Exergen IRt/c™ non-contact temperature sensors can push production line performance to record highs and give an instant boost in start-up speed. Dr. Pompei has derived a mathematical model to describe the thermal processes that allows you to maximize the speeds of these processes.

Infrared temperature measurement methods of production processes are limited to material surfaces, and thus have a serious limitation in thermal process monitoring, particularly when considering speed increases. To overcome this limitation, a heat balance equation is derived in which the material surface temperature data is combined with other non-contact temperature data to calculate the internal temperature of the product, which in turn is used to optimize control to increase speeds.

The model results are in agreement with experimental data in several industries, where hundreds of actual installations of such non-contact systems are successfully increasing production speeds. The method can be extended to any thermal process and examples for food processing, printing, and laminating are given.

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