LumaSense Introduces New Digital IR Pyrometer for Non-Contact Temperature Measurement in Thin and Flat Glass Manufacturing Processes

The IN 6/78-L pyrometer uses a special wavelength of 7.8 µm (micrometre) to measure glass sheets below 1 mm thickness and is the most recent addition to LumaSense’s Impac IR pyrometry and digital infrared thermometer portfolio

LumaSense Introduces New Digital IR Pyrometer for Non-Contact Temperature Measurement in Thin and Flat Glass Manufacturing Processes Pyrometer for Non-Contact Temperature Measurement on Thin and Flat Glass Sheets (Impac IN 6/78-L)

LumaSense Technologies, Inc. adds the specialized IN 6/78-L to their IMPAC pyrometer portfolio for use in the production of thin and thinnest glass sheets ( ). The IN 6/78-L uses a 7.8 µm (micrometre) wavelength for temperature measurements between 400 °C and 1100 °C allowing for accurate and reliable measurement on glass with thickness below 1 mm.

This instrument sets new standards for stress-free glass production on manufacturing lines around the world. The sensor design is based on a full digital core for a wide temperature range and high accuracy. The small form factor and robust design allows for easy integration into the process, even in harsh environments. The IN 6/78-L is equipped with specially designed and coated high-end optics to reduce the effect of ambient reflectance and guarantee the best possible accuracy. The RS485-to-USB connection allows to connect the pyrometer to a PC and adjust the pyrometer parameters using the included InfraWin software. The software also provides temperature indication, data logging, and analysis features. When used in combination with the InfraWin software, the IN 6/78-L paints a more-accurate picture for identifying potential issues before they lead to problems that impact process performance.

„Improving product quality and increasing production yield are important priorities in the flat glass manufacturing process,“ said Daniel Schueftan, Product Manager Pyrometry at LumaSense. „The IN 6/78-L has proven its accuracy and reliability in the field and has helped customers optimize their processes and ensure their best possible product quality.“

Impac IN 6/78-L, the new digital infrared thermometer specialized for glass manufacturing processes, provides the following features and benefits: measure and monitor surface temperatures of thin and flat glass sheets with less than 1 mm thickness, high-end optics to assure highest possible accuracy and reduce ambient reflectance effects, small form factor for easy installation with compact, rugged IP65 design for harsh environments and multiple onboard digital and analog interfaces for direct and fast PLC communication.

LumaSense’s temperature and gas sensing solutions are used by industrial and chemical manufacturers, environmental regulators and researchers to optimize efficiency by high precision measurements in the most critical and complex environments imaginable. In this context LumaSense now offers the Impac IN 6/78-L infrared temperature sensor as a new solution for thin glass temperature measurement on manufacturing lines in the glass industry.

About LumaSense Technologies™

For over 50 years, LumaSense Technologies, Inc. ( ) has provided temperature and gas sensing instruments for the energy, industrial, clean technology and commercial markets. LumaSense is a trusted partner to both end-user and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), drawing on proven technologies and deep industry expertise to develop state-of-the-art infrared and fiber optic temperature sensors, IR pyrometer / thermometer, radiometric thermal imagers, gas analyzers, photoacoustic gas monitors and calibration sources. With offices in Asia, Europe and the Americas, LumaSense is ideally positioned to serve the needs of the energy, industrial and clean technology markets worldwide.

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