Thermal Imaging and Vision Systems

FLIR launches its first uncooled methane gas detection camera

FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR, its first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane. This handheld camera offers inspection professionals the features they need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations …

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AMETEK Land Global Infrared product manager appointed

AMETEK Land has appointed Manfred Hayk as the company’s new Global Infrared (IR) product manager. Hayk has over 15 years’ experience in infrared temperature measurement and more than 20 years in optical metrologies, including laser technologies and further high-end metrologies. Prior to his new role, he was the company’s sales …

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FLIR Systems acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems has acquired Aeryon Labs, a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million. Aeryon’s vertical takeoff and landing quad-copter airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with immediate high-resolution intelligence, surveillance, …

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AMETEK Surface Vision appoints new director of Sales

AMETEK Surface Vision has appointed Francois Levac as the director of Sales to help strengthen and grow the company’s global sales presence. Formerly Manager of Sales for the Paper Industry in the Americas and Canada, Levac will support Surface Vision’s existing customer base and grow new relationships by enhancing representation …

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FLIR and World Wildlife Fund announce effort to combat rhino poaching in Kenya

FLIR Systems has announced the Kifaru Rising Project, a multi-year effort in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to deploy FLIR thermal imaging technology to help improve wildlife ranger safety and contribute to their mission to stop illegal wildlife poaching of rhinos across 10 parks and game reserves in Kenya. …

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Thermal-sensing cameras detect protected nightjar nests

Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological Society‘s annual meeting.  Ecologists from Cardiff University recently conducted a pilot study in Bryn, …

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Validating rocket thermal protection before a space-shot launch

FLIR Systems reports on how the University of Southern California (USC) Rocket Propulsion Lab have used a FLIR T540 thermal camera to provide valuable data at a level unattainable with thermocouples to measure performance of rocket thermal protection system during engine ­firing. Earlier this year, the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab …

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Top trends from Vision 2018

November’s Vision show in Stuttgart felt like a key moment of change for the industry. Four big themes came to fruition at the event, at least two of which felt like science fiction at the last Vision show in 2016. In fact, the show’s strapline, ‘Be Visionary’ has never felt so appropriate. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores …

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MVTec reinforces its team with Sonja Schick and Martin Krumey

MVTec Software has announced two new staff appointments: As the new product manager for the MERLIC machine vision software, Sonja Schick has been responsible for the business relating to this product since August 2018. In addition, Martin Krumey came on board in September 2018 as MVTec’s vice president sales. Strategically …

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November issue of Instrumentation Monthly published online

The digital edition of the November issue of Instrumentation Monthly has been published. In this issue, in Monitoring & metering, we learn more about the stricter monitoring requirements for combustion emissions. We also find out about environmental monitoring. In our Internet of Things feature, we find out about the impact …

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