Temperature Measurement

Compact infrared camera for the metal industry

June 2022 Temperature Measurement

The Optris PI 1M IR camera is especially suited to measuring the temperature of metals, as these exhibit a distinctly higher emissivity at the short measurement wavelength of 1 μm than measurements in the previously conventional wavelength range of 8-14 μm.

The advantage of temperature measurements with the new infrared camera lies in the large amount of information in an IR picture/video, and the short reaction time of 1 ms for outputting temperature information of freely variable, individual pixels.

The use of these image sensors allows a large dynamic range for temperature measurement, so that the previously necessary use of relatively many and narrowly defined sub-ranges is no longer required. Intelligent measuring with a pyrometer is possible thanks to the two-dimensional temperature recording of the Optris PI 1M.

With the wide temperature measurement range of 450-1800°C that the camera offers, it satisfies practically all demands in the fields of metal production and processing.

Pertinent features of the Optris PI 1M IR camera include a highly flexible CMOS detector with an optical resolution of up to 764 x 480 pixels; frame rates of up to 1 kHz for fast processes; and real-time output of middle pixel at a setup time of 1 ms. It comes bundled with licence-free analysis software and a full SDK (software development kit).

For more information contact Instrotech, +27 10 595 1831, sales@instrotech.co.za, https://bit.ly/3MwcoUK


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