Ircon, a leader in infrared (IR) noncontact temperature measurement, has introduced the new Modline 6 Series of infrared thermometers. They are available from AMS Instrumentation and Calibration . The new line of high performance sensors features advanced signal processing and background-reflected energy compensation capabilities, and includes one-and two-color fiber optic IR devices designed for harsh operating environments.
The rugged Modline 6 Series infrared thermometers deliver in terms of performance and are also easy to use. These infrared thermometers are used in a variety of demanding industrial applications, such as metal heat treating, steel production, foundries, and primary and secondary glass.
The Modline 6 firmware now provides engineers with enhanced signal processing options, including averaging, "peak hold" and "valley hold.” The infrared thermometers also incorporate a state-of-the-art electro-optic design offering built-in compensation for background-reflected energy. These features are accessed via Modline 6 Multidrop Support Software, which is intended for remote sensor configuration and data acquisition, display and archiving. The software includes demonstration tutorials that pictorially guide users step-by-step through the setup of signal processing and programmable relay functions.
Proprietary electronics support other advanced features, including two-way serial communications, remote sensor setup and configuration, real-time display of target temperature, and field calibration software.
The Modline 6 sensor includes a fiber-optic re-imaging lens interfacing to an electronics box, which has a bright LED display for access to key sensor functions and live temperature output. With the Modline 6, there is no need to open the electronics box when adjustments to sensor settings are required.
Modline 6 Series infrared thermometers use high-speed digital signal processors with an RS-485 serial data communications networking capability supporting up to 32 sensors. System requirements for the Modline 6 Multidrop Support Software include a personal computer with a minimum of 4 MB of RAM operating under Microsoft Windows NT4/Windows 2000/XP. The software is included at no additional cost with all new Modline 6 Series infrared thermometers.