Infrared camera series VarioCAM ® HDx head 600

VarioCAM ® HDx head 600 shows its strength wherever there is a need for fixed installation in harsh industrial environments or laboratory tasks require computer-based support. Compact housing dimensions and minimal weight allow easy integration into existing system environments.

  • Detector in (640 × 480) IR pixels format
  • GigE-Vision interface for camera control and data acquisition
  • High-quality light metal housing with optional protection degree of up to IP67

Details about infrared camera

Spectral range

(7.5 ... 14) µm


Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array

Detector format (IR pixels)

(640 x 480)

Temperature measuring range

(-40 … 600) °C, optional up to 1.200 °C*

Measurement accuracy

± 2 °C or ± 2 %

Temperature resolution @ 30 °C

Up to 0,03 K*

Frame rate

Full frame: 30 Hz (640 × 480), sub frame: 60 Hz (384 × 288)

Window mode*


Storage media

SDHC Card, external control computer for camera control and data acquisition*

Image storage

Time-, trigger- und temperature controlled recording of 16 bit single frames or image sequences with
timestamp, video streaming in MPEG format

Lens mount

Automatic objective detection


Motor-driven, automatic or manual, accurately adjustable


Up to 32x digital, stepless

Dynamic range

16 bit


GigE Vision, DVI-D (HDMI), C-Video, RS232, WLAN*, Process interface*


2 × digital I/O, 2 × analogue I/O

Tripod adapter

1/4" photo thread

Power supply

AC adapter, (12 … 24) V DC, PoE*

Storage and operation temperature

(-40 … 70) °C, (-25 … 55) °C

Protection degree

IP54, IEC 60529, IP67 with screw-on interface*

Impact strength/vibration resistance in operation

25 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 29), 2 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 6)

Dimensions, weight

(221 × 90 × 94) mm, 1.15 kg (basic configuration with standard lens)

Further functions*

Camera internal emissivity correction, shutter free operation, temperature alarm

Analysis and evaluation software*

IRBIS ® 3, IRBIS ® 3 plus, IRBIS ® 3 professional, IRBIS ® 3 view, IRBIS ® 3 remote, IRBIS ® 3 online,
IRBIS ® 3 process, IRBIS ® 3 vision, IRBIS ® 3 active, IRBIS ® 3 mosaic


*Depending on model

Application areas for infrared camera

  • Material testing
    Material testing

    Save time and costs by nondestructively testing components with infrared camera systems by InfraTec.

  • Thermal optimization
    Thermal optimization

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

  • Thermal image of a vulcano
    Thermographic biologic and geologic studies

    Look for smallest temperature differences in landscapes, biotopes and labs using infrared camera models of highest measurement precision.

  • Electronics and electrical engineering
    Electronics and electrical engineering

    Measure temperature distributions of smallest electronic components with infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in automotive industry
    Automotive industry

    Infrared camera systems help you to secure a high product quality in production and at your suppliers.

  • Thermography in aerospace industry
    Aerospace industry

    Comply with highest security demands by applying state-of-the-art infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in glass industry
    Glass industry

    Measure correctly temperature distributions behind and on glass by using selected spectral filters.

  • Thermography in plastics industry
    Plastics industry

    Cost-efficiently control die-casting and extrusion processes by means of infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in chemical industry
    Chemical industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

  • Thermography in the metallurgy

    Efficiently reduce the energy consumption of your metallurgic processes using infrared camera systems.

  • Thermographic Automation Stationary Industrial Solutions
    Stationary industrial solutions

    Gain competitive edge by bespoke and innovative automation solution with high quality and industrial proof thermal images and components.

  • Thermographic Automation - Early fire detection
    Early fire detection

    Effectively secure your goods and appliances by integrating infrared thermography into an automated early fire detection solution.

  • Thermography for site protection
    Site Surveillance (IROD)

    Monitor free space and buildings using automated infrared camera solutions against illeagal entries.

  • Thermographic Automation Slag Detection
    Automatic slag detection in steelmaking

    Take advantage of infrared technology for quality assurance and increase the process yield in the steel production in BOF and EAF processes.

  • Thermographic Automation - Ladle monitoring
    Ladle monitoring

    Use automatic thermography to inspect the outer shell of ladles to prevent idle time and accidents.

  • Thermography in human medicine
    Human medicine

    Being non-contact and non-invasive thermography is a widely accepted diagostic method.

  • Thermography in veterinary medicine
    Veterinary medicine

    Using thermography quickly make accurate diagnosis in a wide field of illnesses.

  • Active Thermography
    Active thermography

    Make use of active thermography for non-destructive and contact-free material testing, for both automated inline and offline solutions.

  • Micro-Thermography

    Micro-thermography allows for the thermal analysis of extremely small structures in the micrometer range, providing a detailed representation of the temperature distribution on complex electronic assemblies and components.

  • Aerial Thermography
    Aerial Thermography

    Detec persons and objects in the field or monitor wide-area geologic properties or environmental damages.

Function of infrared cameras series VarioCAM ® HD head

Detection of minor defects through high thermal resolution

The thermal resolution describes the process to dissolve slightest temperature differences and thus, can display this measurement value. The infrared cameras of the VarioCAM ® HDx head series have a high thermal resolution of better than 0.03 K that helps to display even slightest temperature differences with accuracy. In combination with the high-performance lenses this helps to detect critical faults at an early stage and display these in excellent quality.

Unrestricted operation of the infrared camera in harsh industrial environments

The robust light metal housing (protection degree IP67*) is ergonomically flexible designed according to  the users needs. It provides reliable protection for the high sensitive optronics of the device. In addition, it guarantees trouble-free operation even in harsh industrial environments and keeps constant the excellent optical and metrological performance parameters of the device over a long service life. The high-resolution, light intensive colour display of the infrared camera is integrated in the light metal housing. In this way a long-term and trouble-free operation of the VarioCAM ® HD head is guaranteed. The usage of a high-quality LEMO connector technology ensures a high protection degree of the infrared camera even for computer-based network operations.

High-precision calibration of infrared cameras enables for high accuracy of measurements

The infrared camera VarioCAM ® HDx is calibrated using special algorithms. The specially developed calibration algorithm, with more than just a few calibration curves, is used for compensation of temperature fluctuations. Therefore, highest measuring accuracy and repeatability even at changing environmental temperatures is ensured. The exceptional high measuring accuracy can be reached across a wide temperature range.

Comprehensive range of precision interchangeable lenses enables for a wide range of applications

Due to the comprehensive range of lenses for infrared cameras, a wide range of measurement objects is available, starting with micro thermography to telephoto lens applications for objects in a large distance. The optics of the VarioCAM ® HDx head series were designed as uncompromising full lenses with high transmission and transmission quality as well as low distortion.

Autofocus for optimal focusing

Constantly changing object scenes require manual or automatic refocusing activated by the user. The optional permanent autofocus function facilitates this work. In case there is a scene change the camera automatically adopts fast and precise the optimal focusing.

Fast and detailed analysis using the integrated IRBIS ® 3 software package

The efficiency of an infrared camera significantly depends on its data analysis software. As a standard, the thermography software package IRBIS ® 3 is included in each camera delivery. This software gives a fast, precise and detailed evaluation of obtained thermograms and sequences. With this, and the copy & paste function in all WINDOWS programmes a good basis is provided for comprehensive development work.

The numerous automatic functions, such as autofocus, automatic image optimisation, automatic hotspot display, automatic calibration range switch etc. enable a fast and effective operation.