There are many methods of measuring the temperature of metals during processing, casting and forging. These have tended to be traditional contact thermocouples or non-contact pyrometers or infrared temperature sensors. These types of sensor have only been able to provide one measurement point at a time. Imagine having the ability to measure the temperature of your product or tooling across many thousands of measurement points and then use this data to directly control your process and quality. With Optris Thermal Imaging Cameras, this is now a reality.
It does not matter what your application is, the Optris PI 1M and PI 05M have the ability to provide the data you need. With measuring ranges starting from 450°C and rising to 2000°C it is possible to cover applications including heat treatment, forging, casting, welding, laser sintering, additive manufacturing, wire drawing, stamping, induction heating and many more.
Rather than having just one measurement, it is now possible to monitor the temperature profile of a part or tool to ensure that this meets your needs. Require uniformity? Now you can see it. Require a temperature gradient? Easy.
A built in Process Interface in each camera allows you to communicate directly with the our existing process control equipment and will provide analogue outputs of temperature or direct alarm outputs. You can also control the camera remotely using the analogue and digital inputs.