AMETEK Land, a leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial non-contact temperature measurement, has upgraded its SPOT pyrometer range with enhanced features for a wide range of industrial applications
The new SPOT+ family offers a wide range of temperature measurements from 50 to 3500 °C (122 to 6332 °F) and a choice of different wavelengths for applications including metals, glass, cement and lime kilns and foundries. The range includes monochromatic and ratio pyrometers, fibre optic heads and sophisticated algorithm pyrometers for complex materials such as aluminium and galvanised steel.
It also features a wide range of new communications interfaces, making ideal for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) factory automation applications in addition to traditional 4-20 mA signals. Ethernet/IP, REST API and Modbus TCP/IP are standard, and an integrated web server provides easy access for control and setup using a standard browser. Upgraded cybersecurity functions prevent unauthorised access to the instrument functions. An integrated video camera provides a visible light process view alongside infrared temperature measurement.
The SPOT+ can be used in the harshest of environmental conditions, and in hazardous area zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 when mounted in LAND’s high-specification EXSH enclosure. With response times down to 1ms, SPOT+ pyrometers are also suitable for fast-moving processes.
Dr Fiona Turner, head of Product Management said, “The principles of infra-red temperature measurement don’t change, but over the last 10 years, there have been significant advances in automation and industrial ethernet. Customer focus on product quality and process efficiency has driven an interest in big data – and a risk of cyberattacks.
“SPOT+ pyrometers provide more than just temperature measurements – emissivity outputs are key indicators of product surface quality, and the facility to log visible light process images alongside infra-red temperature measurement provides new insights into process conditions and product quality.”
For more information about the extended SPOT+ range of pyrometers visit: www.ametek-land.com/spot