Metal & Metallic High Temperature Resistant Infrared Temperature Sensor
The Optris CT 1M and 2M mini IR sensor have the smallest sensing head available in the world. At just 14mm in diameter x 28mm long, the small sensing head allows the infrared temperature sensor to be installed in applications where space is at a premium.
The pyrometers are perfect for high-temperature measurements in metals, metal oxides, and ceramics, with a range up to 2,200 °C. Their short measuring wavelength reduces errors during low emission levels. The small sensor head enables installation in tight spaces and reliable temperature measurement even in up to 125 °C ambient temperatures.
The separate electronics enclosure provides a full range of outputs and inputs as standard including Voltage, mA and Thermocouple. It is also possible to incorporate an interface card which provides simple integration into your existing process control equipment. Options include Ethernet, Profibus, RS485 and USB interface and Compact Connect software.
Features of the Infrared Temperature Sensor
- Miniaturised Infrared Thermometer with 1.0 μm respectively 1.6 μm wave length range for measurements of metals, of secondary metal processing, metal oxides and ceramic materials
- Very small sensing head of 14 mm diameter and 28 mm length fits everywhere and is usable up to 125 °C ambient temperature without cooling
- Temperature ranges from 250 °C to 2200 °C, measuring spots up from 1.8 mm and exposure times up from 1 ms
- Short measuring wave length of 1.0 μm respectively 1.6 μm reduces error of temperature readings on surfaces with low or unknown emissivity
Additional Information & Software
The high temperature IR sensor comes with the Optris Compact Connect software. This temperature analysis software has been developed specifically for the extensive documentation and analysis of temperature measurement data for the Optris stationary infrared thermometers. It’s license-free and is included with every Optris pyrometer shipment.
What’s In The Box
- Optris IR sensor
- Electronic box with LCD display
- Mounting nut
- Programming keys
The pyrometers Optris CT 1M and 2M are used for temperature measurements with short wavelengths. They accurately measure metallic surfaces in metal processing (e.g., welding, sintering) and metal oxides and ceramics up to 2,200°C.
What are High Temperature Metals?
High temperature metals are alloys designed to maintain their mechanical strength and integrity at elevated temperatures, typically above 500°C. Examples include nickel-based superalloys, stainless steels, titanium alloys, and refractory metals like tungsten and molybdenum.
How do you Measure High Temperatures?
High temperatures are measured using specialised instruments such as pyrometers or infrared thermometers. These devices utilise different principles, like radiation or resistance changes, to accurately measure temperatures in extreme heat conditions.
What is the Difference Between Temperature Gun and Pyrometer?
A temperature gun and pyrometer are often interchangeable terms, both referring to handheld infrared thermometers used for non-contact temperature measurements. There is no significant difference between the two.