Industrial infrared thermometers cover the -40 to 3000°C range

March 22, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Ircon has introduced the Modline 7 Series of infrared thermometers. Combined with Ircon ModView Pro software and a variety of accessories, the instrument rugged, IP65 (NEMA 4) sealed sensor system offers the flexibility to meet nearly any continuous temperature monitoring and control requirement.

The thermometers are used in a wide range of industrial applications, including semiconductor manufacturing, metals processing, furnace refractory, primary and secondary glass, as well as plastics thermoforming. The Modline 7 has an extended temperature measurement range of -40° to 3000°C, high-resolution optics and fast response times. The thermometer's sensing head can operate as a stand-alone sensor, providing simultaneous analog and digital outputs of process temperatures. Motorized focus control and both through-the-lens and laser sighting are standard on all units. The thermometer's intuitive sensor design-with integral water-cooling in a stainless steel enclosure or high-temperature water jacket-reduces installation and setup time. The water jacket is intended for use in ambient temperatures up to 315°C with an integrated air purge capability. An optional air purge collar accessory enables the lens to be cooled and kept free of debris in hot dusty environments.

In addition, the Modline 7 standardized installation accessories and common Windows ModView Pro software platform minimize multiple product configurations at the user's facility. Sensor setup and monitoring can be accomplished either from the rear panel of the instrument or from the ModView Pro software. This allows for remote PC-based sensor configuration, temperature monitoring, trending and archiving via an intuitive graphical user interface. For example, users can change the temperature display from degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius, adjust emissivity levels, scale the range, focus the sensor, activate filters (e.g., peak hold, valley hold, and averaging) and save data for future reference or graphing.

The sensor system also features preset alarms for early warning detection, system on/off control or quality record keeping. A programmable relay output can be triggered automatically by product temperature (process alarm), sensor internal temperature (sensor alarm) or manually. Modline 7 Series thermometers use high-speed digital signal processors with an RS-485 serial data communications networking capability that supports up to 32 sensors.

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