The new range of IRSX industrial IR cameras from Automation Technology is designed to facilitate the use of thermal imaging in Industry 4.0 applications. Completely self-contained with embedded data processing, these compact, rugged cameras feature a multitude of interface protocols for direct communication with automation and control equipment. These include OPC-UA, a platform-independent, open standard for machine-to-machine communication which is ideally suited for Industry 4.0.
With a choice of sensors (336 x 256 or 640 x 512 pixels), fields of view, frame rates and physical configurations, these new cameras can be used for autonomous thermal monitoring wherever temperature is a critical factor in the manufacture and processing of industrial products. Other applications include preventive early fire detection and plant condition monitoring.
A user-friendly web interface provides access to a comprehensive range of software tools on the versatile embedded AT Vision World platform. These support the integration and use of the cameras and include sensor communication libraries and standard APIs such as REST, GigE Vision, MQTT and OPC-UA as well as a constantly growing number of application-specific apps. Solutions for thermal imaging applications can therefore be created easily and efficiently without the need for a PC or additional specialised thermal imaging software. This reduces system complexity, installation time and cost.