AMETEK LAND introduced two new models of its SPOT AL EQS pyrometer for aluminum forging and forming applications. The new F and F Mg (magnesium) algorithms extend AMETEK Land’s capabilities to provide accurate, repeatable temperature measurements to additional aluminum production and processing sectors. The new algorithms are suitable for reheating and secondary processing applications with thicker alloy-dependent oxide layers.
The new F and F Mg modes of SPOT AL EQS are well suited to billet temperature measurements prior to forming or during other aluminum pre-heating processes. They provide accurate digital temperature readings of low and variable emissivity aluminum to ensure optimized process speed, process efficiency, and high-quality products with minimal scrap.
“We are continually innovating within our SPOT AL EQS range, and this latest development is designed to ensure that our cutting-edge pyrometer can be utilized in an even wider range of aluminum applications," according to Dr. Fiona Turner, physics section manger. "This latest development has been widely tested in conjunction with secondary aluminum producers and has proven highly effective. It significantly enhances the pyrometer’s scope and opens up new measurement opportunities.”
The SPOT AL EQS pyrometer is offered in five measurement modes, with dedicated pre-set algorithms that provide the most accurate digital temperature readings of low and variable emissivity aluminum.
This ensures optimized press speed and high-quality products with minimal scrap.
Potential F and F Mg applications include:
• Billet profile;
• Ingot/sales (re)heat furnace;
• Pre-heating and forging;
• Induction heating/heat treatment;
• Mounting/shrinking; and
• Preheating for coating/bending.
SPOT AL EQS is a non-contact infrared pyrometer providing a single sensor solution for aluminum extrusion, strip mill, forming/forging, and further processing. It uses AMETEK Land’s cutting-edge SPOT technology and unique, advanced data-processing algorithms to measure aluminum temperature at an extruder press exit; quench and billets; strip mill; forging/forming applications; and forging/forming applications with high-magnesium content alloys.
Offering measurements ranging from 200 °C (392 °F) to 700 °C (1292 °F), the pyrometer integrates with control systems to optimize throughput at the press or mill.
Data is made immediately available via a rear display or via a web server. Video cameras within the pyrometer and remote access to all features enable the user to view, configure, and focus the pyrometer locally or remotely. Learn more at www.ametek-land.com