High-Speed IR Thermometers
May 2010Process Sensors Corp., IR Temperature Div.Request Info
MILFORD, Mass., May 21, 2010 — Process Sensors Corp.’s newly released, self-contained, Metis HS09/HI16 noncontact infrared temperature sensors capture 20,000 measurements per second with a 50-µs response time.
The three models in the HS/HI series operate over a temperature span of 250 to 2500 °C and open up applications in high-speed ferrous and nonferrous metals processing, ceramics, semiconductors, and in research environments where short duration phenomena such as explosions must be monitored. Target spot sizes of 0.35 to 4000 mm in diameter are offered, using standard focusable optics, and 0.5 to 40 mm with focusable lens fiber optics.
Other features include laser aiming and through-lens sighting, and an integral black and white video camera for monitoring the target area in hazardous or hard to access locations. A peak picker function can be set up to detect and hold the highest measurement in applications where the target is intermittently obscured by steam, dust or surface scale.
Switchable analog 0 to 20-mA /4- to 20-mA outputs connect with process control or data acquisition equipment. A fast digital RS 485, 921-kBd maximum communications interface is also included. IR thermometer parameters can be set up using the company’s free PSCWin software. The software facilitates the recording of data in graphical, text or tabular format.