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SPOT Actuator

AMETEK Land Fixed Spot Non-contact Thermometers / Pyrometers - SPOT AL EQS -  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 (Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometer.
  • Overview +

    The SPOT Actuator is a motorised unit which is designed for use at the billet reheat furnace exit, die entrance and exit and quench exit on aluminium extrusion presses and is capable of operating in automatic or operator controlled modes to suit the needs of an individual aluminium plant.
    Compact, quick and easily configurable, the SPOT Actuator is designed for mounting the SPOT AL EQS pyrometer onto the billet reheat furnace exit and/or extrusion press entrance face, where the actuator scans the SPOT AL EQS pyrometer along the length of the billet generating a temperature profile.
    At the next stage of processing, it can be mounted on the press exit or suitable part of the press superstructure in close proximity, looking downwards onto the profile, to target the extruded profile as it appears from the die. This temperature measurement is typically fed back to the press control system to enable dynamic press speed control. The SPOT Actuator allows for rapid and precise alignment, following die changes, so it can be repositioned on multi-cavity strands or where it maximises the signal strength on narrow sections.
    It may also be used for alignment at the exit of a quench box or nearby structure to allow for alignment with wandering sections exiting the quench. The small and well-defined measurement spot of the pyrometer, combined with its fast 15 ms response speed, facilitates such dynamic tracking.
    The innovative features of the SPOT Actuator include a hotspot ‘autoscan’ which when triggered causes the device to scan the entire range of movement and then align the SPOT AL EQS with the hottest part of the extrusion. This can be activated either locally by the operator or from an external command; an ‘autoscan’ can be triggered automatically from the PLC upon a die change. This functionality significantly reduces the challenge of ensuring the alignment of the pyrometer allowing the operator to focus on more critical tasks.

    If ambient temperatures exceed 50 °C / 122 °F, prevent overheating with the water-cooled Cooling Plate. Positioned between the mounting location and the Actuator it acts as a conductive heat barrier to provide optimal cooling capabilities.

    The SPOT Actuator provides remotely controlled target alignment of a SPOT pyrometer for industrial processing applications.

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  • Specifications +

    Positional Points: 900 points over 90 degrees
    Speed: Adjustable between approximately 25° and 100° swivel Per Second
    Sealing: IP65
    Power: Power over Ethernet 802.3 at (PoE+) or 18-36 V
    Mounting:  4 Holes Dia. 8.5. 109 x 70 Pitch
    Ambient Temperature Range: 5 - 60 °C / 5 - 100 °C with optional Actuator Cooling Plate (811824)
    Inputs: Modbus TCP or 24 V Digital I/O
    Outputs: Modbus TCP for full scan details; 24 V Digital and 4-20 mA signals for simple control
    Rotation Clearance: 400 mm Diameter
    Settings: Scan range. Hotspot location or billet scan. Remote or automatic triggering and speed. Site orientation. Network and display configuration
    Remote: Optional. Available with 2 m, 5 m or 10 m cable
    Configurations: Analogue Only (1 wire): PLC triggers scan with 24 V digital signal and reads 4-20 mA temperature from SPOT

    Analogue and Optional Remote: As above, also local control

    Ethernet or Webserver (1 wire): Connect to the Actuator for access to both SPOT and Actuator on separate
    IP addresses, ability to configure all settings, trigger a scan and read scan data using Modbus TCP or Webserve
    Ethernet and Optional Remote: As above, also local control

    Analogue, Ethernet and Optional Remote: Trigger a scan by any method
    Also, can be set to scan if SPOT temperature falls below a customer selected value
    3 kg (without instrument and housings)
    Actuator: 11.5 x 13.0 x 15.5 cm (4.5 x 5.1 x 6.1 in) (Without instrument and housings)
    Remote: 14.0 x 6.5 x 3.0 cm (5.5 x 2.6 x 1.2 in) (Without cables)
    Warranty: 18 months
    Accessories: Range of accessories available including Water Cooled Mounting and Light Purge
    Cooling Plate: Dimensions: 16.9 x 11.9 x 2.9 cm / 6.7 x 4.7 x 1.1 in
    Water Connecting Tubes: 9.5 mm / 0.37 in
    Weight: 1.2 kg
    Material: Aluminium / Steel
    Water Quality: Clean cooling water
    Water pH Level: Must be within 5-8 pH
    Max. Water Pressure: 3 bar / 43.5 psi
    Max. Water Inlet Temperature: < 40 °C if ambient air < 80 C (< 104 °F / < 176 °F) / 20 °C if ambient up to 100 °C
    (< 68 °F / < 212 °F)
    Recommended Flow Rate: 1 l/min

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


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