SPOT AL EQS - Aluminium Applications Pyrometer

An advanced non-contact infrared pyrometer providing a single sensor solution for aluminium extrusion, strip mill, forming / forging and further processing.

 

 

A highly accurate and stable digital pyrometer, the SPOT AL EQS uses AMETEK Land’s cutting-edge SPOT technology, and unique, advanced data-processing algorithms, to measure aluminium temperature at an extruder press exit, quench and billets, strip mill, forging / forming applications and forging / forming applications with high-magnesium content alloys.

One pyrometer offers all five measurement modes, with dedicated pre-set algorithms which provide the most accurate digital temperature readings of low and variable emissivity aluminium. This ensures optimised press speed and high-quality products with minimal scrap.

Offering measurements ranging from 200 °C (392 °F) to 700 °C (1292 °F), the pyrometer integrates with control systems to optimise throughput at the press or mill. Data is made immediately available via a rear display or via a web server. Video camera within the pyrometer and remote access to all features enables the user to view, configure, focus the pyrometer locally or remotely.

Combining Ethernet, Modbus TCP, video, analogue and alarm outputs in a single device, the SPOT AL EQS is designed specifically for measuring the temperature of aluminium in a range of processing application.
 
CUSTOM-APPLICATION MEASUREMENTS
SPOT AL EQS has five dedicated algorithms for extrusion press exit (E), quench and billets (Q), strip mill (S), forging / forming applications (F) and forging / forming applications with high-magnesium content alloys (F Mg). Developed from extensive trials in real plant environments. Fully focusable high quality optics and a high speed 15ms response provide combine to provide measurements on detailed extruded profiles.

ALGORITHM  

MODE DESCRIPTION  

EMISSIVITY  
EExtrusion Low
QQuench Medium
SStripMedium
FForming / ForgingLower to Medium
F MgHigh Magnesium AlloyLower

 

INTEGRATION FOR ACCURATE CONTROL
SPOT AL EQS can be easily integrated directly with press controls, PLCs and control software, enabling reliable press operation and the production of high-quality products with minimal scrap.

POWERFUL SOFTWARE SUPPORT
SPOTViewer PC software gives small AL EQS installations the added benefits of remote monitoring and algorithm tuning; larger installations can use SPOTPro, which allows configure, display and log data from up to 40 pyrometers, as well as full algorithm customisation for a new added product.

ENHANCED TARGET ALIGNMENT WITH SPOT ACTUATOR 
The SPOT Actuator provides remotely controlled target alignment of a SPOT pyrometer for industrial processing applications, specifically for aluminium applications using the SPOT AL EQS pyrometer.

The SPOT AL EQS is AMETEK Land’s specialist solution for non-contact temperature measurements in aluminium extrusion and rolling mills.

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