WATERTOWN, Mass., and ZIJTAART, the Netherlands, October 21, 2015 - Exergen Global announced today that its DX501 handheld infrared scanner played an integral role in helping Team Shepherd win the Championship in the Swiss, Italian and Spanish 1/8th scale remote control car races this September, and the European Championship in August. Team Shepherd drivers use the DX501 to maintain optimal fuel consumption and engine temperatures in all their race cars, and attribute their successes at premier races to the DX501.
The DX501’s handheld form factor and size makes it ideally suited to measure a micro car’s engine temperature, a critical step in ensuring peak performance and safety. Cold car engines will consume excessive amounts of fuel; if the engine is too hot, the spark plugs or pistons may be damaged and the engine may even seize. The process of breaking-in a new race car engine -- crucial for the lifetime and overall performance of the engine -- is also heavily reliant on accurate temperature measurement.
“Exergen’s DX501 handheld scanners were a key to winning the 1/8th scale remote control Championship titles against some of the best drivers in the world,” said Patrick Schäfer, CEO of Team Shepherd Micro Racing and an enthusiastic racer. “Exergen’s scanners are the only devices we have found on the market today that deliver reliable and consistent measurement results – all the others were inconsistent.”
“Exergen’s DX501 scanners can help users in all types of industries become ‘winners’, just as they have for Team Shepherd,” said Bart van Liempd, CEO of Exergen Global. “The scanner’s unmatched accuracy, and handheld, non-contact form factor make it the ideal temperature measurement device for electronics, HVAC, fire safety, factory automation processes and many other applications.”
About the Exergen DX-Series Scanner
Exergen’s DX-Series family of handheld certified infrared scanners, which includes the DX501 and DX501 RS, are designed to deliver the industry’s best possible temperature measurement accuracy. The scanners are infrared instruments that can be certified with NIST-traceable accuracy on real surfaces of unknown emissivity, and are completely free of the contact, friction heating, time-based and heat sinking errors common in contact devices.
The DX-Series non-contact scanners measure surface temperature in a fraction of a second, while contact probes (thermocouples, RTD’s, thermistors, etc.) require several minutes to achieve equilibrium. The DXSeries is free of any emissivity errors, emissivity shift errors or background reflection errors. The devices do not require any calibration or user adjustments, and have an interchangeability rate of ±1%, resolution of 0.1°C and unmatched repeatability of 0.1°C.
About Shepherd Micro Racing
German-based Shepherd Micro Racing is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality radio controlled model cars and accessories. Since its establishment in the model car industry in 1998, numerous European Championship titles and many national titles have been won by Team Shepherd drivers.
About Exergen Corporation and Exergen Global
Exergen Corporation, the global leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology, provides non-invasive temperature measurement devices providing lower cost, higher accuracy, less invasiveness, and greater reliability than ever previously possible. Exergen is well known for its award-winning temporal artery thermometer in the healthcare and consumer market. The company was founded by Harvard-research scientist Dr. Francesco Pompei who holds over 70 patents. Exergen Corporation is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, U.S. Exergen Global is the worldwide solutions provider of Exergen Corporation’s industrial non- contact infrared temperature sensor solutions.
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