The targeted use of MOBOTIX thermal technology can help you to improve the quality and effectiveness of your processes and to protect valuable equipment, saving you money and boosting profits.
Monitor processes and ensure product quality
MOBOTIX thermal technology can be used to monitor two key aspects of process and quality assurance — the optimal performance of your machines and processes and the excellent quality of your products.
Process and Temperature Monitoring
Downtime costs money. Avoid machine downtimes by closely monitoring critical process and ambient temperatures or extreme temperature fluctuations. MOBOTIX thermal technology allows you to keep an eye on all of your processes and intervene immediately if necessary. This also applies to incidents such as gas or pipe leaks. The success story of Swiss cookware manufacturer Kuhn Rikon shows how thermal technology can help to increase profits by 5% through targeted process monitoring.
A wide range of production processes have specific requirements for the temperature of the raw materials used, the intermediate products or the final product. MOBOTIX thermal technology enables you to intervene as soon as tolerance limits are exceeded or if they are not met. And this can really pay off! For example, a customer from the foundry sector could save up to 720,000 euro per year by using targeted temperature monitoring.
Maintaining cold chains during storage or transport can also be critical to product quality. MOBOTIX thermal cameras automatically detect and report critical temperature deviations of any kind, whether in hot, warm or cold conditions.
Integration into Industrial Software — Making the Most of Data
The intelligent MOBOTIX thermal systems can be connected to industrial systems such as SCADA or MQTT using interfaces for machine-to-machine communication. This integration makes it possible to merge centralized data. Collecting, merging and analyzing data provides key starting points for analyzing and optimizing processes, which in turn lead to savings and increases in profit.
Detect wear in good time and avoid machine downtime
Equipment and component downtime is expensive and costs the operator money. Reliably detect wear, excessive loads or damage through non-contact measurement with MOBOTIX thermal technology — no matter what time of day your machines operate. This technology can also ensure the effective monitoring of systems that are difficult to access, or even completely inaccessible. The adjacent video shows a cement mill where thermal technology constantly monitors the level of wear by measuring the material density.
MOBOTIX Thermal Video Technology
Precise, robust, durable and reliable — even under extreme conditions
Top Quality — Made in Germany
MOBOTIX video systems are designed for difficult conditions
The cameras can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, dust, humidity
The low-maintenance MOBOTIX video systems boast an impressive service life
of more than nine years (MTBF — Mean Time Between Failures)
Thermal TR Technology
Thermal cameras with integrated TR (thermal radiometry) technology measure thermal radiation across the entire image area and assign a temperature value to each pixel. These precise measured values are used to trigger an event (e.g. alarm or network message) if the value exceeds or falls short of an individually adjustable threshold value. To increase measurement accuracy, a black body radiator is recommended to obtain an exact reference value comparison (emissivity of objects).
Extremely Flexible — Extremely Accurate
The intelligent MOBOTIX Advanced Radiometry app can be used to define up to 20 individual measuring ranges in a single camera image in conjunction with a MOBOTIX TR sensor. This is beneficial, for example, when individual levels of emissivity must be calibrated because the image contains various materials that reflect heat differently.
The constant dialog of specialized devices and data merging effectively automates processes and increases productivity. MQTT is the most popular protocol for integrating devices into control systems (e.g., SCADA). The cameras of the MOBOTIX 7 platform now support MQTT in addition to MODBUS/TCP. This allows you to use video systems, for example, to automate buildings and control production.
MQTT at a glance
Proven protocol for information exchange between IoT devices
An exchange between network devices via an "MQTT Broker" without direct connection of the devices to each other
Simple assembly - resource-saving and fast
Also suitable for networks with high latency, low bandwidth, or unreliable connection.
Reliable through QoS
Almost unlimited possibilities for individual requirements
Example: Production of castings
Thermal cameras capture every blank in production operation
Automatic acquisition of thermal values, photo of the product acquisition of the applied barcode
Products of inferior quality are automatically sorted out
Complete proof of production and quality incl. central archiving