Clever SOLUTIONS in other markets

From paint drying to auto racing to tire processing, the IRt/c's can increase racing performance, production speed, and product quality

Tune your suspension of your race car by profiling the tire's temperature, monitor the temperature of your torque converter, and your brake pads. In automotive manufacturing a special Heat Balanced IRt/c can measure the internal temperature of the tire's threads. Portable heaters to do spot repairs in automotive body shops use IRt/c technology. And our portable NIST traceable DX501 is an IR thermometer that will give true accurate temperature for engine tuning in the R/C race cars.

Your Packaging Customers Can Boost Production Control & Speed

IRt/c infrared thermocouples can accurately control the temperature of rotating and moving stainless steel heaters common in the packaging industry, without touching the heaters. The SnakeEye Thermal Switch detects the presence of adhesives. Reduce scrap in your manufacturing process. Detect the presence of hot objects (such as hot melt adhesive, labels, laser engravings, seals, and pressed fit parts) with the photo-cell like, thermally sensitive, fast thermal switch.

Increase quality and speed in applications such as dough mixing, microwave heating, frozen food products, and baking

Measure temperature of any food product without contaminating. Inspect food products per HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point) regulations. The HACCP system improves product safety by anticipating and preventing health hazards before they occur. IRt/c's fixed in place monitoring food product continuously and the portable DX501 for spot inspections are used for inspection to prevent microorganism contamination by bacteria, viruses and parasites

Exergen’s non-contact IR sensors are the ideal solution to the thermal management challenges inherent in semiconductor manufacturing

Often, the target to be measured in semiconductor manufacturing is inside a vacuum chamber or cannot be touched because of contamination risks; frequently, too, the targets are small in size. Exergen’s adjustable IRt/c non-contact sensors can surmount these challenges, lending themselves to use in Silicon Wafer Fabrication, Polycrystal Production and MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy). Additionally, your customers will find that Exergen’s sensors can easily be mounted in between ceramic heaters, or in a radiant heater’s shroud or reflector, allowing them to “see” between the elements.

Measuring glass is not easy. Measuring it by contact is almost impossible

That justifies the question if an infrared sensor can measure glass correctly! The answer depends on the physics of the glass and “the greenhouse effect”. Short wave radiation of visible light that we can see with the human eye, can pass through glass essentially unaffected. The much longer infrared wavelengths that are normally measured for temperature assessment (~ 5 - 20 microns) cannot pass through the glass, and are absorbed. As a consequence of the inability of glass to transmit the long wavelengths of infrared, the glass will emit those wavelengths created by its temperature. The conclusion: it can be measured with an IRt/c.

In processing of products such as paper, it is extremely important to be able to determine quickly when the products are sufficiently dry

The surface temperature of a “wet” product will change (rise) very slowly as constant heat is applied to the product as the moisture in the product absorbs much of the heat energy as it evaporates. At the point that the product becomes “dry”, however, the same constant heat supply will quickly raise the temperature until it reaches the same as the surrounding air, or higher if the heat source is radiation. If temperature vs. time is plotted for a heated drying process, the target “dry” temperature point can clearly be seen as the beginning of a rapid rise in surface temperature. Exergen’s infrared temperature sensors are perfect to monitor these changes in surface temperature in a very accurate manner, making them a high end quality gatekeeper.