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Temperature Monitoring in Primary Metals Processing

Aluminum Processing

Measure surface and core temperatures at every point through the homogenization process.

In aluminum processing applications, monitoring temperature is key when controlling the reheat and homogenization processes. By ensuring temperatures are within set parameters, you can guarantee that your products are both reaching critical temperature points and holding at that temperature for the correct time.

To help optimize this process, Fluke Process Instruments has developed a through-process solution to ensure that your furnace and process are always working within optimal ranges for aluminum production. The Datapaq® Furnace Tracker Thermal Profiling System is compatible with pusher, walking beam and batch furnaces, and enables users to see temperature data in real-time.

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Temperature Uniformity Surveys

Temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) are required to prove your compliance with industry regulations and standards, such as AMS2750 and CQi-9 specifications. With Datapaq’s Intuitive™ Software, automated report options can help you reduce reporting times from hours to mere minutes as well as minimize the risk for any data entry errors.

Guarantee Product Quality

With 10- and 20-channel thermocouple input options, the Datapaq Furnace Tracker Thermal Profiling System provides a complete picture of your process – monitoring the complete heat treatment cycle from start to finish. Even in difficult-to-measure parts, such as the quench phase, you can ensure your furnace cycle is optimized and temperature uniformity is within specification with through-process profiling.

Real-Time, Through-Process Data

Our intuitive Insight™ Software features real-time data reporting, allowing you to adjust temperatures mid-process to ensure everything is operating within optimal parameters and that materials are correctly homogenized during every furnace run. This can also help reduce energy costs and rework rates.


Infrared Temperature Solutions
  • Low temperature, two-color temperature measurements down to 250°C (482°F) to handle various aluminum alloys
  • High performance, short wave pyrometers measure temperatures down to 50°C (122°F) with best in class 4 year warranty
  • Fieldbus communications (Profinet, ethernet) for factory integration applications
Thermal Profiling Systems
  • Dedicated Insight™ Software packages for day-to-day profiling or specialized TUS for full conformity to AMS2750 and CQI-9
  • Real-time telemetry tools identify cold or hot spots within the furnace and product load, enabling corrective action 'on the fly'
  • Innovative custom-made solutions to fit any furnace type and atmosphere

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