LumaSense Technologies, Inc. officially introduced the IMPAC® IGAR 6 Advanced infrared thermometer today. The IGAR 6 Advanced is a digital, compact pyrometer with 1-color, 2-color, and Smart operating modes for non- contact temperature measurement in ranges between 100 to 2000 °C.
“This product is unique not only because of the wide temperature range, but because of our seamless ‘switchover’ technology,” stated Daniel Schueftan, LumaSense’s global product manager for pyrometers.
The “switchover” technology, known as Smart Mode, allows the pyrometer to measure temperature in 1- color mode at low temperatures (100 to 250 °C) and then transition to 2-color mode to provide the advantages of measurements in ratio mode at higher temperatures (280 to 2000 °C).
The automatic, smooth transition from 1-color to 2-color measurement occurs between 250 and 280 °C. In addition, the pyrometer can operate in 1-color mode (100 to 2000 °C) and 2-color mode (250 to 2000 °C).
“The large temperature range, compact size, and new Smart Mode make the IGAR 6 Advanced pyrometer ideally suited for many different industrial manufacturing applications,” said LumaSense CEO Stephen Abely. Sample applications include induction heating, hardening, tempering/annealing, brazing, sintering, vacuum processes, coating, and laser heat treatment.
Automatic Transition between 1-color and 2-color Measurement
Attendees at Sensor & Test Expo in Nuremberg, Germany and AISTech in Pittsburgh previewed the instrument last month and raved about the large temperature range, the different operating modes, and other features such as the automatic emissivity determination and optional line optics.
These additional features make this instrument unique and create opportunities to measure processes not considered previously and those not measured with appropriate accuracy.
The IGAR 6 Advanced joins the Series 6 family of digital, compact infrared thermometers and leverages highly accurate infrared technology to determine the temperature of a surface. Like other Series 6 pyrometers, the IGAR 6 Advanced shares the available Series 6 sighting options such as through-lens-sighting, laser targeting, and TV module and can be connected to a PC through an RS485 to USB connection.
IMPAC, acquired by LumaSense in 2007, has almost 60 years of experience in infrared and non-contact temperature measurement and is a trusted source for pyrometers worldwide.