Trail-blazing the Western Region and Beyond with Eddie Park

In 2017, we closed the books on a record-breaking twelve months in sales. Excited to continue this momentum into 2018, we’re kicking off the year by growing our sales team and welcoming Eddie Park as a new Sales Engineer.

Eddie Park, Sales Engineer

Poised to trail-blaze sales in the western region and beyond, Eddie is based in the Greater Los Angeles area. With nearly two decades of diverse experience across industries, Eddie not only brings expertise from machine vision, OEM supply, security and industrial applications – he is also an accomplished online marketer and licensed attorney in the state of California.

With western aerospace, heavy industry and tech companies thirsty for RVI and NDT solutions, Eddie is excited to represent InterTest. He prides himself on providing excellent support and service as well as spearheading problem solving and supply efforts.

If you are a customer within the western US region, reach out and let us hear from you. We can’t wait to introduce you to Eddie.

www.intertest.com  |  Office: 908-496-8008  |  Toll Free (U.S.): 800-535-3626

Top 6 Ways the Weldwatch® Video Camera System Enhances Welding Instruction

Video playback is a proven method used for a wide spectrum of training from beginner golfers to professional athletes. When it comes to welding, instructors often complain about giving demos that only a few students up-front can see. The Weldwatch® Video Camera System addresses this painpoint head on. With big screen demos and built-in digital recording, demos can be shown time and again to students. The on-screen playback can also free the instructor to narrate and engage the students instead of being hidden under a helmet. Taking it a step further, the live welds and recordings both also display the volts and amps along the weld timeline.

Case to point, Weldwatch® Video Camera System enhances welding instruction. Here are the top 6 reasons why your school or facility would benefit from integrating the WeldWatch Camera System as a teaching tool:

  1. Ease of Setup
  • Ready to use in the welding classroom with minimal setup.
  • Swing arm components attach easily attach to most welding/work benches.
  • Complete System: Camera, swing arm mounts, touchscreen, VAmpWatch and cables. We even include a table lamp to light the workspace.
  • The included Touchscreen PC comes loaded with the Visible Welding software.
  • Just turn it on and the camera video is on-screen.
  1. Ease of Use
  • Quickly get the perfect camera angle.
  • Flexible articulated arm allows quick camera placement anywhere above the weld table.
  • 10x Optical Zoom allows having the camera out of the way
  • Voltage and amperage readings onscreen, both live and when replaying video
  • Automation allows the instructor to instruct: Auto Focus, Exposure and Record
  • Automatic recording trigged by arc
  • Records standard AVI video files and high-quality JPEG stills
  • Playback videos at normal speed or slow motion.
  • WeldWatch software has large, well-labeled, welder-friendly buttons.
  1. Powerful Camera Technology with Volt and Amp Data
  • See the torch tip, leading/trailing edges of the weld pool, feed wire and base metals during the weld.
  • An industry highest dynamic range allows captures the super-bright light of welding
  • Single-frame dynamic range of 140 dB (10,000,000:1)
  • Inter-frame dynamic range of 180 dB (1,000,000,000:1).
  • The quality of our recorded videos speaks for itself
  1. Classroom Weld Demonstrations
  • Live welding can be put on a large display for an entire class, not just a few in the front row.
  • This frees instructors from repeated demos to give everyone a view so instructors can do more 1-on-1 work with students.
  • Students can view a live weld on-screen from a safe area without cumbersome helmets or face shield.
  • With demos recorded, students can review the demo if they need refreshing.
  1. “One on One” Weld Tutoring
  • The weld instructor can watch the student’s weld onscreen as the welding is taking place.
  • While watching the weld, the instructor gives timely feedback (e.g. “slow down” or “your arc is getting long”).
  • After the weld, instructor and student review the recorded weld video and Volt-Amps video together.
  • With a clear idea of areas to improve, the student can go back to their weld booth to practice – with a goal.
  1. Collective, Shared Learning
  • Video files created can be saved building a library of demos (proper welds as well as common errors).
  • Share amongst the welding community, Any recorded videos or pictures are easily saved and shared with colleagues in and out of the classroom.
  • Unique opportunities to gain insight from other instructors.

Contact our team of experts to learn more about the Weldwatch® Video Camera System and if you qualify for our educational institution discount. We can’t wait to hear from you.

www.intertest.com  |  Office: 908-496-8008  |  Toll Free (U.S.): 800-535-3626

 

Illumination Innovation

The innovation of light throughout history tells a beautiful story. From candles to incandescent and fluorescent bulbs to LED lighting; the continual series of small improvements on ideas of previous inventors throughout time drove the evolution of light sources used in the home.

In the industrial world, we’re tasked to illuminate target areas in need of detailed examination. Likewise, this responsibility demands continuous innovation to redefine efficiency, portability and heavy duty illumination.

Meet the iShot® UV-LED and UV/White LED Light Source Kits. These kits combine state-of-the-art, solid-state illumination technology with distinct optical design to create a compact and lightweight UV light source for industrial applications where space is a premium.

Redefine the light source kit that meets your application and project budget:
  • Compact – Optimal, cutting edge design with a small footprint
  • Long LED Life – Draws low power and has an average life rated at 10,000+ hours without lamp change
  • Plug & Play – Ready-to-use kits are “instant-on” with no warm-up required and include a power cord, power supply and light guide receptacle
  • Certified Compliance – Certified in compliance with following EMC and safety specs: UL/EN/CSA 61010, IEC 61347, IEC 62471 and CE

Contact our team of experts to redefine your next application with iShot® Illumination Accessories. We can’t wait to hear from you.

www.intertest.com  |  Office: 908-496-8008  |  Toll Free (U.S.): 800-535-3626

The Block Camera Integration Story

In our industry, it’s so often that a camera’s true beauty lies within its application. When it comes to our suite of block cameras, this couldn’t ring more true. You see, out of the box these cameras cannot even be turned on – let alone perform in any application. It takes engineering ingenuity and expert integration with other component solutions (interface boards, housings, custom designs, other accessories, etc.) for their true beauty to be revealed.

With such an awesome reach across diverse applications and capabilities, opportunities are limitless. Each application creates its own integration story, let us show you:

At InterTest, we pride ourselves on delivering visual solutions that help you make the most out of your block camera. We can collaborate with your engineering team – or handle every aspect of the design and integration ourselves, so you won’t have to. Whatever your concept, we will help you bring it to reality!

Contact our team of experts today. We have your complete visual solution!

www.intertest.com  |  Office: 908-496-8008  |  Toll Free (U.S.): 800-535-3626

The Dirt on License Plate Recognition

Intertest Inc. develops camera technology to efficiently read license plates

Ever wonder how you get those speeding or toll both traffic violation tickets in the mail? Small, automated camera technologies are big players in the world of license plate recognition (LPR). LPR cameras provide a clean look at your plates even when you haven’t been to the car wash in ages. Intertest Inc. has been working closely with customers to develop accurate and resource-minimizing LPR board-level cameras for license plate reads in all kinds of conditions.

A major challenge in LPR is using a single camera to recognize various license plate characters in different environments. For instance, it might be easy to set a camera to read a clean, dirt-free plate. But that same camera setting would have difficulty in reading the same plate if it were covered in dirt or soot. It is possible to send commands to the camera to constantly change shutter and illumination settings to adjust to each plate, but that drastically burdens the resources of the camera processor. To overcome these LPR challenges, the new, sequential shutter mode was developed. This allows one camera to automatically and constantly change shutter speeds without utilizing commands from the processor. This gives an LPR camera the ability to differentially read clean and dirty license plates.

Testing is proving to be super satisfactory with board-level cameras making the final camera units smaller and the final images crisper!

Pump your brakes and stop to check us out www.intertest.com.

Breaking ground in the EU

Sean Kim
EU Business Development Manager

Exciting things are happening at InterTest and we are thrilled to share that we’ve launched a new sales division in the EU! We welcomed Sean Kim to our sales team and he is leading this division from a remote London location. Along with expertise in international business development and OEM supply, Sean has over 12 years of experience in the imaging industry across industrial, security, and machine vision applications. His extensive background in camera components and technology gives InterTest a tremendous advantage in serving customers throughout EMEA and Asia.

Innovative projects are underway and we can’t wait to share news and updates as these efforts unfold. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Sean to the team. If you are a customer within the EMEA and Asia regions, reach out and let us hear from you. We are focused on the visual solutions of tomorrow and have your complete visual solution!

 

iShot® iGrab™ FOSAR Manual Retrieval Tool Kits – 5 Piece Set

Our iShot® iGrab™ FOSAR Manual Retrieval Tool Kit is equipped with all the necessary tools needed for removing foreign objects in a small, inaccessible area. The Manual Retrieval Kit includes Fork & Tine, Gripping Pliers, Viper, Snare, 1/4-inch Magnet and storage case.  Kits are available in 6 lengths – 11.5 feet, 15 feet, 25 feet, 33 feet, 40 feet, or 50 feet .

Features

  • Convenient All-In-One Kit Includes Fork & Tine, Gripping Pliers, Viper, Snare, Magnet and Storage Case
  • Available in 6 lengths – 11.5 feet, 15 feet, 25 feet, 33 feet, 40 feet, or 50 feet
  • For some FOSAR applications, the retrieval tool operates in conjunction with a video probe (see description for details)
  • The custom Plunger Style Retrieval Tool Handle designed for the iShot Retrieval Tools transfers excellent gripping power to the retrieval head
  • Flexibility of the stainless steel body allows for the retrieval instrument to bends and twist through the narrowest passages
  • Our 15 and 25 foot Kits are Commonly in Stock

Full HD Micro Camera! iShot® Full HD 15mm Micro Camera System

Full HD Micro Camera with a 15mm OD for Industrial OEM Integrations

InterTest introduces the iShot Full HD micro camera with a 15mm OD camera head, camera control unit, Display DVR, A variety of cable lengths and lenses to suit your specific application.

Full HD Micro Camera

Our full HD micro camera system provides a highly detail image boasting a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 with 60 fps in a compact housing measuring only 15mm OD x 36.5mm. Our desktop CCU is available as stationary or can be upgraded to portable, 8 hour battery life. Full HD 7″ portable display with DVR captures inspection video or still images.

iShot® 7mm Micro Camera for Industrial Custom Integrations – QN43H

The iShot 7mm micro camera with 7mm outer diameter camera head was designed for easy integration into custom systems or used as a standalone camera. Small size and various adaptable mainboards enable the EM-QN43H 7mm micro camera to be used in a wide range of applications.

 

7mm Micro Camera

The iShot 7mm micro camera is capable of gathering high quality video in low light conditions including wet, submersible, hazardous, high-temperature, radiation and EMI-prone environments. Intertest offers a series of system components designed specifically for the QN43H micro cameras. The components available accomplish sophisticated tasks beyond the range of traditional camera accessories.

Cabling is available in PVC or Teflon® in lengths of 3.5M or 15M. The Teflon® cable option operates in environments up to 550F (290C).

The iShot 7mm micro camera is fully compatible with the Toshiba IK-CU44A CCU and the Elmo CC431E CCU. The iShot 7mm Micro camera head replaces the ELMO QN42H and the Toshiba IK-SM43H.

7mm Micro Camera in Rugged housing and Cabling.

iShot Compact Micro Camera, 10mm OD 1/4″ CCD Sensor Remote Head Color Camera, NTSC

The integrated and modified Sentech STC-R640 remote head color micro camera features NTSC 480 TV Line version of the remote CCU, a 1/4″ CCD Sensor, Composite & Y/C Video output, Active Picture Element of 768 (H) x 494 (V). The STC-R640 micro camera is compatible with a wide variety of modified mating cable, lenses, and other accessories. Cable lengths are available in 2, 3, 5, 10 or 20 Meters.

 

  • Integrated Sentech STC-R640
  • Remote head color camera
  • NTSC 480 TV Line version of the remote CCU
  • 1/4″ CCD Sensor
  • Composite & Y/C Video output
  • Active Picture Element of 768 (H) x 494 (V)
  • Minimum Scene Illumination – 1.11 Lux @ F1.2 (AGC=ON)
  • CCU and cable lengths available in 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 Meters
  • Ask us about custom remote head pigtail cable lengths

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