Category: Industrial

Understanding Field of View

IRt/c’s are rated optically for their field-of-view by the actual dimensional equations describing their construction. However, there are, in practice, some secondary effects that can influence performance,

Bread and Pastry Dough Mixing Temperature

 Measuring the temperature of bread and pastry dough while mixing is difficult at best with conventional contact thermocouple probes, due to breakage and possible contamination of the food. However, the temperature is quite important since too high a temperature will… Read more »

Exergen Global Expands AutoSmart IRt/c Sensor Line

Exergen Global today announced two new family members to its AutoSmart IRt/c sensor line being the M4 and M4SV editions. The AutoSmart Transmitter is the first transmitter in the world capable of fully calibrating Exergen IRt/c sensors to provide unprecedented… Read more »

Non-Contact Dough Measurement

Measuring the temperature of bread and pastry dough while mixing is important since too high a temperature will cause too much rise, resulting in holes in the baked product, and too low a temperature will not allow the dough to rise sufficiently, resulting in a baked product that is flat.

An Update From Us on COVID-19

On March 23rd, Charlie Baker, the governor of the state of Massachusetts placed an order requiring all “nonessential” businesses in the state to close or operate remotely.

Increasing Safety, Reliability and Speed for Diagnostic, Skin, and Medical Treatments

For processes such as diagnostic procedures, skin treatments and medical interventions where blood or saline solutions are involved, temperature monitoring and control are essential in the success and reliability of the procedure. Employing IRt/c technology increases the speed and reliability of the procedures while assuring patient safety.

Controlling Vacuum Forming and Thermoforming Processes

For forming plastics, radiant heat with an IRt/c is an excellent combination of heating method and control. They work extraordinarily well together since both the heating and measuring occur right at the surface, where the plastic is located. The IRt/c reading is unaffected by reflections from the heater since the spectral response of the 6 to 14-micron IRt/c lens filters out the shorter wavelengths of the radiant heater energy.

Exergen Global Announces Sensoranics Methodology

Exergen Global today introduced its Sensoranics Methodology, a unique, proprietary, integrated approach to developing best-in-class infrared temperature sensor solutions for complex production processes across all industries.

IRT/C Monitors Plastic Injection Mold Clearing

Plastic Injection Mold Clearing

In high volume plastic injection molding machinery, a molded part that does not clear the mold can cause serious problems, including a long downtime to clean up or make repairs. A particularly useful property of the mold is its shininess,… Read more »

Blow Molding

When a set temperature is reached, the preform is moved to the blow molding section of the machine, it is molded in the shape by applying pressurized air.

Why Color Does Not Affect Readings

Temperature by Color

In many IRt/c installations, such as paint curing, web drying, printing, etc., the temperature control system must be able to accurately measure materials with a variety of colors. Ideally the same calibration set-up would be used for all colors, rather… Read more »

Clean Air Purge for microIRt/c’s

Clean Micro Air Purge

The Challenge Infrared temperature sensors are ideally suited for use in manufacturing, textiles, printing and other production settings. They provide a highly effective solution to ensure machinery does not overheat or otherwise malfunction. Oil, thread, dust, airborne chemicals and other… Read more »