FLIR: Forward Looking InfraRed - FLIR Cameras from InfraTec for Thermal Imaging

The term FLIR is an acronym for the abbreviation Forward Looking InfraRed. This designation has been established at the beginning of the early 60s of the last century while the development of thermal cameras was progressing. Sideward or downward looking 1-dimensional aircraft-mounted systems gradually had been replaced by forward looking scanner cameras which were not depending on the craft's motion for generating an image.

A state-of-the art FLIR camera is equipped with either cooled or uncooled 2-dimensional imaging sensors which capture infrared images in the wavelength range from (2 ... 14 µm). Their imaging capabilities have turned them into a valuable tool for any law enforcement or security application, but they are also used for industrial thermography and building inspection, too.

Does your daily business call for an extremely powerful FLIR camera? If so, InfraTec is the right partner for you. We deliver universal & high-end solutions, a full service package and global sales and service to you.

  • More than 30 models: from uncooled flir cameras to high-end IR systems for handheld and stationary use
  • Application-specific software packages enable precise and efficient data evaluation
  • Turnkey thermographic automation solutions
  • Professional feasibility studies
  • Comprehensive range of services from 24-hour service hotline to extended warranties
  • First-class service ensures high system availability
  • German designed, developed and manufactured
  • Experienced sales and service partners enable local support levels

We offer a comprehensive range of more than 30 infrared camera models. Our product range comprises entry-level devices, professional and universal cameras, high-end solutions as well as industrial thermal cameras and infrared imager. Together we will find the right package consisting of FLIR infrared camera, software, accessories and service for your specifique application.

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Choose from more than 30 infrared camera models. Our product range includes entry-level cameras, professional cameras as well as universal cameras, high-end and industrial systems.

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ImageIR® Cameras Series - InfraTec High End Solutions with Cooled Detectors

The high-end thermographic cameras of the product series ImageIR® from InfraTec meet the highest demands in research and science, for non-destructive inspection as well as for process control. The modular concept enables excellent adaption to your specific measurement and inspection tasks. Cooled photon detectors of different types (InSb, MCT), spectral sensitivity ranges and formats are used. The numerous equipment options include powerful infrared full optics, filters and rotating aperture wheels, trigger and data transfer interfaces as well as motor focus units suitable for continuous operation.

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    Detector Format

    Spatial resolution with detector formats with up to (1,920 × 1,536) infrared pixels

  • MicroScan

    Integrated into camera, genuine temperature measured values

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    Thermal Resolution

    Thermal resolution as low as 0.015 K

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    High-speed Mode

    Due to Binning technology increase frame rates and thermal resolution at the same time

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    Frame Rate

    Analysis of high-speed dynamic temperature changes and processes

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    Modular Design Concept

    More flexibility for upgrades and changes of components

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    Rotating Filter/Aperture Wheel

    Flexible filtering by inbuilt two filter- / aperture wheels with up to 25 combinations

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    Process and Trigger Interface

    Precise triggering with only 10 ns jitter

Innovations for Precise Performance

Mehr Details erkennen dank MicroScan-Technologie der ImageIR®-Serie

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New High-speed Mode for Thermographic Camera Series ImageIR®

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MicroScan – Quadruple the Image Format

Behind the function is a fast-rotating MicroScan wheel, which is integrated into the camera. It ensures that four different individual exposures are taken per wheel revolution, which are offset laterally by half a pixel each. These individual exposures are brought together in real time into a thermogram with quadruple image format. Each pixel in the image represents a genuine temperature measured value and not an interpolated image point. In this way, thermography achieves a new quality due to thermal images providing a spatial resolution up to 3.7 Megapixels.

High-speed Mode – Increase Frame Rates and Thermal Resolution

If you want to analyze the thermal behavior of objects and processes from a wide variety of perspectives, you can use the high-speed mode for maximum flexibility. This function allows the camera to be used in two different operating modes. The standard mode suits best for depicting the smallest geometrical details. This allows users to record images with the native number of pixel of the camera detector. Switching to high-speed mode opens up the option of more than triple the frame rate, while the field of view (FOV) remains identical. This enables for most accurate time monitoring of fast processes. At the same time, the thermal resolution increases by a factor of 2 in high-speed mode, which additionally improves the analysis of temperature differences.

Thermography with ImageIR series - HDR feature - Picture credits: © / Vershinin M

HDR – Simultaneous Mapping of Wide Temperature Ranges

The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function of the Infrared ImageIR® camera series enables measurement scenarios with extremely different temperatures to be recorded continuously. When recording in HDR mode, multiple thermograms with different integration times and different filters are recorded quickly in succession and compiled into an overall image with a high dynamic range. The measuring range can span up to 1,500 K. Users obtain high-contrast images in a wide temperature range characterized by high measurement accuracy.

HighSense for thermographic camera series ImageIR®

HighSense – Always the Optimal Camera Setting

Thanks to HighSense, ImageIR® users have the option of setting up individual measuring ranges based on the factory calibration that best suit the respective task. The software also offers the possibility of storing a large number of such areas clearly arranged. Individually named and permanently stored, the operator can quickly access them. The same applies to changing, renaming and deleting profiles. HighSense is available for different camera models of the ImageIR® series. This function can optionally be added to systems already delivered.

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Further Information about A FLIR Camera from InfraTec

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InfraTec GmbH
Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
Gostritzer Str. 61 – 63
01217 DresdenGERMANY

Professional VarioCAM® Camera Series

More than 30 models of the VarioCAM® High Definition product series include premium infrared cameras as well as entry models to high-level thermography. The equipment versions “research” and “inspect”, which are designed for handheld operation, impress with 5.6" TFT colour displays, integrated 8 Megapixel digital cameras, high-performance uncooled microbolometer detectors and robust light-weight metal housings. The stationary “head” models allow fixed mount installation e.g. in harsh industrial environments.

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    Detector Format

    High-end detectors with up to (1,024 × 768) infrared pixels

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    Available with unique opto-mechanical micro-scanner for up to (2,048 × 1,536) infrared pixels

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    Thermal resolution

    Thermal resolution as low as 0.02 K

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    Frame Rate

    Frame rate up to 240 Hz

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    TFT Display

    Handheld models utilizing a 5.6" TFT colour display with (1,280 × 800) pixels

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    Fixed Mount

    Cameras for fixed mount use in harsh process environments as well as for computer-assisted laboratory tasks

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Further Information about A FLIR Camera from InfraTec

Discuss your specific application needs with our specialists, receive further technical information or learn more about our additional services.

Europe & Rest of World

InfraTec GmbH
Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
Gostritzer Str. 61 – 63
01217 DresdenGERMANY

Choose Your Thermographic Automated Solution

  • Automation Solution FIRE-SCAN from InfraTec

    Fire Prevention - FIRE-SCAN

    Localise critical temperature conditions of open spaces and warehouses at an early stage and protect these from fires.

  • Contrôle de qualité pour plus de précision lors de l'emboutissage à chaud PRESS-CHECK

    Quality Control or Press Hardening - PRESS-CHECK

    Check the microstructures of sheet metal parts during the stamping process and establish a uniform high strength and quality of all produced stampings safely and with a contact-free method.

  • Automatisation thermographique pour bancs d'essai de freinage TRC - Crédits des photos : © / ktsimage

    High-Speed Rotation Test Bench - TRC

    Check for long-life fatigue strength of mechanical components in load tests, using high-end infrared cameras.

  • Solution pour tests PV-LIT pour cellules solaires

    Photovoltaic Test System - PV-LIT

    Get advantages in costing and quality by non-contact thermographic testing of your solar cells and PV-modules.

  • Détection des hotspots de poche avec la thermographie LHSD

    Ladle Hotspot Detection - LHSD

    Use automatic thermography to inspect the outer shell of ladles to prevent idle time and accidents.

  • Thermografic automation for site surveillance IROD - Picture Credits: © / Sohl

    Site Surveillance - IROD

    Calibrated measuring cameras offer the option of a completely automated site surveillance by utilising temperature alarms – an approach well beyond the simple and susceptible motion detection systems used elsewhere. With IROD InfraTec offers a scaleable, powerful system solution.

  • Détection automatique des scories en sidérurgie avec la thermographie SLAG-DETECT

    Slag Detection - SLAG-DETECT

    Take advantage of infrared technology for quality assurance and increase the process yield in the steel production in BOF and EAF processes.

  • Détection des hotspots de torpilles TSHD

    Torpedo Car Hotspot Detection - THSD

    Use automatic thermography to inspect the outer shell of torpedo cars to prevent idle time and accidents.

  • Détection précoce d'incendie WASTE SCAN avec la thermographie

    Waste Bunker Fire Monitoring - WASTE-SCAN

    Effectively secure your goods and appliances by integrating infrared thermography into an automated early fire detection solution.

  • Contrôle de joints et de points de soudure avec WELD-CHECK

    Welding Inspection - WELD-CHECK

    Using pulse thermography, WELD-CHECK enables you a quantitative assessment of the inspected welds.

Industries Where You Can Use a FLIR Camera from InfraTec

  • thermal imaging in aviation

    Aerospace Industry

    Comply with highest security demands by applying state-of-the-art FLIR camera systems by InfraTec.

  • thermal imaging for automotive applications

    Automotive Industry

    FLIR thermal camera systems by InfraTec help you to secure a high product quality in production and at your suppliers.

  • thermal imaging in glass industry

    Glass Industry

    Measure correctly temperature distributions behind and on glass by using selected spectral filters.

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry

    Chemical Industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with FLIR infrared camera systems by InfraTec.

  • thermal imaging in electronics


    Measure temperature distributions of smallest electronic components with FLIR thermal cameras.

  • thermal imaging in medicine


    FLIR camera systems by InfraTec help you to efficiently diagnose multiple illnesses with high certainty.

  • thermal imaging in metallurgy


    Efficiently reduce the energy consumption of your metallurgic processes using infrared camera systems.

  • thermal imaging in plastic industry

    Plastics Industry

    Cost-efficiently control die-casting and extrusion processes by means ofFLIR camera systems by InfraTec.

Explore the Range of Application Areas of FLIR cameras by InfraTec

  • Active Thermography - Picture Credits: © Rainer /

    Active Thermography

    Make use of active thermography for non-destructive and contact-free material testing, for both automated inline and offline solutions.

  • high-speed thermography

    High-Speed Thermography

    Get even faster and analyze temperatures at highest process speeds.

  • microthermography


    Micro-thermography allows for the thermal analysis of extremely small structures in the micrometer range, providing a detailed representation of the temperature distribution on complex electronic assemblies and components.

  • thermography for aerial photography

    Aerial Thermography

    Detect persons and objects in the field or monitor wide-area geologic properties or environmental damages.

  • building thermography

    Building Thermography

    Save money doing thermographic building inspections by using a high performance infrared camera and expert software.

  • thermal imaging for environmental studies

    Environmental Studies

    Look for smallest temperature differences in landscapes, biotopes and labs using infrared camera models of highest measurement precision.

  • thermal imaging to inspect electrical installations

    Inspection of Electrical Installations

    Search electrical installations or high-voltage nets with FLIR camera systems by InfraTec for dangerous hotspots.

  • thermal imaging for predictive maintenance

    Inspection of Mechanical Assemblies

    Thermography reveals irregularities in heating of mechanical components in time.

  • thermal imaging for material testing

    Material Testing

    Save time and costs by nondestructively testing components with FLIR camera systems by InfraTec.

  • thermal imaging to inspect phovoltaic installations

    Photovoltaik Inspection

    Take advantage of thermography in order to visualise defects on existing and running photovoltaic installations.

  • thermal imaging for asset inspections

    Plant Inspection

    Using FLIR camera systems and thermographic software by InfraTec will make you more efficient and more productive.

  • thermal imaging for security tasks

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful FLIR cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • spectral ir thermography

    Spectral Thermography

    Using precision filters for specific applications you will measure exactly those spectral ranges being of interest to you.

  • thermal imaging for thermal optimisation

    Thermal Optimisation

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

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    Additive Manufacturing

    By in-line monitoring of thermal process parameters, infrared cameras from InfraTec support the optimisation of additive manufacturing processes.

InfraTec – Over 30 years of experience

InfraTec has been developing, producing and selling modern infrared technology for more than 30 years now. In addition to thermographic cameras, this includes turnkey thermographic automation solutions, infrared precision lenses, OEM components, software and a wide range of accessories. With more than 30 sales partners, the Dresden-based company is one of the world's leading suppliers of commercial thermography and thermal imaging systems. This enables customers to solve even the most demanding measurement and testing tasks in areas such as process optimization, quality assurance, research and development and material testing. In addition, InfraTec offers users a comprehensive range of services. This includes, for example, expert advice on the selection of technology, a calibration service and personnel training on the introduction of thermal imaging technology.

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InfraTec GmbH
Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
Gostritzer Str. 61 – 63
01217 DresdenGERMANY

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