Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen


Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen is currently the most state-of-the-art thermal imaging system designed for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles, so called drones. It is a compact system that combines a thermal camera, a digital camera (set to a visible spectrum), and a processor unit that has possibility to record radiometric data with a digital HDMI output, all in one case.

Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen is a revolutionary product in its category, mainly due to the real-time control by a standard RC radio transmitter directly on the drone, providing many options. Using one button only, it is possible to remotely save fully radiometric imaging data (single pictures and also videos), to change temperature scale settings, measurement parameters (emissivity and apparent reflected temperature), temperature alarms, etc. The system is unique because of these possibilities.

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Workswell CorePlayer software for measured data analysis, reports creation, etc. is delivered together with the system. Workswell ThermoFormat software is used for batch editing and export of the pictures (for example in order to create 3D models).

Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen thermal imaging system is being supplied with either 336×256 (WIRIS 336) or 640×512 (WIRIS 640) resolution; you may choose from different objective lenses – see table of lenses.

There is a dedicated web page that contains extensive technical information and description of the system usage possibilities on our website, see:

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Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen

Since the end of 2016, the second generation of Workswell labelled “WIRIS 2nd gen” has been available. Apart from its temperature range extended up to 1500°C (using a high temperature filter), the second generation of the Workswell WIRIS product offers the following functions:

  • SBus
  • CAN bus
  • A faster 10Hz GPS with a jack connector
  • The new TIFF format for storage of images
  • A possibility of controlling the equipment through TCP/IP
  • Real time hours are significantly more accurate now
  • Digital outputs for the autopilot and GPS synchronisation
  • An integrated stabilised source for the RC receiver
  • 4 openings for an easier installation on the gimbal

For this reason, there are currently only 7 digital PWM inputs available (the eight being used for the SBus).

Key parameters

  • Resolution: up to 640 x 512px
  • Temperature scale: -25°C to +150°C, -40°C to +550°C, +1 500°C on request
  • Temperature sensitivity: up to 30 mK
  • Accuracy: ± 2% or ± 2°C
  • Weight: 400g
  • External memory – USB Flash disk
  • Internal memory: 32GB
  • Calibration: Yes inc. certificate
  • Sbus
  • CAN bus

Workswell WIRIS controller

Unique properties

  • Recording fully radiometric data, recording radiometric videos and pictures
  • Full operational control by a standard RC controller during the flight mode, i.e. possibility to change emissivity, temperature scale, alarms, and all other parameters conceivable
  • A camera in a visible spectrum and recording of classic pictures together with every thermogram is integrated in the system.
  • Digital zoom
  • Option to connect to GPS and to save GPS coordinates for each thermogram
  • Option of thermography photogrammetry and possibility to create thermographic 3D models
  • Workswell CorePlayer software for analysis of collected data and creation of reports
  • Precise calibration, including GAIN and FFC calibration

Delivery package includes

  • Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen
  • Selected objective lens attached to the thermal camera
  • Calibration certificate
  • USB flash disk 32GB
  • HDMI cable
  • Servo cables for modelers (PWM)
  • Power cord
  • Workswell CorePlayer software license
  • Durable transport case

Workswell WIRIS package

Thermal Imaging cameraWorkswell WIRIS 640Workswell WIRIS 336
Resolution640 x 512 pixels336 x 256 pixels
Temperature range-25°C to +150°C-25°C to +150°C
-40°C to +550°C-40°C to +550°C
+1 500°C on request+1 500°C on request
Temperature sensitivity50mK (0.05°C)
30mk (0.03°C) on request
50mK (0.05°C)
30mk (0.03°C) on request
Accuracy± 2% or ± 2°C (In high temperature range 0°C to +550°C)± 2% or ± 2°C (In high temperature range 0°C to +550°C)
Spectral range7.5 – 13.5 μm7.5 – 13.5 μm
focusFocused on infinityFocused on infinity
Digital zoom1 – 14x continuous1 – 11x continuous
Digital cameraYes, 1 600 x 1 200pxYes, 1 600 x 1 200px
Integrated memory32GB32GB

Resolution 640 x 512 pixelsField of viewSpatial resolutionPixel size
Focal length 9 mmFOV 69° x 56°1.889 mrad from 1 meter1.9 cm from 10 meters
Focal length 13 mmFOV 45° x 37°1.308 mrad from 1 meter1.3 cm from 10 meters
Focal length 19 mmFOV 32° x 26°0.895 mrad from 1 meter0.9 cm from 10 meters
Focal length 35 mmFOV 18° x 14°0.486 mrad from 1 meter0.5 cm from 10 meters
Resolution 336 x 256 pixelsField of viewSpatial resolutionPixel size
Focal length 6.8 mmFOV 45° x 35°2.5 mrad from 1 meter2.5 cm from 10 meters
Focal length 9 mmFOV 35° x 27°1.889 mrad from 1 meter1.9 cm from 10 meters
Focal length 13 mmFOV 25° x 19°1.308 mrad from 1 meter1.3 cm from 10 meters
Focal length 19 mmFOV 17° x 13°0.895 mrad from 1 meter0.9 cm from 10 meters
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Even though you will be using the Workswell WIRIS system during many flight hours, a great part of your work will be dedicated to analysis and evaluation of the collected data. Most of the time, the simple transfer of “pictures” will not be enough, and it will be necessary to perform a detailed analysis and create a protocol. That is why Workswell CorePlayer system, or possibly Workswell ThermoFormat analytical software, are part of every WIRIS delivery package.

Workswell CorePlayer

Software is designed to perform detailed analysis, editing, exporting to different formats, and creating comprehensive reports from the thermograms recorded by Workswell WIRIS. All common functionalities for analysis of such data (temperature on the spot, minimum and maximum of the area, temperature profile, zoom, change in temperature scale, color palette, emissivity etc.) are available within the software, as well as extending functions such as GPS position on a map, or displaying the digital picture taken by WIRIS. See the data list for further information on all functionalities.

Workswell CorePlayer

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Workswell ThermoFormat

ThermoFormat software is designed mainly for batch administration of recorded thermograms. In case you need to change the color palette, emissivity, or temperature scale in all the recorded thermograms, ThermoFormat contains this function and thus saves you a lot of time. Export of recorded thermograms with EXIF metadata in order to be able to create photogrammetry and 3D models is yet another great added value.

Workswell ThermoFormat

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