Symphony of dEXtruction
Our cameras are made for use under the toughest environmental conditions. They have to withstand extreme temperatures, withstand extreme shock and vibration, withstand dust, wind, weather and chemicals, survive explosions and all of this they have to be safe at all times. No ignitable spark may escape to the outside. To ensure that the cameras comply with the applicable standards, they are subjected to strict certifications (e.g. by TÜV). To demonstrate that our cameras are nearly indestructible, we put them through a rigorous endurance test.
Built to Protect - Made Ultra Compact
Ouer cameras are made for the hardest conditions. They are always safe - and now in an ultra compact design. With a length of only 127 mm and a diameter of 48 mm, these ultra-compact systems complement the current product portfolio of explosion proof cameras, and cannot only be installed easily but they are also cost-effective – making SAMCON a full-stack supplier. We are also happy to present our first own thermal camera.
Network controlled wash and wipe system made by SAMCON!
Clear sight thanks to efficient cleaning! The following video shows how our new developed cleaning system for hazardous areas works..
Everything about SAMCON in 100 seconds
What are SAMCON cameras made for? What's special about them? What's the easiest way to setup, configure and control a CCTV network? Find out everything about SAMCON in less than 100 seconds.
Demo-Videos Explosion Proof CCTV Cameras
Fire detection system incorporated in an explosion proof camera
A system that detects a fire earlier than conventional fire detectors? A system that does not only report a fire but also delivers a detailed assessment from a safe distance? A system that can also be used in aggressive environments as well as hazardous areas?
Look no further, the new ExCam Smoke Catcher Series makes all this possible. The particular software is integrated into conventional IP CCTV cameras which then continuously examines the video image regarding smoke and immediately reports an emerging fire. The highlight: In contrast to conventional video-based fire detection analysis, all this takes place in the camera itself. Nothing has to be sent via the network to a central server hence keeping the network load low and saving on expensive hardware.
Fire Detection in Real Time
Cleansing of a refinery tank with an ex-proof CCTV camera
This video shows a highly dynamic, hydraulically controllable spray cannon used to clean tanks like in the oil-, gas or chemical industry. An explosion proof camera, the ExCam niteZoom, and ex-proof headlamp are fixed on the spray lance and can be moved along two different axes. This means that every part of a tank can be cleaned from inside -- unmanned. The camera and headlamp serve as the “eyes” of the cleaning robot and the operator.
The equipment is obviously used under extreme conditions. The camera, fixed to the spray lance, must endure vibrations from the hydraulic drive, chemicals, changing temperatures, gases and humidity.
ExCam - Automatic foam detection in biomass fermenters
Depending on the composition of the substrate, foaming can occur in biomass fermenters. The foam formation can be so strong that the foam is promoted into the combustion process and hinders it. Foam cannot be measured hydrostatically.
On May 26th, 2011 we installed a test system for automatic foam detection in biomass fermenters at Beltrum in the Netherlands. This video shows an approach to automatic foam detection with the help of our explosion-proof (ATEX) camera series in combination with parameterizable motion detection. The approach is based on the different reflective properties of non-foaming and foaming substrates.
The explosion-proof camera ExCam niteZoom in combination with an Axis 243 SA video server was used as a test device. It was illuminated with a 50W sight glass lamp.
ATEX camera systems ExCam miniZoom vs. niteZoom on biomass fermenter
On April 14th, 2011 we took test recordings at a biomass fermenter near Vreden / North Rhine-Westphalia with the explosion-proof cameras ExCam miniZoom and ExCam niteZoom. Both ATEX cameras were tested using the same procedure. The camera was installed in the left sight glass, the sight glass lamp in the right sight glass. The power zoom lenses were varied from 0% to 60% analog zoom. The sight glass lamp was later dismantled in order to demonstrate the efficiency, especially the ExCam niteZoom, with very little daylight. The results are summarized at the end of the film. Both systems deliver adequate images with 50W illumination. The poorly lit edge areas show the higher light sensitivity of the ExCam niteZoom even with active lighting.
The tests without external illumination showed that the ExCam niteZoom still delivers high-contrast images, while the images of the ExCam miniZoom already begin to be very noisy. In addition, the different behavior of the autofocus can be observed when the illumination is poor.
While the focus on the ExCam miniZoom begins to swim, the explosion-proof camera niteZoom still focuses sharply!
ExCam miniZoom @ rangeEXtender
The rangeExtender is a pneumatic pan-tilt-system for the ExCam series. The system works exclusively with compressed air! The left-right and up-down contacts are wired intrinsically safe so that the RangeExtender can be installed in hazardous areas and danger zones. The pan-tilt-speed and the end positions can be adjusted mechanically.
ExCam miniZoom vs. ExCam niteZoom field test at 50-100Watt
The video shows the differences in light sensitivity of the explosion proof cameras ExCam miniZoom and ExCam niteZoom in a field test with 50 watts and 100 watts illumination sources. During the test, we changed the object distances from 10 to 60 meters. At the end of the film, we summarized the results.
Explosion proof cameras: ExCam miniZoom vs. ExCam niteZoom
The test shows the different light sensitivities of the ExCam miniZoom and the ExCam niteZoom. The object illumination is reduced analog to 0 Lux, and then increased again. Note the differences when the IR Cut filter of the ExCam niteZoom is switched off.
ExCam niteZoom with IR Illumination of a rotary plug valve
The video shows a "0 LUX" illumination (visible light) of a rotary plug valve.
As illumination source, an IR spotlight (940nm) is used.
ExCam miniZoom at biomass fermentation
The video shows the ExCam miniZoom on a sight glass, looking in to a biomass fermentation.
The source of illumination is installed on a second sightglass.
ExCam 360° watching a tank farm @SX1500
The video shows a sample of a SAMCONtrol time shift recording of an industrial tank facility. The speed index is set to 1500. Here, for a long-term archive, compression is adjusted, so that the 24h day fits to a one-minute video clip!
Explosion proof CCTV-System: Demo of the ExCam 360°
The video shows the uses of the explosion proof CCTV system ExCam 360°