Thermal Imaging

Improve Product Quality by Quantifying Temperature

Thermal Imaging2019-10-24T11:26:10-04:00
Machine vision is an extremely valuable online quality control tool. ProSensus’ machine vision technology using color cameras with integrated custom software allows for automatic detection and diversion of poor quality product.

Thermal Camera Software ImageThis is executed more efficiently and with higher accuracy than humanly possible. Yet product defects are often a result of temperature variation, and this property cannot be captured by the human eye or by a color camera.

ProSensus’ machine vision solutions for manufacturers employing thermal cameras overcome this limitation by precisely measuring quantifiable temperature variation within an image. The resulting thermal image facilitates quality monitoring and control based on temperature-guided objectives.

Advanced Real-Time Inspection & Control

Examples of thermal machine vision objectives include:

  • Tracking average product temperature
  • Monitoring temperature distribution profiles
  • Hot and cold spot detection
  • Upper and lower control limit alarms
  • Detection and quantification of features measurable by temperature (ex/ blisters, coating level)

Hardware + Software = Turnkey

Thermal Camera HMI

We offer a fully turnkey solution that includes:

  • Custom hardware, algorithm, and control room software
  • Results logged to database, images logged to storage server
  • Robust design proven to: detect minimum defect size, withstand harsh manufacturing conditions, operate at high throughput, and retrofit into space-limited plants
  • Demo equipment available for imaging trial

Measure Your Product Temperature Variations

Thermal vision systems have been installed by ProSensus across several industries. Some examples include:

  • Monitoring the temperature of food products for food safety
  • Inspecting thermal images of fried food product for blister formation
  • Extracting thermal characteristics of synthetic rubber crumb

Start measuring variations in product temperature at your manufacturing facility. Contact us for more information or to book an in-plant demo.


Case Studies
Multi-Camera Machine Vision for Food Safety
Several of ProSensus' recent custom machine vision installations in the foods industry have included both color and thermal cameras. The digital images obtained from this combination of cameras provide numerous measurements that can be used to accomplish a variety of goals.
360 Degree Surface Inspection
One of the world's largest synthetic rubber producers came to ProSensus with customer-identified quality challenges. ProSensus designed sensitive new algorithms for the rubber inspection process and installed a 6-camera system to automatically detect defects.