Well suited for temperature measurement tasks in the metal processing industry, Micro-Epsilon’s new miniature infrared temperature sensor has an integrated controller and enables temperature measurements from -50°C up to 1,600°C.

Micro-Epsilon’s new thermoMETER CSlaser has a double sighting laser rather than a single laser. Single laser only marks the centre of the measuring spot, not the real size. Double laser sighting precisely follows the infrared optical path and marks the real spot size at any distance, therefore preventing inaccurate measurements on small objects. The smallest spot size of 0.05mm (M2 version) is reached on the CSlaser at the crosspoint of both laser beams at 150mm. The sensor can also be optimised for specific measurement tasks by fitting different lenses with varying focal lengths.

As the controller is now integrated within the sensor, the thermoMETER CSlaser is well suited for applications in which installation space is limited – whether on a machine, product or tool.

Initially, the thermoMETER CSlaser is available as either an SF version (8-14µm) with a measuring range between -50°C and 975°C and optical resolution of 50:1. This version of the sensor is aimed at general temperature measurement tasks.

There’s also an M-2 version (1.6µm) for metal processing applications, which measures temperatures from 385°C up to 1,600°C and has an optical resolution of 300:1. This version is suitable for use with ceramics, metal processing and metal oxides.