Argiculture and Plant Lightning

July 2016

EXERGEN'S NON CONTACT INFRARED TEMPERATURE SENSOR HELP ENSURE ACCURATE RESULTS IN HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH

Exergen Global today announced that its micro IRt/c temperature sensors are being employed by Netherlands-based Plant Lighting B.V. in its research aimed at reducing the artificial energy required to cultivate Phalaenopsis orchids in greenhouses. Orchid production, a $600 million industry in the Netherlands, requires a significant amount of energy for artificial light, heating and cooling. Through its research, Plant Lighting hopes to find new ways to reduce energy needs while increasing plant output. Plant Lighting had previously used thermocouples in its research, but reported that the leaves’ diurnal (‘daily’) movements prevented the sensors from maintaining the constant contact required for accurate leaf temperature measurement. Moreover, the many small pores (‘stomata’) used by leaves for transpiration and CO2uptake, may differ in opening from one position on the leaf to the other. These differences can cause small local variations in leaf temperature, and therefore can require many thermocouples to accurately measure the leaves’ surface. Exergen’s non-contact micro IRt/c proved to be better suited for the research because they are able to measure a larger area of the leaf and provide the accuracy and reliability required for the research.

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EXERGEN ON THE ROAD

After exhibiting at Sensor + Test in Nuernberg and having a great show, we visited FESPA and Drupa. At Drupa, our strategic partner Hewlett Partner was present and they hailed their “best-ever” show.  They achieved 150% of its sales goal and surpassed Drupa 2012 results by 25%. This print GIANT showcased the world’s largest single demonstration of digital printers and presses, and more than 130 HP Indigo 10000 series Digital Presses sold during Drupa 2016 across multiple countries. You can imagine how proud Exergen Global is of the WHOLE HP Indigo team. Well done, congratulations are more than in order! The next shows that we will visit are Glasstec in Duesseldorf, September 20-23, Kunststoff, also in Duesseldorf, October 25-26, 2016 and Heat Treatment conference in Cologne, October 26-28, 2016. We do hope that we will meet you at one of these exciting events.

APPLICATION NOTE: INFRARED FIXATION ON LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS

Flags, carpet, tiles and everything else that is printed on Large Format Printers with protective paint needs to be completely dried, cured or fixated before the end-products can be cut, folded, or otherwise worked on. Read More...

FROST & SULLIVAN RELEASED LAST SPRING AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW REPORT OF THE GLOBAL TEMPERATURE SENSORS AND INFRARED TEMPERATURE SENSORS MARKET

Summarized we may conclude the following:

- non contact temperature sensors exhibit increased penetration into diverse applications

- market of infrared temperature sensors is expected to grow from $ 1,170.8 million to $ 1,936.8 mio, compound annual growth rate of 10,6% compared to the temperature sensors market of “just” 7.5%

- market segmentation is as follows: transmitters 7.1%, thermocouple 11.4%, RTD 15.6%, IC 14.6%, thermistors 23.7%, fiber optics 2.7% and Infrared 24.9%.

Opportunity analysis/trends:

- development in key geographic markets: India, China, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and some African Countries

- major technology trends: non-contact and wireless

- growth markets for non-contact IR temperature sensors:

1. glass processing: monitor temperature in melt furnace, flat glass, bottles and containers, and glass fiber production

2. plastics processing: measure temperature of extrusion, thermoforming, and coating to ensure top product quality

3. construction and building: verify temperatures in cement, construction materials, and architectural glass manufacturing

4. paper & packaging: IR sensors in automation applications including packaging, printing and converting

5. food and beverages & others: use IR sensors in food and automotive

Final conclusion of Frost & Sullivan is:

1. non-contact temperature sensors overcome conventional/traditional sensors

2. competition within temperature technologies causes a shift to non-contact technologies

3. the accuracy of the sensors plays the main role in boosting the revenueIf you have any questions, pls do not hesitate to contact us!!!

EXERGEN AND THE IMPORTANCE OF GREAT DISTRIBUTORS

We at Exergen believe that good partnerships are the key to success, and we apply that belief to nearly every aspect of our business. For example, if you know the Exergen team, you know that we are first and foremost partners – not employees and employers, but colleagues that work side-by-side and support one another in the pursuit of a common goal. Through that teamwork, and through other successful alliances we’ve created over the years, we’ve learned that good partnerships are synergistic, creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Our Sensoranics methodology is an outstanding example of the value that can be derived from successful partnerships. Sensoranics is our proprietary approach to developing customized thermal management solutions employing a team comprised of our customers’ engineering and applications experts and our own thermal management experts.  This partnership – a true example of how “two heads are better than one” – is widely-recognized among our customers for creating award-winning solutions for even the toughest thermal challenges.

Partners are especially important to us in distribution. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, our distributors serve as our representatives throughout the world. By engaging with distributors that are true partners, we can be confident that our golden rules that guarantee on-time delivery, product quality, responsiveness, cost-effective pricing, and most importantly, a commitment to strategic thinking and innovative solutions, are shared. In turn, we provide our distributors with top-notch training, field support, and the industry’s only non-contact infrared temperature sensors that are unpowered, have no drift, and have high repeatability. Additionally, as partners, we all share access to the brainpower responsible for innovations in thermal management technology such as the speed boost equation and the cone, and more 70 other patented thermal processes and inventions. 

Exergen Global’s focus on partnerships has been the foundation of our success; it’s given us the tools and strategies needed to create innovative solutions in cooperation with companies such as Syneron and HP Indigo. It’s helped us grow our OEM base in the United States, Europe and Asia. So far is has been an exciting 2016. We wish you a great summer and we are looking forward to catching up with you after the summer. 

Walther van Puijvelde Director Global Distribution