Raytek® MP150 high-speed infrared linescanner for process noncontact temperature measurement

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 27 June 2008



(2008), "Raytek® MP150 high-speed infrared linescanner for process noncontact temperature measurement", Sensor Review, Vol. 28 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/sr.2008.08728cad.006



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Raytek® MP150 high-speed infrared linescanner for process noncontact temperature measurement

Raytek® MP150 high-speed infrared linescanner for process noncontact temperature measurement

Article Type: New products From: Sensor Review, Volume 28, Issue 3

Raytek has launched their new MP150 high-speed infrared linescanner (Figure 5). This exciting new product provides one of the fastest and most complete noncontact temperature measurement solution on the market today, specifically designed for modern, high-speed manufacturing processes.

Figure 5 The MP150 high-speed infra-red linescanner

The new MP150 features the latest electronics, optics, communications and mirror mechanisms. One key feature facilitated by this technology is a scan speed up to 150 Hz. Three times faster than its predecessor, this increased speed allows the linescanner to gather complete data from even the fastest manufacturing processes. All of this is achieved while improving the optical resolution up to 150:1 (measurement distance: spot size).

Another unique feature of the MP150 is the on-board Ethernet TCPI/IP communication capability. During installation, the user connects directly to the linescanner without the need for any controller or connection boxes. Using existing industrial Ethernet infrastructure, the linescanner can be assigned a unique IP address and accessed from any computer on the network. This innovation has a considerable effect on the total installed cost, eliminating wiring runs, conduit, etc.

To speed-up alignment, each unit has an internal line laser which indicates the exact line-of-sight of the linescanner. This laser, fully protected by the linescanner housing, projects a clearly visible laser line on the target even while the linescanner is collecting data at full speed.

A complete suite of software solutions has been enhanced to take advantage of the increased data acquisition capabilities and extended communication properties of the MP150. The system packages allow the user to simply and quickly configure the system to analyze thermal data to monitor and control their manufacturing processes.

As the fourth generation linescanner from Raytek, the MP150 borrows many field-proven features from previous models. With thousands of units in the field in the harshest environments imaginable, the Raytek linescanner has exhibited remarkable reliability and endurance. The MP150 utilizes the same form-factor and mechanical components as previous models and is completely reverse compatible. To learn more about the Raytek MP150 infrared linescanner.

For more details please visit: www.raytek.com

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