Remote-controllable Motor Focus for
the Cameras of ImageIR® Series
Why Motor Focus?
Motorised precise focusing of the image has been a standard feature of digital cameras and some mobile phones for a long time. Why not for all infrared cameras? Should this function not be automatically included in the scope of delivery?
In particular, with stationary cooled cameras like the ImageIR®, there are measurement situations in which the camera is always set up with a fixed working distance – the focus is never changed, hence, it needn't be motorised. In terms of flexible camera use, however, a motor focus is an important equipment detail that supports efficient working and the recording of the best possible measured data. The ImageIR® camera series offers a further feature that has only been implemented so comprehensively at InfraTec.
Overview of Benefits
- Complete remote control of the focus even over great distances
- Linear focus (no wobbling)
- Precise and fast autofocus function
- Absolute focus due to direct input of distance
- The storage of several focus positions by the user is possible
- Vibration-free and convenient precision focusing for microscopic images
- Encapsulated, camera-internal focus mechanics, usable for all standard lenses
Camera-internal Motor Focus Function
This versatile variant permits the use of wide-angle, standard and smaller telephoto lenses. Changing the lens is possible as the lens is moved linearly to the object via the optical interface.
Motorised Microscopic Tripod
This focus variant is virtually indispensable for the µm precise focusing of the microscope lenses for the ImageIR®. The use of a high-precision longitudinal drive with micro stepping motor is more accurate and mechanically easier. With a step width as small as 0.5 µm, the camera can be moved upwards or downwards. The 8.0× microscopic lens or a SIL lens can be highly accurately focussed this way. This design is supported by an extremely sturdy profile structure that reduces vibration to a minimum.