Software for Fiber Optics Manufacturers!
By combining advanced thermal imaging technology with
application-specific software, Ircon has created the
Preform Inspection System. The Ircon Preform Inspection
System is the first thermal imaging system designed
specifically for the manufacturers of fiber optics filaments.
The Ircon Preform Inspection System is used during the
initial stages of fiber optics manufacturing where a
hollow glass preform is heated on a rotating lathe.
Chemical deposition occurs on the inside of the hollow
preform until the hollow glass rod becomes solid. In
this application, controlling the temperature as well
as the diameter of the preform are both extremely critical.
Ircon solves both temperature and diameter measurement
problems with the Ircon Preform Inspection System. This
system consists of the Stinger Thermal Imaging Camera,
the Ircon Preform Software, and optional Analog Outputs.
The first thermal imaging system specifically for
Fiber Optics production
Measures both diameter and temperature!
Record and playback of temperature data
Preform Software Features and Benefits
Temperature and diameter measurements - Ircon's
Preform software provides two measurements in one system.
Now there is no need to have BOTH a pyrometer and
a non-contact dimensional device such as a laser
micrometer. You have fewer instruments mounted on
the lathe carriage. Operators only need to become
familar with one monitoring system.
10 AOI's - Areas Of Interest (AOI) can be drawn
any place on the image. Min, Max, and Ave temperature
data can be collected from each AOI. AOI's can be
drawn freehand or in conventional shapes to conform
to the target the camera is aimed at.
Record and Playback - Ircon Preform Software uses
simple VCR-style controls to let you view captured
image files. Easy to use Play, Rewind, and Fast
Forward controls let you view the image repeatedly.
You can slow down the image to view the exact time
and temperature if distortion begins to occur while
the preform is being heated on the lathe. Individual
batches can be compared side-by-side.
- Analog Temperature Outputs - With the optional
analog output card preform temperature and dimensional
information can be sent via 4 - 20 mA signal to third
party control systems such as PLC's. The Preform software
doesn't replace your existing control system, it integrates
Computer Specifications (Based on STPC1 Operator
500 MHz or faster Pentium III processor, at least 1
available PCI slot, 100 MHz or faster internal bus,
128 MB ram (minimum), 2x AGP or faster graphics, 4.5
GB hard drive or greater, 2 COM port, CD-Rom, 19" color
monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution, Windows 2000 operating