thermal analysis and fever screening of humans..
Raytheon (USA) A manufacturer of many high-tech, relatively low-cost thermal imaging
systems primarily for integrating into other company's products, such as the GM
night vision system and systems for fire and law enforcement use.
Si Termografia Infraroja-(Argentina) Providing Infrared temperature measurement
and Thermal Imaging expertise and equipmet for most of the South American market
(The home site of Andres E. Rozlosnik, co-chair of SPIE's Thermosense Conferences
for 2001 and 2002)
Spectrodyne, Inc.(USA) One of the very few independent IR calibration companies,
also sells its own new Optical Pyrometer and offers other non-contact spot sensors
on a resale basis.
(USA) Long respected for their industrial designs and scientific
capabilities, Spiricon is on the verge of maketing their unique Pyroelectric array
imagers used in laser beam profiling in the thermal imaging world.
of the UK Provides Scanner software, a new line scanning RT plus a very new,
Near-IR thermal imaging system.
Thermal Wave Imaging The next generation of infrared measurement capabilities
for subsurface flaw and defect detection in everything from airplane bodies to
piping systems. Check out this organization and their unique capabilities for
NDT of subsurface flaws.
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