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Raytek has introduced the MI3 Series of infrared temperature measurement sensors for non-contact temperature monitoring in OEM applications and manufacturing processes.

The MI3, a rugged, IP65 stainless-steel miniature pyrometer with integrated electronics, is a small, fully functional, stand-alone infrared temperature sensor for fixed installation.All sensor-operating parameters are accessed and configured through the standard user interface with large backlit LCD display, or with the Raytek Datatemp Multidrop software via the USB 2.0 digital interface.

The MI3 sensor comes with a separate communication module, the MI3COMM box, for use with standard industrial outputs.

The MI3COMM communication box supports up to eight individually addressable MI3 miniature sensor heads.

The digital communication between the sensor and the communication box offers plug-and play connection of the sensor head.

Sensors are automatically recognised by the communication box; there is no need for manual setting of calibration codes.

The sensors can be integrated into any control system via their internal digital bus.

With no cable bending/moving effects, the sensors allow continuous reliable measurement in moving installations (robotic arms, linear drives, chains and so on).

For multiple sensor applications with USB and RS485, four MI3 sensors can be directly connected to the MI3MCOMM box, which is available in a DIN-rail mountable package.

For high-volume OEM applications, the sensing heads allow a direct digital interface to the host machine controller, without the need for a communication box.

The MI3 sensor provides all the functionality of the Raytek MI Series alongside additional features.

These include a broad choice of sensing head temperature ranges (from – 40C to 1,650C) and spectral responses, a standard USB 2.0 digital interface for easy sensor set-up and configuration, a fully programmable electronics platform and response times as fast as 20ms.

The Raytek MI3 Series sensors offer a choice of scalable 0/4 to 20mA and 0 to 5/10V DC analogue outputs, or Type J, K, R or S thermocouple outputs, as well as an optional RS485 network interface.

Standard USB 2.0 communication facilitates sensor configuration and can be used for troubleshooting when the device is installed in hostile or remote locations.

This capability saves maintenance time and minimises technician exposure to hazardous environments.

With precision, high-resolution silicon optics, the MI3 sensors provide a range of optical resolutions (2:1, 10:1 or 22:1).

The MI3’s user-programmable isolated alarm output can achieve alarm and control redundancy or simple on/off control capabilities.

This allows for local alarm capability, eliminating the need for separate limit switches or alarms.

Other standard MI3 features include: adjustable emissivity, transmissivity, peak hold, valley hold and signal averaging; and configurable inputs for emissivity control, ambient background compensation and trigger/hold input.

Our mission is to be the leading supplier of infrared, noncontact, industrial temperature measurement instruments in the world.

We strive to develop instruments that improve the productivity, reliability, and efficiency of our customer’s processes and maintenance activities and, ultimately, the quality of their products and services. We use profit as a measure for creating a company where people can develop and use their skills in an exciting, challenging and rewarding environment.

Founded in 1963, Raytek designs, manufactures, markets and services a complete line of infrared, noncontact temperature measurements instruments for industrial, process control and maintenance applications. In addition to our worldwide headquarters in Santa Cruz, Calinfornia USA, European headquarters in Berlin, Germany and our China headquarters in Beijing, China, Raytek has regional offices around the globe and is represented by a worldwide network of authorized distributors.

In 2007, Ircon joined Raytek to offer a complete IR solution to our customers.

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