Raytek Thermometer Optimizes Continuous Temperature Monitoring

01 February 2008

Raytek, a leading worldwide provider of infrared thermometry, has introduced the Raytek XR infrared (IR) thermometer. Designed to optimize continuous temperature monitoring in a broad range of manufacturing processes, this advanced sensor is a rugged, IP65 sealed single-piece system with the flexibility to handle almost any application.

XR Infrared thermometer
XR Infrared thermometer

The Raytek XR infrared thermometer combines a host of best-in-class features, including multiple extended temperature ranges, precision temperature resolution, RS-485 outputs and a versatile electronics platform. Together, these features create a single IR sensor that outperforms other thermometers in challenging temperature measurement environments.

According to Frank Schneider, Raytek Worldwide Product Manager, the Raytek XR infrared thermometer improves the consistency of manufacturing operations, which can result in less product variation, improved product quality and increased throughput. He said: 'The Raytek XR infrared thermometer delivers both performance and value for users with demanding temperature measurement requirements. This thermometer reduces energy costs by allowing tighter process control and more efficient process heating.'

The Raytek XR infrared thermometer provides a flexible, user-defined analog output that can be matched with almost any existing control system. This feature also eliminates the need for expensive A/D conversion or non-standard A/D input cards. An intuitive local user interface simplifies system setup and configuration, and adds powerful troubleshooting capabilities.

The Raytek XR Infrared Thermometers, with multiple measurement ranges, utilize identical, configurable installation hardware and application software. This approach reduces installation time, training and documentation requirements, and spare parts costs. Users have the freedom to choose the easiest or best means of wiring the sensor for a given application. In addition, standard RS485 communications enable remote configuration—streamlining troubleshooting and data acquisition. Field calibration software allows for on-site calibration of sensors, reducing service time and expense.

Raytek XR infrared thermometer are designed for the following industries:
* Glass Surface Temperature Measurement: bending, forming, tempering, annealing, sealing and laminating.
* Plastics Processing: extrusion, thermoforming, moulding, welding and sealing.
* Printing, Paper, Textiles: converting, sealing, bending, drying and curing.
* Construction Materials
* Hot Metal Detection

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