Effective temperature profiling requires that you thoroughly define the process, take steps to ensure an accurate profile and then improve the process based on the feedback provided.
Thermal profiling is the charting of temperature at multiple points on a given product as it passes through a thermal process (figure 1). When manufacturing requires a heat processing step, there must be a method to ensure that the product is heated to a specified temperature for a specified period of time. That method is thermal profiling. State-of-the-art thermal process setup and monitoring equipment can allow you to achieve significant improvements in process performance.