Infrared (IR) sensors have been utilized successfully in noncontact temperature measurement in industrial and research settings and provide the following benefits:
- Saving time - typical IR temperature measurement takes less than 500 mSec.
- Ability to measure moving targets
- Ability to measure hazardous or inaccessible objects
- Ability to measure high temperatures (greater than 1300°C/2372°F)
- No energy interference or energy loss
- No risk of contamination or damage from contact with the target
To learn more about IR technology, please visit the following:
Principles and Benefits of IR Temperature Measurement (PDF)
Background of IR Temperature Sensing (.swf) - Flash video presentation on history of IR technology and Raytek Corporation
5 main factors that help you perform correct IR temperature measurement
What is Emissivity? - How objects emit energy and what are the emissivity values for the most common materials and metals
Article Downloads - List of industry articles about IR sensors and their applications.
Success Stories - Read what our customers tell us: real applications for Raytek IR sensors.
FAQ - Check our Frequently Asked Questions section. Add your own question or comment and our application engineers will assist you.
Glossary of Infrared Terms