LUMASENSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. introduced the integrated ISR 6-TI Advanced pyrometer to its IMPAC series of thermal measuring and imaging products for increased control and optimization of manufacturing processes. The ISR 6-TI Advanced combines pyrometry with infrared imaging technology to produce "relative" thermal images. "Relative" thermal images are produced by measuring the temperature of the center spot with a ratio pyrometer and using an infrared filter to show an auto-calibrated thermal image based on the highly accurate ratio pyrometer temperature reading.
The system is based on the proven ISR 6 Advanced pyrometer and a video camera that uses a short wavelength infrared filter. The resulting ISR 6-TI Advanced system operates in a short-wavelength (around 1 μm) for accurate and reliable temperature measurements between 700°C and 1800°C.
The analog video output signal is converted to USB and fed to a PC using LumaSense's InfraWin software. InfraWin generates and shows a "relative" thermal image from this signal.
LumaSense's InfraWin software also provides temperature, data logging, and analysis features. The ISR 6-TI Advanced paints a more-accurate picture for identifying potential issues before they lead to problems that impact process performance, an important benefit for manufacturers operating heat-dependent processes.
"The ISR 6-TI advanced solution is ideal for industries where it's critical to know the temperature of an object as well as ensure uniformity across an object at that temperature," stated Daniel Schueftan, product manager for Pyrometry. "It is accurate and easy to use by offering a single user interface for the pyrometer and thermal imaging function.”
He cited the system’s advantage of requiring no mechanical alignment between the thermal image and the pyrometer, creating a seamlessly integrated system. As such, processes that use a single pyrometer to measure temperature can be improved with this technology.