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Imagine an undiagnosed hot spot in your plant. It may signify a weakened asset surface, prior to equipment failure. It might adversely affect your food recipes or pharma processes, resulting in bad product batches. Or even worse, it might be due to improperly grounded current, something which puts the safety of your workers at immediate risk.
Thermography in Action
Fixed thermal imaging is a non-contact measurement technology designed for remote monitoring, trending, and control of temperatures. It brings unfavorable conditions or in some cases, dangerous conditions, to light so that appropriate actions can be taken proactively. Following are some successful real-world applications that hint at the technology’s vast potential for the industrial space
The Thermalert 4.0 series of integrated infrared temperature sensors provide accurate temperature measurement for a wide variety of process control applications. These pyrometers conform to Industry 4.0 standards, combine innovative digital technology and standard two-wire installation for all setups. With various types of communications, the Thermalert 4.0 IR sensor with laser aiming, provides the features you need to control your process in a compact, integrated package that is easy to install and operate.
DataTemp® Multidrop Software
DataTemp® Multidrop software provides you with the tools you need to configure your sensors - then monitor temperatures on a real-time graphical display. The bar graph feature shows temperature profiles across a web or at various spots along a process. Use the program to record and archive your process temperatures. High and low alarms are shown, making it easy to identify out of range conditions.
A wide variety of options and accessories are available to customize the installation of your Thermalert 4.0 sensors. Lens protectors and air purge collars offer protection in harsh environments. The water-/air-cooled housings can be specified for operation in ambient temperatures up to 175°C (315°F). For extremely harsh environments, the ThermoJacket is recommended. This rugged cast aluminum housing protects the sensors in ambient temperatures to 315 °C (600 °F). It completely encloses the sensor, combining thermal and mechanical protection with air purging of the lens. The Thermalert 4.0 sensor can be installed or removed while the ThermoJacket is in its mounted position.
The Raytek CI noncontact infrared pyrometer is compact and easy to install. Designed for easy integration into a standard 4-wire system, the CI sensor can easily replace traditional contact probes with a J-type or K-type thermocouple output. A 0-5 volt output is available if your is susceptible to noise or requires a longer cable run.
The CI unit's onboard electronics are protected by a rugged IP 65 (NEMA-4) stainless steel housing, allowing the sensor to function in ambient temperatures to 70°C (160°F) without cooling. With water cooling, the CI sensor can withstand ambient temperatures to 260°C (500°F).
The Raytek CM IR temperature sensor is designed for continuous temperature monitoring in a broad range of manufacturing processes and OEM applications. This sensor provides the advantages of infrared temperature measurement in a powerful, compact, integrated sensor. The CM sensor can easily replace traditional contact probes with a J-type or K-type thermocouple output, or with a user scaleable 0-5 volt output.
The CM's onboard electronics are protected by a rugged IP 65 (NEMA-4) stainless steel housing, allowing the sensor to function in ambient temperatures to 70°C (160°F) without cooling.
Although small in size, the CM is loaded with advanced features. An RS232 digital interface allows the user to configure all programmable sensor variables with the powerful DataTemp® Multidrop software included with each sensor. The built-in sensor health LED provides a convenient on-line indicator of the sensor's operating status and aids in troubleshooting initial sensor setup.
The Raytek GP infrared pyrometers come with two types of rugged sensors: GPR and GPS. They both provide standard or close focus optics and target temperature readings with 1% accuracy.
In addition, the laser sighted GPS model provides alignment in hard-to-reach locations, or to small or distant targets. The GPS is capable of measuring targets as as small as 4.5 mm (.18 in) and 35:1 spot size at 200 mm (8 in) distance, for the close focus version of the sensor.
The GPS targets temperatures from -18 to 540ºC (0 to 1000ºF) with 1% accuracy, and has a standard optical D:S ratio of 50:1. The GPS integrated coaxial Class 2 laser is connected to the remote activation switch box via the included 4 m (13 ft) cable. An additional 8 m (26 ft) of cable is also included to connect the switch box to the GP monitor.
The Raytek MI3 digital infrared thermometer represents a new generation of performance and innovation in continuous noncontact temperature monitoring for a broad range of OEM applications and manufacturing processes. Each MI3 infrared temperature thermometer is a two piece system with a miniature sensing head and separate communications electronics. The miniature sensing head can be installed in any system and outperforms much larger sensors, making the Raytek MI3 the best valued IR temperature sensor in its class.
The OEMMI3 version of this digital infrared thermometer allows direct digital communication with the host machine controller without the need for an additional communication box.
The innovative multiple sensing head interface, which can support up to 8 individually addressable heads per communication box, reduces sensor cost, simplifies sensor installation and applications troubleshooting, and provides the lowest cost per measurement point.
Explosive atmospheres at the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapors, or by combustible dust. Raytek MI3 ATEX/IECEx certified sensors can be used safely to monitor the right temperature in such explosive processes. All standard MI3 and MI3100 heads can be ordered with optional ATEX/IECEx certification. One specifically provided Ex-proof power supply can be used with 2 sensing heads.
The MI3 infrared thermometer is also available in a convenient DIN-rail mountable package standard with USB digital communications, as well as RS485, Profibus, Modbus, Profinet and Ethernet options. The DIN mountable communication box supports up to 8 heads and provides 4 galvanic isolated analog outputs.
The Marathon MM series platform consists of five IR temperature sensor models, each with a measurement wavelength and temperature range appropriate for specific application needs, from low temperature plastic processing to high temperature glass and metals processing.
The Marathon MM features Precision Variable Focus that allows fast, easy and accurate adjustment of the focus of measurement targets, either by push-button at the rear of the instrument or remotely via an RS232/RS485 PC connection, where adjustments can be seen in real-time through video. Sensors with variable focus option can be configured according to specific application requirements, reducing the installation time and chance for incorrect installation.
All sensors feature identical installation hardware and include Raytek DataTemp Multidrop software to enable easy and consistent installation, configuration and data capture across the full breadth of an applications.
The Thermalert TX infrared temperature sensors are available with remote addressability, easily installed in multidrop configurations.
TX Series Smart Sensors communicate over a simple loop-powered 2-wire cable using the HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) protocol. This signal combines industry-standard 4-20 mA output with simultaneous digital communications. They include Raytek DataTemp® Multidrop software, providing an easy-to-use interface for configuration and monitoring. Temperatures can be archived or exported to other applications for analysis and process documentation.
Smart TX sensors feature remotely adjustable temperature and output subranges, adjustable emissivity, ambient temperature check, and a user-defined alarm output. Averaging and Advanced Peak/Valley Hold algorithms are provided for accurate measurement of complex discrete processes.
The Ircon Modline® 4 Series is an economical infrared pyrometer for OEM applications. This pyrometer requires two wires, a power supply (range of 16 to 40 Vdc) and an installed compatible output (recording or control instrument) to complete the instrument system loop. A number of instruments can be placed within the series current loop—provided that the total voltage drop for each instrument does not exceed the total loop voltage.
The Modline 4 DC operation has no moving parts, which guarantees stable performance. The solid state electronics incorporates a chopper-stabilized amplifier, which assures long term, accurate, drift-free, stable operation. The instrument is available with 3 optical resolutions, allowing it to measure spots as small as 7.6 mm (0.3“). It can be calibrated in the field using a certified black body.
The digital emissivity control allows adjustments in 0.01 increments and a response time adjustment pot (potentiometer) lets you select values from 0.15 to 10 seconds to match almost any process requirements.
An optional Peak Picker Filter is available to provide smooth temperature indications and outputs when measuring intermittent targets.
Aluminum casting rated NEMA 4 (IP56), six different spectral responses and Modline 4 mounting flanges make this IR sensor ideal for a wide variety of OEM application processes in hostile environments.
The Ircon Modline®7 infrared thermometers are designed for continuous temperature monitoring in nearly any application in industrial temperature process control. Offering four different models to choose from these rugged pyrometers feature an IP65 (NEMA 4) enclosure, standard motorized focus control, as well as through-the-lens and laser sighting.
With extended temperature ranges, high resolution optics and fast response times, the Modline 7 provides the versatility to solve your most demanding applications. An intuitive sensor design, with integral water cooling in a stainless steel enclosure or high temperature waterjacket, reduces installation and setup time. Standardized installation accessories and common ModView™ Pro software platform minimize multiple product configurations at your factory.
The Raytek® Raynger 3i Plus high temperature handheld infrared thermometer is designed to meet process performance requirements in many industrial applications, including highly demanding hot environments in primary and secondary metal processing, as well as petrochemical and power plant operations.
The strong and rugged design of this new generation of portable pyrometers withstands a 1m (3.2ft) drop test and provides longer operational cycle for up to 24 hours when powered with rechargeable batteries.
Raynger 3i Plus laser temperature gun features intuitive user interface for easy parameter setup and enables ‘on-site’ display of data analysis and trending, as well as fast and easy data transfer to PC or smartphone using USB or Bluetooth®.
To meet the highly demanding requirements of hot industrial environments, the Raytek 3i Plus IR thermometer features high optical resolution 250:1, which ensures accurate temperature readings at longer distances. Heat resistant “Red Nose” warning detector ensures operator safety and efficiency. Dual laser and scope sighting, visible even against "red hot" backgrounds, make this IR thermometer a perfect choice for hot temperature applications.
The Raytek MP150 infrared thermal line-scanner is designed for use in highly demanding industrial environments and provides accurate temperature images of moving objects. This multi-point measurement is achieved by a rotating optical system, which collects infrared radiation at up to 1024 points within a 90º field-of-view. The motorized mirror scans at rates up to 150 lines per second.
An internal high-speed microprocessor calculates the temperature of the individual measurement points of each line of data. The MP150 thermal line-scanner includes provision for air or water-cooling, three configurable analog outputs, and two-way digital communications. The thermal line-scanner also features on-board Ethernet TCP/IP communication capability and a built-in line laser for rapid alignment.
Optional analog or digital output modules are available. MP150 Process Imager Systems are available with a choice of temperature and spectral ranges. For detailed information, please review product brochure and datasheet.
The ScanIR®3 thermal scanner is designed for a wide variety of noncontact temperature measurement applications, including those in harsh industrial environments. Its robust housing incorporates standard water-cooling and air purge and features built-in laser sighting. A rugged processor box provides universal input and output (I/O) capabilities in the field without the need for an external computer.
The ScanIR3 linescanner and thermal imaging system has one of the fastest scan speeds in the industry and offers complete data about even the highest-speed manufacturing processes. Unlike point sensors that measure a single point, the linescanner measures multiple temperature points across a scan line. Its motorized mirror scans at rates up to 150 lines per second, allowing rapid detection of temperature non-uniformities and hot spots. Rotating optics collect infrared radiation at 1024 points within a 90-degree field of view, and industry-leading optical resolution (up to 200:1) enables detection of smaller temperature anomalies.
The ScanIR3 system is exceptionally easy to deploy and manage: a single bundled sensing head cable with a one-click connector to the scanner allows for fast and trouble-free installation. The unit’s processor box supports various industry interfaces, including Ethernet, fiber optics (optional), and analog/digital I/O.
Designed for reliability and continuous operation, this advanced infrared linescanner provides accurate, real-time thermal imaging and additional features, including:
The ES150 Sheet Extrusion Process Imaging System is an automated inspection system for detecting, measuring, and classifying defects occurring in sheet extrusion, cast film and web processes. The ES150 system continuously monitors the web process allowing temperature data to be visualized as a line graph (profile) and a thermographic image. Profiles and images may be printed or archived for analysis.
Through the use of OPC (OLE for Process Control), the ES150 system acts as an OPC server and communicates with many common process control systems. This feature allows the ES150 to move beyond being just a measurement tool and becomes an integral part of the total process control system.
The TIP900 system is a comprehensive thermal imaging and noncontact profiling system designed to supervise the temperature of wallboards coming out of the oven. It uses an infrared thermal imager to continuously scan the entire board surface temperatures and allows the detection in real time of moisture and density variations inside each board.
The powerful TIP900 software provides sophisticated data integration, visualization and event analysis, and offers users a complete solution of real-time monitoring, detection and traceability. It also analyzes and provides optimal oven dryer profile balance.
The detailed wallboard quality maps, the historical temperature trend charts and the images can be seen locally at the operator workstation or remotely. All data is stored in the LogViewer database for complete process visibility and long term traceability.
The GS150 Thermal Imaging System is an automated temperature measurement system for glass bending, forming, annealing and tempering processes. The GS150 measures a line of up to 1024 points using a rotating mirror that scans a 90º field-of-view up to 150 times per second. The scanning of a glass part is initiated by the measured temperature, or an external "trigger" signal. As each heated glass part traverses the field-of-view, a two-dimensional thermal image or "thermogram" is formed.
The GS150 installs easily, just like a camera, and views the glass part from above, whenever it has a clear path. Connecting the pre-wired cables (included) to a PC and entering installation dimensions in the GS150 Software completes the installation process.
The CS210 is an integrated kiln camera system that monitors rotary kilns to detect hot spots and avoid costly damage and unscheduled downtime. Optional, yet fully integrated, accessories extend the capabilities of this thermal imaging system to include shadow sensing, burning zone monitoring, tire slip, fan control, refractory management and 3D real-time view.
Kiln shell temperatures are monitored along the entire length of the kiln providing an essential indication of the health of the refractory material. Temperature data for areas “shadowed” from the first scanner can be provided by up to 4 scanners or individual point sensors, and seamlessly integrated into one complete thermal image. Optional burning zone and tire slip monitoring can be integrated into the thermal imaging system, so that all information is displayed on one screen in the control room and all events are permanently linked in an extremely versatile, historical data database.
With the available options and accessories, the CS210 system expands to become a comprehensive kiln monitoring tool.
The EC150 Thermal Imaging System is an automated surface inspection system for detecting, measuring, and classifying defects occurring in extrusion coating, co-extrusion and laminating processes. This system provides a unique capability for managing the quality of plastic film extrusion processes.
Temperature and viscosity variations in the local melt streams across the width of an extruder flow channel can cause "wavy"; or "running" edges, gaps, and edge-tears in the extruded film. Using the MP150 Process Imager, the EC150 System continuously monitors the temperature distribution and width of the extruded melt curtain to automatically detect such imperfections.
The TF150 Thermal Imaging System allows thermoformers to visualize the temperature distribution of virtually any plastic part in thermoforming processes.
The TF150 System features an easy-to-use "point and click" user interface. It installs easily and views the sheet between the oven and forming sections from the top. Connecting the pre-wired cables to a PC and entering installation dimensions in the TF150 Software completes this easy installation process.
ThermoView TV40 is a high performance industrial infrared camera designed by the brand you trust, backed by 150 years of industrial application experience. Designed for the most challenging environmental conditions and supported by an intuitive and powerful analysis software, ThermoView TV40 provides the performance and personalization to meet the needs of process monitoring and control. If the need is for laboratory analysis and research that allows MATLAB® and LabVIEW® software plug-ins, consider the Fluke RSE300 and RSE600 Infrared Cameras, click to compare solutions.
This system, consisting of ThermoView software and TV40 thermal imager, provides fully integrated thermal imaging solution for thermal profiling, temperature control, monitoring and archiving capabilities to ensure process traceability and product quality.
The standard ThermoView TV40 thermal imager is offered with an “on-board” lens, which means that there are no external moving parts. This infrared camera is housed in an IP67 enclosure using industrial sealed connectors. The GigE interface allows for high-speed data transfer at 60 frames per second and Power over Ethernet (PoE) option. ThermoView TV40 thermal imager offers two sighting options -- simultaneous thermal and visible sighting for easy alignment.
Included with this thermal imaging camera is the ThermoView software, which interfaces to process control equipment receiving synchronization inputs and providing pass/fail logic outputs, performing product inspections, and process temperature monitoring, alarming and archiving. Several temperature analysis and tools are available to provide trending and product troubleshooting, I/O alarming for over and under heating conditions.
This system can be used in applications where multiple infrared cameras need to be displayed and stitched together.
Datapaq® offers the Oven Tracker® XL2 System, the latest generation of Oven Tracker systems for robust, comprehensive, intelligent and easy-to-use oven temperature profiling.
EasyTrack3 Thermal Profiling System is designed for temperature profiling of powder coating ovens and products. It is the third generation of the globally accepted Datapaq EasyTrack brand successfully used in the powder and paint coating market by applicators and coating suppliers.
With choice 4 or 6 measurement channels, the EasyTrack3 system allows you to monitor and record product temperatures in your curing oven. Use the detailed temperature profile data to:
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Customize your EasyTrack3 system with ET3 temperature datalogger and a choice of thermal barriers, software and thermocouple range to meet your exact industrial coating process needs.
Customers worldwide use Datapaq® temperature profiling and monitoring systems with their powder coating equipment in automotive and industrial powder coating to optimize product quality, reduce waste and prove compliance with ISO9000.
When standard and specialty systems will not meet your exact application requirements, Datapaq will build a custom system using Insight™ thermal profiling software, an extensive range of custom barriers and thermocouples, as well as the Datapaq DP5 and Datapaq TP3 data loggers.
In addition, Datapaq offers a complete thermal profiling system for real-time data analysis -TM21 Radio Telemetry System.
The Datapaq® furnace heat treatment profiling system is assembled from a selection of data loggers, protective thermal barriers and thermocouples, and completed with Insight™ thermal profiling software.
To meet specific process requirements, where distinct setups are necessary, the Datapaq team designs and builds customized Furnace Tracker® systems to suit unique processes and environments
Assembled from a selection of data loggers, protective thermal barriers and thermocouples, and completed with Insight™ Temperature Uniformity Survey Software, this system insures compliance with all required industry specifications.
To meet specific process requirements where customized thermal barriers and temperature data loggers are required, the Datapaq® team designs and builds special systems to suit very specific and unique applications and processes.
The Datapaq® Reflow Tracker® temperature profiling system travels through the process, enabling you to monitor wave and reflow soldering, as well as vapor phase, selective soldering and rework stations. Comprised of specifically designed thermocouples, data loggers, protective thermal barriers and Insight software, this system will help you optimize product quality, expedite process setup, increase yields and minimize the need for rework.
The Datapaq® Food Tracker® temperature profiling systems are comprised of a data logger, protective thermal barrier and Insight software. With a Datapaq system, you can guarantee the quality and safety of your cooked meats, poultry, bakery products and ready-to-eat meals.
Datapaq systems, designed to withstand the harshest environments, travel through the oven or freezer with the food product, making a complete record of product temperatures. You can monitor the product temperature of the entire cook/freeze cycle in either static or conveyorized ovens, as well as in steam cookers, deep fat fryers and blast freezers.
SolarPaq® temperature profiling systems are designed for specific use in solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. These systems, consisting of user-friendly Insight™ software, Datapaq® Q18 data loggers, stainless steel thermal barriers, thermocouples with PTFE or mineral insulation and accessories, provide you with the tools required to obtain the highest production yields.
The Datapaq Q18 logger features rugged, reliable and accurate data acquisition circuits, clear status indicators and an intelligent battery management system. It also features start/stop buttons, time or temperature trigger, memory capacity of 300,000 readings and measures wide temperature ranges from -200°C to 1370°C/-328°F to 2498°F.
Kiln Tracker® temperature profiling systems are comprised of a data logger, protective thermal barrier and Insight software. In addition to the standard Kiln Tracker system, Datapaq® offers a range of solutions specifically designed to meet your exact process requirements in Roller Hearth Kiln, Hydro Kiln and Clay Block Firing.
Tunnel Kiln Tracker® temperature profiling systems are comprised of a data logger, a protective thermal barrier and Insight software. Using a Datapaq® system, you can obtain reliable and accurate in-process temperature profiling in tunnel kilns used to fire brick and roof tiles, tableware, sanitaryware, tile, refractory and more.