The automobile industry invests more in research and development than any other industry
with the aim to produce more efficient, safer, and higher performing automobiles. Being able
to bring reliable new models faster to the market is one of the key factors of success in the
automobile industry. Thermal imaging allows automotive engineers to improve the designs
of air bag systems, validate the efficiencies of heating and cooling systems, quantify thermal
impacts on tire wear, perform quality checks on bonds and welds, and much more...
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Every other year since 1987, teams from all over the world are participating at the World Solar Challenge in Australia. In a friendly competition the teams depart Darwin with their own designed and build solar cars aiming to be the first to arrive in Adelaide, about 3,000 km to the south.
Fuel cells can be used as a source of heat and electricity for buildings, and as a power source for electric motors. At the University College London (UCL), researchers are developing this technology for commercialized applications.
Every year, engineering students from around the world are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to demonstrate their knowledge and talent. In a worldwide competition, called Formula Student.
Engine pre-heating systems are becoming an ever more valuable asset and even a competitive advantage on today's car racing tracks. Many racing professionals acknowledge the value of this technology, because it helps them prevent engine wear, poor performance on the track and even the loss of hard dollars.
Measuring heat with thermocouples or spot pyrometers can leave you with an incomplete picture of a device’s thermal properties. Infrared cameras, on the other hand, capture thousands of points of high speed thermal measurement, showing you exactly where heat is flaring up, and how fast.
Product research and development on internal combustion engines, brake rotors and tires, and high speed airbags are just a few of the areas that truly benefit from high speed, high sensitivity thermal characterization testing.
Specifically designed for academic and industrial research and science applications as well as integrators who require a flexible camera with high sensitivity, accuracy, spatial resolution, and speed at an affordable cost.
The FLIR X8000sc/X6000sc Series thermal imaging cameras are designed to provide the best thermal measurement performance together with the most advanced connectivity. Ideal for Scientists and R&D professionals.
The versatile FLIR SC6000 Series cameras give you high speed and high resolution imagery in a package that’s easy to use yet flexible in configurations for just about any scientific or research application.
High definition MWIR imagery from a highly sensitive cooled InSb detector, the sc8000 Series provides superb resolution, and lightning fast frame and data rates for extreme imaging flexibility and data capture capability.