Digital Pyrometer with Miniature Sensor Head IN 510 & IN 520 The IMPAC Series IN 510 and IN 520 are digital pyrometers with miniature sensor heads for non-contact temperature measurement of non-metallic or coated metallic surfaces from -40 to 700°C. The features of the pyrometers, such as a switchable digital RS232 / RS485 interface and a selectable analogue output (enables the use of these pyrometers as a temperature switch) and the exchangeability of the sensor heads (without recalibration) offer a high degree of comfort to the user and qualifies them for a lot of different applications. The pyrometers are available with different cable lengths and optical heads (distance ration 2:1 or 10:1). A special close focus lens (only for models IN 510 and IN 510-N with 10:1 optics) allows the measurement of very small objects (from 2mm). The versions IN 510 and IN 520 are equipped with an illuminated LC display which shows the actual temperature reading. The user can set all available parameters via the integrated keyboard. The types IN 510-N and IN 520-N do not have display and keyboard, they will be parametrized via interface. The sensor heads and cables of the IN 520 and IN 520-N can be used in ambient temperatures up to 180°C without cooling (IN 510 and IN 510-N up to 85°C). overview press releases MIKRON INFRARED, INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF KLEIBER INFRARED GMBH Mikron Infrared, Inc. (NASD: MIKR) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, IMPAC Infrared GmbH, has acquired all of the share capital of Kleiber Infrared GmbH for cash consideration in an undisclosed amount. Kleiber, which is located in Saalfeld, Germany, specializes in the manufacture of infrared pyrometers for temperature measurement of fast processes at high speeds involving response times as quick as 10 microseconds, and is the predominant supplier in that market niche. Typical applications include the laser market for material processing and testing. Rolf Breternitz, Managing Director of Mikron’s European operations, stated that, “the acquisition of Kleiber expands the addressable application base for Mikron Group products. Furthermore, the development team at Kleiber has unique design expertise that can be extrapolated to other group products.” Gerry Posner, Mikron’s CEO remarked that, “the inclusion of Kleiber in the Mikron Infrared family follows our philosophy of making acquisitions in niche areas which expand our product portfolio. As with our previous acquisitions, we believe the strength of our distribution channel will enable us to grow the sales base of Kleiber products significantly.” About Mikron Infrared, Inc. Mikron Infrared, Inc., founded in 1969, is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of infrared non-contact temperature measurement devices, temperature sensors, calibration sources and thermal imaging systems. Its executive offices and manufacturing facilities are located at 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ (Tel. No. 201-405-0900). overview press releases Fibre optics pyrometer for low temperature ranges IP 140-LO The IP 140-LO is a digital, highly accurate pyrometer with fibre optics for non-contact measurement of low temperatures on metals, ceramics, graphite etc. It is the first fibre optics pyrometer of IMPACs Series 140 and is available with 3 different temperature ranges between 100 and 750°C. The exchangeable optical head makes possible the measurement of smallest objects (from 1.1 mm), the fast exposure time (from 1.5ms) guarantees reliable measuring results even for very fast applications. The fibre and optical head are unaffected by electromagnetic interferences (e.g. induction). For optimal match of the pyrometer to the application, the user can choose between 2 different optical heads. The built-in laser targeting light guarantees an exact alignment of the pyrometer onto the measuring object. The pyrometer is equipped with a built-in LC display and a small key-board for setting of the pyrometer parameters. Additionally the IP 140-LO can be connected to a PC via serial interface RS232 or RS485 (switchable). The standard analysing and parameterising software InfraWin is included in scope of delivery. overview press releases Portable thermal imager IVN 770-P With immediate effect the IMPAC Infrared GmbH sells the thermal imager IVN 770-P in Europe. The infrared camera measures temperatures between -20 and 250°C with a small measurement uncertainty of 2°C and a resolution of 0.1°C. The IVN 770-P is easy to hold and can be controlled by one hand. Its lightweight (1.2kg) compact design makes it ideally suited for mobile applications. The thermal images of the camera have a high optical resolution of 76800 (320 x 240) measurement points. The detector (fully radiometric calibrated) identifies the exact temperature of every single pixel. The integral laser targeting helps to aim the camera at the target and the thermal image can then be stored in the internal flash memory (400 images). The images can also be displayed and examined immediately on the 3.5’’ LC display. For fast data transfer to the PC the IVN 770-P features a USB 2.0 interface. Using special software the images can be displayed, analysed and documented on the PC. Typical applications for the camera are building inspections, predictive maintenance and process monitoring. The IVN 770-P is a reasonable extension of IMPAC product portfolio, which includes pyrometers, thermal imaging systems, infrared line cameras, infrared temperature switches, calibration sources, system solutions as well as extended service performances. overview press releases Special pyrometer for the measurement of plastic films With the IPE 140/34 IMPAC Infrared launched another pyrometer, that perfectly suits for very special practice-needs. The IPE 140/34 is a special pyrometer for non-contact temperature measurement of plastic films, especially extremely thin PE- (Polyethylen) or PP- (Polypropylen) films in a temperature range of 75 … 500°C. With a minimum material thickness of 30 μm excellent measuring results can be achieved at any time. Under optimized measurement conditions, authentic measurements of plastic films with a thickness of only 8 μm are possible without problems. Like the basic IPE 140, the IPE 140/34 is a highly accurate digital pyrometer. It is operating at a special spectral range of 3.43 μm. This enables the precise measurement of plastic films. 3 different focusable optics are available for optimal match of the instrument to the application. Spot sizes of minimum 2.1 mm can be achieved. overview press releases Affordable, portable high temperature pyrometer from IMPAC With the IGA 15 plus IMPAC Infrared introduced a new, highly accurate and fast pyrometer for non-contact temperature measurement of metals, ceramics, graphite, etc.. This portable pyrometer is equipped with a short wavelength detector, which features a measuring range between 250 and 1800°C. Thus it suits for measuring tasks in numerous areas: It provides accurate results for applications such as preheating, tempering, hardening or normalizing as well as forging, brazing, sintering, welding, rolling or founding. With the short exposure time of only 20 ms even fast moving objects can be measured exactly. The high quality optics of the IGA 15 plus enable the measurement of small objects from 4 mm, in combination with the optional close-up lens even from 1.25 mm. For a correct alignment to the measuring object the instrument is equipped with a laser targeting light. The measured temperature data are shown on the large illuminated LC display; moreover they can be analyzed at a PC via the digital interface (RS232) and the optional software PortaWin. Another outstanding additional feature of the IGA 15 plus is the built-in data logger, which can store up to 750 values. Thus it enables a manual scan of a measurement objects profile. overview press releases Thermovision Systems from Mikron In the field of thermography as well the IMPAC / MIKRON group offers high-quality systems and solutions. MIKRON produces among other things highly sophisticated high temperature thermal imaging systems for a wide range of applications. They allow the non-contact measurement and display the temperature gradient of an entire surface, instead of a single point. Due to the very short wavelength the cameras feature, the error caused by emissivity changes of the material is minimized. The near-infrared solid state camera M9103 has a patented detector and video processor. One of nine temperature ranges between 600°C and 3600°C can be selected. The camera has a resolution of 300.000 points and is designed for industrial use. The camera M9104 is a special version of the M9103 with six switchable temperature ranges between 600°C and 3600°C. It was specially designed for development and laboratory use. The M7900 is also a near infrared solid state camera with patented detector and video processor for insutrial applications. One of four temperature ranges between 300°C and 2500°C can be selected. The camera has a resolution of 67.800 points. The models M9103 and M7900 are ideal cameras for process control and process analysis. overview press releases New Pyrometer for Aluminium Measurements IS 12-Al Temperature measurement using infrared pyrometers in the aluminium industry has always been problematic due to the physical properties of the material. Many exotic solutions, including multi-wavelength instruments have been developed in an effort to overcome the difficulties caused by these material properties, mostly resulting in extremely complex and high cost instruments. IMPAC Infrared has developed a new pyrometer based on the well-proven IS 12 family, specifically for the measurement of aluminium. Working at a wavelength where the material emissivity is both stable and relatively high in value (30 to 43%) the new IS 12-Al is suitable for aluminium applications such as: extrusion, rolling and billet heating etc. Using the IS 12-Al temperatures as low as 350 °C can be measured and with a range of lenses, spot sizes down to 2.2 mm can be achieved at speeds as fast as 8 ms. Alignment to the target can be done by thru-lens sighting or by a laser targeting light. The IS 12-Al is a fully digital pyrometer ensuring high accuracy and repeatability. The pyrometer can be quickly and easily configured by the user either at the pyrometer or remotely using the RS232/485 serial interface and the InfraWin Pyrometer Software which is included in the package. overview press releases Pyrometer Series 12 from IMPAC IMPAC Infrared GmbH introduces the new pyrometers IS 12 and IGA 12. Developed from the forerunner-series 10, they contain new features, that were implemented as a reaction to demands and suggestions for improvements, which result from the daily use of the instruments. The pyrometers are perfectly suitable for all temperature measurements on metals, ceramics, graphite etc between 250 and 3500°C. They are equipped with a 5-digit LED-display for indication of the measuring temperature. Additionally all instrument-parameters can be displayed and changed, if necessary. Via the digital interface RS232 or RS485 (switchable) and the software InfraWin (included in delivery), all functions can be indicated, adjusted and analyzed with a PC. Precise fixed- or focusable optics guarantee smallest spot sizes from 0.1 mm. Short response times of < 1 ms qualify the instruments for extremely fast applications. Special versions for measurements of aluminum (IS 12-Al) or silicon (IS 12-SI), are available. Instrument-versions with an integrated scanner can be used for difficult applications, such as measurement of oscillating wires. overview press releases Non-contact temperature measurements not influenced by flames and combustion gas The pyrometer IPE 140/39 from IMPAC is a special version of the IPE 140 with a spectral range of 3.9 μm. It was designed for non-contact temperature measurements of metal parts in flame heated furnaces and covers temperature ranges between 20 and 1450°C. Like the basic IPE 140, the IPE 140/39 is a highly accurate and stabile digital pyrometer. The special spectral range avoids the influence of humidity and CO2 and enables a correct measurement through flames and combustion gases. Also humidity and CO2 do not have any influence on measurements with long measuring distances. Another application is the measurement of glass, if a small penetration into the glass is necessary (e.g. glass drop). Measurement errors caused by partially cooled down surfaces can be avoided. For optimal match of the instrument to the application 3 different focusable optics with extremely small spot sizes (0.7 mm minimum) are available. overview press releases IS 8-GS plus: Special pyrometer for foundries The IS 8-GS plus is a special portable pyrometer for non-contact temperature measurement of molten metals in a temperature range of 100 ... 2000°C. In casting processes the correct measurement can only be done on the pouring stream to avoid the influence of slag. The specially selected wavelength in the near infrared facilitates this accurate temperature measurement as molten metals have their maximum emissivity in this spectral range. Additionally the influence of changing emissivity is reduced in this range as well as interference of the measurement by atmospherical absorption is avoided. A longer response time of 0.5 s prevents the possible influence of hot sparks. Even for longer measuring distances the easy focusable precision optics achieves small spot sizes (e.g. at a distance of 5 m the spot is only 16 mm) to allow larger safety distances between operator and pouring stream. The IS 8-GS plus is equipped with a switchable filter in the view finder to protect the eyes against the extremely bright radiation of the pouring stream. overview press releases Gesch?ftsführungswechsel bei der IMPAC Infrared GmbH Frankfurt am Main — Herr Rolf Breternitz scheidet zum 31.10. 2004 als Gesch?ftsführer der IMPAC Infrared GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, aus und übernimmt ab 01.11. 2004 die Gesch?ftsführung der MIKRON Europe GmbH. Herr Martin Welling wird zum 01.11. neuer Gesch?ftsführer der IMPAC Infrared GmbH. Er war mehrere Jahre als Vertriebsdirektor für das Unternehmen t?tig und bringt somit die notwendige Erfahrung für seine neue Aufgabe mit. Der kontinuierliche Ausbau der Marktposition der IMPAC Infrared GmbH und die weitere Etablierung des Unternehmens als führenden Anbieter auf dem Gebiet der berührungslosen Temperaturmesstechnik sind ein erkl?rtes Ziel des neuen Gesch?ftsführers. Beide neuen Gesch?ftsführer besitzen Einzelvertretungsbefugnis, was die Unabh?ngigkeit und Selbstst?ndigkeit der IMPAC-Gruppe als weltweites Kompetenzzentrum für die Pyrometrie unterstreicht. Die Gesch?ftsleitung der IMPAC Infrared GmbH dankt Herrn Breternitz ausdrücklich für seine bisherige T?tigkeit und sein langj?hriges ?u?erst erfolgreiches Engagement und wünscht beiden neuen Gesch?ftsführern für ihre neuen verantwortungsvollen Aufgaben viel Erfolg. overview press releases An optimized classic: Series 140 from IMPAC The series 140 from IMPAC Infrared GmbH is the succession of the very successful established series 120 and is a complete redevelopment. Thereby the wishes of the users and customers were taken into consideration without any compromise. The results are innovative, industrial instruments, which are able to replace the forerunner series without any problem. This accordingly applies for example for the instruments IS 140 and IGA 140. These are digital, highly precise pyrometers for non-contact temperature measurements on metals, ceramics, graphite etc. between 250 and 3300°C. For an optimized adaptation of the instruments to the particular application, 3 different focusable-optics with very small spot sizes (from 0,35mm) are available. The perfect alignment of the measuring object is guaranteed either by a optimized thru-lens view finder or a laser targeting light. The response times (< 1 ms (500μs optional)) are very small, so that the pyrometer excellently suit for very fast applications. The instruments combine all advantages of analogue and digital technology. A proof therefore are for example the digital interfaces RS232 and RS485 (switchable inside the instrument), as well as the analogue test current output. Moreover IMPAC now also offers the pyrometers IS 140 and IGA with integrated PROFIBUS DP interface. All parameters can be set either directly in the instrument with the built-in keyboard, or via the PC using the InfraWin software, which is included in the delivery. Thereby all settings are indicated on the built-in LC-display and/or on the PC. In the normal operation mode the display shows the current measuring temperature. overview press releases New, highly precise ratio-pyrometers The IMPAC-Pyrometers ISR 12-LO and IGAR 12-LO are fully digital, highly precise Ratio-Pyrometers with fibre optics for non-contact temperature measurement. Ratio-Pyrometers are normally used, if a measurement through soiled glass or smoke is needed, or the measuring object is smaller than the pyrometers spot size. The Series 12 suits at best for the contact free temperature measurement of metals, ceramics, graphite etc. between 300 and 3300°C. The response times (>= 2 ms) are very short, the spot sizes (>= 0,8 mm) are very small. All instruments feature a built-in LED-temperature display, laser targeting light, test current output and digital interface (RS232 / RS485 switchable). All instrument parameters can be adjusted directly by the device or using the included PC-Software "InfraWin". Besides 2 colour and 1 colour measurement, the Series 12 pyrometers also have a metal mode. This mode can be used for accurate measurement results for metals, of which the material parameters are not known. Fibre optics and optical heads withstand temperatures up to 250°C without additional cooling. Typical applications are: induction heating, casting, welding, forging, sintering and annealing.