InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik Messtechnik

Gostritzer Str. 61 - 63
Dresden,  01217

  • Booth: 451

InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik is an owner-managed company located in Dresden, Germany. The main focus is the development and manufacturing of thermographic systems and pyroelectric sensors. More than 200 employees in development, production, sales, marketing and service ensure highest product quality and customer satisfaction. A strong network of partners provides the products and services worldwide.

InfraTec’s Infrared Measurement Division is one of the leading suppliers of commercial thermal imaging technology for thermographic temperature measurement. The wide range of high-performance cameras like its ImageIR® series together with InfraTec’s efficient and convenient thermographic software IRBIS® will make electronics testing also at a µm scale fast and precise. Additional lock-in routines allow for the detection of failures resulting only in smallest thermal differences in the µK range. The fully integrated solution E-LIT will most effectively run complex testing routines of PCB, chips or components based on specific customer demands.

 Press Releases

  • Measurement and testing tasks that use infrared cameras often differ enormously. So what could be better than being able to use a camera that is exactly tailored to the specific application? Quite clearly, a camera that can solve very different tasks at the highest possible level. The new ImageIR® 9400 series from InfraTec offers exactly this flexibility. Full of technical innovations, it combines top functions that are only found otherwise in several different types of high-end thermography systems. As an all-round talent, the ImageIR® 9400 impresses with a unique combination of outstanding geometrical, thermal and temporal resolution.

    Multifunctionality - great customer benefit due to multivalent usability

    Cooled FPA photon detectors with the native format of (1,280 × 1,024) IR pixels, a pixel pitch of 10 µm and digital readout form the basis for the excellent geometrical and thermal resolution of the new models as a mandatory requirement for high-resolution thermographic recordings of objects and processes. Due to an optional opto-mechanical MicroScan, the image format can be increased up to (2,560 × 2,048) IR pixels. Each of these 5.2 megapixels is equivalent to a temperature measuring point on the respective measurement object. Special lenses of various focal lengths leave nothing to be desired when it comes to thermographic temperature measurement on macroscopic objects of various dimensions. Extremely small structures can be developed using high-quality microscopic lenses: Micro-thermography with pixel sizes of up to 1.3 µm helps electronics and materials research to master requirements that arise from increasing miniaturization and increasing power density.

    The excellent geometrical resolution does not necessarily have to conflict with a first-class temporal resolution: Different models of the ImageIR® 9400 enable the recording of thermal images with excellent high frame rates, which reach up to 622 Hz in binning full-frame mode and up to 3,343 Hz in sub-frame mode. Users who analyse highly dynamic thermal processes and moving objects can use it to record sequences, whose snapshot frames follow each other in less than one thousandth of a second. The integration times can be extremely short with just a few microseconds and ensure distortion-free imaging and reliable thermal analysis. The loss-free transfer of the thermographic data to the control and analysis PC of the thermographic system takes place by means of an ultra-fast 10 GigE interface, and if necessary, at maximum camera frame rate and for much longer periods than are normally the case with competitors. With the original IRBIS® thermography software family from InfraTec, the images and sequences can then be easily evaluated on the PC, both online and offline.

    Suitable for very demanding tasks, in which minimal temperature gradients must be measured precisely, the ImageIR® 9400 offers an excellent thermal resolution of 20 mK, which is increased by operating in binning full-frame mode.

    Like every member of the ImageIR® family, the ImageIR® 9400 camera series has a modular design and includes each - an optics, detector and interface module. This allows it to be configured individually and consistently geared towards highly demanding applications from science and industry. A superior and yet robust design, well-selected material and production geared towards the highest standards of quality guarantee the user extreme reliability, long life and thus a high degree of investment security. The new ImageIR® 9400 model series as an all-round talent with unique multifunctionality is unparalleled among high-end thermographic systems. Despite its attractive price-performance ratio, it gives the customer the certainty of solving future tasks at the highest level.

  • Today many manufacturers of electronic components and assemblies use thermographic cameras during product development. InfraTec is opening up a completely new range of opportunities to such users. A package for Lock-in Thermography gets you off to a successful start in such challenging measurement tasks at an exceptional attractive price. This includes the VarioCAM® HDx thermographic camera – as a stationary or handheld model – together with the IRBIS® 3 active thermography software, the appropriate trigger unit and corresponding connection cables.

    Lock-in Thermography is used nowadays as a variant of active thermography in connection with scientific issues as well as in numerous research and development departments. The focused induction or generation of a heat flux is a way of examining test objects non-destructively for concealed material defects, cavities, cracks, joint flaws or delamination. In electronics, developers use the method for detecting faults and anomalies in the development of electronics, since a focused input of heat can usually be attained easily by means of electrical excitation. Even in the case of the slightest power losses, errors can be reliably detected and localised.

    The centrepiece of the package impresses with a large detector and precise lenses

    This effectiveness is directly linked to the qualities of the VarioCAM® HDx. Its large microbolometer detector offers (640 × 480) IR pixels. The available range of light-intensive precision interchangeable lenses includes the standard lens, a macro lens as well as a high performance microscopic lens, which enables to depict structures with a pixel size up to 17 μm. In view of the extensive range of lenses, users can operate individually at varying working distances and adapt tests conveniently to different measurement objects and tasks. The GigE interface ensures that a transmission of very detailed images is possible in real time. Optional interfaces to LabVIEW and MATLAB as well as a software development kit facilitate the integration of the thermographic camera into existing system environments.

    Special software for identifying the slightest differences in temperature

    A second key component of the packages is the thermographic software IRBIS® 3 active. This modern and all-purpose tool is specifically tailored to active thermography. It supports analyses, in which the temperature differences between defective and intact structures are extremely small. Complex evaluation algorithms form the basis for gaining conclusive results. The large data volumes that frequently occur here can be processed automatically with the software.

    In all, the package constitutes a powerful solution for basic analyses using Lock-in Thermography. The emphasis here is the integrated use of the thermographic camera. The basic equipment enables users to already achieve convincing results from the start. Upon request, they can configure the entire thermographic system even more flexibly with regard to their specific needs. The modular design ensures long-term flexibility and the certainty of being able to respond to new challenges at any time.

  • Infrared technology has exclusive and sometimes mysterious properties because it uses electromagnetic radiation, an invisible, but at the same time, omnipresent force. It can be used, for example, to measure temperatures and gas concentrations, for early fire detection and to track down energy losses. In 1991, a few graduates led by two young men, fascinated by this technology during their studies and PhD research work at the Technical University of Dresden, turned it into a lifelong passion and started InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik.

    Driven by the idea of turning their fascination of infrared technology into the basis of a business venture and with great patience, they succeeded in developing their company into a globally recognised manufacturer in the infrared technology sector within 30 years. The current managing directors, Dr.-Ing. Matthias Krausz and Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heinze faced a lot of challenges when they founded the company. The greatest challenge was the fact that there were initially no products ready for serial production, no manufacturing and testing equipment installed and no customers. The procurement of start-up capital for the GmbH was another task to be tackled. “But we still had excellent qualifications, we were unaware of the stereotype 'German Angst' and were able to get to grips with the technology ourselves. And primarily, we had the vision of being able to do everything better than our existing competitors,” according to Dr. Matthias Heinze, managing director and head of the sensor technology division.

    30 years of the highest level of infrared technology

    From our very first “production laboratory” in the basement of the erstwhile kindergarten of the TU Dresden up to the inauguration of the first “genuine” clean room area for production, the path we have taken has been targeted, but not always straightforward or easy. “Thirty exciting years have passed by in a flash, during which our creative tenacity has always been matched with the necessary piece of good luck. We would like to express our greatest thanks to all of our dedicated and motivated staff who form the backbone of InfraTec as well as to all customers and partners who have always accompanied us with their confidence and goodwill, ”commented Dr. Matthias Krausz, managing director and head of the infrared measurement technology division.

    While many companies change hands after successfully establishing themselves on the market or are bought up by larger companies, InfraTec has rejected numerous offers in this direction. "We also see the future opportunities to exploit the inherent strengths of our ownership structure to retain and expand our noticeable share of the world market," confirmed Dr. Matthias Heinze. InfraTec is a reliable partner for customers, employees, suppliers and other market players. The concepts of ​​innovation and the quality of the products are the keys to sustainable corporate development.

    “Made in Dresden” with conviction

    The entire production of InfraTec takes place at the headquarters in Dresden. Outsourcing production to other countries has played no part to the present day. "Quite the contrary!", according to Dr. Matthias Krausz. “Entrepreneurial decisions have always been characterised by keeping the core of value creation on the spot here in Dresden. This will continue to be the case if the social framework conditions for us as a medium-sized company in Germany do not significantly deteriorate. ”What’s more, half of our employees are graduates and our core industrial team all have a skilled worker qualification. This grown expertise cannot be outweighed by the lower energy and media costs or tax advantages abroad," said Dr. Matthias Heinze. This is the reason why InfraTec will continue to develop, manufacture and sell in its production facilities at the “TechnologieZentrumDresden”.

    A glance into the "crystal ball"

    A glance into the future has always been of fundamental importance to the InfraTec managing directors. Who do we want to be? Where do we want to go? Dr. Matthias Krausz has a clear answer: “We will continue to be the customer-oriented and family-characterised company that focuses on technology and quality leadership in niche areas. The consistent continuation of the path we have taken so far will determine our actions in the next decade in spite of the rapid global development in the technical and economic conditions."

    Furthermore, the challenge of the generational shift is imminent. "We, the owners, are getting on in years and are now measured not only by what we do every day, but also by how we get the next generation of owners and managers at InfraTec to have an optimum impact," said Dr. Matthias Heinze on the topic of corporate succession.

    The components business and the business with cameras and complete systems will also be continued side by side. Furthermore, InfraTec would like to exceed previous functional limits as long as new products are compatible with the know-how and production technologies. The planning for an expansion of the company's own property on the grounds of the TechnologieZentrumDresden, as a prerequisite for future growth, has already begun.


  • ImageIR® 10300
    With the ImageIR® 10300, users from industry and science for the first time can use a radiometric infrared camera whose cooled photon detector permits images in the format (1,920 × 1,536) IR pixels. ...

  • With its detector format of (1,920 × 1,536) IR pixels the Image-
    IR® 10300 sets new standards in geometric resolution worldwide
    and creates thermograms with an unprecedented image
    detail and sharpness. For the first time an infrared camera
    permits Full HD images for civil use with a cooled focal-plane
    array photon detector. In combination with the small pitch dimension
    of 10 μm, this ensures that measurement, inspection
    and surveillance tasks can be solved even more efficiently than
    before. For example, wherever such very fine structures need to
    be analysed on large-surface measurement objects, users save
    time, effort and thus costs.
    An integrated trigger interface guarantees a repeatable highprecision
    triggering of quick procedures. Despite the detector
    format of about 3 Megapixels, the transfer of full frame images
    achieves a rate up to 113 Hz. In subframe format even considerably
    higher frame rates are realizable. Thanks to the 10 GigE interface
    of the ImageIR® 10300, users can store large amounts of
    measurement data on a computer in the shortest amount of time.
    The interface is a part of the modular design of the entire highend
    camera series ImageIR®. Individual adjustments can easily
    be realised like retrofitting a remotely controllable filter and aperture
    wheel or a motor focus unit. A broad variety of infrared
    lenses with highest optical performance parameters provides the
    camera’s outstanding thermal sensitivity.
  • Vari­oCAM® HD head 900
    With its 3.1 megapixels in IR-format the worldwide unique infrared system VarioCAM® HD head 900 gives a new definition to the premium segment of uncooled industrial cameras and guarantees for precise infrared recordings in brilliant photographic quality....

  • The thermographic high-resolution system VarioCAM® HD head was conceived for demanding stationary monitoring and
    measurement tasks. The VarioCAM® HD head produces brilliant high-quality thermographic images with 16 bits, which allows
    unprecedented efficiency, especially
    when capturing smallest details on large object surfaces. Because of the maximum
    frame rate of 240 Hz, very quick temperature
    changes can be recognised reliably.
    The various sets of equipment make it easy to adjust the setup to the respective measurement
    task: The application range
    automatic threshold recognition and signalling, digital real-time image acquisition
    via GigE, online processing of
    data and much more. The industrial light metal housing (IP67) allows easy and inexpensive installation in
    tough process environments.
    Application examples:
    „„ High-resolution thermography
    in research and development
    „„ Stationary microthermography
    Detector format (IR pixels) (640 × 480) (1,024 × 768)
    Lens Focal length (mm) FOV (°) FOV (°)
    Super wide-angle lens 7.5 (93.7 × 77.3) (98.5 × 82.1)
    Wide-angle lens 15 (56.1 × 43.6) (60.3 × 47.0)
    Standard lens 30 (29.9 × 22.6) (32.4 × 24.6)
    Telephoto lens 60 (15.2 × 11.4) (16.5 × 12.4)
    Telephoto lens 120 (7.6 × 5.7) (8.3 × 6.2)
    Macro and
    microscopic lenses
    Minimum object
    distance (mm)
    Pixel size (μm) Pixel size (μm)
    Close-Up 0.2× for 30 mm 70 75 51
    Close-Up 0.5× for 30 mm 33 42 29
    Close-Up 0.5× for 60 mm 78 42 28
    Microscopic lens M=1.0× 50 25 17
    „„ Security engineering and early fire detection
    „„ Monitoring and controlling of
    fast-running processes
  • Automated Testing Solution E-LIT
    Electronic /Semiconductor Testing Using Active Lock-in Thermography...

  • E-LIT – Automated testing solution system allows non-contact failure inspection of semiconductor material during the manufacturing process. Inhomogeneous temperature distribution, local power loss can be measured with Lock-in Thermography. This is achieved by using the shortest measurement times combined with a high-performance thermographic camera and a specialised lock-in procedure. The power supply for this process is clocked with a synchronisation module and failures that produce mK or even μK differences are reliably detected. Smallest defects like point and line shunts, oxide failures, transistor and diode failures on a PCB surface and in IC´s can be detected and displayed in x and y positions. Additionally, it is possible to analyse stacked-die packages or multi-chip modules in z-direction with merely changing the lock-in frequency

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