Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Infrared Pyrometer withstands temperatures up to 180°C.

Press Release Summary:

Infrared Pyrometer withstands temperatures up to 180°C.

Feb 12, 2013 - Equipped with IP65-rated, 18 x 45 mm stainless steel sensing head, PyroMini uses low-noise interconnecting cable that resists interference from movement and comes in lengths from 1–30 m. Backlit touchscreen interface enables full configuration of sensor, including temperature setting from -20 to 1,000°C. Unit delivers measured temperature in digital format with graph view for history of measured temperature. In alarm conditions, entire display changes color to provide noticeable indication.

Pyrodynamics Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Original Press Release

The New PyroMini!

Press release date: Feb 08, 2013

The new PyroMini infrared pyrometer is packed full of exciting new features.

Its miniature sensing head measures just 18 mm x 45 mm, making it ideal for mounting in tight spaces. A high ambient version is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 180°C without water or air-cooling, allowing significant energy and cost savings to be made. Manufactured from stainless steel and sealed to IP65, the PyroMini sensing head is ideal for food and pharmaceutical applications among many others. A wide selection of optics allows the PyroMini to focus on small or large targets at short or long distances.

The special low-noise interconnecting cable is resistant to interference from movement, making the sensing head ideal for mounting on robot arms. It can be supplied in lengths from 1 m to 30 m.

The electronics module is also available with a number of different options:

The backlit touch screen interface provides a large, bright display of the measured temperature in digital format and a graph view that shows the history of the measured temperature. It also enables full configuration of the sensor including temperature range setting between -20°C and 1000°C, adjustable filtering, peak or valley hold processing, emissivity setting and reflected energy compensation. In alarm conditions, the whole display changes colour to provide an immediate and obvious alarm indication. Alarm modes and levels can be configured via the touch screen.

When fitted with a MicroSD card, the PyroMini also functions as a data logger, providing a useful means of recording process temperatures for quality assurance and traceability. The user can select the sample rate and the number of samples to be taken and schedule the data logging to start at a certain time. With a 2 GB card, the user can store 28.4 million time and date stamped readings, which provides almost 1 year's worth of data at the fastest possible sample rate of 1 per second.

Output options include 4 to 20 mA, RS485 Modbus and alarm relays, which are rated 24 V DC so there is no need for a separate trip amplifier.

Other options include mounting brackets, an air purge collar, protective lens cover and a laser sighting tool.