The GL-3351-M Magnetic Mount Golight Remote
Controlled Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera system with a 6 inch LCD
monitor is a small thermal sensing camera mounted in a remote
controlled frame that can detect heat differentials between 32°- 240°
F. The remote controlled thermal imaging camera has a 1500`
detecting range, a field of view that measures 35° horizonatly by 27°
vertically, and can rotate 370° with a 135° tilt. It also comes
in two speeds, fast and slow (turtle and hare). The infrared camera has
sensor type of 320 x 240 uncooled micro bolometer.
LCD monitor is supported by a flexible neck and can be mounted to
a dashboard or a window with its suction cup base, or
mounted anywhere else with simple installation. With this particular unit,
the white color indicates a hot substance, whereas the black color indicates a
controlled thermal imaging infrared camera system with 6
inch LCD monitor is available with wireless or wired remote
controls. The wireless versions are available with radio
based handheld or dash mount remote controller. Both controller
choices offer left, right, up and down motor control as well as fast and
slow motor speed control. The operator can also turn the camera on and off
from the controller.
remote controlled, pan/tilt thermal imaging camera also comes equipped
with an internal core heater that prevents the lens of the camera from
icing up. Due to it`s high resolution camera, this thermal imaging
camera can display images up to 1,500 feet in any direction that it is
pointed, through fog, smoke and precipitation.
remote control camera is magnetically mounted. The magnet is water tight and has a 100 pound
grip base and is tested to 60 mph. The magnetic base is encapsulated in soft
rubber to adapt to uneven vehice surfaces and prevent scratches on vehicle
paint. A wrap around base seal prevents dirt from entering the base of the
Remote Controlled Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera runs off 12 VDC and has a
frequency of 30 hertz. It is equipped with a 16
foot, outdoor rated cord with a cigarette plug. Weather tight connector enables
operators to disconnect cord at 12 inches from the light for storage or vehicle
portability. Larson Electronics offers an alternative 24V DC setup for military applications. At
6.75" L x 7.25" W x 8" D and weighing only 4lbs, the thermal imaging camera can
be mounted practically anywhere from cars to trailers. The thermal camera comes
with various options including color and wireless/wired remote setup.
Heated objects are displayed as
white hot on the LCD screen.
The picture above demonstrates a set
of boxes taken from a regular digital camera.
Viewing the same set of boxes through
the GL-3351-M reveals hand prints on the boxes that have been briefly
How Does Thermal Imaging
Thermal energy is a part of the
electromagnetic spectrum. It makes up the upper portion of the infrared light
spectrum. You cannot see thermal energy because it is emitted from objects as
heat, not reflected as light. The hotter an object is, the more thermal energy
it emits. Hotter objects will appear whiter on the monitor. However, all objects
even inanimate ones, such as buildings, or even ice cubes, emit some form of
thermal energy. Infrared thermal imaging cameras are able to capture this
thermal energy and transform it into an image you can see. Objects producing
less thermal energy will be a duller white, while objects generating more
thermal energy (higher temperature) will produce a brighter white
process by which a thermal imaging camera transforms thermal energy into visible
light consists of five basic steps. These steps are:
- Utilize a specially designed lens to focus the infrared radiation that is
given off from all objects within the field of view of the camera lens.
- Infrared detectors are then used to scan this focused radiation. The
detectors create what is called a thermogram, or temperature map.
- The thermogram is then translated into electric impulses.
- The electric impulses are then sent to a signal-processing unit where they
are translated into data. The signal-processing unit is a tiny chip that is
embedded on a circuit board, which is used to translate the electric impulses
into usable data.
- Once translated, the signal-processing unit sends the data to the monitor
where it then becomes visible to the viewer.
thermal imaging cameras work solely by capturing infrared radiation given off
from an object, no light at all is required for the device to function. A
thermal imaging camera can function optimally no matter what the surrounding
lighting conditions, bright or dim.
addition to the ability to function in a wide array of lighting conditions,
thermal imaging cameras can be used to reveal aspects about ones surroundings
where no visible sign of evidence exists. For example, a thermal imaging camera
might reveal an area of ground that has been dug up to bury something. Another
example could include an area of a wall that has been painted or repaired
recently. It will appear slightly darker through a thermal imaging camera. This
unique ability to detect and gather evidence that would have previously gone
undetected makes thermal imaging cameras invaluable devices for law enforcement
and military personnel.
Thermal imaging cameras were first
designed for use by the military to help locate enemy targets. As improvements
were made to the technology, these camera devices became more and more practical
for commercial uses such as perimeter surveillance and other security
applications. Now more than ever, thermal imaging cameras are continuing to be
used on a much broader scale. There are several other applications where thermal
imaging technology can be very useful. These include security and surveillance,
navigation, hunting, law enforcement, and hidden object detection. Within the
commercial space, manufacturing companies, petrochemical companies and utility
companies use thermal imaging to inspect equipment and detect
thermal imaging camera is a reliable non contact instrument which is able to
scan and visualize the temperature distribution of entire surfaces of machinery
and electrical equipment quickly and accurately. Thermography programs have
contributed to substantial cost savings for our customers around the world in a
variety of industries. While military and security applications in low light
conditions remain paramount, industries ranging from utilities to manufacturing
and service companies are using thermal imaging cameras to identify issues,
prevent larger problems and save money.
Detect Problem Areas Before
the Real Problems Occur
production plants, office facilities, hospitals or hotels, an infrared camera
instantly makes hot spots visible on a clear thermal image. You can scan
electrical cabinets and components and survey multiple wires and connections to
get an instant picture of potential trouble. Detect the problem area and repair
it before real problems occur. Common electrical targets are fuses, electrical
panels, bolted connections and switchgear.
utilities, failure is not an option. That’s why infrared thermography has become
the core of utility predictive maintenance programs around the world. Utilities
depend on thermography to avoid costly failures in power generation,
transmission and distribution as infrared cameras help find anomalies before
trouble strikes and service is affected.
manufacturing facilities, thermal imaging cameras are used for inspecting a
countless number of production equipment and components as well as the complete
electrical power supply system. An infrared image, including accurate
temperature data, provides the maintenance expert with important information
about the condition of the inspected object. Inspections are done with the
production process in full operation. In many cases the use of a thermal imaging
camera can help optimize the production process itself.
Some examples of mechanical
equipment where thermography is used:
(overheated connections, fuse problems, overloaded electrical cables,
Process valves (open, closed, leakage)
Storage tanks (sludge
Pipelines (check if and where there are abnormalities, for example
locate build up of scale)
Motors (overheating bearings, misalignment,
Conveyor belts (overheated bearings)
Some examples of electrical
equipment where thermography is used:
Primary power source (i.e. outdoor
high voltage switchyard)
installations (i.e. breaker panels, faulty electrical outlets/wall
Motor Control Centers (MCC)
Energy Efficiency and Green Programs
get even more out of your camera investment, you can use your infrared camera to
audit energy efficiency of your plant environment, including roofing, heating
and cooling systems, and building structures.
use of infrared cameras has already become a standard practice in many oil and
gas companies. It’s a proactive way to identify sources of Volatile Organic
Compound (VOC) emissions and repair leaking components before it is too late. By
using the most advanced VOC detection you will improve safety and productivity
and minimize emissions.
Infrared cameras for the oil and
gas industry are preventative maintenance solutions that help spot leaks in
tanks, pipelines and facilities that will improve safety and profitability and
minimize emissions with less risk of business interruption due to actions from
Thermal Imaging in
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The picture above shows a suv at
night; picture was taken with a digital camera, no flash.
This picture shows the same suv
through the 6" LCD thermal imaging screen. Notice the white from the heat that
the vehicle is emitting.
In this picture, the thermal imaging
is used to distinguish the difference between a car completely powered off, to a
car sitting idle.