Automation Technology was founded in 1998 as a systems house for industrial image processing, with core fields of expertise in the development of the latest optoelectronic sensors and components, as well as customised systems solutions.
They offer a complete range of image-processing solutions, including image-processing components, feasibility studies and customised all-in-one solutions.
Automation Technology offers a wide range of the latest system components for efficient infrared image-processing covering all applications. This includes standard testing systems (such as IrControl) as well as tailored solutions for non-destructive testing. Areas of application include industrial automation and quality control, the non-destructive testing of components and materials, and the fully automatic monitoring of plant and equipment.
About Automation Technology
The concept of IrMonitor enables the use of several IR cameras and pan-&-tilt systems for monitoring large areas of industrial plants. The system is based on asoftware which administrates the operating of the cameras and analyses the thermal images that are recorded. Automation Technology offers several packages (RPU, CTU) with all known features for tasks of thermographic monitoring. These packages can be combined without problems and this is why IrMonitor is a flexible solution which covers all areas of applications of infrared monitoring.
Early detection of fires
This thermographic solution is a fully automatic early fire detection system designed to pinpoint and visualise blazes in industrial plants like waste bunkers or open depots. IrMonitor detects critical temperature developments and this is why it is a useful aid in fire-fighting.
Early detection of refractory failure
This solution is used as a preventive maintenance system to automatically monitor highly stressed materials such as foundry ladles. By analysing the temperature distribution on the exterior of the ladle, any imminent refractory lining failure can identified in good time.
Monitoring in Petrochemical plants
The turnkey petrochemical detection system monitors industrial facilities to pinpoint gas or liquid leaks – speedily, without contact and with precision. Such defects occur frequently ondefective seals on fittings, flanges and capacitors. Until now, defects of this nature have been identified by traditional means by measuring fluctuations in pressure at various points. This method, however, takes time to identify leaks because a certain amount of the medium needs to have escaped first before any noticeable drop in pressure can be detected.
With Automation Technology’s thermographic solution, such escape points can be detected substantially quicker either because the medium is detected or because the escape point warms or cools. The difference in the length of time it takes to identify defects can be crucial, especially in the case of combustible gases or liquids, if explosions or combustion are to be prevented.