New generation of portable IR thermometers designed for high-temperature applications
Raytek®, a leading worldwide provider of infrared (IR) thermometry, has introduced the Raynger® 3i Plus Series infrared thermometer. This new generation IR thermometer is designed in accordance with industry standards to meet process performance requirements in hot environments of 400–3000°C and provides exceptional accuracy.
The portable Raynger 3i Plus IR thermometer is ideal for use in high temperature industrial applications, such as iron and steel, metal refining, foundry and processing operations, ceramics, semiconductors, and chemical and petrochemical furnaces, as well as heat treatment and power plants. It is a robust solution for improving process quality and productivity, resulting in improved business performance.
According to Raytek Product Manager, Dr. Martin Budweg, the Raynger 3i Plus Series offers a number of advanced features to optimize performance with high accuracy (±0.5% +1ºC), such as high optical resolution, faster exposure/processing time and a large memory capacity. “The Raynger 3i Plus sets a new industry standard for the measurement of process temperatures, especially under extreme conditions,”
Budweg said. “The thermometer utilizes a rugged casing material that has withstood a one-meter drop test. This protects the unit from damage and possible replacement costs. Additionally, the use of a “Red Nose” heat-resistant warning detector and alarm reduces the risk of the sensor overheating — minimizing repair costs — while averting costly accidents and ensuring operator safety.”
Budweg added, “The Raynger 3i Plus provides large optical resolution and a superior Distance-to-Spot (D:S) ratio, enabling accurate measurement of temperature targets from longer distances, and with its Red Dot sighting feature, the user has a precise indication of where the temperature is being measured.”
The Raynger 3i Plus Series models 1M and 2M meet a wide range of process temperature detection and fault previewing requirements. Their enhanced ease-of-use features include: intuitive user-interface for easy parameter setup, ergonomically designed comfort grip, accurate targeting when high-temperature targets are not visible using laser sighting alone, and rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries for longer operational cycles of 24-hours. In addition, the 3i Plus features fast and easy transfer of data to PC or smartphone via USB or Bluetooth, a mobile application for quick data transfer and collaboration, and can be used as a temporary online thermometer.
Each 3i Plus thermometer includes: Raytek DataTemp® Windows PC software, which supports real-time communication, data storage, graphing and analysis; Lithium-ion battery; carrying case; mini USB port adapter; mini USB-to-jack converter for charging battery separately; and operators manual.
Raytek develops, manufactures, distributes, and services infrared sensors under the brands of RAYTEK and IRCON for noncontact temperature measurement within a range from -50 to +3,500 °C. The sensors allow for quick and accurate measurements of surface temperatures without touching the medium. Typical applications include steelworks, glassworks, cement plants, and plastics manufacturing.
Raytek has 50 years of experience in infrared temperature measurement. Regional offices and numerous authorized distributors around the globe ensure customer proximity, rapid service, and individual consultation on site. Raytek is a Fluke company. A sister company in the Fluke Group is DATAPAQ, a world leader in the manufacture of temperature measurement and analysis systems for all types of industrial heating processes.
For more information, please visit the Raytek website.