10/07/2011

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Unternehmensbereich Sicherheitstechnik

Dräger UCF 6000, UCF 7000 and UCF 9000: A new generation of thermal imaging cameras

Lübeck – The UCF 6000, UCF 7000 and UCF 9000 impress with numerous new features and intuitive operation. The UCF 7000 and UCF 9000 are the first Dräger thermal imaging cameras with ATEX and UL approval. This means that they can now also be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Dräger thermal imaging cameras provide vital orientation in fire, smoke and darkness, and make fighting fires significantly easier. For this purpose, Dräger has improved the camera family. These new devices help firefighters to optimally manage the various challenges they are faced with, such as assessing the situation in the case of sizing up firesor searching and finding injured persons. The cameras generate images of objects or bodies whose thermal radiation is invisible to the human eye. They cover an extended temperature range of -40 °C to 1000 °C.

Innovative functions for a broad range of applications
The concept and design of the new camera family enables operation of all functions with one hand. In addition, the light weight of only 2.9lbs and various carrying options make transportation and use of the new thermal imaging cameras even easier. If the hazard situation requires it, the operating mode can quickly be changed and adapted to the new situation by pressing a single button. The user has a choice of up to eight additional settings, e.g., "Thermal Scan" for finding fire pockets that can be used during overhaul operations.

The UCF thermal imaging cameras are also equipped with an integrated laser pointer which enables the team members to communicate effectively and warn each other of potential dangers.

Clear and sharp images
The UCF 6000 and UCF 7000 offer an image resolution of 160 x 120 pixels, the UCF 9000 offers 384 x 288 pixels. In addition, the UCF 7000 and UCF 9000 also have a 2x and 4x zoom function ensures rescue workers remain safe when approaching to the danger area. If the situation is unclear or visibility is limited, the new UCF thermal imaging cameras enable the user to "freeze" the image on the display as a way to view hard to reach places such as to "look around the corner". The image can then be shared with other firefighters as long as the trigger button remains pressed. For documentation and training purposes, the UCF 7000 and UCF 9000 offer a video and sound recording function as well as an option to record individual images.

The robust UCF thermal imaging cameras have passed the flame test according to EN137:2006 and are protected against the ingress of dust and water according to IP 67. The construction and circuitry of the UCF 7000 und UCF 9000 have been designed in such a manner that the cameras cannot become a source of ignition. They are therefore intrinsically safe and approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, including zone 1, in accordance with ATEX directive 94/9/EC and now UL approved Class 1 Division 2

The UCF 6000, UCF 7000 and UCF 9000 are produced by Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA.

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