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AMETEK Land Releases Auto Pour Pyrometer to Accurately Measure Liquid Metal Stream Temperatures

星期一, 十二月 9, 2019

AMETEK Land specially designed the system to accurately measure liquid metal temperatures during pouring into moulds and castings without disruption to the process
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The liquid stream is the most direct place to obtain temperature readings of the poured parts as the liquid metal is typically directly running into the moulds. Since the stream’s position is unstable and its surface changes during the pouring process, accurately measuring the temperature in a repeatable, consistent process requires a special system.

AMETEK Land’s Auto Pour Pyrometer System delivers these readings by providing one accurate value, which is measured and calculated for each pouring. The system generates this number by detecting the start and end of the pouring process and covering the stream’s entire area without disruption. It also monitors and outputs these readings for further analysis and storage.

Peter Unwin, Global Industry Manager of Metals for AMETEK Land, said: “As automation of processes increases in the foundry industry, we’re continually innovating our product range to ensure our customers receive the most accurate temperature measurement. Precise information leads to more informed decisions during the pouring process, ultimately optimizing quality and performance.”

AMETEK Land’s innovative Auto Pour Pyrometer System offers:

  • Reduced operating costs while improving casting quality. AMETEK Land Auto Pour
  • Continuous monitoring of molten metal in the foundry, which does not interrupt the casting process.
  • A special rectangular field of view that allows the stream to move crosswise without losing the temperature measurement (stream tracking).
  • An application-specific spectral range that reduces errors caused by variable emissivity and atmospheric absorption.
  • Simple alignment with adjustable focus and through-the-lens sighting.
  • Analog and alarm outputs to provide process control and automated notification of out-of-range metal temperatures.
  • Graphical and numerical displays to monitor temperatures.
  • AMETEK Land Auto PourA rugged pyrometer housing for harsh foundry environments. Additionally, the system features an air/water cooling jacket and an air purge unit for protection from excessive heat and for maintaining a clean lens/window, respectively.
  • Software to support live temperature and an alarm display with logging on temperature change.
AMETEK Land supports all pyrometers with the latest software technology to ensure high accuracy, reliability, simple installation, configuration, and flexible digital communications.