New, low cost infra-red sensor has electronics integrated in the cable.
Optris has launched two new compact, infra-red temperature
sensors, offering OEMs a cost effective, high accuracy but
rugged device that can measure temperatures from -20°C
up to 350°C.
The innovative 'optris CS' and 'optris CSmicro' sensor series are ideal
for industrial OEM users and combine high quality and accuracy of
metrological parameters, with a rugged, high-grade stainless steel
housing and an attractive price per measuring point. The sensors are
approximately half the price of the company's standard infra-red
The technology was designed specifically for OEM customers, who to
date may have avoided infra-red measurement due to its relative high
cost. The 'optris CS' is therefore compact, with an M12 thread and a
diameter of 14 mm and a length of 87 mm. The sensor also comes
with integrated electronics, an LED display and a smart sighting support.
The 'optris CS' is a rugged device, benefiting from coated silicon optics
and so can be used in ambient temperatures of up to 75°C, without cooling.
Further features are: a scalable analogue output of 0 - 10 V or 0 - 5 V,
adjustable signal processing, short circuit and polarity reversal protection,
USB programming interface with software and a wide power range of
5 - 7 or 12 - 28 V DC.
The 'optris CSmicro' is even more compact and measures just 14 mm in
diameter by 28 mm in length, with an M12 thread. Again, the sensor is
housed in stainless steel but the processing electronics are integrated
in the sensor cable itself, which facilitates small sensor dimensions.
In addition to providing all the features of the 'optris CS', the 'optris CSmicro'
goes further and provides a programmable simultaneous alarm output
for fast analysis and switching operations. A very fast response time of
30ms (CS and CSmicro) demonstrates the level of technical innovation
these sensors bring to the infra-red temperature sensor market. The
sensor can also be used in ambient temperatures of up to 120°C without
having to cool the sensing head.
Torsten Czech, technical sales engineer at Optris commented: "The optris
CSmicro was launched at this year's Hannover Fair and is the result of
OEMs asking us to provide a more cost effective, compact infra-red
temperature sensor. Our typical list price for a standard sensor is around
£116, with the CSmicro at around £156, depending on the volume
purchased. However, despite its low cost, we've also managed to
incorporate coated silicon optics, rather than using plastics, which means
OEMs can benefit from the lower cost without having to sacrifice on quality
Optris GmbH specialises in the development, production and sales of
non-contact, infra-red thermometers. The company's product range
comprises of online sensors, as well as portable, infra-red cameras
and pyrometers, which are predominantly used in maintenance and
process control applications. The Optris products are available in the
UK through Micro-Epsilon UK.
For sales and technical information contact:-
Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd.
Telephone: +44(0)151 355 6070
Fax: +44(0)151 355 6075
Tel: +44(0) 151 482 5545