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The Raytek Compact MI3: An Increase in Efficiency

November 15, 2022
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Food Processing

A large manufacturing company of pharmaceutical and food processing machinery was looking for a solution to measure the surface temperature of objects without touching them. The Raytek Compact MI3 sensor was the ideal fix as it provided accurate, fast measurements at different distances from the surface. The MI3 is a simple and easy-to-use infrared sensor - a low cost, low power infrared sensor with an analog output. It's programmable and can be connected to any microcontroller that has SPI capability.

With the multi sensor design, our manufacturing client could select the correct measurement for their applications and process controls. To help them save time and money, the MI3 digital pyrometer came with a self-diagnostic feature. This prevented over currents or short circuits from causing cable breakage or internal overheating in their system. Since this company has been using the MI3, they’ve seen an increase in overall efficiency. The data collected has been extremely helpful, allowing them to make better business decisions that serve their customers' interests and save them money.

Temperature measurement is a critical component of many industrial processes, from the production of chocolate to the manufacture of semiconductors. This is particularly true for high-value manufacturing operations. For example, if chocolate melts at 77°F (25°C), any process that involves heating chocolate must ensure that the temperature does not exceed this threshold or quality will be impacted. Likewise, semiconductor manufacturers need to monitor temperatures in order to optimize yields, minimize costs and prevent product damage due to thermal stress.

Choosing the right temperature measurement tool can be a difficult task with so many different types available. It’s important to understand how they work and the advantages and disadvantages of each before deciding on a particular type. For this manufacturing company, the answer was the MI3 sensor, a low cost and clear-cut solution to their thermal measuring problem.

Visit the Raytek Compact MI3 product page for more info on how it and our other pyrometers can help your company!

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