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Long-Wave IR Sensors Enable Remote Temperature Measurement

A 2000-pixel long-wave infrared sensor detects and monitors hot spots, wear points, and friction on operating machinery and other equipment. Using software, the device also displays the condition of heat-generating tools, including motors and bearings; collects temperature readings from running machines, lab equipment, and experiments; monitors objects being oven-cured or heat-sealed; and signals an alert when specific temperature conditions are met. The device also features an IP65/NEMA4 enclosure.

The device offers two temperature ranges from –20 °C to 300 °C, or 100 °C to 800 °C, with a resolution of 0.5 °C intervals. The sensor may be networked via LAN in groups of up to four, and may be connected to an alarm or to a computer for thermal imaging monitoring. When an alarm or trigger-point is reached, the device captures and stores one image frame.

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