Condition monitoring & Hot spot detection

Condition monitoring & Hot spot detection

What is condition monitoring & hot spot detection?

Condition monitoring is a process of continuous observation and inspection of industrial installations. Inside these installations, you typically want to monitor the operational parameters, like temperature or vibration, of different components, equipment and machinery.

Thermography is a very important part of this process. This allows you to detect and analyse hot spots inside the process. A quick detection of these potential thermal anomalies prevent any premature failure of your installation.

What is condition monitoring & hot spot detection used for?

Condition monitoring is a major part of the general predictive maintenance program. By monitoring the critical elements in the process, you: 

  • avoid any unplanned production stop
  • can effectively plan maintenance activities
  • increase life time of the different components in the production chain
  • comply with insurance company requirements

What do we offer?

For condition monitoring and hot spot detection Xenics offers various solutions depending on the operating environment of the system. The Gobi camera family is perfectly suited for primarily clean industrial environments as it comes in an IP45 enclosure. For more harsh and dusty environments our Serval camera family offers best radiometric performance in a ruggedized, IP67 certified, housing. In both camera families we offer high and low imaging resolution such that an optimized choice can be made for cost versus performance. 

What features are needed?

  • Easy connectivity
    We offer several different interfaces for an easy integration and maintenance into your system
  • Trigger interface with low jitter
    A trigger interface with low jitter is a necessity for high speed applications to synchronize the camera
  • Rugged and small cameras
    The ruggedness and size of our infrared cameras are important features for an imaging system. The smaller the camera, the easier it is to integrate. Rugged cameras withstand harsh environmental conditions
  • High radiometric accuracy
    We typically guarantee +/- 2 °C or 2% (whichever is the highest) for uncooled cameras, and +/-1 °C or 1% (whichever is the highest) for cooled cameras depending on the ambient conditions
  • Windowing
    Windowing the camera leads to higher framerates and therefore increased throughput

Are you looking for more information? 

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Application notes
Thermal electronics inspection Xenics thermal cameras can detect heat defects in electronics before qualification, saving a considerable amount of time and money. The cameras can also be used for critical control of heat dissipation in a working instrument to optimize its life-cycle.
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