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FLIR Systems announces the availability of 3 new recorded webinars that will be of interest to people interested in, or users of thermal cameras for R&D /science applications.

A webinar entitled ‘The Advantages of LWIR SLS Thermal Cameras’ discusses how the introduction of Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) detectors in recent years has brought significant advances in thermal imaging, in terms of temperature range, uniformity, speed, and integration times. This webinar demonstrates how Infrared cameras with SLS detectors offer a viable high-performance alternative to traditional thermal cameras that rely on indium antimonide or mercury cadmium telluride detectors, offering the same or better performance at a lower cost.

Both thermocouples and infrared cameras are used to measure temperature in a diverse range of applications. FLIR’s ‘Thermocouples vs. Infrared cameras’ recorded webinar reviews how we currently measure temperature with the technologies available today, and explains the basics of how both thermocouples and IR cameras work. To compare the two techniques an identical experiment is conducted using thermocouples and an IR camera to measure temperature. This webinar will be a great opportunity for anyone who currently relies on thermocouples to learn about the advantages of next-generation infrared camera solutions for non-contact thermal measurement.

In the final new recorded webinar presentation, FLIR Business Development Manager for Science, Jerry Beeney, compares using traditional temperature measurement devices with modern thermal camera for troubleshooting faults and failures in PCB and Electronic products. In this presentation he uses real-world infrared images and examples to detail how R&D/Science grade thermal cameras can more easily identify hot spots, allowing for improved thermal management and greater advances in circuit board design.

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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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