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Which device is best for non-contact temperature measurement?

Infrared temperature sensors and thermal imagers are used in many different industries. But there are many factors to consider when selecting a non-contact thermal measurement device, e.g. emissivity, wavelength and optical parameters. This webinar explains physical basics, technologies and application examples for non-contact temperature sensors and thermal imaging cameras.

Date: June 7, 2019
Time: 10 AM EDT (7 AM PDT / 4:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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This webinar explains the physical basics, restrictions and technologies of the non-contact infrared measurement devices: pyrometers, infrared handhelds, and thermal imagers.

Additionally a selection guide helps attendees choosing the appropriate sensor. Various animations and graphics show detailed application examples and give important tips for choosing the right technology. Additional resources to understand the technologies in detail are provided by Micro-Epsilon.

Infrared temperature sensors and thermal imagers are used in many different industries. This is due to many factors: on the one hand the need to measure much more accurately, and on the other hand the need to measure from a safe distance.

Thermal imaging cameras and infrared pyrometers measure the temperature of an object without touching it. It is therefore possible to perform fast, reliable temperature measurements of moving objects or components that cannot be touched. Not only are these infrared measurement devices now relatively inexpensive, they also offer numerous features and options, including software tools to simplify integration for process control and high speed recording for R&D environments. It is now also possible to select sensors and imagers that operate at specific wavelengths for particular materials, such as metals, ceramics and glass.

It is therefore more important than ever to have a greater level of understanding of the strengths and limitations of non-contact infrared measurement when selecting the correct device for your measurement task. The key is to understand the basics to ensure reliable temperature measurements even in harsh environments.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the fundamentals and basics of infrared temperature measurement
  • Know which is factors are important for stable and reliable measurements
  • Understand the advantages and even restrictions of IR pyrometers and thermal imagers
  • Benefit from the selection guide which helps choosing the right device - from low cost to high performance


Manfred Pfadt, Product Manager Infrared Sensors Micro-Epsilon, Micro-Epsilon

Manfred Pfadt is an experienced engineer in the field of non-contact temperature measurement devices.

With a background in engineering and many years of application know how in this field, Manfred has been educating and supporting customers in all industries to solve challenging measurement applications.