Accurate product temperature measurement improves process control, but
it can be difficult to get an accurate snapshot of your process.
Advances in infrared thermometer technology have made it possible to
profile your process temperature measurements unerringly.
Temperature is by far the most commonly measured industrial process parameter. Most temperature measurements are made using thermocouples or RTDs; however, for many applications involving a moving or batch-heated product, these contact devices provide only an indirect measure of temperature. Infrared thermometers often are able to provide a direct measurement of product temperature, but these devices sometimes are difficult to apply without significant measurement errors. Recent developments in infrared thermometer technology have eliminated many of the obstacles to accurate temperature measurement for this type of challenging application (figure 1).