Depending on the measurement and inspection task, thermal imaging cameras are exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions. Dirt, water, climatic and mechanical extremes are major challenges for the sustained precision and reliability of the systems. Based on experience from more than 30 years of thermographic practice, InfraTec has developed protective housings that can be adapted to extremely different situations on site. Users can choose between numerous options: light aluminium constructions or solid stainless steel cases, integrated scavenging air supply or active air cooling, infrared special foil or germanium window, protection for an individual thermal imaging camera or additional protection for a visual camera. In this way, a solution that perfectly suits the conditions relating to the measurement object is achieved.

Protect the Housing From

  • Penetrating dust
  • Splashing water and saltwater spray
  • Mechanical damage
  • Exposure to heat and cold
  • Use in potentially explosive environments

With Protective Housings Combinable Thermal Imaging Cameras

  • High-end camera series ImageIR® with cooled detectors
  • Professional and universal VarioCAM® High Definition with uncooled FPA detectors
  • Stationary infrared cameras of the PIR uc series
  • Wide range of interchangeable lenses suitable for integration in protective housing for series ImageIR® and VarioCAM® High Definition

Available Protective Windows and their Specified Smbient Temperatures

  • Interchangeable infrared special foils (-20 … 45) °C
  • Germanium window (-40 … 80) °C
  • Zinc selenide window (-40 … 300) °C
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VarioCAM® High Definition Series with High-quality Light Metal Housing

The uncooled infrared camera series VarioCAM® High Definition is encased in a very sturdy light metal housing. This means that the cameras are protected against mechanical and thermal stress in the various application areas and conditions. The camera is connected exclusively via the sturdy push-pull connector technology (LEMO connector), which prevents an undesired withdrawal or tearing away of the cable connection and additionally guarantees a tight connection to the camera, even in harsh environmental conditions. The high-resolution and very bright colour display for controlling the camera is integrated in light metal housing and adapted to the camera with a stable hinge in order to secure the long-lasting, unrestricted functioning of the camera. The display resolution is precisely adapted to the detector resolution to enable a precisely detailed representation and evaluation of the thermograms. The industrial variants VarioCAM® HD head with their compact light metal housings in accordance with IP67 Standard are particularly suitable for stationary industrial and scientific applications.

InfraTec infrared camera VarioCAM HD head and VarioCAM HDx head

Universal Protective Housing

Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec

High-quality Special Protective Housing

Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec

Designs and Components of the Protective Housing

  • Solid lightweight aluminium protective housing (less than 1 kg)
  • Stainless steel protective housing with pneumatically driven protective cover
  • ATEX-certified protective housing for use in potentially explosive areas
  • Splash-resistant and saltwater resistant protective housing
  • Robust pan-tilt heads
  • Integrated scavenging air supply and monitoring for protection of the lenses without transmission loss
  • Active air cooling and flushing by means of regulated Vortex cooler
  • Air purge measurement nozzle
  • Interchangeable infrared special foils for effective dust protection
  • Coated germanium and zinc selenide window, anti-glare and scratch-resistant, various thicknesses and diameters available

Relevant Indus­tries & Applic­a­tions

  • thermal imaging in metallurgy


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

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

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

  • thermal imaging in glass industry
    Glass Industry

    Glass Industry

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

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