The Optris PI series of Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras are designed to bring the benefits of this developing technology to a wider range of applications and supplied by Process Parameters in the UK. By utilising thermal imaging in your application, it is possible to learn more about your process in a shorter time than ever before. Improve the quality of a manufactured product; reduce cycle times of machines or reduce your energy usage. The compact, robust design makes the cameras just as suitable for continuous process measurement and quality control as they are for R&D applications.

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License Free Software for Thermal Imaging Cmaeras

All of the PI infrared cameras offer fully radiometric video recording and snapshot functions through our free comprehensive software package PIX Connect (previously PI Connect). The software will run on any Windows PC including XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and is provided completely free of charge with your camera. Future updates are also provided for free. PIX Connect is leading the way in terms of thermal analysis software and is fully configurable for your application to provide you with the data you need when you need it.

Why choose Optris Thermal Imaging Cameras?

Optris’ infrared cameras are fully radiometric stationary thermographic systems with an excellent price-performance ratio. The thermographic camera are connected to a PC via USB and they are immediately ready to be used. Temperature data is displayed through the license-free analysis software.

Just recently, Optris have introduced a new low cost thermal heat camera in the Xi range. The Xi series is a fusion of a rugged, compact pyrometer and a modern small thermal camera. Thanks to analogue and digital outputs as well as the option to process up to nine freely definable measuring areas using an external process interface, the Xi camera is perfectly suited for OEM applications.

Below is some further information on the range offered.

  • All Optris IR thermal imaging cameras have the same innovative design at their core. The main focus is on miniature ruggedised cameras suitable for use in industrial production and R&D environments where other cameras would not be suitable.
  • All of our cameras are housed in an IP67 aluminium body which is designed to be as small as possible. Our largest industrial thermal imaging camera measures just 56 x 46 x 90mm including the lens and weighs 320g.
  • The complete range is also intended to be easy to use with Plug-and-Play USB functionality. With fully featured license free software included with every USB thermal camera you can be up and running extremely quickly.
  • Every thermal camera in the range is fully radiometric as standard, temperature is measured at every pixel on every frame. What’s more, this radiometric data is stored with your still images or video recordings, available for recall at any time in the future. With the capability of playing back videos at reduced speed, you can now see every detail of your process like never before.
  • The temperature range is not limited either. All Optris thermal imagers will measure between -20 and 900°C out of the box. For special applications our PI450 G7 and PI640 G7 cameras for glass processes will measure up to 1500°C as standard and our PI 1M and 05M cameras for high temperature metals will measure up to 2000°C as standard. No expensive options required!
  • To operate in the most demanding of applications, our cameras are supported by a full range of accessories which allow operation in places you really would not expect. Ambient temperatures of up to 315°C are not an issue. Dusty environments are handled with ease. Outdoor conditions are dealt with too. The Optris PI camera can even work in high pressure environments such as composite material autoclaves. Networking of the thermal cameras is possible through Ethernet conversion.

Each of the cameras in the range possesses different features and we are sure to have a thermal imaging camera to fit your requirements.

Compare our Thermal Imaging Cameras

The Optris Compact and Precision Line Thermal Imaging Camera

The Compact small thermal camera and the Precision Line thermographic imaging camera for all applications. Which one is yours?

Optris xi 80: autonomous operation with automatic spot finder




Advantages of the Xi Compact Line

  • Motor focus
  • Compact industrial thermal heat camera for temperature measurements from -20 to 900 °C
  • Autonomous operation with automatic spot finder and direct analog output – ideal for OEM use (Xi 80)
  • Direct Ethernet and RS485 interface (Xi 80)
  • Microscope optics for circuit boards and small electronic components down to 240 µm (MFOV)

Advantages of the PI Precision Line Thermal Camera

  • Interchangeable lens
  • Suitable for fast processes (up to 1 kHz)
  • High thermal sensitivity (up to 40 mK NETD)
  • High optical resolution (up to 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Laser blocking filters
  • Temperature measuring ranges from -20 to 2450 °C
  • Different spectral ranges (500 nm / 800nm / 1 μm / 7.9 μm / 7.5 – 13 μm)
  • Cooling accessories for harsh environments up to 315 °C ambient temperature
  • Shipped in rugged outdoor case with tripod and individual test report included
  • Microscope optics for circuit boards and tiny electronic components down to 85 µm (MFOV)

Compact spot finder IR thermal imaging camera Xi 80

The newly developed optris Xi 80 combines the benefits of infrared cameras and infrared thermometers.

A full 80×80 thermal image eliminates the hunt for the hot spot and tedious positioning required with single spot temperature sensors. The integrated spot finder function will identify the hottest (or coldest) spot in the image and automatically communicate these measurements without an external PC.

A wide range of optics including the new 80° lens equips the Xi 80 to collect and analyze temperature information over a wide target area.  The affordable pricing for this unit makes it a realistic alternative to replace existing spot temperature sensors or for OEM applications.

Important specifications

  • Small sized rugged camera with motorised focus
  • Distance-to-spot-size ratio up to 190:1
  • Autonomous operation with automatic spot finder

Infrared Camera Optris PI 160

The small infrared camera optris PI 160 is the basic model of the award-winning optris PI series. It allows for exact measurements from an object size of 1.5 mm on and is, due to its measurement speed of 120 Hz, perfectly suited for employment in research and development, test stations, and process automation as well as for portable measurement tasks. With a suitable adaptor you could use this as a handheld thermal imaging camera if required.

The thermographic imaging camera standard version offers a temperature range from -20°C up to 900°C, which can be optionally expanded to 1500°C. It is available with four alternative optics and the software optris PIX Connect offers video and snapshot recordings, extensive analyses (offline, online) and is equipped with an integrated line scan camera function.

Important specifications

  • Temperature range: -20 °C to 900 °C
  • Spectral range: 7.5 to 13 µm
  • Frame rate: 120 Hz
  • Software and I/O interface included

Infrared Camera Optris PI 640

The industrial thermal imaging camera optris® PI 640 is the smallest measuring VGA infrared camera worldwide. With an optical resolution of 640×480 pixels, the PI 640 delivers pin-sharp radiometric pictures and videos in real time.

With a body sized 45x56x90 mm and weighing only 320 grams (lens included), the optris® PI 640 counts among the most compact thermal imaging cameras on the market.

It can be delivered with industrial thermal imager equipment and it comes with an extensive license-free thermography professional software package.

Important specifications

  • Temperature range: -20°C to 900°C
  • Spectral range: 7.5 to 13 µm
  • Frame rate: 32Hz
  • Software and I/O interface included

Advantages of Optris Thermal Imaging Cameras

Automatic hot spot detection

Objects can be examinated thermally and hot or cold spots can be found automatically to reveal weak spots of the process.

Thermal image PCB




Fast temperature measurements

With optris PI thermal imagers, temperature distributions on surfaces can be captured precisely within a millisecond interval.

Image of a coffee cup recorded with the PI 200




Extensive software with line scan mode

The accompanying software optris PIX Connect helps you with comprehensive temperature data analysis and documentation. Furthermore the software contains a line scan mode which is generally used for processes with moving objects under test.

Line scan mode - PI Connect




Easy process integration

Advanced interface concepts allow the integration within networks and automated systems:

  • USB cable extension up to 100 m over Ethernet or up to 10 km over fibre
  • Process interface (PIF) on the ir camera as analog input / output (0 – 10 V) and digital input (low- und high-Level)
  • Software interface via Dynamic-Link-Library (DLL) and ComPort

Spot finder IR thermal Imaging camera Xi 400

The newly developed optris Xi 400 combines the benefits of a robust, compact pyrometer and an advanced IR camera. The 80 Hz frame rate allows for the monitoring of fast thermal processes, even including a line-scan function. The spot finder IR camera has an optical resolution of 382 x 288 pixels and comes with an extensive ready-to-use package – including a versatile image processing software.

Due to its compact design and an affordable pricing, the new optris Xi spot finder IR camera is ideally suited for OEM applications.xi-ir-camera.jpg

Important specifications

  • Motorised focus
  • Superb distance-to-spot-size ratio up to 390:1
  • Frame rate: 80Hz

Infrared Camera Optris PI 400 / PI 450

The infrared thermal camera optris PI 400 / PI 450 are the smallest thermographic cameras in their class. Being equipped with a measurement speed of 80 Hz and an optical resolution of 382 x 288 pixels they provide real-time thermographic images in high speed.

The PI 450 IR camera is, due to its thermal sensitivity of 40 mK, specifically suited for detection of slightest temperature differences, making it indispensable in quality control of products and in medical prevention.

The compact and high-performance infrared imaging camera offer a temperature range of -20°C up to 900°C, with the model optris PI 400 being optionally upgradeable up to 1,500°C. It can be delivered with exchangeable optics, industrial thermal imager equipment and it comes with an extensive license-free thermography software package.

Important specifications

  • Temperature range: -20°C to 900°C
  • Spectral range: 7.5 to 13 µm
  • Frame rate: 80 Hz
  • Software and I/O interface included

Short Wavelength Infrared Camera Optris PI 1M

The newly developed thermal camera uk optris® PI 1M is especially suited for temperature measurements of metals, as these exhibit a distinctly higher emissivity at the short measurement wavelength of 1μm than at measurements in the previously conventional wavelength range of 8-14 μm.

In parallel with the visualisation of a thermal process, the high-performance sensor electronics allow a short reaction time of 1ms for the displaying of the temperature information of the centre pixel.

Important specifications

  • High dynamic CMOS detector with up to 764 x 480 pixels resolution
  • An infrared thermal imaging camera with wide measurement ranges from 450 °C to 1800 °C without sub-ranges
  • Up to 1 kHz frame rate for fast processes
  • Real-time analog output with 1 ms response time
  • Extensive software package and SDK included
  • 1 kHz linescanning function possible
  • Starting from £2865, software and I/O interface included