The latest model in infrared thermography is called the thermoIMAGER TIM 200. The camera operates using new bi-spectral technology, combining two images into one. In this version, both a visual camera and an infrared camera are fitted to the thermoIMAGER housing. The visual camera can synchronously record a real image as well as the IR one. The camera has a measurable temperature range from -20°C to 1,500° C. The special feature of the various TIM models is that a calibrated temperature value is assigned to each recorded pixel, so that no comparative measurement takes place, unlike traditional IR vision cameras.
With the help of software, TIM 200 users can either switch between the pictures from the IR camera and the real image, or have the two images overlaid. This means that the camera can be aligned effortlessly and that temperature-critical areas can be selected when required.
The thermoIMAGER TIM 200 is ideally suited for those tasks where two seperate cameras were previously used. Potential applications for the technology are in early-warning fire detection systems in open areas and in garbage bunkers, or for the temperature control of bulk materials. The system is also suitable for investigating complex machinery and equipment where orientation is very difficult without a visual image. With dimensions of just 45 x 45 x 62 mm, the camera remains one of the smallest USB-operated infrared cameras on the market.