IR cameras tackle PCB inspection applications

IR cameras are finding applications in PCB analysis to detect shots and thermal anomalies.

Apr 23rd, 2007

IR cameras are finding applications in PCB analysis to detect shots and thermal anomalies.

Those who consider using machine vision for infrared (IR) inspection are often dissuaded from using the technology due to the price of IR cameras. But, in some machine-vision applications, the need for sophisticated lighting and lighting-control systems can be radically reduced, making IR technology competitive with visible-light-based systems. The current cost of many IR detectors is now allowing the technology to be used in applications including industrial maintenance and electronics inspection.

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