All-weather CCD Color Camera for Plant Monitoring
Yokogawa Electric Corp. has released the first model in the new FIELDEYE II series of all-weather CCD cameras for the monitoring of plant facilities and premises. In contrast to the FIELDEYE series, which used an aluminum enclosure, FIELDEYE II series enclosures are made of robust, corrosion-resistant SUS316L*1 stainless steel. Although stainless steel is about three times denser than aluminum, the new enclosure weighs about the same as the aluminum enclosures used on our earlier products, thanks to its small size (made possible by the redesign of camera system components) and the use of a thin-wall stainless steel casting process. The FC33U is one of the most compact non-explosion proof pan-tilt zoom type CCD camera systems on the market today and is also one of the lightest products employing a stainless steel construction, Yokogawa says. With these characteristics, the FC33U is easier to install and can be used in a greater variety of locations.