Controlling infrared elements for precise temperature monitoring


Ceramicx install IR Temperature Sensor
Ceramicx install IR Temperature Sensor

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 temperatures sensors from Micro-Epsilon. The measurement values provided allow conclusions to be made about the state of the finished product and help to control the heating system.

The thermoMETER CT sensors with external controller from Micro-Epsilon 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 on the heating element 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.

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.

System design
• Sensor: thermoMETER CT-SF15.
• Focus: Standard Focus 15:1.
• Integrated one-metre cable.

• High temperature resistance of the CT sensor head.
• Flexible, analogue output options and parallel digital output.
• Precise and repeatable process control and monitoring of the object to be heated.
• Improved energy use with efficient temperature control.

The thermoMETER CT sensors have a temperature measuring range of -50°C to +600°C, response time is 120ms and can operate in high ambient temperatures up to +180°C.

For more information on the thermoMETER CT series, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email

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