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AMETEK Land Fixed Spot Non-contact Thermometers / Pyrometers - Auto Pour
A non-disruptive pyrometer system designed specifically to measure the temperature of liquid metals in the foundry, during the process of pouring into moulds and castings.
  • Overview +

    The application-specific Auto Pour Pyrometer System is designed to provide accurate liquid metal temperature readings in the liquid stream, the most direct measurement location.

    Using a non-contact measurement that does not interrupt the casting process, Auto Pour delivers one accurate, repeatable value, measured and calculated for each pouring. This data helps reduce operating costs while improving casting quality.

    The system detects the start and end of the pouring process, monitoring and outputting these readings for further analysis and storage. 

    A product of AMETEK Land’s continued innovation in precision temperature measurements, the Auto Pour Pyrometer System is specifically designed to support automated processes in the foundry industry.

    The Auto Pour system uses a high precision, spot application pyrometer and operates at a wavelength selected to ensure minimal errors from variable emissivity and atmospheric absorption and provides pouring stream tracking with a special field of view.

    The multi-function Landmark Graphic MkII (Auto Pour) signal processor uses a graphical display for improved measurement accuracy, usability and multiple interface.

    The pyrometer is protected against the harsh foundry conditions by an air/water cooling jacket. This also contains an air purge unit for maintaining a clean lens and window during operation.

    Auto Pour is AMETEK Land’s application-specific solution for measuring liquid metal temperature in the foundry.

  • Specifications +

    Auto Pour Application Pyrometer  
     Range 600 to 1600 °C / 1112 to 2912 °F
    Advanced spectral filtering for liquid metals
     Response Time1
    15 ms
    0.65 % K
     Field of View
     Ambient Temperature
    0 to 150 °C / 32 to 302 °F (water cooling required)
    0.25 % K
    < 0.05 % K / K
    Landmark Graphic MkII (Auto Pour)
    0.12 % reading
     Operation Mode
     Response Time
    10 ms
    High or Low, NO & NC relays, 2 per channel
    Up to four I/O cards, Math Card, Processor Protection cover, Upgrade Kits
    1 Time quoted to 95 % step change; 2 Accuracy quoted to ITS90
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