Recently, Attollo’s engineers utilized the Griffin™ HD8, a Midwave Infrared (MWIR) camera core sensor, in the machine shop to closely observe a conventional lathe and identify hot spots while the machine was in operation.
In the accompanying video, the heat generated by the lathe machine and rod is not visible in the visible wavelength. However, with the midwave Griffin™ HD8 camera core sensor, heat becomes detectable. Even after the lathe ceases its operation, significant temperature differences can be observed between the rod and the machine.
The Griffin™ HD8, by Attollo, is a high-definition format Midwave cryo-cooled infrared camera core. It incorporates a rotary cooler dewar for swift cooldown and enhanced power efficiency. With an 8 µm sensor, it enables increased pixel density on the target when combined with a short focal length optic, thereby reducing the overall system size.
Examining the lathe or any machine in the MWIR wavelength offers various advantages that are not apparent in the visible wavelength. Swift identification and resolution of overheating issues can prolong the machine’s lifespan by preventing damage resulting from excessive heat. It can also ensure optimal efficiency, leading to increased productivity and reduced downtime. Furthermore, the ability to identify and address hot spots on a machine contributes to improved safety by reducing the risk of fire or injury to operators.
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