Leuven, Belgium, 18th January 2022 — Ceres T 1280 has today been announced as the new high-performance, high-resolution thermographic long-wave infrared (LWIR) camera from Xenics.
It is Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the short-wave infrared (SWIR) to the LWIR realm. Xenics keeps on releasing innovative products, demonstrating its
leading position in the infrared market.
Ceres T 1280 is a SXGA (1280×1024 pixels) LWIR camera dedicated to thermography with very high accuracy and stability performance. With Ceres T 1280, Xenics is expanding its high-performance thermographic camera family.
That introduction is the answer for highly demanding applications such as process monitoring, industrial machine vision, medical or scientific, where high resolution is requested as well as high-end thermographic capabilities.
Xenics to open a new era for Thermography
The Ceres T family has already solved a major issue for thermographic system implementations by providing a stable and highly repeatable measurement solution. With its new member Ceres T 1280, customers can reach the ultimate resolution offering highly accurate spatial information. Customers will thus be able to get a much more precise temperature distribution in order to much better control their process.
Toward a new standard for thermography
Most of thermographic systems are, today, limited to VGA format and manufacturer efforts are based on temperature accuracy. Xenics already released the Ceres T 640 a few months ago, pushing the limits of thermographic performance. It has thus been possible to leverage on all the development and innovation made for this product to propose the step further: the high resolution. In addition, these two products are compatible from a control / command and electrical interface perspective enabling up- or downgrade of the system with minimal efforts.
“With Ceres T 1280, Xenics offers a highly stable and accurate thermographic camera that gives unbeatable capabilities for temperature distribution resolution” says Frédéric Aubrun, Xenics’ Chief Commercial Officer. “Customers will not only measure temperature, but they will also be able to precisely determine the spatial location of the measurement. Moreover, they will be able to use a much larger field of view which enables inspection of larger areas and potentially increase the system throughout”.
Based on technology specifically developed for the Ceres T family, Ceres T 1280 benefits from automatic compensation of internal temperature drift, including within the optical path: this makes it very simple to use, avoiding any additional long and complex calibration. Moreover, thermographic capabilities are embedded on board, with the ability to store 2 calibration packs. Designed for industrial uses, Ceres T 1280 interface is either GigE with PoE or CameraLink™ and is GenICam™ compliant. It benefits from a compact form factor and a low weight (64.5×67.6×83.5 mm3 and 583 g without optic for GigE interface and 64.5×67.6×81 mm3 and 534 g without optic for CameraLink™ one). Xenics’ user-friendly Xeneth GUI and its GenICam™ SDK complete the offer so that customers can spare time in integrating the camera and really focus on their added values: data analysis and process monitoring.
Depending on the application, Ceres T 1280 is offered with 12° HFOV, 16° HFOV, 25° HFOV or 48° HFOV.
Thanks to Ceres T 1280, it is now possible to gather high thermographic performance and high resolution. This sets the new standard for:
- Industrial application, where stability of measurements and high resolution allows more precise thermal inspection and better process monitoring as well as larger surface analysis,
- Medical application where resolution and simplicity are requested.
With Ceres T 1280, Xenics demonstrates its innovation capacity and paves the way for improved thermography applications.
Xenics is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of twenty years. Xenics designs and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of line-scan and area-scan products for the vSWIR, SWIR and LWIR ranges. Mastering all critical steps of the manufacturing process with advanced production facilities and in-house know-how on detectors, systems and software development Xenics delivers state-of-the-art solutions and optimized custom designs. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures. More at: https://www.xenics.com/