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FLIR A8580 LWIR camera

FLIR Systems announce the FLIR A8580 series of entry-level, cooled high-definition thermal science cameras designed for a wide range of industrial, military, science, and product research and development (R&D) applications.

These 1.3-megapixel cameras record blur-free images of high-speed targets, offer a wide range of precision, manual and motorized lenses, and integrate seamlessly with the new FLIR Research Studio thermal analysis software – to provide users with a high-end experience in a compact, easy-to-use device.

FLIR A8580 ‘in action’

The A8580 series includes four mid-wave infrared (MWIR) models as well as a long-wave model that provides better uniformity and stability than other, similar LWIR cameras. This unique LWIR camera also offers wide temperature calibration ranges, reducing the need for repeated testing to fully measure a high dynamic scene, and fast integration times. All five models produce sharp, 1280×1024 thermal pixel imagery for a 30% improvement over previous FLIR compact science cameras. Users can maximize the number of pixels on their target through a suite of lens options, from the 200-millimeter telephoto lens to the 3x microscope lens for imaging extremely small targets. The cameras’ quick response times and advanced triggering options help users record crisply focused images of fast-moving targets or accurately measure rapid changes in temperature. An internal filter mechanism allows the user to quickly switch between standard and high temperature ranges with a click of a button instead of manually changing neutral density filters.

To compliment these advanced features, FLIR designed the A8580 with simplified connections and controls so it’s easy to set-up and begin testing. The camera ramps up quickly and connects via Gigabit Ethernet or CoaXPress to a computer running FLIR Research Studio software. This included software allows users to view the live camera image, record the image stream, and evaluate thermal data from multiple FLIR cameras and recorded sources simultaneously.

FLIR A8580 series science cameras are available for purchase today globally through the FLIR authorized network of distributors. To learn more, please visit www.flir.com/A8580-MWIR / www.flir.com/A8580-SLS or contact FLIR Systems on research@flir.com and +32-3665-5100.

Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems’ vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.flir.com and follow @flir.

FLIR Systems specialises in technologies that enhance perception and awareness.  The company brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through its thermal imaging and visible light imaging technology and systems for measurement, diagnosis, location and advanced threat detection.  Its products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance productivity, increase energy efficiency and make the workplace safer.

FLIR Systems has six operating segments – surveillance, instruments, OEM and emerging markets, maritime, security and finally, detection. Of these six, ‘instruments’ is of greatest interest to trade and industry and the second largest segment in the company’s portfolio. This division provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial and scientific applications.

These products are manufactured across five production sites, three in the USA and two in Europe; Sweden and Estonia.

A model to suit every application and budget
The options that FLIR Systems provides for measuring temperature and studying thermal performance have never been greater.  Not only does the company offer a huge range of models to suit all thermal application needs but the technology is also affordable and very easy to use.  Thermal cameras now come in various shapes, sizes and degrees of sophistication and FLIR continues to invest heavily in the development of new and complementary technologies to differentiate itself from competitors.

An important milestone in the development of thermal imaging has been the introduction of the FLIR Lepton® core, a micro longwave detector, the size of a mobile SIM.  This has allowed thermal imaging to be repackaged to meet the needs of an even wider audience and, in combination with another new technology called Infrared Guided Measurement – IGM™ – has led to the development of a range of test and measurement meters with imaging capability.

Another important growth area for FLIR thermal imaging is in continuous monitoring to assure quality and safety.  Through its introduction of discrete fixed mounted thermal cameras which are fully compliant industry standard plug-and-play protocols, FLIR Systems has provided industry with infrared machine vision which is instantly ready for quick and easy network installation.

Protecting assets and people from fire is an area for which thermal imaging is least known but, thanks to FLIR Systems’ development, it is now one of the most cost-effective methods available.  Its application flexibility and rapid return on investment present an attractive proposition for any site or safety manager.

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