Heitronics is committed to providing
"world class" advanced infrared sensing equipment
for non-contact temperature measurements in professional
Heitronics Infrarot Messtechnik GmbH, formally Heimann
Optoelectronics, has been designing and manufacturing non-contact
infrared pyrometers for over 40 years. With an installed
base of more than 40,000 systems worldwide, Heitronics Infrared
Radiation Pyrometers have found their place in virtually
any conceivable application for non-contact temperature
measurement. In critical and hostile environments they are
often the only choice, due to their superior performance
features and proven reliability.
Heitronics' Radiation Pyrometers are designed to meet the
highest demands and standards of its customers, who are
themselves technical leaders in their respective industries.
Heitronics' unique and patented chopped
radiation method eliminates thermal drift and compensates
for thermal shock. The resulting stability from this method,
combined with sophisticated noise reduction signal processing
circuits, ensures the instruments' excellent performance.
For years, Heitronics' Radiation Pyrometers have been the
most frequently selected radiometers for airborne remote
sensing. On July 1, 1997, a Heitronics system was the first
commercial infrared pyrometer to be part of a scientific
experiment in the "Columbia" space shuttle SpaceLab project.
In general, Heitronics' instruments excel in difficult
measuring applications, applications characterized by small
targets and fast response times over wide temperature ranges,
often with high repeatability requirements. Heitronics'
Radiation Pyrometers are unequaled in their temperature
resolution, optical definition, high stability, accuracy,
and fast response.
Infrared Thermometers - Overview
Infrared thermometers can measure the temperature of an
object without touching it. There are many cases in which
non-contact temperature measurement is critical: when the
measured object is small, moving or inaccessible; for dynamic
processes that require fast response; or for temperatures
>1000°C (1832°F). Many of our customers use IR thermometers
for glass forming, thin film plastic manufacturing, and
LCD Display manufacturing, as examples. Click
here for a detailed listing of potential applications
for infrared thermometers.
Most of the well known thermometers (e.g. glass bulb mercury
or alcohol, thermocouple, or RTD) must be placed in direct
contact with the temperature source, and have a useful range
from -100 °C to 1500°C. In contrast,
infrared thermometers determine the surface temperature
of an object by intercepting and measuring the infrared
radiation it emits. The typical temperature range for these
thermometers is -50°C to 3000°C from a remote location.
Working distances may vary from a fraction of an inch to
several miles in airborne applications.
The underlying technology for Infrared Radiation Pyrometers
is based on the principle that all objects emit radiation
at wavelengths in the infrared region of the electromagnetic
radiation spectrum. Infrared is that portion of the electromagnetic
spectrum that lies beyond the visible (blue to red, 0.4-0.75
um) response of the human eye. Infrared thermometers measure
this radiation and provide an output signal calibrated in
a variety of ranges according to customer requirements.