New Xi80 Compact Spot Finder Infrared Camera
The newly developed Optris Xi 80 Compact spot finder Infrared camera impressively combines the benefits of thermal imaging cameras and infrared thermometers. An 80 x 80 pixel thermal image eliminates the search for the hot spot and tedious positioning required with single spot temperature sensors.
The integrated spot finder function identifies the hottest (or coldest) spot in the image and automatically communicates these measurements without an external PC. The brand new autonomous mode allows you to configure the camera and then simply output a standard 4-20mA analogue output for a measuring area of your choice. This can be a dynamic hot or cold spot finder, or it could be based on a fixed area based on the maximum, minimum or mean temperature within the zone. Of course, if required you have the full capabilities of a thermal imaging camera available to you, perfect for learning more about your process than ever before.
The Xi 80 covers the temperature range -20 °C to 900 °C and records at a rate of 50 frames per second. The choice of optics offers fields of view from 12° x 12° up to 80° x 80° lens so you are sure to find an optic that meets your needs and all lenses are the same price. The lens also has a handy motorised focus which is easily controlled through the software.
Connection to your PC is extremely easy via either USB or Ethernet. USB mode provides both power and data transfer from the camera in one cable but is limited to a maximum of 20 metres. Ethernet allows longer cable extensions and networking of multiple cameras to provide easy access where necessary. Power over Ethernet gives a simple
As standard the camera is fitted with our leading Process Interface which provides inputs and outputs to allow easy process integration. The supplied process interface cable allows you to use one analogue output (0/4-20mA), one analogue input and one digital input. A total of nine analogue outputs can be added via the optional external Industrial Process Interface.
This combined IR sensor and camera is so compact it can fit into the palm of your hand, and comes with a mounting nut and bracket. The Xi 80 is also supplied with the new free Optris PIX Connect software, which has the same features as the former PI Connect, along with some new ones necessary for the Xi setup.
Very attractively priced, this unit is perfect for OEM applications and for spot temperature sensor replacements.
If you require a higher resolution (382 x 288 pixels) and a faster frame rate (80Hz) take a look at the Xi 400.