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spot-al-eqs-latestThe Spot Actuator provides enhanced target alignment for Ametek Land’s new Spot AL EQS (Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip). The Spot Actuator is a motorised unit that is designed for use at the die exit or quench exit on aluminium extrusion presses and is capable of operating in automatic or operator controlled modes to suit the needs of an individual aluminium plant.

Compact, quick and easily configurable, the Spot Actuator is designed for mounting the Spot AL EQS pyrometer onto the press face or suitable part of the press superstructure in close proximity. It may also be used for alignment at the exit of a quench box or nearby structure to allow for aiming onto wandering sections exiting the quench. In addition, the Spot Actuator allows for rapid and precise alignment, following die changes, so it can be repositioned on multi-cavity strands or where it maximises the signal strength on narrow sections.

The innovative features of the Spot Actuator include a hotspot ‘autoscan’, which when triggered causes the device to scan the entire range of movement and then align the Spot AL EQS with the hottest part of the extrusion. This can be activated either locally by the operator or from an external command – if the latter it provides the ability for an ‘autoscan’ to be triggered automatically from the PLC upon a die change. This functionality significantly reduces the challenge of ensuring the alignment of the pyrometer, therefore allowing the operator to focus on more critical tasks.

The Spot AL EQS, in combination with the new Actuator, is an extremely flexible instrument with pre-configured algorithms that make it especially suitable for use at the extruder press exit and quench position, as well as at mill entry and exit positions in hot rolling mills. In addition, the pyrometer’s algorithms can be customised and tuned for custom applications and specific aluminium grades.

This innovative pyrometer is specifically designed to work in low emissivity environments, where regular pyrometers might struggle to provide accurate and reliable readings. It has the ability to measure a wide temperature range from 200 to 700°C/392 to 1,292°F.  Utilising the latest, cutting-edge temperature detector design, in combination with the most-advanced data processing algorithms, Ametek Land has created an extremely accurate and repeatable pyrometer with an industry-leading response time.

Spot pyrometers are designed for high accuracy, high reliability, simple installation, configuration and flexible digital communications. They can be easily interchanged with other Ametek Land pyrometers and other manufacturers’ equipment. All processing functions are integrated into a single pyrometer, making them suitable for use in all sized plants.


Specialists in the design and manufacture of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

AMETEK Land is a specialist in the design and manufacture of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

Infrared non-contact temperature measurement product range includes:

  • Fixed, on-line thermometers and systems – for process control and product quality
  • Portable infrared thermometers – for spot measurements
  • Process thermal imagers – for asset management and process control
  • High resolution, infrared scanners for fast moving materials
  • Calibration furnaces

Combustion and environmental monitoring product range includes:

  • Combustion efficiency monitors – for industrial boiler efficiency and control
  • Stack gas emissions analyzers – to meet environmental regulations in the UK
  • Dust and particulate monitors – to meet compliance and non-compliance environmental applications
  • Portable gas analyzers – spot checks of efficiency and pollutant emissions
  • Coal fire detection systems – for grinding mills, silos, stockyards and conveyors

AMETEK Land is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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