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Metal Heat Treating

Datapaq® Furnace Tracker for Metals Heat Treating up to 1050°C

Repeatedly confirm your product and process temperatures are uniform and under control

Unravel the Mysteries of Your Process

  • Ensure process specifications are met and verified
  • Optimize quality and productivity with through-process temperature monitoring
  • Analyze data immediately with real-time radio telemetry from inside the process

Designed for processes up to 1050°C (1922°F), this Datapaq Furnace Tracker System features the TB40 or TB49 thermal barrier series enabling users to get reliable and accurate temperature profiles from the inside of most conveyorized and batch furnaces.

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The Datapaq Furnace Tracker for Metals Heat Treating from Fluke Process Instruments features the Datapaq TP6 data logger, choice of thermal barrier (Datapaq TB40 or TB49), thermocouples and our intuitive Datapaq Insight™ Software to create a complete solution.

Furnace Tracker Systems that include thermal barriers from the Datapaq TB40 Series are designed for use in conveyorized or batch furnaces, operated up to 800°C (1472°F). For processes at higher temperatures, the Datapaq TB49 Series features floating plate technology and more exotic materials, which enable use up to 1050°C (1922°F).

Data Logger

The Datapaq TP6 is the perfect solution for the most demanding high-temperature profiling applications with a 316-grade machined stainless-steel case and IP67 rating. Once combined with the Datapaq Insight™ Software, you can display information from the data logger in real time via the optional Radio Frequency (RF) system or via standard USB/Bluetooth connections.

  • Available in 10 and 20 channel configurations and two case styles.
  • Water resistant (IP67 rated).
  • Communication via USB or Bluetooth
  • Real time telemetry via USB, RF telemetry and Bluetooth.
  • Alkaline, NiMH and Lithium battery options.
  • Compatible with the Datapaq Insight™ for mobile application.

Thermal Barriers

Thermal barriers from the Datapaq TB40 Series work in two stages to keep the logger at a safe operating temperature while it travels through processes with temperatures up to 800°C (1472°F). The first stage of thermal protection is a layer of microporous ceramic insulation located inside a rugged stainless-steel case. The second stage is a heat sink that features phase change material, which further slows down the heat transferred to the data logger.

The Datapaq TB49 Series combines years of design experience with advanced materials knowledge to provide maximum protection to your data logger as it passes through the furnace. By using a balanced combination of microporous insulation and phase-change heat sink, the data logger can be kept below its maximum operating temperature – even in the longest processes. The TB49 Series is ideal for the thermal profiling of aluminum and steel products to verify heat treatment processes. It is also commonly used in Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) applications up to 1050°C (1922°F).

Software

Every Datapaq Insight™ Software product is designed to convert your raw data into meaningful information that can be acted on. All three software options provide a clear user interface, context sensitive help screens and wizards to assist novice users. The ability to change the language and email results directly from software enables you to share information across the plant and across the world, whether you’re on a computer or mobile device.

Datapaq TP6 Data Loggers Compatible with Datapaq TB40 and TB49 Thermal Barriers

Datapaq TP6
Model Number
TP6116 / TP6116-TM
TP6216 / TP6216-TM
Channels 
 10
 20
Temperature range
-100 to 1370°C (-148 to 2498°F)
Dependent on thermocouple type (Type K shown)
Connectivity
USB or Bluetooth*
Memory capacity
4 million data points
Start/stop triggers
None (automatic), Manual, Rising/falling temperature, and time based
Sampling interval
0.2 sec – 50 mins with no telemetry
2 sec – 50 mins with RF telemetry*
Accuracy 
± 0.3 °C (0.5 °F) – Type K
Resolution
± 0.1°C (0.18 °F)
Thermocouple type
Type K (J,N,T,R,S,B are available)
Multiple run capability
Up to 10 profile runs before returning to PC

*Contact Fluke Process Instruments for availability of RF telemetry and Bluetooth in your country.

Datapaq TB40 Thermal Barrier Series

Datapaq TB40 Thermal Barrier features

  1. Rugged 304-rated, stainless-steel construction
  2. Reinforced handles
  3. Microporous insulation to provide the best possible thermal protection
  4. Replaceable wear strip to reduce maintenance costs
  5. Laser-etched liner that shows thermal duration and barrier part number
Model Number
TB4005
TB4012
TB4033
Dimensions
125 x 248 x 504 mm (4.9 x 9.8 x 19.8”)
170 x 297 x 526 mm (6.7 x 11.7 x 20.7”)
300 x 406 x 593 mm (11.8 x 16 x 23.3”)
Weight
12 kg (26.3 lb)
20 kg (44.1 lb)
43 kg (94.8 lb)
Data logger
TP6116 / TP6116-TM (also compatible with DP5660 / DP5660-TM)
Maximum operating temperature
800°C (1472°F)

Datapaq TB49 Thermal Barrier Series

Datapaq TB49 Thermal Barrier features

  1. Rugged 304-rated, stainless-steel construction
  2. Floating plates and radiussed corners and edges to minimize distortion
  3. Laser cut model number for easy identification, even after years of use
  4. Replaceable wear strip to reduce maitenance costs
  5. Laser-etched liner that clearly shows thermal duration to remind operator at time of use
  6. Robust adjustable catches for easy operation even with gloved hands
Model Number
TB4915
TB4938
TB4933
Dimensions
104 x 247 x 529 mm (4.1 x 9.7 x 20.8”)
217 x 291 x 522 mm (8.5 x 11.5 x 20.6”)
300 x 406 x 613 mm (11.8 x 16 x 24.1”)
Weight
12.6 kg (27.8 lb)
26 kg (57.3 lb)
44 kg (97 lb)
Data logger
TP6116 / TP6116-TM (also compatible with DP5660 / DP5660-TM)
Maximum operating temperature
1050°C (1922°F)

Thermal Performance

Datapaq TB40 Thermal Barrier performance

Datapaq TB49 Thermal Barrier performance

In most applications, the environmental conditions and process parameters in the furnace – such as temperature, duration and atmosphere – drive thermal barrier selection. Although different data logger configurations and software options are available, these are less critical compared to thermal barrier selection.

Datapaq TB40 Thermal Barriers

Thermal barriers from the Datapaq TB40 Series are limited to a maximum operating temperature of 800°C (1472°F) and are intended for infrequent and less demanding profiling applications. They represent our most economical solution. Typical applications include:

Datapaq TB40 Application

  • Mesh belt stress relieving of components and raw material
    Ensure components with varying geometry and ruling sections are uniformly treated and do not exceed critical temperature limits
  • Surveying of batch and conveyorized ovens
    During commissioning or start up after maintenance, profiling your furnace can verify proper thermal uniformity, prevent product quality issues and reduce the need for costly reprocessing
  • Precipitation hardening (aging) and tempering of steel and aluminum
    Profiling in process helps ensure that any required parameters are met throughout the furnace and accurately assesses the time for both product surface and core temperatures

Datapaq TB49 Thermal Barriers

Thermal barriers from the Datapaq TB49 Series are limited to a maximum operating temperature of 1050°C (1922°F) and are intended for regular profiling in most applications. This series represents our most popular and diverse solution. Typical applications include:

Datapaq TB49 Application

  • Mesh belt annealing and hardening of components and raw material
    With the ability to measure higher temperatures than the TB40 Series, these barriers can be used to ensure that core temperatures are met as well as to ensure through hardening and annealing processes satisfy requirements
  • Measurement of batch and conveyorized carburizing processes
    Because case depth and hardness are reliant on accurate atmosphere and component surface temperature control, our floating plate design and exotic material selection make the TB49 Series more resistant to distortion and corrosion
  • Surveying of batch and conveyorized ovens
    Where higher temperatures are present

Special and Custom Solutions

The experienced engineering team at Fluke Process Instruments has produced numerous thermal barriers for applications, ranging from temperatures of -40°C to 1350°C (-40°F to 2462°F). They can design a complete solution for your specific requirements. Contact us to request information about a custom Datapaq thermal profiling solution.

Radio telemetry link

Radio telemetry accessory

The Datapaq TP6 radio telemetry system utilizes high temperature radio-frequency technology to allow data transmission from the data logger in real time. As the system travels through the process, product and process temperature data can be viewed, analyzed and reported instantaneously. This technology can be applied to monitoring key thermal processes in most industrial heating applications.

Thermocouple, mineral-insulated, Type K, 1.6 mm/0.06 in diameter, Nicrobell™ Sheath

Operating range 0 to 1250°C (32 to 2280°F). Fitted with miniature high-temperature plug for direct connection to data logger.

  • PA0710  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA0711  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA0715  5 m/16.4 ft
  • PA0717  10 m/32.8 ft
Fast-response exposed-junction thermocouple

Type K fiberglass braid (high-temperature varnish), 0.2 mm/0.008 in. (32 AWG) singlestrand wire. Accuracy ±0.4% or ±1.1°C (2.0°F). ANSI MC96.1 (special limits). Maximum intermittent temperature 700°C (1292°F), maximum continuous temperature 600°C (1112°F).

  • PA0830  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA0831  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA0832  3 m/9.8 ft
Thermocouple, mineral-insulated, Type K, 1.0 mm/0.04 in. diameter, Inconel™ Sheath

Operating range 0 to 1000°C (32 to 1.832°F). Terminated with miniature high-temperature plastic plug.

  • PA0923  0.5 m/1.6 ft
  • PA0920  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA0921  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA0922  3 m/9.8 ft
Thermocouple, mineral-insulated, Type K, 1.0 mm/0.04 in. diameter, ‘Nextel’ Sheath

For plasma nitriding applications. Includes 10 ceramic inserts, for inserting into workpiece.

  • PA1563  0.5 m/1.6 ft
  • PA1560  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA1561  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA1562  3 m/9.8 ft
Thermocouple for Furnace Surveying Applications: Mineral-insulated, Type N, 2.0 mm/0.08 in. diameter

Maximum operating temperature 1250°C (2280°F). Terminated in miniature high temperature plug. Calibrated to comply with AMS 2750 Table 1.

  • PA1580  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA1581  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA1582  3 m/9.8 ft
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