Teledyne Flir, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today introduced the FlexView Dual Field of View (DFOV) lens for the Flir Axxx and Txxx series thermographic cameras, designed to improve operational efficiency, safety and accuracy from distribution stations to the plant.
With a single form factor just 6mm longer than the standard single-lens setup, operators now have two lenses without adding weight, while enjoying better fluidity when using the camera and reducing inspection time in the field. FlexView also ensures fully radiometric performance and image quality, making it possible to measure and record the temperature of each pixel on the scene for ease of decision-making.
" With two lenses in one, thermographers are able to improve their inspection results, while enhancing safety, reducing inspection time and eliminating the risk of damage to the lens or camera when changing lenses ," said Rob Milner, Teledyne Flir's Business Development Manager. "The FlexView lens with a wider field of view (24 degrees) offers wide area scanning to detect potential anomalies and the lens with a narrower field of view (14 degrees), offers extreme accuracy with 2.8 times more pixels on the target thanks to the increased optical zoom. More pixels on the target means more precision. These results are obtained by programming, via software for fixed cameras, or at the touch of a button for portable cameras."
The FlexView DFOV lens also minimizes risk in the field: by changing lenses less often, users are less likely to damage sensitive camera parts and stay focused on the task at hand. With more pixels on the target compared to a single-lens system, operators can also increase the distance between potentially dangerous equipment and themselves. This will prevent arcing or exposure to compromised equipment, without sacrificing accuracy or missing out on potential problems.