I3MS – Inline Infrared Imaging Monitoring System


Technical information


Infrared camera with real-time processing electronics and waterblock
Connection box, multi I/O cable (3 m), power supply (24 VDC)
Software package for system configuration, datalogging and log files analysis
Infrared emmiter for optical calibration

Process compatibility

Laser welding, arc welding, LMD, cladding, WAAM, others

Mechanical integration

Coaxial & off-axis operation

Laser optics compatibility
(For coaxial integration)

Transmission of infrared signal (above 1.1 um) from the process area to the optical port is required*


Analog signal output (0 VDC – 10 VDC) proportional to width of melt pool / HAZ Configurable span

Dimensions (mm)

Infrared camera: 88 mm x 60 mm x 92 mm Connection box: 124.5 mm x 102 mm x 28 mm


0.5 kg

Power supply

24 VDC, 6 W
Power supply included

Imaging lens

CaF2, f=50 mm, F#2.25 with manual focus mechanism
(other focal lengths available)

Mechanical enclosure

IP67 rated mechanical enclosure with embedded heatsink
Embedded waterblock for air /water cooling

Mechanical interface
(front side of optics)

C-mount thread with counterthread for tight adjustment

Field of view
Resolution per pixel

Coaxial: dependent on the optical system installed in the laser optics
Offaxis: FoV=3.7ºx3.7º (focal length f=50 mm)

Infrared camera

VPD PbSe camera, 64×64 pixels (pixel size: 50 microns)
MWIR response (1 -5 um), frame rate 1000 images per second

Communication interface

Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)


I3MS Acquisition and Configuration SW v.1.0
NIT Visualization SW v.2.1

Minimum requirements

PC with processor i5, RAM memory: 8 GB
Hard disk available: 1 GB, O.S.: Windows 10 or later (32/64 bits)

Process monitoring

Selectable configurations: Manual, Tracks, Continuous
Track length (Tracks mode), Alarm levels, Alarm delay
Laser ON delay & autodetection


Melt pool / HAZ width, Infrared image, Laser status
Alarm (2 configurable alarm levels)

Other features

Laser ON/OFF digital input (optocoupled)
Monitoring alarm digital output (optocoupled)
Process data logging, Circular & rectangular Region-Of-Interest (ROI)


3-color light pole indicator


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