OMEGA Engineering introduces its new OS4000 series of industrial high speed fiber optic infrared transmitters with the
capability to measure temperature from 200 up to 1600C (392 to 2912F) using
three standard optical fields of view and three standard fiber optic cable
lengths. This CE compliant product has a very fast response time of one
millisecond and adjustable Emissivity from .05 to .99. Other standard features
include built in laser sighting for lens probe positioning, linear analog
output (1mV/ Deg, 0/5V dc, 0/10V dc, or 4-20mA), high and low alarm outputs,
fiber optic gain adjust, maximum & minimum temperature measurement, RS232
interface, and a Windows based PC interface software to allow changing response
time, high and low alarm set points, and data logging. Transmitter mounting
bracket and mounting nuts are included. Water cool jacket, vacuum bushing, air
purge collar and mounting bracket for the fiber optic lens probe are all
optional accessories. Optional two relays with contact closure outputs and
custom optical field of views and temperature ranges are available. Perfect for
semiconductor, petrochemical, steel, and plastic industries.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.