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High Resolution, Plug & Play Infrared Camera System | FLIR A320

Supplier: FLIR Systems Australia

The FLIR A320 is an affordable and accurate solution for machine vision and automation systems that require non-contact imaging and temperature measurements.


It is a complete machine vision and remote monitoring system that immediately identifies thermal problems that would otherwise go undetected. Its built-in logic makes it ideal for safety/security systems, and for product and process monitoring in quality/reliability assurance programs.

Find Faults Quickly

Finding and resolving problems early can save thousands of dollars by resolving safety issues, cutting down on scrap and warranty costs, and improving product quality. The A320 can spot subtle temperature variations undetectable by any other means. These can be easily monitored with its thermal imaging, temperature alarms, and actual temperature readouts.

Instant Non-contact Temperatures

The A320 is designed to deliver accurate thermographic imaging and repeatable temperature measurements in a wide range of automation applications. Each thermal image is built from 76,800 individual picture elements that are sampled by the camera's on-board electronics and software to measure temperature.

The realtime 16-bit 320x240 image data can be used to monitor and help control a production process, or can be processed by the camera's on-board intelligence to autonomously generate multiple independent digital alarms. Digital video transmissions are facilitated using MPEG-4 compressed image format.

Outstanding Imaging and High Thermal Sensitivity

From the beginning, the A320 was developed to deliver accurate radiometric imaging and repeatable temperature measurements. It features an advanced, uncooled microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) detector that delivers crisp, longwave images in a multitude of palettes. Temperature variations as small as 0.08°C can be detected.

Extensive Connectivity Options

Multiple A320s can be networked through their 100baseT Ethernet connections, and synchronized through the SNTP protocol. Each camera can be assigned a unique IP address for detection and data exchange on a network. FLIR's IR Monitor software can be used with a PC for camera control, configuration and monitoring via the network.

This also provides instant access to A320 thermal images and temperature data by any authorized user via LAN/WAN. In addition, alarm messages can be sent by email to a remote location using the SMTP or FTP protocol. Wireless connection options are also available.

Plug-and-Play Setup

The A320 features plug-and-play setup. Simply connect the camera to a PC monitor and immediately view high quality, real-time radiometric thermal images that accurately show heat patterns and thermal anomalies. Alternatively, images can be viewed on a standalone video monitor by using the camera’s composite video output (NTSC or PAL).

Easy to Configure and Operate

The user-intuitive A320 is extremely easy to operate. Its onboard logic and menu-driven controls enables users to select and manipulate multiple target spots, temperature range, image color palettes, multiple alarms and more - quickly and easily. Adding IR imaging to a machine vision system is no more complex than adding a visual image camera. Moreover, the A320 provides a simple way to create command and control programs through its bundled IR Config and IR Monitor software modules.

Easier Program Development

FLIR supplies multiple tools for developing customized programs that help monitor and control processes with the A320 Series. These include the FLIR LabVIEW Digital Toolkit and System Developers Kit (SDK). In addition, the Digital Toolkit enables the easy creation of a machine vision or measuring application with a FLIR IR camera within National Instruments LabVIEW programming environment. The SDK is an ActiveX component with methods, properties and events that allows Visual Basic/C++ developers to control FLIR cameras and convert incoming IR images to temperature images.

Ultra-compact, Rugged and Lightweight

Built to operate unattended for long periods in harsh industrial environments, the A320 has an IP40 rating. Its compact design and light weight (less than 2 lbs.) allow it to be mounted in remote locations that may be optimal for data collection. By taking advantage of Power Over Ethernet (POE) capabilities, local power supplies are not needed. Fully configurable GPIO and V-sync functionality allows the A320 to be integrated quickly and easily into machine vision and automation systems.