LumaSense Introduces New Digital IR Pyrometer for Non-Contact
Temperature Measurement on Thin Glass
The IN 6/78-L pyrometer uses a special wavelength of 7.8 µm (micrometre) to measure glass sheets
below 1 mm thickness and is the most recent addition to LumaSense's Impac IR pyrometry and
digital infrared thermometer portfolio
Online PR News – 22-November-2012 LumaSense Technologies, Inc. adds the specialized IN 6/78-L to
their IMPAC pyrometer portfolio for use in the production of thin and thinnest glass sheets (
impac-in-6-78-l.html ). The IN 6/78-L uses a 7.8 µm (micrometre) wavelength for temperature
measurements between 400 °C and 1100 °C allowing for accurate and reliable measurement on glass with
thickness below 1 mm.
Improving product quality and increasing production yield are important priorities in
the flat glass manufacturing process. The IN 6/78-L has proven its accuracy and
reliability in the field and has helped customers optimize their processes and ensure
their best possible product quality.
This instrument sets new standards for stress-free glass production on manufacturing lines around the
world. The sensor design is based on a full digital core for a wide temperature range and high accuracy.
The small form factor and robust design allows for easy integration into the process, even in harsh
environments. The IN 6/78-L is equipped with specially designed and coated high-end optics to reduce the
effect of ambient reflectance and guarantee the best possible accuracy. The RS485-to-USB connection
allows to connect the pyrometer to a PC and adjust the pyrometer parameters using the included InfraWin
software. The software also provides temperature indication, data logging, and analysis features. When
used in combination with the InfraWin software, the IN 6/78-L paints a more-accurate picture for identifying
potential issues before they lead to problems that impact process performance.
"Improving product quality and increasing production yield are important priorities in the flat glass
manufacturing process," said Daniel Schueftan, Product Manager Pyrometry at LumaSense. "The IN 6/78-L
has proven its accuracy and reliability in the field and has helped customers optimize their processes and
ensure their best possible product quality."
Impac IN 6/78-L, the new digital infrared thermometer specialized for glass manufacturing processes,
provides the following features and benefits: measure and monitor surface temperatures of thin and flat
glass sheets with less than 1 mm thickness, high-end optics to assure highest possible accuracy and
reduce ambient reflectance effects, small form factor for easy installation with compact, rugged IP65 design
for harsh environments and multiple onboard digital and analog interfaces for direct and fast PLC
LumaSense's temperature and gas sensing solutions are used by industrial and chemical manufacturers,
environmental regulators and researchers to optimize efficiency by high precision measurements in the
most critical and complex environments imaginable. In this context LumaSense now offers the Impac IN
6/78-L infrared temperature sensor as a new solution for thin glass temperature measurement on
manufacturing lines in the glass industry.
LumaSenseInc.com: Pyrometer for Non-Contact Temperature Measurement on Thin and Flat
Glass Sheets (Impac IN 6/78-L)