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SPOT AL EQS - Aluminium Applications Pyrometer

SPOT AL EQS - Aluminium Applications Pyrometer
An advanced non-contact infrared pyrometer providing a single sensor solution for aluminium extrusion, strip mill, forming / forging and further processing.
  • 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 and billets, strip mill, forging / forming applications and forging / forming applications with high-magnesium content alloys.

    One pyrometer offers all five 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 a range of processing application.
    SPOT AL EQS has five dedicated algorithms for extrusion press exit (E), quench and billets (Q), strip mill (S), forging / forming applications (F) and forging / forming applications with high-magnesium content alloys (F Mg). 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.

    E Extrusion  Low
    Q Quench  Medium
    S Strip Medium
    F Forming / Forging Lower to Medium
    F Mg High Magnesium Alloy Lower

    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.

    SPOTViewer PC software gives small AL EQS installations the added benefits of remote monitoring and algorithm tuning; larger installations can use SPOTPro, which allows configure, display and log data from up to 40 pyrometers, as well as full algorithm customisation for a new added product.

    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.

    Hydro Extrusions Hungary - Case StudyHydro Extrusions Hungary Reaps Benefit of Assured Quality Control With SPOT AL EQS Pyrometer
    Hydro Extrusions Hungary, the largest European extrusion plant for worldwide aluminium company, Hydro, recently incorporated AMETEK Land’s SPOT AL EQS pyrometer and SPOT Actuator to optimize the quality of its extruded aluminium profile products.  Read More >


    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 >

    Temperature Measurements in Aluminium Production and Processing Industries - Application Note (EN)

    AMETEK Land offers multiple solutions for the complex temperature measurement of aluminium. Our products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability to ensure accurate performance under plant operating conditions. Read More > Watch the Video >

  • 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 (lubricated strip, forming / forging)
    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,forming / forging) 
    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: x2 0/4 - 20 mA Output, 4 - 20 mA Input, Digital 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 
    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
    Integrated video with local display and remote image capture.
    Patented pulsed Green LED focus pattern confirmation
    4 - 20 mA Input, 24 V DC CMD In, Ethernet, (TCP-IP, Modbus TCP, DHCP, http, udp, ICMP)
    Outputs: 2x 0/4 - 20 mA, CMD Out relay, Ethernet (TCP-IP, Modbus TCP, DHCP, http, udp, ICMP)
    Configure locally using the thermometer interface or remotely (using the Webserver, SPOTViewer, or SPOTPro). 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.

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

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  • Related Applications +

    • Aluminium Extrusion - Billet

      The Aluminium Billet Thermometer (ABT) and SPOT AL EQS pyrometer provide fast, accurate temperature measurements for the surface of billets, reducing die wear, improving press efficiency and increasing product consistency.

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      The SPOT AL EQS pyrometer uses pre-set, customisable algorithms to make aluminium temperature measurements throughout the extrusion process. Integrates with control systems, it ensures reliability and minimises scrap.

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      The SPOT AL EQS pyrometer is suitable for critical quench exit measurements, verifying the cooling rate to ensure the correct hardness and tensile strength is maintained in the alloys.

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    • Aluminium Strip Mill - Reheat / Slab Heat
      Reheat / Slab Heat

      Before hot rolling, the aluminium slabs must be heated up in the reheat furnace. The SPOT AL EQS provides the precision measurement at the furnace exit to ensure correct heating.

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    • Aluminium Strip Mill - Rolling Mill
      Rolling Mill

      Aluminium is reduced to the required uniform thickness at the rolling mill, and any necessary surface finish is applied before coiling. Temperature monitoring is essential to optimise the process, and detect potential mill breakdown problems.

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    • Aluminium Forging - Preheating and Forging
      Preheating and Forging

      Before forging, a blank is preheated to temperatures typically around 550 °C (932 °F), depending on the alloy used. It is then worked between flat or shaped dies to produce the desired forged product.

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    • Induction Heating
      Induction Heating

      This is a fast, reliable and efficient heating application which can be used for many purposes, including forging, mounting, coating, or heat treating. It is important to ensure the metal is heated to a certain temperature window, to ensure the desired properties.

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    • Aluminium Mounting
      Mounting / Shrinking

      Mounting/shrinking is commonly used in metals applications to fit a component in or around another. It involves heating a part to expand it, then cooling – this requires a fast, accurate temperature measurement to closely control the heating process and prevent overheating that could damage the part.

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    • Aluminium Other - Preheating for Bending
      Preheating for Bending

      To make aluminium easier to bend and shape without breaking, it is often heated first. Temperature measurement ensures that the metal is adequately heated to bend easily, while also safeguarding against heat damage to the aluminium or unexpected material thickness.

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    • Aluminium Other - Preheating for Coating
      Preheating for Coating

      Heat is often used to apply a surface coating to an aluminium part. If the metal is insufficiently heated, the coating may not correctly adhere to the component, or may not bond in a uniform way. However, if it is too hot, the coating may be damaged. So, accurate temperature monitoring is needed to ensure the heating process is controlled.

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