Controlling infrared elements for precise temperature monitoring
Measuring the temperature of the radiation source and the ambient temperature are not sufficient to make clear decisions about the heating behaviour of the target itself. Therefore, the product temperature must be monitored and analysed, which is why Ceramicx uses IR temperature sensors from Micro-Epsilon. The measurement values provided allow conclusions to be made about the state of the finished product and help control the heating system. The thermoMETER CT sensors with external
controller can be firmly installed into the heating systems during production. The compact and robust design makes space-saving installation possible. The sensor head is robust against high temperatures allowing the sensors to be fixed inside the heater housing looking directly at the object to be heated. The measurement is performed on a non-contact basis as direct surface contact via temperature probes would damage the component and is also not normally practical.
The infrared elements equipped with Micro-Epsilon sensors offer precise and repeatable process control of the end products. Therefore, the reject rate can be minimised while the controlled temperature regulation has a positive effect on energy consumption.