With the new CSvision series of ratio pyrometers from Berlin-based infrared specialist Optris, it is possible to measure the temperature of metals, melts or ceramics non-contact, safely and reliably from different distances. The devices can handle a range from 300 °C to 3000 °C.
The demands on infrared pyrometers are high. Especially in metallurgy, they are often used under adverse conditions, but they must deliver reliable results. The measurement signal can be affected by smoke, steam or dust, and these factors also make it difficult to have a clear view of the measured object. Quotient pyrometers can still provide stable readings despite these aggravating conditions, even with dirty optics or objects moving within the measuring field (e.g. metal rods or wires).
The new CSvision is equipped with the new Smart Ratio Mode (SRM) and can therefore also measure applications with variable emissivity ratios. The CSvision novelties can be focused on the object in question via the built-in video sight and the motorized focus that can be operated via software or app. The switchable two-stage brightness reduction filter ensures optimum viewing conditions even for very hot and thus bright objects. Together with the crosshair laser, which is also standard, this ensures easy sensor alignment under all conditions.
The CSvision R1M offers an optical resolution of up to 150:1 and a measuring range of 600 to 3000 °C with a spectral range of 0.8 to 1.1 µm - and this in harsh industrial environments up to 65 °C without cooling. The R2M has an optical resolution of 75:1 and a spectral range of 1.45 to 1.75 µm. This allows temperatures as low as 300 °C to 1400 °C to be measured (up to 60 °C without cooling).
The CSvision series an easy-to-use solution that can be set up quickly and easily. The infrared thermometers interface with the IRmobile Android app and CompactPlus Connect software. This allows for easy video alignment and real-time process monitoring.
Two analog outputs are available for process integration, as well as digital interfaces such as RS485 or Modbus RTU. A variably programmable I/O pin can be used either as an alarm output, for signal triggering or, for example, for external emissivity/slope settings.