Fluke Process Instruments introduces the MP Linescanner Series, which delivers continuous, accurate, edge-to-edge thermal images and temperature measurements for high-speed manufacturing processes. The series features Fluke’s widest selection of spectral and temperature ranges to accommodate a variety of industrial applications. The new imagers provide real-time imaging at scan speeds up to 150 or even 300 Hz: three shortwave models deliver maximum scan rates of 300 lines per second; these are geared primarily at the metals industry.
The new MP Linescanners can measure up to 1024 temperature points across a scan line at a rate of up to 300 lines per second, allowing manufacturers to better control their continuous moving processes, automate temperature measurements, and ensure product quality. The versatile MP Linescanner Series features rotating optics and a 90-degree field of view that quickly renders a 2D image on a PC.
The scanners are equipped with high-quality brushless motor (MTBF 40,000 h) for a long product life. They have built-in Ethernet TCP/IP communications, a PC-independent alarm output and PC-independent 4 – 20 mA interfaces (3 outputs). The I/O module has PC-independent support for up to 10 sectors/zones. For the use in harsh environments the rugged, waterproof IP65 enclosure is can be equipped with an air purge to keep the window free of dirt and condensation and has a built-in water cooling for ambient up to 180 °C (356 °F).
Real-time monitoring and remote configurations
The MP Linescanner Series can be used in standalone mode, connected to a single PC, or integrated into a comprehensive process control system by using the DataTemp® DP Software. This industrial Windows-based software package provides remote configurations of the imager and real-time process monitoring. The DataTemp DP Software supports multiple product-specific configurations (recipes), text file alarm logging, and fail-safe alarm logging. It features the ability to support multiple linescanners and real-time ambient temperature compensation/emissivity adjustments. Fluke Process Instruments offers numerous customized process imaging systems to meet the specific application requirements for processes like glass processing, extrusion coating, thermoforming machine control, kiln shell monitoring, and gypsum wallboard production. Each customized system features application-specific software to help ensure product quality, quality improvements, reduced rework rates and more.