Keyence Releases New Digital Infrared Temperature Sensor


Keyence Corp. has introduced the FT Series digital infrared sensors, which are designed to provide non-contact detection of surface temperature in a variety of applications.

The sensors feature a broad infrared spectrum and wide temperature-sensing range from 32 degrees F to 2,462 degrees F (0 degrees C to 1,350 degrees C). The ability to measure infrared from distances of up to 3,000 mm (roughly 10 feet) means the sensor head can be mounted far away from harsh environments, the company notes.

An optional air purge enclosure eliminates dust buildup, increasing sensor stability and decreasing process downtime. The ergonomically designed amplifiers can be panel-mounted for easy temperature viewing and setup, or cabinet-mounted on a DIN rail. Two visible laser pointers clearly indicate the sensor's field of view, further simplifying installation, Keyence adds.

The FT sensors offer multiple functions that expand the scope of applications. The analog output (4 mA to 20 mA) can be easily scaled to a user-defined range. Up to four sets of discrete upper- and lower-limit outputs and emissivities can be stored to simplify product changeover.

Keyence: (888) 539-3623

SOURCE: Keyence

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