Heat as One Important Energy Factor Can Be Controlled

Thermal optimization in the production of chipboards

All manufacturing of goods needs energy input. Energy will also be released or used when using products. As most of this energy comes in the form of heat it is most important for the optimisation of manufacturing processes as well as for the product development itself that the effect of heat can be analysed the best way.

Thermal optimisation on an engine test bench

Infrared camera systems can do this in a very good way as firstly they do not need any contact for the measurement and secondly they provide an image of the heat distribution. This helps to visualize and understand the situation. Also the thermographic software family IRBIS® 3 supports this. A variety of analysis methods precisely present temperature changes over time and in space.

Case Studies about Thermal Optimisation

Thermographic Analysis of a Fusion Plant - Divertor
Read more about thermographic analysis of a fusion plant with ImageIR® 9300

Monitoring Plasma at Wendelstein 7-X

What will the energy supply of the future look like? The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald is dealing with this question.

Thermography InfraTec CWD wind turbines testing
Usage of VarioCAM® HD research for torque measurement

Precise MN·m Torque Measurement in Wind Turbine Test Benches

The generation of electricity power produced by wind turbines is expanding worldwide. This development is associated directly with an increasing demand to test the product reliability, functionality and life durability of wind turbine subsystems like the drive train.

Thermographic testing of turbine blades - Picture credits: © photosoup / Fotolia.com
Usage of ImageIR® 8320 for quality assurance at Siemens AG

Thermography for Quality Assurance

Today gas and steam turbine power plants by the SIEMENS AG are more than ever complex high-tech products. Heavily stressed parts like the turbine blades are tested with the latest measurement techniques for example with infrared thermography.

Thermography in Electronics Development - Picture credits: © iStock.com / Elhenyo
Usage of infrared thermography at Delphi Deutschland GmbH

Thermography in Electronics Development

At Delphi’s laboratory plant “Test & Validation Services”, thermography is used for design and product validation as part of quality assurance. Therewith, a stable hardware basis is set for integrating new technologies in motor vehicles that again present a substantial contribution to traffic safety.

Optimisation of Components or Processes by Heat Input or Drainage

Thermal optimisation of a conductor board

If thermal imaging indicates hot spots at a PCB there are temperatures with a specially high temperature and this could indicate problems. If this is a normal temperature the heat drainage might still be improvable. Like this overheating of components or bordering components could be prevented. To detect the hot-spots a sufficient geometrical resolution is crucial. Only details which are well resolved by a sufficient number of pixels can be measured correctly. Therefore high-resolution infared camera systems by InfraTec are first choice for usage in product development. 

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Infrared Cameras for Thermal Optimisation of Components and Assemblies