SPOT AL EQS - Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip

AMETEK Land Fixed Spot Non-contact Thermometers / Pyrometers - SPOT AL EQS - Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip
An advanced non-contact infrared pyrometer providing a single sensor solution for aluminium extrusion press exit, quench and strip applications.
  • Overview +


    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 or strip mill.

    One pyrometer offers all three 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 extrusion, quenching or strip mills.

    CUSTOM-APPLICATION MEASUREMENTS
    SPOT AL EQS has three dedicated algorithms for extrusion press exit, quench exit and strip. 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.

    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 SPOTServer, 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.


    CASE STUDY
    SAPA Profiles UK Reaps Benefits of New Temperature Measurement SolutionSAPA Profiles UK Reaps Benefits of New Temperature Measurement Solution
    SAPA Profiles UK has implemented our new SPOT AL EQS (SPOT Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometers at its aluminium extrusion plant in Tibshelf, Derbyshire, United Kingdom and is reaping major efficiencies and performance benefits by accurately measuring temperature of low and variable emissivity aluminium.  Read More >


    ENGINEERING BRIEF

    SPOT AL EQS Pyrometer Delivers Aluminium Extrusion Measurement AccuracySPOT AL EQS Pyrometer Delivers Aluminium Extrusion Measurement Accuracy
    While aluminium's use is ubiquitous, its extrusion is not without challenges. Specifically, the metal has unique emissivity characteristics and reflectivity considerations that complicate accurate and repeatable temperature measurements. Understanding and controlling temperature within the extrusion process is critical, therefore, to delivering quality aluminium extruded parts. Read More >


  • Specifications +


    Measurement Range: 200 -700 °C / 392-1292 °F 
    Measurement Accuracy: ± 5 °C at 200 °C, ± 3 °C at 250 °C or ± 2 °C or 0.25% K at 300 °C and above (extrusion and quench), ± 5 °C or ±0.5 %K (strip)
    Repeatability: ± 3 °C at 200 °C, ±2 °C at 250 °C, ±1 °C at 300 °C and above (extrusion and quench), ± 5 °C (lubricated strip) 
    Resolution: 0.1 °C 
    Noise:  5 °C at 200 °C, 1.5 °C at 250 °C, <0.5 °C at 300 °C and above  
    Detector Type: Application specific selected range of narrow wavelength bands designed to optimise temperature accuracy measurement of Aluminium
    Sealing: IP65
    Response Time: Adjustable 15 ms to 10 s 
    Interfaces: 0-20 mA DC or 4-20 mA DC, Digital or Analogue (0 or 4-20 mA) CMD In and CMD Out, Ethernet (TCP-IP, Modbus TCP, DHCP, http, udp, ICMP) 
    Processing Functions: Peak/Valley Picking, Averager, Modemaster, CMD In sampling or LED control, CMD Out alarms, emissivity output or actuator control  
    Power Requirement: Power over Ethernet or 24 to 30 V DC at the instrument 
    Display: Local display with image streaming 
    Software:
    Live configuration and temperature display on any web browser. Freely downloadable SPOTViewer software with datalogging, live and historical data trending plus remote image capture; SPOTServer software available for use with multiple SPOT pyrometers 
    Languages: Integrated multiple language selections: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Chinese (simplified Mandarin), Korean, Russian, Polish
    Field of View: 60:1 to 90% 
    Mounting: Full range of mountings and accessories available 
    Ambient Temp Range: 5 - 60 °C / 41 - 140 °F specified, 0-70 °C / 32 - 158 °F operating before cooling required 
    Focus Range: 300 mm / 11.8 in to infinity, locally or remotely adjusted
    Sighting:
    Integrated video with local display and remote image capture.
    Patented** pulsed Green LED focus pattern confirmation
    Inputs:
    24 V DC, CMD In, Ethernet, (TCP-IP, Modbus TCP, DHCP, http, udp, ICMP)
    Outputs: 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA, CMD Out, Ethernet (TCP-IP, Modbus TCP, DHCP, http, udp, ICMP) 
    Settings:
    Configure locally using the thermometer interface or remotely (using the Webserver, SPOTViewer, or SPOTServer). Emissivity, mode, current output range, alarm logic output and thresholds, network settings, focus and LED, language and user name
    Warranty: 36 Months
    *Measurements within specification over 5-95% of range. ** Patent pending
    SPECIFICATIONS – REF. MARCOM0388 SPOT AL EQS Rev 2


    For further technical specification information please refer to the specific product brochure within the Documentation section below.

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  • Software +

    • AMETEK Land Software - SPOTViewer
      SPOTViewer

      A free PC utility for SPOT infrared pyrometers, allowing configuration, display and logging of data.

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    • AMETEK Land Software - SPOTServer
      SPOTServer

      Advanced software utility enables simultaneous monitoring, trending and data logging of up to 40 SPOT infrared thermometers using a single PC.

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