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Calibration Grade Blackbody Systems
The IR-56x-series and IR-508 blackbody reference sources are designed to provide infrared radiation as an ideal blackbody emitter. The output energy from the cavity closely follows the theoretical maximum energy curve described by Planck's equation, and allows users to calibrate, align, and measure infrared devices and phenomena of all types.
Using the integral aperture wheel on the IR-56x-series or the optional 8 position aperture wheel on the IR-508, the infrared flux can be varied by known amounts without disturbing critical optical setups, and combining apertures and distance changes, the flux at any point can easily be determined.
The IR-563, IR-564, and IR-508 are ideal sources for the Near (1-3 um), Mid (3-8) and Far (8-30+ um) infrared bands.
The 20º tapered - recessed - cone, surface emissivity, and cavity aspect
ratio combine to provide blackbody radiation by multiple reflection, absorption and re-emission of
its thermal energy. The thermal energy of the cavity is provided by a ceramic-sealed heater coil that uniformly heats the cavity cylinder to temperatures from 50º C to 1200º
C with the IR-560 Series and from 50º C to 1050º C with the IR-508. The IR-563 and IR-508 systems carry a full, two-year warranty due to the reliability of actual field units used over the last 30 years, all other products are covered by a one-year warranty.
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