Thermal cameras capture infrared light and display it so that users can visualize heat and perform temperature measurements. An infrared camera represents heat with color; cold spots appear as dark areas and hot spots appear as lighter or more colorful areas. Thermal cameras have a unique lens that focuses infrared light produced by all objects within the camera’s field of view. The light is then scanned by infrared-detector components and translated from electrical signals into data, and from data into detailed visualizations.
Infrared cameras operate similarly, detecting infrared energy and converting that energy into electronic signals that are displayed as thermal images and temperature calculations. However, thermal cameras capture radiation from the far infrared region of the spectrum while IR cameras gather light from the near infrared region. Near infrared light is much higher frequency and much closer to visible light.
Thermal imaging cameras and infrared cameras are used for a wide variety of purposes, including firefighting, electrical maintenance testing, recreational activities and defense applications. In all these industries, purchasing a camera is not always the best choice. Due to the expensive nature of high-quality thermal imaging solutions, and the short duration of many users’ need for thermal imaging, renting thermal and infrared cameras is often the most cost-effective option.
ATEC offers thermal camera rentals and IR camera rentals for handheld units that deliver accurate and repeatable results. Our inventory includes both image and video cameras with high resolution, high thermal sensitivity, customizable lens sizes and gas detection capabilities. Contact ATEC today to rent thermal cameras at affordable rates with worldwide shipping.