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Imaging Camera Offers Non-Contact Temperature Measurement

LumaSense Technologies has released the Mikron MCL-160 thermal imaging camera. The MCL-160 is a cost-effective and fast response thermal imaging camera that can be used for process control applications requiring a comprehensive non-contact temperature measurement solution. The MCL-160 can detect thermal abnormalities in process applications instead of using multiple temperature sensors.

It is suitable for environments where quick, accurate temperature measurement is required of fast moving targets. The MCL-160 is fully integrated with MikroSpec RT software, providing customers a complete configuration of their imaging system. The complete solution approach provides the correct combination of lenses, software, enclosures and communication schemes to meet the most challenging imaging requirements.

“The MCL-160 will allow for a new era of precision temperature measurement and process control. With the flexibility the camera offers, users will no longer have to rely on just a single-point temperature or questionable measurements to control their critical processes,” comments Brett Sargent, vice president of sales. “The applications for this radiometric camera are endless. The MCL-160 will truly bridge the gap between single-point pyrometer measurements and expensive thermal imaging by offering a cost-effective solution with high accuracy, no maintenance and a complete picture of the process for monitoring and control. The MCL-160 is the equivalent of 19,200 pyrometers and is integrated into one cost effective package.”

Process control in many applications typically means measuring a single point temperature and applying control that is based on only one data point. That data point may or may not be the critical parameter needed. Naturally, this means that something can be missed. Another option would be to install several (and sometimes even hundreds) of pyrometers on the process to understand what is going on.

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