Related Products:

EMMK-101, EMMK-102, EMMK-103

Related Documents:

ISCM-0380, ISCM-0385

Type:

Installation

Keywords/Labels:

thermal imagine, cameras, configuring temperature deltas, FLIR cameras, Optris cameras

Summary:

This article explains thermal imaging, the available camera types, adding cameras, adding and mapping regions of interest, and configuring temperature deltas.

Thermal Imaging Device Types

Using thermal cameras, monitor thermal data in a large area without extensive wiring to thermocouples.

Device Type

Compatible Camera(s)

Sensor Asset Type

Description

IR-31201

FLIR A35, FLIR A65

Delta, ROI

Supports up to two thermal cameras. See the IC-3120 help for more information.

IR-90552

Xi410

Delta, ROI

Supports up to ten thermal cameras. See the cRIO-9055 help for more information.

1Connects directly to the device controller by ethernet connection, not by channels on a module.

2Connects to the device through a Power over Ethernet (PoE) adapter, not by channels on a module.

Adding a Thermal Imaging Device

Add a thermal imaging device to collect temperature data from thermal cameras.

  1. Click Configuration (noloc_env_config.png) and select Devices.

  2. In the Devices tab, click Add.

  3. Select Connect to an online device and enter the IP address in the textbox.

    Note

    If you do not know the device IP address, click Browse to see a list of devices on the same subnet as the server machine.

  4. Click the Connect button. The Test Connection dialog box prompts you if the device fails to connect to the server machine and come online. Resolve all failures before continuing.

  5. Click Next.

  6. If the device passes all connection tests, the web application detects and displays the controller. Click Next.

  7. Enter the two types of names for the device.

    1. Device Name—The name that will appear throughout the web application.

      Note

      Assign your device an easily identifiable name, such as one that includes the device location.

    2. Hardware Name—The hostname of the device, which is in the format of NI-IC-ModelNumber-SerialNumber by default. If the device is online, the server automatically populates this name. Otherwise, you can find the two values printed on a label on the back of the device.

  8. Click Finish.

  9. When the web application prompts you to send the connection information to the device web server, click Yes.

Discover your FLIR or Optris cameras.

Discovering Cameras

Discover and add the cameras you will use to monitor your equipment's thermal data.

Ensure that you have completed the steps in Adding a Thermal Imaging Device.

Complete the following steps to discover the cameras connected to a thermal imaging device.

Note

Allow several minutes after you add a thermal imaging device before attempting to discover cameras.

  1. Click the Configuration pull-down (noloc_env_config.png) and select Devices.

  2. From the list of devices on the Devices tab, double-click the device to which the cameras are connected.

    Note

    Cameras are connected to but also powered through their connection to the device.

  3. On the Cameras tab, click Add.

  4. In the Add Cameras dialog box, click Discover and the serial numbers of all valid cameras connected to the device appear in the table.

  5. Select the cameras you want to add and click Apply.

  6. When prompted, enter a descriptive name for each camera and click OK.

Discovering FLIR Cameras

Discover and add the FLIR A35 and/or FLIR A65 cameras you will use to monitor your equipment's thermal data.

Ensure that you have completed the steps in Adding a Thermal Imaging Device and that you have the serial number for each camera you intend to add.

  1. Click Configuration (noloc_env_config.png) and select Devices.

  2. On the Devices tab, double-click the device to which the camera(s) connect.

    Note

    Cameras are connected and also powered through their connection to the device.

  3. On the Cameras tab, click Add.

  4. In the Add Cameras dialog box, click Discover and the serial numbers of all valid cameras connected to the device appear in the table.

  5. Select the cameras you want to add and click Apply.

  6. When prompted, enter a descriptive name for each camera and click OK.

    Note

    Allow several minutes after you add a thermal imaging device before attempting to discover cameras.

Add regions of interest and configure temperature deltas.

Preparing Optris Cameras for Discovery

Set up the Xi410 Optris cameras you will use to monitor your equipment's thermal data before you add and configure them on InsightCM.

Before you begin, ensure the computer you use for the initial camera setup is compatible with PIX Connect software and you can change the network settings securely.

  1. Install and launch the latest version of PIX Connect software as an administrator.

  2. Connect the Xi410 camera to the computer using the provided USB cable.

    Note

    Cutsforth recommends setting up one camera at a time.

  3. Click Devices and verify that PIX Connect recognizes the camera.

    pxc-devices-camera.png
  4. Click Help > About and verify that the Imager Firmware version on the camera is at least 3814 or newer.

    Imager Firmware version is older than 3814

    1. Click ToolsExtendedUpdate Firmware.

    2. Deploy the latest firmware to the camera from PIX Connect.

    3. Click HelpAbout to confirm the firmware update.

    4. Click Close.

    Imager Firmware version is 3814 or newer

    Click Close.

  5. Click Devices > Ethernet Settings.

  6. Set Device Address to 192.168.0.101.

    Note

    If multiple Optris cameras will be connected to the same thermal imaging device, increment the last digit of the IP address for each successive camera.

  7. Set Send to address to 192.168.0.100.

  8. Set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0.

  9. Set Port to 50000.

    Note

    If multiple Optris cameras will be connected to the same thermal imaging device, increment the final digit of the port number for each successive camera.

  10. Disable the Auto assign port number checkbox to better track what data is coming from which camera.

  11. Set Listen on port number to 50000 (or—if another camera—to the same port number you assigned to this camera).

  12. Click OK.

  13. Click Tools > Configuration.

  14. On the Device tab, input a Temperature Range.

  15. On the External Communication tab, select the Enable checkbox under Direct temperature mode.

    Note

    Temperature values will not be correct unless you enable this checkbox.

  16. Click OK.

  17. Click Devices > Set configuration to device to push your configuration settings to the camera. Once the progress bar at the bottom of the window is complete, you have successfully configured your Optris camera.

  18. Disconnect and set aside the USB cable.

  19. Connect the camera to the Power over Ethernet (PoE) adapter.

  20. Using an ethernet cable, connect the PoE adapter to the PoE Switch.

  21. Using another ethernet cable, connect the PoE Switch to the computer.

  22. On the computer, navigate to View network computers and devices in File Explorer.

  23. Select Network and Sharing Center.

  24. Click Change adaptor options.

  25. Set up your ethernet port for a connection test with the Optris camera.

    1. Select the Ethernet port that is connected to your Optris camera and click Change settings of this connection > Properties.

    2. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties.

    3. Select Use the following IP address.

      Note

      After you successfully test the camera ethernet connection, revert this setting so that your ethernet port resumes obtaining IP addresses automatically.

    4. Set IP address to 192.168.0.100.

    5. Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.

  26. Test the ethernet connection to the Optris camera.

    1. Launch PIX Connect.

    2. Click Devices and select the Optris camera you want to test.

    3. Select the Connect checkbox and verify that the UDP Port number is 50000.

      Note

      If you change the port number between when you configured it during initial camera setup, you have to re-enter the correct port number each time you launch the software.

      As a result, your operating system firewall may request permission to communicate.

    4. Select Private networks and Public networks and click Allow access.

      Note

      If you are unable to see an image from the camera, you may need to disable the Windows Firewall until you complete this test. If you disable the Windows Firewall, ensure that your computer is not connected to an open network while the firewall is disabled.

    5. Confirm that the direct temperature mode checkbox is enabled.

    6. Click Tools > Configuration > External Communication.

    7. Confirm that a live image from the camera shows on the computer and that the Connected to IP address matches the one you set for the Optris camera during setup.

      Note

      The corners of the live image should say Temperature Mode.

  27. Close PIX Connect and disconnect the PoE switch from the computer.

  28. Using an ethernet cable, connect the PoE Switch to the secondary ethernet port on the IR-9055.

Configure your thermal imaging device and sensors in InsightCM.

Discovering Optris Cameras

Discover and configure the Xi410 Optris cameras on InsightCM.

Before you begin, complete the set-up process for the Optris cameras and add a thermal imaging device. Have your camera IP address(es) and port number(s) ready.

  1. Click Configuration (noloc_env_config.png) and select Devices.

  2. On the Devices tab, double-click the device to which the camera(s) connect.

    Note

    The camera's device connection both powers the device and carries the signal.

  3. On the Cameras tab, click Add.

  4. In the Add Cameras dialog box, click Discover and the IP addresses and port numbers of all valid cameras connected to the device appear in the table.

  5. Select the cameras you want to add and click Apply.

  6. When prompted, enter a descriptive name for each camera and click OK.

    Note

    Allow several minutes after you add a thermal imaging device before attempting to discover cameras.

Add regions of interest configure temperature deltas

Adding and Mapping Regions of Interest

Define the section of a camera image that you want to monitor for thermal data.

Complete the following steps to define a Region of Interest (ROI) to monitor using your thermal imaging camera and device.

  1. Click the Configuration pull-down (noloc_env_config.png) and select Devices.

  2. In the list of devices on the Devices tab, double-click the device connected to the camera for which you want to define an ROI.

  3. On the Cameras tab, select the camera that monitors the equipment for thermal data and click Manage ROIs.

  4. In the [Camera Name] ROIs dialog box, click Add.

  5. In the New ROI dialog box, select the piece of equipment the camera is monitoring.

  6. In the box at the bottom of the New ROI dialog box, enter a descriptive name for the ROI and click OK.

  7. In the ROIs dialog box, click the Capture Image button.

    Note

    If you added your camera as an offline device, but captured an image that you took from the device prior to connecting it to InsightCM, you may upload it as a JSON file and identify ROIs using the uploaded image.

  8. Use the Rectangle ROI or Polygon ROI button to draw an ROI on the captured image.

    Note

    You can use the arrow buttons along the side of the image to nudge the ROI if the position of the camera shifts.

  9. Without capturing a new image each time, repeat Steps 2–7 until you have added all your ROIs.

  10. Click Close when you are finished adding ROIs.

Configuring Temperature Deltas

Deltas measure the difference between two ROIs that have the largest temperature difference in a group of two or more ROIs. The delta is calculated by subtracting the lowest maximum temperature from the highest maximum temperature of a set of ROIs selected. You can set alarm conditions on deltas to monitor when the difference between ROI temperatures exceeds the value you specify.

Complete the following steps to configure an ROI Delta.

  1. Click the Configuration (noloc_env_config.png) button and ensure that you are on the Asset Configuration page.

  2. In the asset tree, select the piece of equipment that contains the ROIs for which you want to configure a delta.

  3. Click Add and select Sensors » Thermal Imaging » Delta in the New Asset dialog box.

  4. Enter a descriptive name for the delta and click OK.

  5. On the Properties tab for the new ROI delta, click the Edit button next to the Camera field.

  6. In the Camera dialog box, select the camera containing the ROIs you want to configure a delta for, click OK and a new row for ROIs should appear.

  7. Click the pull-down next to the ROIs field and select the ROIs you want the delta to compare. Your changes will be saved automatically.

You can monitor delta values using the thermal imaging viewer on the Data Viewer page after you send the connection information to the device.

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