IRtec P Mk2
IRtec P Mk2
Portable IR Thermometers
Instruction Manual MM850246 ed. 09a
Instruction Manual MM850246 ed. 09a
INTRODUCTORY NOTE
NOTE: THIS MANUAL MUST BE REFERRED
FIRMWARE REVISION 1.009.
TO
IRTEC P MK2 SERIES
WITH SERIAL NUMBER
135922 OR SUPERIOR AND
This publication contains operating instructions, as well as a description of the principles of operation, of IRtec
P Mk2 portable IR thermometers.
This information covers all models of the instrument, including the basic equipment and its options and
accessories. This manual is a complete “USER GUIDE”, providing step-by-step instructions to operate the
instrument in each of its designed functions.
Eurotron has used the best care and efforts in preparing this book and believes the information in this
publication are accurate. The Eurotron products are subjected to continuous improvement, in order to pursue
the technological leadership; these improvements could require changes to the information of this book.
Eurotron reserves the right to change such information without notice.
No part of this document may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, electronic or
mechanical, without prior written permission of Eurotron.
IRtec P Mk2 gas analyser uses sophisticated analog and digital technologies. Any maintenance operation
must be carried out by qualified personnel ONLY. Eurotron supplies instructions and operative procedures for
any operation on the instrument. We recommend to contact our technicians for any support requirements.
The instrument is supplied by a Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack or by 100, 115, 230V ±10% 50/60Hz line
supply using the special power supply module provided with the unit.
IRtec P Mk2 is fully tested in conformity with the directive n°89/336/CEE Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Eurotron shall not be liable in any event, technical and publishing error or omissions, for any incidental and
consequential damages, in connection with, or arising out of the use of this book.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.2
1.2.1
2
GENERAL FEATURES
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.3
2.3.1
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
3
4
6
Instrument codes ...................................................................................................................... 8
IRtec P 500+ / P800+ / P1000+ / P1300+ / P1600+ / P2000+ / P3000+................................... 8
IRtec P 510G ............................................................................................................................ 9
IRtec P MM ............................................................................................................................... 9
Optics / models compatibility................................................................................................... 10
Specifications.......................................................................................................................... 10
Target dimensions at different distances ................................................................................ 11
15
General ................................................................................................................................... 15
Optical System........................................................................................................................ 15
Dual optic (for IRtec P 800+ and P 510G only) ....................................................................... 15
Target pinpointing ................................................................................................................... 16
TTS laser pinpointing .............................................................................................................. 16
Taking measurements ........................................................................................................... 16
Keyboard................................................................................................................................. 17
Display .................................................................................................................................... 17
USB serial interface ................................................................................................................ 17
Thermocouple Input ................................................................................................................ 17
Logging Mode ......................................................................................................................... 18
Calculated Measurements ...................................................................................................... 18
Quality System........................................................................................................................ 18
Report of Calibration ............................................................................................................... 18
Case ....................................................................................................................................... 18
Logging Data Manager ........................................................................................................... 18
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
19
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
20
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
Power supply .......................................................................................................................... 20
Keyboard................................................................................................................................. 21
Microcontroller ........................................................................................................................ 21
Firmware ................................................................................................................................. 21
Display .................................................................................................................................... 21
Battery charger ....................................................................................................................... 21
USB digital interface ............................................................................................................... 21
5
UNPACKING
22
6
PRE-OPERATIONAL CHECK
23
POWER SUPPLY
24
7
7.1
7.1.1
7.2
8
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery.................................................................................................... 24
Battery charging...................................................................................................................... 25
Power supply from main line AC ............................................................................................. 25
OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.9.1
8.9.2
8.9.3
26
Switching on modes ................................................................................................................ 27
How to Operate the instrument ............................................................................................... 27
Hold function ........................................................................................................................... 29
Laser pinpointing..................................................................................................................... 29
Unstable temperature measurement....................................................................................... 29
Alarm settings ......................................................................................................................... 31
Thermocouple input ................................................................................................................ 32
Minimum, maximum, average and difference indication ......................................................... 33
Emissivity setting .................................................................................................................... 33
Manual setting......................................................................................................................... 33
Automatic setting .................................................................................................................... 34
Preloaded emissivity table setting........................................................................................... 35
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INSTRUMENT CONFIGURATION
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.10
9.11
9.12
10
DATA ACQUISITION OPERATIVE MODE
10.1
10.2
10.3
11
65
Installing the USB driver ......................................................................................................... 65
Checking the installed COM port ............................................................................................ 67
MAINTENANCE
14.1
14.2
14.2.1
14.2.2
14.3
14.4
15
53
External IR printer (optional) ................................................................................................... 53
Using the printer................................................................................................................. 53
Printer description .............................................................................................................. 53
Enabling the IR port ........................................................................................................... 54
Changing the paper roll ...................................................................................................... 55
Cleaning the printer ............................................................................................................ 56
Printing............................................................................................................................... 56
Printing a single measure................................................................................................... 56
Printing a single measure and its minimum/maximum values ............................................ 57
Printing one tag measurement ........................................................................................... 58
Printing all TAG measurements ......................................................................................... 59
Printing errors..................................................................................................................... 61
Sighting telescope system ...................................................................................................... 62
Red Point system.................................................................................................................... 63
Close Focus Lens (for P 1300+, P1600+, P2000+ and P3000+ only)..................................... 64
USB INSTALLATION SETUP
13.1
13.2
14
49
System requirements .............................................................................................................. 49
Installing the Software............................................................................................................. 49
Uninstalling the Software ........................................................................................................ 52
Compatibility ........................................................................................................................... 52
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
12.1
12.1.1
12.1.1.1
12.1.1.2
12.1.1.3
12.1.1.4
12.1.2
12.1.2.1
12.1.2.2
12.1.2.3
12.1.2.4
12.1.2.5
12.2
12.3
12.4
13
44
Storing data ............................................................................................................................ 44
Resetting memory................................................................................................................... 46
Recalling data ......................................................................................................................... 47
LOGGING DATA MANAGER
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
12
37
Technical Unit selection .......................................................................................................... 37
Thermocouple input enabled................................................................................................... 37
Temperature Scale selection .................................................................................................. 38
Decimal point selection ........................................................................................................... 38
Date & Real Time clock setting ............................................................................................... 39
Display backlit setting ............................................................................................................. 39
Acquisition settings ................................................................................................................. 40
Buzzer..................................................................................................................................... 40
Ambient Temperature Compensation (TAM) .......................................................................... 41
Firmware revision number....................................................................................................... 42
Instrument serial number ........................................................................................................ 42
Battery level of charge ............................................................................................................ 43
71
Faulty operating conditions ..................................................................................................... 71
Recommendations .................................................................................................................. 71
Auxiliary input..................................................................................................................... 71
Laser sight.......................................................................................................................... 71
Spare parts ............................................................................................................................. 72
Storage ................................................................................................................................... 72
CERTIFICATES
15.1
15.2
73
Warranty terms ....................................................................................................................... 73
Letter of conformity ................................................................................................................. 73
APPENDIX
74
A1 How to define an object emissivity............................................................................................... 75
A1.1
Typical Emissivity Values........................................................................................................ 75
A1.2
Metals - Typical Emissivity Values .......................................................................................... 76
A1.3
Non-metals - Typical Emissivity Values ................................................................................. 77
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A2
A2.1
A2.2
A2.3
A2.4
A3
APPLICATION NOTES
78
Infrared energy........................................................................................................................ 78
Applications............................................................................................................................. 78
Emissivity................................................................................................................................ 78
Reflected energy compensation.............................................................................................. 78
EMC CONFORMITY
79
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1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Portable infrared thermometers measure surface temperature without touching the surface. They collect the
infrared energy radiated by a target and compute its surface temperature.
IRtec series P (P500+, P510G, P800+, P1000+, P1300+, P1600+, P2000+, P3000+ and P MM) are portable
infrared temperature devices designed to ease maintenance operations. They also enable the monitoring of
operating temperatures of mechanical and electrical plants or production equipment without removing the
equipment from the service. Any temperature variation noticeable in whatever kind of system device should
show critical overheating conditions which may cause malfunctioning to the device itself.
They are also useful to measure product temperatures during manufacturing, to spot problems before they
reduce quality or cause production downtime.
Their principle of operation is very simple, the instrument determines the temperature of an object by
measuring the amount of radiant energy emitted by it.
The detector, installed on each IRtec P Mk2, responds by producing a voltage signal which is directly
proportional to the amount of energy received, and therefore to the temperature of the target.
By sampling and manipulating the output of the detector, the microcontroller-based electronics can display the
temperature and the related computed values such as maximum, minimum, average, and difference
temperatures seen during the measurement.
The same information can also be stored and processed via Personal Computer (using electronic
spreadsheets e.g. Lotus, Excel, Paradox, etc.). The displayed value can be printed out directly into an external
printer supplied on request.
Thanks to its advanced optical system and electronics, IRtec P Mk2 can be very useful for objects up to 5 mm
(additional lens for smaller target are available on request) and can operate in critical ambient conditions.
To take measurements by using IRtec P Mk2 thermometers just pull the trigger and then point at the target to
be measured. The trigger can be locked on if desired. For more distant targets, hold the unit at arm length and
use the sighting notch and post to aim. This will give a parallel and offset sighting.
Temperature information as well as auxiliary
parameter pieces of information are shown on the
high contrast liquid crystal display (LCD).
The case, made in shock-resistant ABS +
polycarbonate, is ergonomically designed for an easy
practical use.
The instrument is powered by a Li-Ion rechargeable
internal battery; an external battery charger module is
supplied as a standard accessory.
IRtec P Mk2 portable IR thermometers have been
developed using the most advanced microcontroller
technique to provide high accuracy on extended
ranges and a powerful operating flexibility.
The calibration uses computerised procedures and
the relevant calibration data are memory stored to
ensure high accuracy.
General features
IRtec P Mk2 non contact infrared thermometers are
designed to simplify temperature measurements at
distance from a target and to identify hot spots, which
normally means anomalous operative conditions
avoiding costly downtime or processing problems that
lead to rejected products.
There is no need to focus as required by the equipment using a lens sighting systems.
Innovative design
This new line of portable instruments represents the most versatile and powerful infrared temperature system.
The most appropriate aiming system at the application can be selected with a twin laser pinpointing or with a
combination of twin lasers and telescope or red point for true universal applications.
An on board data logger is available to store up to 500 data points, an analogue output can drive directly a
recorder or a controller, The real-time temperature can be displayed together with the Maximum, Minimum,
Difference and Average values.
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Each model incorporates the following :
• high quality optical system
• high sensitivity infrared radiation detector
• auxiliary input for thermocouple type K and S
• microcontroller circuit
• high contrast LCD display with backlight device
• extended life traditional microswitch keyboard
• Internal not-removable Li-Ion rechargeable battery
• external module for battery charge and/or line operation
• USB serial interface
ATTENTION:
BEFORE USING THE IRTEC P MK2 FOR THE FIRST TIME, GO OVER THESE OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND KEEP THEM AVAIABLE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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1.1
Instrument codes
1.1.1
IRtec P 500+ / P800+ / P1000+ / P1300+ / P1600+ / P2000+ / P3000+
Cat. 119A - B - C - D - E
The basic instrument includes: charger, vinyl carrying case (for 1190/1192/1195/1196 models) or aluminium
case (for 1194/1198/1199 models), 2x telescope (standard included with the 1194 model), red point system
(standard included with 1199 model), Tc K thermocouple (standard included for the 1194 model), IRLogMan
2007 software, USB cable, wrist strap, traceable Report of Calibration and instruction manual
Table A
1190
1192
1194
1195
1196
1198
1199
Model
P500+ Mk2
P800+ Mk2
P1000+ Mk2
P1300+ Mk2
P1600+ Mk2
P2000+ Mk2
P3000+ Mk2
Table B
SF
SFG
TF
LD
LDG
Optics (see par. 1.1.2 for the instrument compatibility)
Standard lens with red dual TTS laser
Standard lens with green dual TTS laser
D:S=60:1 focus with triple laser: dual TTS laser + central laser (for P500+ MK2 only)
Dual red parallel laser for long distance
Dual green parallel laser for long distance
Table C
USA
SCK
UK
EUR
JAP
Battery / Line plug
Li-Ion / 120 Vac USA plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac Schuko plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac UK plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac European plug
Li-Ion / 100 Vac Japan/USA plug
Table D
NO
TELE
RED
Accessories
None
Sighting 2x telescope pinpointing system (standard included with 1194)
Red area pinpointing system (standard included with 1199)
Table E
EC
Report of calibration
Eurotron Certificate
from -30°C to +1000 °C (-22°F to +1832°F)
from -30°C to +1200 °C (-22°F to +2192°F)
from -30°C to +1200 °C (-22°F to +2192°F)
from +200°C to +1300 °C (+392°F to 2370°F)
from +600°C to +1600 °C (+1100°F to 2900°F)
from +500°C to +2000 °C (+932°F to +3630°F)
from +550°C to +3000°C (+1022°F to +5432°F)
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1.1.2
IRtec P 510G
Cat. 1193 - B - C - D - E
The basic instrument includes: charger, vinyl carrying case, IRLogMan 2007 software, USB cable, wrist strap,
traceable Report of Calibration and instruction manual
Table A
1193
Model
P 510G
Table B
SF
Optics (see par. 1.1.4 for the instrument compatibility)
Standard lens with red dual TTS laser
Table C
USA
SCK
UK
EUR
JAP
Battery / Line plug
Li-Ion / 120 Vac USA plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac Schuko plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac UK plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac European plug
Li-Ion / 100 Vac Japan/USA plug
Table D
NO
TELE
RED
Accessories
None
Sighting 2x telescope pinpointing system
Red area pinpointing system
Table E
EC
Report of calibration
Eurotron Certificate
1.1.3
IRtec P MM
from 150°C to +1300 °C (300°F to +2370°F)
Cat. 1197 - B - C - D - E
The basic instrument includes: charger, aluminium case, red point pinpointing system, IRLogMan 2007
software, USB cable, wrist strap, traceable Report of Calibration and instruction manual
Table A
1197
Model
P MM
Table B
SF
SFG
LD
LDG
Optics (see par. 1.1.4 for the instrument compatibility)
Standard lens with red dual TTS laser
Standard lens with green dual TTS laser
Dual red parallel laser for long distance
Dual green parallel laser for long distance
Table C
USA
SCK
UK
EUR
JAP
Battery / Line plug
Li-Ion / 120 Vac USA plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac Schuko plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac UK plug
Li-Ion / 230 Vac European plug
Li-Ion / 100 Vac Japan/USA plug
Table D
RED
Accessories
Red area pinpointing system
Table E
EC
Report of calibration
Eurotron Certificate
from 1000°C to +2000 °C (1830°F to +3630°F)
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1.1.4
Optics / models compatibility
Model/Optic
SF
IRtec P 500+ MK2
IRtec P 510G
IRtec P 800+ MK2
IRtec P 1000+ MK2
IRtec P 1300+ MK2
IRtec P 1600+ MK2
IRtec P 2000+ MK2
IRtec P 3000+ MK2
IRtec P MM
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1.2
SFG
TF
LD
LDG
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Specifications
• Accuracy IR:
IRtec P500+, P 510G, P800+ & P1000+: ±(0.75% of rdg + 0.75°C/1.3°F)
IRtec P1300+, P1600+, P2000+, P3000+ & P MM: ±0.25%K of rdg
• Repeatability IR:
IRtec P500+, P 510G, P800+ & P1000+ : ±0.5% of the reading or ±0.5°C/1°F)
IRtec P1300+, P1600+, P2000+ , P3000+ & P MM: ±0.1%K of rdg
• Temperature stability IR:
±0.01% f.s./°C (for the band exceeding +18°C to +28°C)
• Thermocouple measuring ranges:
type K : from -100°C to +1370°C - 0.1°C resolution
type S : from 0°C to +1760°C - 0.1°C resolution
• Thermocouple accuracy:
type K: ±(0.05% of reading + 0.4°C)
type S ±(0.05% of reading + 2.5°C)
• Display:
High contrast custom LCD with backlight device
• Resolution:
1°C / °F / K (0.1°C/0.1°F in AVG mode up to 200°C)
• Measurement sampling time: <150 ms
• Emissivity: Adjustable from 0.10 to 1.00 - preloaded emissivity table and table management with IRLogMan 2007
Software
• Laser: Dual or triple laser for IRtec P500+ TF
• Digital interface: USB serial port
• Calculated functions: average, max, min, diff.
• Data memory: 500 input data structured by tag (max. 20 Tags)
• Power supply: internal Li-Ion rechargeable battery, not-removable
• Battery life: 60 h (backlight off)
• Battery low level of charge: symbol on the LCD display, different levels indication
• Line operation:
100, 115, 230V ±10% 50/60 Hz using the external charger
• Charger transformer insulation: 2500 V
• Battery recharging time:
6 h at 90% (instrument switched off)
• Operating environment temperature range:
from -10°C to +60°C
• Storage temperature range:
from -10 °C to +60 °C without battery
• Case: Injection moulded ABS+ polycarbonate
• Dimensions: 200 x 180 x 80 mm
• Weights: net 0.8 kg
gross 1.5 kg
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1.2.1
Target dimensions at different distances
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IRtec P500+ SF
IRtec P1000+ SF
IRtec P500+ TF
IRtec P1000+ LD
IRtec P 510G
IRtec P1300+ SF
IRtec P800+ SF
IRtec P1300+ LD
IRtec P1600+ SF & P2000+ SF
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IRtec P3000+ LD
IRtec P2000+ LD
IRtec P MM SF
IRtec P3000+ SF
IRtec P MM LD
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Model
IRtec P500+
IRtec P 510G
IRtec P800+
IRtec P1000+
IRtec P1300+
IRtec P1600+
IRtec P2000+
IRtec P MM
IRtec P3000+
Temperature Range
Spectral
Response
Target spot size
@ Distance
D/S
Optical Ration
–30 °C to +1000 °C
-20°F to +1832°F
8 to 14 µm
SF: 10mm @ 1000m
0.39 @ 40”
95:1
TF: 10mm @ 600m
0.39 @ 24”
SF: 10mm @ 1200m
0.39 @ 47”
SF: 16mm @ 1200mm
0.6 @ 47”
60:1
150 °C to +1300 °C
300°F to +2370°F
–30 °C to +1200 °C
-20°F to +2192°F
–30 °C to +1200 °C
-20°F to +2192°F
+200 °C to +1300 °C
+392°F to 2370°F
+600 °C to +1600 °C
+1120°F to 2900°F
+500 °C to +2000 °C
+962°F to +3630°F
+1000 °C to +2000 °C
+1830°F to 3630°F
+550 °C to +3000 °C
+1020°F to +5430°F
5.1 µm
8 to 14 µm
8 to 14 µm
1.6 µm
0.9 µm
0.9 µm
0.55 µm
0.9 µm
CF: 1mm @ 65mm
0.04 @ 2.6”
SF: 7.2mm @ 1000mm
0.28 @ 39.4”
LD: 72mm @ 10m
2.8 @ 394”
SF: 6mm @ 1000mm
0.24 @ 39.4”
LD: 60mm @ 10m
2.4 @ 394”
SF: 5mm @ 1000mm
0.20 @ 39.4”
SF: 5mm @ 1000mm
0.20 @ 39.4”
LD: 50mm @ 10m
2 @ 394”
SF: 5mm @ 1000mm
0.20 @ 39.4”
LD: 50mm @ 10m
2 @ 394"
SF: 5mm @ 1000mm
0.20 @ 39.4”
30:1
75:1
140:1
170:1
200:1
200:1
200:1
200:1
LD: 50mm @ 10m
2 @ 394”
Dual TTS lasers:
Dual parallel lasers:
Dual TTS + center laser:
Red Point:
Sighting Telescope:
Software:
General application, ideal for small objects and distances up to 5 meters
indicates the diameter of the target spot
Long distance application over 5m
General application, Triple laser indicates the diameter and the center of the
target spot
High temperature over 1250°C 1x
High temperature over 1250°C 2x tele.
Includes memory up to 500 values. You can divide them by Tag (20 different).
Each value includes temperature value and date & time (built in real time
clock). Tag name with 7 characters on instrument display. Data logging
manual or automatic with sampling time from 1 to 999 sec. Windows 95
software to download data to PC and cable. You can view, save, print, export
to Excel and graph data.
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2
GENERAL FEATURES
2.1
General
Temperature measurements of a liquid or gaseous compound have been successfully made with
thermoelectric or expansion thermometers thanks to the good thermal exchange of the sensor with the fluid.
With solid bodies a good thermal exchange is difficult to be obtained and an additional measuring error should
be considered.
A direct contact measurement is impractical when the object being measured is moving, it cannot be touched
with a thermoelectric sensor because of electrical hazard or of other reasons.
A non-contact IR temperature measurement is the only solution to the above application problems.
Also other applications benefit because non-contact thermometers do not add or remove heat or disturb the
process in any way.
2.2
•
•
•
Optical System
The optical system is equipped with a main objective to focus the infrared energy into the infrared detector
through a single lens, a filter and a field stop which defines the visual cone and therefore the target
dimensions.
As the detector is placed in the focal point of the measurement portion of the optical system no focusing
operations are required.
A secondary, but extremely important objective, is the correct pinpointing of the target as described below.
2.2.1
Dual optic (for IRtec P 800+ and P 510G only)
The IRtec P800+ and the P 510G can be used both as a long focus and a close focus infrared thermometer.
Rotating the lens, the instrument change the optic and the dual laser change the inclination to the new focus
point.
Lens Position 1
Standard Focus D:S=75:1
Lens Position 2
Close Focus: φ [email protected]
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2.3
Target pinpointing
A correct aiming at the target is an important factor of a non-contact thermometer. The immediate evaluation
of the smallest measurable target area is also a positive key factor in many applications.
The following types of pinpointing are available :
• A “V” groove on the up side of the instrument can be used spreading the arm.
• Twin laser pointers to define, at distance, the measurable target dimensions. Two versions are available
with Dual TTS or dual parallel lasers. The dual parallel lasers are suggested for target distance greater
than 5 meters.
• Combination of dual lasers and direct telescope viewing for universal applications mainly required for a
high distance targets (more than 10 meters) and high temperature targets (more than 1000 °C) where laser
spots are not visible .
• Combination of dual lasers and a red point pinpointing for universal applications mainly required for high
temperature target where laser spots are not visible
• The triple laser (for IRtec P Mk2500+ TF only) indicates the diameter and the centre of the target spot. The
third laser beam goes out directly from the centre of the lens, through it centred little hole.
2.3.1
TTS laser pinpointing
A dual laser pointer define at different distances the true target dimension. This unique and innovative system
go over the limits of the old crossed laser pointer based system. TTS (True Target Size) really guarantees the
measuring of the true area diameter along all the optical path
New True Target Size Laser Pointer
"Old" Dual Crossed Laser Pointer
With a laser pinpointing the operation of the instrument is extremely simplified. You simply aim at the target
and read the temperature.
The installation procedures for telescope and red point pinpointing, please refers to the dedicated chapters.
2.4
Taking measurements
IRtec P Mk2 portable thermometers are accurate, rugged and compact.
Its modern and practical design allows an easy handling and aiming, either at arm length or using a tripod
mount, to obtain current temperature value, average, minimum, maximum and difference temperature
measurement values.
Its analogue to digital outputs allows a continuous documentation on a continuous trace recorder or on a serial
printer.
Using the keyboard it is also possible to enable the instrument to measure one of the computed values in
addition to the actual temperature value measurement:
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MAX
MIN
DIF
AVG
Tamb
2.5
maximum temperature recorded during current measurement
minimum temperature recorded during current measurement
difference between MAX and MlN
average temperature for entire measurement
ambient temperature
Keyboard
Traditional metal-click switches, with a working life of one million operations, are used to enter the operator’s
instructions.
The contact closure of the keyboard keys is acknowledged, as a coded signal, directly by the microcontroller.
2.6
Display
The high contrast customised alphanumeric LCD display indicates the measured temperature value.
It is also used for operators’ messages, instrument configuration set-up, special operative modes, etc.
It is equipped with a backlight device to allow easy readings even in poor light conditions.
2.7
USB serial interface
The special Eurotron IRLogMan 2007 software lets the operator to download through the USB serial interface
all the recorded data directly on a PC for subsequent analysis.
2.8
Thermocouple Input
To extend the operative capability the instrument is equipped with an auxiliary input for thermocouple.
This feature, when used with a calibrated thermocouple, can be used to obtain accurate temperature
measurements eliminating the problems of emissivity and the interfering light.
The thermocouple can be used to obtain an accurate temperature reading of the target material and then
these data are used to determine the compensation value for the actual emissivity, including the interfering
light, within a range from 0.10 to 1.00.
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2.9
Logging Mode
The instrument can be equipped with an internal memory to store up to 500 input data.
Two types of data acquisitions can be selected by the user.
Continuous acquisition
The operator can select the interval time between each acquisition and store progressively the input data in
the Tag file or can manually, step by step, give the acquisition instruction.
Acquisition by dedicated tag
Standard Agencies and Quality Auditors require the collection, organisation and availability of traceability
documents.
A supporting software is available to transfer a selection of plant inspections from a PC to the internal memory
of the instrument in order to simplify field check and select the appropriate tag number.
Dedicated input data are memory stored and downloaded into a PC to document the inspection activity.
Data can be saved on disks, viewed and printed in a numeric or graphic mode.
2.10
Calculated Measurements
For the measurement of unstable input signals by a progressive averaging with a programmable average
weight. In addition the operator can select average, minimum, maximum, Tmax -Tmin, differential.
2.11
Quality System
Research, development, production, inspection and certification activities are defined by Eurotron Quality
System methods and procedures.
Eurotron Quality System has been inspected and certified in compliance with ISO 9001 by Gastec, a Dutch
notified body.
2.12
Report of Calibration
Each IRtec P Mk2 portable IR thermometer is factory calibrated and certified against Eurotron Standards,
that are periodically certified by an International recognised Laboratory, and shipped with a Report of
Calibration stating the nominal and actual values and the deviation errors.
2.13
Case
The case of the instrument is ergonomically designed for an easy hand held operation and transport.
The body is injection moulded, shock-resistant, flame proof ABS+ polycarbonate.
A vinyl case with shoulder strap and an aluminium case for instrument + printer + accessories are available on
request.
2.14
Logging Data Manager
IRLogMan 2007 software allows the IRtec users to set and prepare the infrared thermometers to acquire the
data organised by ‘Tag’.
This software also allows to download data from Instrument on document (table) with date, time and value.
You can view table, save table, print table, export table in excel-txt-html and obtain graph. You can also
manage data coping, moving on other tables.
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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
IRtec P Mk2 portable IR thermometers consist of a rugged, compact and self-extinguishing case
ergonomically designed for an easy practical use.
The internal surface of the case is metal coated to improve the compliance with EMC and the thermal
equalisation of internal circuits.
The instrument can be supplied either with a vinyl protective case with shoulder strap or with an aluminium
case to assure better protection against mechanical knocks or scratches.
The battery container is located on the lower part of the handle, and is accessible through a cover fastened by
a metal screw.
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FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
IRtec series P infrared portable thermometers block diagram is shown below:
LCD
display
Detector
Emitted IR energy
Amplifier
Measuring
object
Filter
Optical system
Tc
Auxiliary
input
A/D
converter
Microcontroller
Keyboard
USB
Digital
interface
• Optical system
• Filter
• Detector
• Amplifier
• A/D converter
• Microcontroller
• LCD display
• Digital interface
• Keyboard
• Tc auxiliary input (optional)
Thanks to an optical system, the radiated infrared energy is focused on an infrared detector sensitive to the
required spectral band.
The infrared detector generates a signal proportional to the energy received corresponding to the temperature
of the target.
The output signal of the sensor is then conditioned, converted from analog to digital and transmitted to the
microcontroller.
The procedures used to process all the operating functions as well as measure and calculation routines are
stored into the microcontroller memory.
Any operator’s instruction, through the trigger and the keyboard is directly recognised, as a coded signal, by
the microcontroller.
The actual temperature value and the active operative mode are indicated on the LCD display.
4.1
Power supply
The instrument is powered by a not-removable internal Li-Ion rechargeable battery that can be recharged
through an external charger module supplied as a standard accessory.
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4.2
Keyboard
The operative keyboard is designed with a traditional single microswitch per button for long life and high
reliability. The contact closure of the keys is acknowledged as a coded signal by the microprocessor that
recognises the operator’s instructions.
4.3
Microcontroller
The microcontroller handles all the logic functions of the instrument, performs the linearization for non linear
transducers, compensates for the reference junction temperature, drives the digital display and acknowledges
all the operator’s instructions.
The core of the circuit is a single-chip microcomputer that utilises HCMOS technology to provide the low power
characteristics and high noise immunity of CMOS plus the high speed operation of HMOS.
The microcomputer provides highly sophisticated, on- chip peripheral functions including: 256 bytes of static
RAM, an 8 channel analog to digital (A/D) converter (used to read the Rj value, the setting of the input
comparator, the battery package voltage and the value of the auxiliary input), a serial communication interface
(SCI) subsystem, and a serial peripheral interface (SPI) subsystem.
The microprocessor works with an 8-bit communication bus to EPROM and EEPROM memories and is
interfaced with a decoder, a latch of address and an inverter-driver.
4.4
Firmware
The operating system firmware handles all the logic instructions to the internal peripheral circuits and performs
the computation of the linearization equations.
The application system firmware is resident on the non-volatile memory (EEPROM) of the microprocessor
chip.
It is used to store the installation parameters (autocalibration data, program data, etc.)
4.5
Display
The digital display, mounted on an auxiliary board, uses high contrast LCD technologies (STN liquid).
IRtec P Mk2 thermometers are standard equipped with an automatic backlight device for easy readings in
poor light conditions.
4.6
Battery charger
The auxiliary module, supplied as a standard accessory, allows operations from 100, 115, 230V 50/60 Hz.
IRtec P Mk2, can operate directly from a line source through the charger.
The plastic case of the battery charger incorporates the line voltage plug and a cable with a connector for
interconnections to the instrument.
4.7
USB digital interface
With the built-in USB bi-directional digital interface it is possible to directly connect the instrument with a PC. It
is possible to send and download data and manage the pre-loaded emissivity table by using the IRLogMan
2007 software
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5
UNPACKING
Remove the instrument from its packing case and remove any shipping ties, clamps, or packing materials.
Carefully follow any instruction given on any attached tags.
Inspect the instrument from scratches, dents, damages to case corners etc. which may have occurred during
shipment.
If any mechanical damage is noted, report the damage to the shipping carrier and then notify Eurotron directly
or its nearest agent, and retain the damaged packaging for inspections.
A label, mounted above the optical body, indicates the serial number of the instrument.
Refer to this number for any inquiry for service, spare parts supply or application and technical support
requirements.
Eurotron will keep a data base with all information regarding your instrument.
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PRE-OPERATIONAL CHECK
IRtec series P portable thermometers are powered either a not-removable internal rechargeable Li-Ion
battery.
The external battery charger, supplied as a standard, can be ordered for 120 Vac or 100 - 230 - 240 Vac
power source.
Before using the instrument carefully verify the nominal voltage value of the charger with the available mains
power line.
The instrument should be used in environments where the temperature does not exceed the specified limits
(from -5°C to +50°C) and where the relative humidity is lower than 95%.
In case of “low” battery conditions the display will show the appropriate symbol.
A battery symbol means that the battery package has enough energy for about 30 minutes operation.
In this condition the instrument batteries must be recharged.
WARNING
IRTEC P MK2, IR PORTABLE THERMOMETERS, USE TO MEASURE TEMPERATURE, THE 0.9 µM (IRTEC P MK21600+ MK2,
P2000+ MK2 AND P3000+ MK2), 1.6 µM (IRTEC P MK21300+ MK2) AND THE 8 - 14 µM (IRTEC P MK2500+ MK2,
P800+ MK2 AND P1000+ MK2) SPECTRAL BANDS.
IN CASE IR THERMOMETER SHOULD MEASURE DIRECT OR REFLECTED HIGH INTENSITY RADIATIONS IN THE ABOVE
SPECTRAL BAND, THEY CAN DAMAGE PERMANENTLY THE IR SENSORS INSIDE THE THERMOMETERS.
THIS KIND OF RADIATION CAN BE PRODUCED BY EITHER THE LASER TYPE ND :YAG (λEM = 1.06 µM) OR BY THE LASER
TYPE CO2 (λEM = 10.6 µM).
CAUTION - LASER SAFETY
LASER RADIATION - DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT CONFORMS TO IEC 823:1993
WAVELENGTH: 630-670NM – OUTPUT: <1MW
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7
POWER SUPPLY
The instrument is already calibrated and optimized when shipped. The operator only need to setup the working
parameters as described in this manual and provide to the normal battery changing when the battery level is
low (see par. 7.1).
7.1
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
The instrument is shipped with an average level of charge.
After unpacking, a full charge of the batteries is recommended; connect the instrument to the charger module
(“OFF” condition) for a period of 10 hours minimum.
The Li-Ion internal battery do not suffer when used in cyclic operations. The cyclic operation is understood as
a method of operation by which the battery is continually charged and discharged. Avoid leaving the
instrument, with batteries totally or partially discharged, for a long time without recharging them.
ATTENTION
TO CHARGE THE BATTERIES USE THE ORIGINAL SUPPLIED CHARGING MODULE ONLY
The module incorporates protection and current limiting devices not normally found in other commercial
chargers.
The external battery charger is configured, before shipment, for a supply voltage of 100, 115 or 230V ±10%
@ 50/60Hz, upon order specification. The nominal voltage value is indicated on the front label of the charger.
The internal battery is not removable by the operator. Charge the battery inside the environmental ambient
temperature range from 0°C to 40°C.
If the battery is completely discharged, plugging the charging module will not recharge the battery, and the
instrument can operate for 30 minutes only, more or less.
The battery charge level is indicated by a special symbol that can shows different charging level, according to
the following table:
Blinking
Half charge battery
Voltage lower than 2,50*2V.
Very low charge level. The instrument could switch it off.
Recharge the battery in short time
Voltage lower than 3,65*2V
Recharge the battery
Voltage not higher than 3,70*V
Charged battery
Voltage not lower than a 3,70*V
Discharged battery
Charging
Charge almost complete
Charging complete
Charging module deactivated
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7.1.1
Battery charging
If the operator try to charge the battery out of the operative temperature range (from 0°C to +40°C), the battery
will be not charged and the instrument continue to operate with battery supply, even if the charging module is
connected to the instrument.
In this case one of the two messages below will be displayed
High temperature
Low temperature
If the instrument is switched off, the plugging of the charger will switch on the display and the battery icon will
start to blink (see the table on par. 7.1).
You can switch off the instrument by pressing the <Trigger> button; only the blinking battery icon will be
displayed, without backlight
7.2
Power supply from main line AC
The battery charger module can be used to power the instrument for continuous operations from main line AC.
The internal Li-Ion battery is not removable.
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OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS
IRtec series P portable infrared thermometers are factory calibrated before shipment.
During the start-up the operator should only select and load, if required, the pertinent application parameter as
described in the following paragraphs. Before entering the procedure to operate the instrument it is useful the
understanding of the messages that can be present in the display.
The following figure shows the overall layout of the display and an explanation of each symbol or message :
2
4
3
5
1
17
Log Rcl Set
°F
Hold K °C
Auto
6
7
8
16
9
15
14
10
Lock
Comp
13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 -
HAL
LAL
11
12
Indicates logging mode operative
Enables recall of memory stored data
Indicates the setting mode enabled during configuration and logging mode set up
Low battery indication
Temperature in degree Fahrenheit
HOLD function: hold the last measure
Temperature in degree Celsius
Temperature in degree Kelvin
Actual measured temperature value
Indicates Low Alarm
Indicates High Alarm
Auxiliary measurement data or setting (AVG, LAL, HAL, MIN, MAX, DIF) or thermocouple input
indication
Operative emissivity value
Ambient temperature compensation
Continuous measurement mode
Automatic acquisition in logging mode
Laser on
The contact closure of the keys is acknowledged as a coded signal by the microprocessor that recognises the
operator’s instructions.
<Trigger>
<V> <W>
<*>
<MEM>
<SEL>
<ENTER>
Instrument ON/OFF
Value setting or data selection during Configuration or Set-up procedures
Laser switch or data acquisition mode set-up
Data acquisition operation and logging manual step
Selects the operative mode
Memory load key
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8.1
Switching on modes
Mode 1 - Hold
Press and keep the trigger pressed. The instrument will switch on. The display will shows the current
temperature of the measured object. Il the laser is activated, it will switch on.
By releasing the trigger the display shows the "HOLD" symbol: this means that the current temperature will be
locked, hold; if the laser is on, it will switch off. By pressing and keeping pressed the trigger again the
instrument will measure again the temperature and the laser, if it's activated, it will switch on again.
By quickly pressing and releasing the trigger (pressing time lower than 0.45 seconds), the instrument switch
off.
NOTE:
USING THIS SWITCHING MODE
1 (TRIGGER
FUNCTION) THE INSTRUMENT WILL ANYWAY SWITCH OFF AFTER
30
SECONDS FROM THE LAST KEY PRESSING.
Mode 2 - Lock
Press and quickly release twice the trigger. The instrument will be switch on.
The display simultaneously shows the "LOCK" symbol and the current object temperature continuously
changing. To hold the measure (to activate the Hold mode), press the "MEM" key: the "HOLD" symbol will
appear on the display and the last displayed measure will be hold.
By pressing and keeping pressed the trigger with the HOLD function on, the laser, if it's activated, will be
switch on, but the displayed temperature value doesn't change.
To unlock the displayed measure and to return to the normal measurement mode, press again the "MEM" key.
NOTE: BY QUICKLY PRESSING AND RELEASING THE TRIGGER THE INSTRUMENT WILL SWITCH OFF. USING THIS SWITCHING
MODE 2 THE AUTOMATIC SWITCHING OFF MODE IS DISABLED.
If the instrument has been switch off using the Mode 1, is it possible to pass into the Mode 2 as follows:
•
•
By switching off and switching on again the instrument as described on the Mode 2
By quickly pressing twice the trigger (the same described on the Mode 2, but with the instrument already
switched in Mode 1.)
It is possible to switch from the Mode 2 to the Mode 1 by switching off and switching on again the instrument.
8.2
How to Operate the instrument
Switch the instrument on using one of the two switching modes described the previous paragraph.
The first display indication will show the type of instrument and the temperature technical unit enabled
followed, after few seconds, by one of the main operative display pages.
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The displayed page will be the same as when the instrument was switched -Off-
°C
°C
Lock
Lock
e
e
Lock
Lock
e
•
•
e
e
°C
°C
°C
°C
°C
Lock
e
e
Press the <SEL> key until the required page is displayed.
Press the <V> and <W> keys to adjust the emissivity value as required by the application.
At first usage or after a supply absence (external charging module not connected and discharged battery), the
typing of both date and time will be required and the following pages will be displayed:
Date and time set use a proper menu page (see par. 9.5)
NOTE: TO USE THE INSTRUMENT AND ALL ITS FEATURES (PRINTING, MEMORIZING, ETC…) IT IS MANDATORY TO SET BOTH
THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME
If the laser is activated (see par. 8.4), it will switch on by pressing the trigger, allowing a simplest target
pointing.
Quickly press and release the trigger to switch off the instrument.
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8.3
Hold function
Two hold modes are possible, accordingly with the performed switching on mode (see par. 8.1):
•
•
On Mode 1 the HOLD function is on when the trigger is not pressed. The HOLD symbol will appear on the
display.
On Mode 2 the HOLD function can be enabled/disabeld by pressing the <MEM> key on the keyboard. To
return into the measuring mode again press the <MEM> key again. The HOLD symbol will appear on the
display when the function is operating only.
8.4
Laser pinpointing
CAUTION: BEFORE USING THE LASER SIGHT READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON PARAGRAPH 15.2.2.
In measuring mode, press the <*> key to enable (disable) the laser spot. After one second the message “LAS
EN” (“LAS DIS”) will be displayed.
When enabled, the laser can be turn on by pressing the <Trigger> button for more than 1 second; the icon
will appear on the lower display.
°C
Lock
The laser will go out automatically releasing the <Trigger> button: new temperatures will be measured if the
HOLD function is disabled (see par. 8.3)
NOTE: TO PREVENT ANY COLLATERAL RADIATION IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITS DURING THE OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE,
THE LASER BEAM WILL AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHED OFF WHEN TRIGGER IS RELEASED (ALSO IN LOCK OPERATION
MODE).
CAUTION - LASER SAFETY
LASER RADIATION - DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT CONFORMS TO IEC 823:1993
WAVELENGTH: 630-670NM – OUTPUT: <1MW
8.5
Unstable temperature measurement
When measuring a very unstable temperature process, is necessary a slow and stable reading.
IRtec P Mk2 is equipped with an advanced average mode that works with the following parameters :
„
Working band
„
Weight
The working band is used to define the maximum difference between the actual and previous measurement
values where average mode has to be operative.
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It means that if you are measuring ambient temperature (e.g. 23°C) and you point the instrument to the
process (e.g. 600°C) you don’t need a slow increasing due to average (The difference is 600 – 23 = 577 °C).
If working band is set at 100°C instrument don’t apply any average and it will pass directly to temperature of
the process (600°C) otherwise with standard average you will see the temperature slowly growing from
ambient to the target point.
When instrument is measuring the process the difference due to unstable temperature is inside working band
so it will works in average mode.
More unstable is the process higher has to be the weight of the average. Higher is the weight ,slower will be
the reading.
Weighted average effect
Input temperature
fluctuations
Indicated values with
weighted average = 2
Indicated values with
weighted average = 0
Indicated values with
weighted average= 32
Working band effect
Temperature
fluctuation
Measured value with weighted
average=32 and working band
excluded
Measured value with weighted
average=32 and working band
included
To enable/disable the average mode follows the procedure below:
ƒ
In measuring mode, press the <Sel> key until the following page will appear:
°C
Lock
The display indicates the actual temperature value together with the technical unit symbol, the
programmed emissivity value and the averaged temperature value.
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ƒ
At this stage, by keeping pressed the <Trigger> button, press <ENTER> key to enable the average
mode. On the display will appear the following page:
°C
Lock
The average mode is now enabled. It will remain enabled after the instrument switching off.
To disable, repeat the above procedure. The “X” symbol will disappear.
Average mode will remain enabled also in data acquisition mode and in peak mode operations.
The standard programmed values on IRtec P Mk2 are: working band=100°C and average weight=32
that are parameters valid in most of your process applications.
To change the parameters setting, use the optional Average software for personal computer and
TTL/RS232 cable.
8.6
Alarm settings
Low and High Alarm levels can be programmed and used in “hot spots” for fast scanning or long term
surveillance.
To select these operative modes press, in sequence, the <SEL> key to obtain the following display pages :
°C
Lock
At the first usage of this function, or if no alarm has been set before, the display will show the indication of
disabled alarm (OFF)
To change the Low and/or High Alarm settings follow the procedure indicated below :
•
•
•
•
•
Press the <ENTER> key to enter the setting procedure. One digit of the setting line will blink. The blinking
digit allows a new adjustment.
Press the <SEL> key to select a different digit or the polarity (+/-)
Press the <V> or the <W> key to modify the value of the blinking digit
Repeat the last two steps to set the new alarm threshold
Press together the <V> and <W> key to set the default alarm value
NOTE: THE DEFAULT CAN BE SET IN EDITING MODE ONLY (WHEN ONE DIGIT IS BLINKING)
•
Press the <ENTER> key to return to the normal operative mode with the new Low Alarm setting
If required the Low Alarm can be excluded setting the low alarm level above the full scale temperature value
where the message -Off- will appear.
•
Press the <SEL> key to display the High alarm settings
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°F
°C
Lock
•
Repeat the previous procedure used for the low alarm settings.
If required the High Alarm can be excluded setting the high alarm level above the full scale temperature value
where the message -Off- will appear.
•
Repeat the setting procedure used for the low alarm setting
An alarm status, as shown in the above figure, will be announced to the operator by the -HAL- or -LALmessage on the display and, simultaneously, by an acoustic signal.
•
The acoustic signal can be acknowledged with the <MEM> key.
°F
°C
Lock
8.7
Thermocouple input
The function need to be enabled from the instrument SETUP in order to operate (see par. 9.2)
•
Press <V> and <W> keys to select the required type of thermocouple (type “S” or type “K”).
This auxiliary input can be used for contact temperature measurements or for automatic emissivity
adjustments.
°C
°C
Lock
•
Lock
When selected the required type of thermocouple press the <SEL> key to obtain the following page
showing simultaneously both the actual IR temperature and the temperature measured with the
thermocouple.
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°C
Lock
If the measuring thermocouple is not connected or is broken, the display will indicate "Tc OTC".
°C
Lock
If the auxiliary input is disable, the display will indicate "Tc OFF".
°C
Lock
8.8
•
Minimum, maximum, average and difference indication
Press the <SEL> key to obtain one of the following indications showing, in the auxiliary display,
respectively the Minimum or Maximum value recorded in the interval time from the instrument switch -Onand the calculated Difference value between the identified Maximum and Minimum values.
°C
°C
Lock
Lock
°C
Lock
When positioned on the max or min function, use <ENTER> key to reset the stored value.
8.9
Emissivity setting
8.9.1
Manual setting
This function is used to make a manual setting of emissivity.
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•
Press the <V> and <W> keys to change the emissivity value.
°C
Lock
°C
Lock
NOTE: THE MANUAL SETTING WORKS ONLY WHEN NO MENU IS ACTIVE
By pressing simultaneously the <V> and <W> keys the emissivity default value, 1.00, will be set.
8.9.2
Automatic setting
This function is used to make an automatic setting of emissivity using an external thermocouple connected to
the auxiliary Tc input.
•
•
•
If it is necessary, enable the thermocouple input (see par. 9.2) and select the thermocouple type (see par.
8.6)
Quickly press and release the <Trigger> button twice to switch on the instrument
Press the <SEL> key until the thermocouple value is visualised
°C
Lock
•
Press <ENTER> key to run the internal automatic emissivity setting procedure. The instrument will
calculate the proper emissivity by using simultaneously the temperatures read from the IR sensor and from
the external thermocouple.
°C
Lock
•
An error message will appear if the IRtec P Mk2 measure a temperature highest of the thermocouple. If
the error happen, verify the contact between the thermocouple and the object.
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°C
Lock
If the automatic procedure will be not correctly performed, an error message will be displayed.
The two possible causes are:
•
The target temperature is very close to the ambient temperature: the automatic emissivity calculation is not
reliable for temperature differences lower than 2 degrees:
°C
Lock
(Low Delta T)
•
The dynamic of the emissivity value doesn't include the optimum value you'd want to calculate. This error
could be happens if the contact between the thermocouple and the target is not good. The following
message will be displayed:
°C
Lock
(Out of range)
NOTE: WHEN THIS MESSAGE WILL APPEAR, A SOUNDING BEEP WILL BE ALSO GENERATED
8.9.3
Preloaded emissivity table setting
This function is used to set up to 50 preset emissivity values, in order to use them for your measurements.
The emissivity settings can be manage with the IRLogMan 20072006 software, while you can use the set
values by selecting them on the instrument.
•
Press the <SEL> key to display the following page:
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•
Press the <V> or <W> key to select one of the preset emissivity values
The preloaded emissivity table is as follows:
Material
Asphalt
Ceramic
Clay
Concrete
Cloth
Glass
Gravel
Gypsum
Ice
Limestone
Paint
Paper
Plastic
Rubber
Sand
Snow
Soil
Water
Wood
NON-METALS
Emissivity
0.95
0.95
0.95
0.95
0.95
0.85
0.95
0.88
0.98
0.98
0.93
0.95
0.95
0.95
0.9
0.9
0.93
0.93
0.93
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METALS
Material
Steel Polished
Steel Oxidized
Stainless
Titanium Polished
Titanium Oxidized
Zinc Oxidized
Aluminium Oxidized
Alloy Oxidized
Brass Oxidized
Brass Burnished
Carbon
Graphite
Chromium
Copper
Oxidized
Roughened
Iron Oxidized
Rusted
Iron Molten
Nickel Oxidized
9
Emissivity
0.1
0.9
0.5
0.12
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.3
0.9
0.8
0.11
0.95
0.6
0.08
0.8
0.6
0.3
0.4
INSTRUMENT CONFIGURATION
The operative configuration of the instrument can be modified using the below indicated procedure.
• Switch the instrument -Off• Keep the <ENTER> key pressed and press the <Trigger> push button until the instrument displays the
indication relevant with the technical unit selection.
The "SET" icon will appear on the display: it indicates that now the instrument works in parameter setting
mode.
9.1
•
Technical Unit selection
Press the "SEL" key until the following menu is displayed:
Set
Set
°F
Set
°C
Lock
K
Lock
Lock
The display will indicate one of the following technical units (Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin):
•
•
Press the <V> or <W> key if you require to select a new technical unit
Press the <SEL> key to select the new configuration step or press the <Trigger> to switch the instrument Off-. The new selection will be automatically memory stored.
9.2
Thermocouple input enabled
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•
Press the <SEL> key until the following indication is displayed:
Set
Set
°C
°C
Lock
Lock
•
•
Press the <V> or <W> key to enable (or to disable) the thermocouple auxiliary input operation.
Press the <SEL> key to select the new configuration step or press the <Trigger> to switch the instrument Off-. The new selection will be automatically memory stored.
9.3
Temperature Scale selection
Press the <SEL> key until one of the following indication is displayed :
Set
Set
°C
Lock
°C
Lock
If enabled, the decimal point will be displayed if the digit is lower than 1000 (°C/°F/°K). A double threshold
mechanism re-enable the decimal point when the temperature value decrease under 985 (°C/°F/°K). The
same mechanism works even for the temperature measured by an external thermocouple. In this case the
threshold is fixed to 995 (°C/°F/°K).
•
•
Press the <V> or <W> key to select the required International Temperature Scale.
Press the <SEL> key to select the new configuration step or press the <Trigger> key to switch the
instrument -Off-. The new selection will be automatically memory stored.
9.4
Decimal point selection
NOTE: THIS FUNCTION WORKS ONLY ON ALL THE THERMOPILE IRTEC P MK2500/800/1000 MODELS.
The measured temperature can be displayed with or without a decimal digit. Use the following procedure to
enable or to disable the display mode.
ƒ
ƒ
Switch off the instrument
Keep pressed both the two keys <*> and <SEL> and press the <Trigger> button.
If the last time the temperature display was without decimals now it will be with one decimal, vice versa if the
last time was with one decimal, now it will be without decimals.
If enabled, the decimal point is displayed if the digit is higher than 1000 (°C/°F/°K). The built-in double
threshold mechanism is useful to avoid fluctuations of the fifth decimal:
IR measurement: Upper threshold: 1000
Lesser threshold: 985
TC measurement: Upper threshold: 1000
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Lesser threshold: 995
9.5
Date & Real Time clock setting
When the instrument is switched on after a complete battery discharge, the date & time clock setting is
automatically displayed.
Confirm both date and time in order to use the instrument properly.
The two following pages allow respectively date and real time updating .
•
Press the <SEL> key to display the date page
Set
°C
Lock
•
•
•
•
•
Press the <ENTER> key to enable the adjustment
Press the <SEL> key to select the parameter to be modified (day, month, year)
Press the <V> or <W> key to modify the selected parameter (blinking)
Press the <ENTER> key to acknowledge the new setting
Press the <SEL> key to enter the real time clock page
Set
°C
Lock
•
•
•
•
•
Press the <ENTER> key to enable the adjustment
Press the <SEL> key to select the parameter to be modified (hour, minute, second)
Press the <V> or <W> key to modify the selected parameter
Press the <ENTER> key to acknowledge the new setting
Press the <SEL> key to select the new configuration step or press the <Trigger> to switch the instrument Off-. The new selections will be automatically memory stored.
NOTE: THE
DATA AND TIME SETTING WILL AUTOMATICALLY START IF THE INSTRUMENT WAS WITHOUT ANY POWER
SUPPLY, DISCONNECTED FROM THE AC LINE AND WITH COMPLETE DISCHARGED BATTERY
9.6
•
Display backlit setting
Press the <SEL> key up do display the LCD page:
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Set
Set
°C
Lock
Set
°C
Lock
°C
Lock
Select one of the three possible options for the LCD mode:
ON: backlit always on
OFF: backlit always off
DIM: the backlit intensity change depending on the external luminosity
NOTE: A WEAK BACKLIT IS HOWEVER PRESENT IF LCD MODE IS DISABLED AND SET ON "OFF" OR "DIM"
9.7
•
Acquisition settings
Press the <SEL> key until the following indication is displayed :
Set
°C
Lock
•
•
Press <ENTER> for setting the acquisition mode;
Press the <V> or <W> key to select the required setting: MAN, MIN, MAX or interval time for automatic
acquisition ;
NOTE: MANUAL MODE DISPLAYS THE REAL TIME TEMPERATURE VALUES AND PERMITS TO STORE THE VALUE PRESSING
THE <MEM> KEY. MAX (MIN) ACQUISITION MODE DISPLAYS ONLY THE MAXIMUM (MINIMUM) VALUE AND
PERMITS TO STORE THE VALUE PRESSING THE <MEM> KEY. (SEE CAP.10).
•
To change the interval time for automatic acquisition, press <SEL> to select the digit to change and the
<V> or <W> key to change its value.
•
Press <ENTER> to store the new acquisition mode.
See Cap. 10 for appropriate data acquisition operation.
9.8
Buzzer
This page allows the set-up of the acoustic signal.
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Set
Set
°C
Lock
°C
Lock
When the “Buzzer” is switched -Off- the alarm conditions will be announced only with the relevant -HAL- or LAL- message on the display.
NOTE: AN ERROR ON THE EMISSIVITY CALCULATION WILL BEEP EVEN IF THE BUZZER IS NOT ENABLED
9.9
Ambient Temperature Compensation (TAM)
This function is used to compensate the measure from the ambient temperature.
Low emissivity targets will reflect energy from their surrounding environments, which is going to add to their
own emitted energy. If the temperature of the surrounding environment is the same value as the internal
temperature of the unit, there is no need to consider this value as it is automatically and continually measured.
However, in some industrial situations the surrounding environment (machines, furnaces, or other heat
sources) has a much higher value than the one of the internal of the unit temperature. The table below "Effect
of TAM on Accuracy" underlines these effects on measurement accuracy, with and without the use of the
Ambient Temperature Compensation mode.
The Ambient Temperature Compensation mode should be used whenever the stated following points are true :
1. The target has a low emissivity.
2. Temperatures of objects facing targets are much hotter than the temperature of the unit.
3. An increased measurement accuracy is required
Actual Target
Temp.
°C
°F
100
200
100
200
100
200
100
200
Note :
•
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.6
Ambient Temp.
°C
25
40
150
150
°F
80
100
300
300
Indicated Temp.
w/o TAM
°C
°F
100
200
102
203
120
250
160
321
Indicated Temp.
w/ TAM
°C
°F
100
200
100
200
100
200
100
200
The internal temperature of IR thermometer is assumed to be 25 °C (80 °F)
Press the <SEL> key until one of the following indications is displayed :
Set
Set
°C
•
Emissivity
°C
Press the <V> or <W> key to enable (or to disable) the thermocouple auxiliary input operation.
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Set
°C
•
With the compensation function activated, press <ENTER> to begin the measurements in order to
calculate the ambient temperature average value. Point IRtec P Mk2 towards objects and surfaces
surrounding the target, making a scan over those items and acquiring corresponding temperature values.
A counter (from 1 to 255) indicates the number of measurements considered (IRtec P Mk2 displays the
current value read during this procedure). These acquisitions have to be done with emissivity e=1, hence
when acquisition starts the emissivity value has set automatically to one.
During the data acquisition the ambient temperature compensation (TAM) function is disabled; the "COMP"
icon disappear from the display and the instrument acquires real temperature measurements and that are not
coming from any correction algorithm.
At the end of the process the TAM feature will automatically re-enabled.
•
Press <ENTER> to stop acquisition and to confirm the read ambient temperature (at this moment IRtec P
Mk2 will display the last acquired temperature value).
•
Press the <SEL> key to select the new configuration step or press <Trigger> to switch the instrument off.
The new selections will be automatically memory stored.
To execute the temperature measurements with TAM, switch IRtec P Mk2 on and set the emissivity to the
correct target value.
9.10
•
Firmware revision number
Press the <SEL> key until the following page is displayed :
The above page indicates the version of the firmware installed in your instrument. This information is very
important in all enquiries for technical assistance support.
9.11
•
Instrument serial number
Press the <SEL> key until the following page is displayed :
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Set
°C
Lock
The above page indicates the serial number of the instrument. Such number is very important for any request
of technical assistance support.
9.12
•
Battery level of charge
Press the <SEL> key until the following page is displayed :
Set
°C
Lock
The above pages indicate the status of power supply and the level of charge of the battery.
When a voltage lower than 4.6 is present a low battery symbol is also displayed.
If the instrument is connected to the main line for battery charge or long term continuous operation a symbol
“AC” will be displayed instead of the battery voltage value.
Set
°C
Lock
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10
DATA ACQUISITION OPERATIVE MODE
The instrument is equipped with an internal memory to store up to 500 input data records.
Two types of data acquisitions can be selected by the user.
Continuous acquisition
The operator can manually, step by step, store his data through the keyboard or can select the interval time
between each acquisition and store progressively the input data in the “Tag 0” file.
Acquisition by dedicated Tags
Standard Agencies and Quality Auditors require the collection, organisation and availability of traceability
documents. A supporting software is available to transfer a selection of plant inspections from a PC to the
internal memory of the instrument in order to simplify field check and select the appropriate Tag number.
Dedicated input data are memory stored and downloaded into a PC to document the inspection activity.
Data can be saved on disks, viewed and printed in a numeric or graphic mode.
A full description of this acquisition mode is available with the dedicated software.
To operate in continuous acquisition mode, refer to the following procedure.
10.1
Storing data
•
•
Start this procedure with the instrument switched -OffKeep the <MEM> key pressed and, simultaneously, press the <Trigger> until the following indication is
displayed :
•
Press the <V> or <W> key to select the required Tag identification code (Tag 0 or one out of the 20
available Tags from "A" to "S").
NOTE: PARAMETERS (EMISSIVITY, LOW AND HIGH ALARM SETTINGS) CAN BE SET THROUGH KEYBOARD ONLY IN TAG 0.
OTHER TAGS ARE RESERVED TO OPERATION THROUGH THE DEDICATED PC SOFTWARE
•
Press the <SEL> key to display the number of memory locations still available (500 indicates a full empty
memory).
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Data can be recorded in the selected Tag in manual or automatic mode. Manual acquisition mode can be
selected between normal (MAN), MAX or MIN. About acquisition mode and setting of time acquisition, refer to
par. 9.7.
•
Press the <MEM> key to start the acquisition.
If automatic acquisition mode is set, IRtec P Mk2 acquires automatically with the programmed time
interval.
If MANual mode is set, the real time temperature measurement is displayed; press the <MEM> key to store
the displayed value.
If MAX or MIN mode is set, the maximum (minimum) temperature measurement is displayed; press the
<MEM> key to trigger acquisition and the <ENTER> key to reset the value for the next acquisition.
•
Press the <SEL> key to obtain the page that allows the clearing of the memory stored data :
•
Press the <ENTER> key to clear the memory content and to obtain the following message that require
confirmation :
•
Press the <ENTER> key to confirm the deletion of the complete TAG (all the measurements of the current
TAG)
Press the <MEM> key to confirm the deletion of the last acquired measurement
•
NOTE: WHEN THE MESSAGE "SURE" IS DISPLAYED, 2 DIFFERENT DELETIONS ARE POSSIBLE
At the end of the deletion the following message will be displayed:
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followed by the confirmation message:
•
Press the <SEL> key to obtain the following page indicating the identification code (or name) assigned to
the active Tag (zzzzzzz = Furn686 = Trap888). The identification code is selectable only through software.
•
Press the <SEL> key to review the pages relevant with -HAL- and -LAL- alarm settings. To change the
alarm level in the data acquisition mode see the paragraph 10.2.
10.2
Resetting memory
Use the following procedure to completely delete the instrument memory; the internal memory will be initialized
after this action:
•
Press the <SEL> key to display the tag RESET page:
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•
Press the <ENTER> key: a confirmation message will be displayed:
•
Press the <ENTER> key to confirm the deletion or press the <SEL> key again to exit: after the
confirmation the waiting message will be displayed followed by the confirmation message
10.3
Recalling data
•
•
Start this procedure with the instrument switched -OffKeeping pressed the <SEL> key, press the <Trigger> key to obtain the following indication :
•
Press the <V> or <W> key to select the required Tag identification code (Tag 0 or one out of the 20
available Tags from "A" to "S").
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•
Press the <SEL> key to display the value of the first memory location in the selected Tag.
•
Press the <V> or <W> key to display the subsequent memory locations.
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11
LOGGING DATA MANAGER
IRLogMan 2007 software package has been developed to be used for configuring the IRtec P Mk2 and IRtec
MicroRay portable infrared thermometers.
The Software allows viewing, graphing, exporting and reporting the measure.
11.1
System requirements
The following hardware and software are required to use IRLogMan 2007:
Operative system WindowsTM 98/2000/XP; Processor, such as an Intel Pentium II or Advanced Micro Devices
(AMD) processor; RAM 256Mbyte; 150 Mbyte free hard-disk space, CD-ROM drive, and dual RS232 serial
port.
11.2
NOTE:
Installing the Software
TO CORRECTLY USE THE THERMOMETER WITH THE COMPUTER YOU ALSO NEED TO INSTALL THE
USB
REFERE TO THE CHAPTER 13.
ATTENTION:
BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION, CLOSE ALL THE ACTIVE PROGRAMS AND WINDOWS.
†
Insert the IRLogMan 2007 CD-ROM in your drive;
†
The InstallShield Wizard window will appear:
†
Click "Next" to start the installation procedure; the License Agreement windows will appear:
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†
Read and accept the terms in the license agreement, then click "Next". Simply click "Next" again to
confirm the destination folder where the software are going to be installed, or change it clicking on
"Change" and selecting, or creating, your own folder.
†
Click "Next"
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†
The InstallShield Wizard is now ready to install the software. Click "Install".
†
The InstallShield Wizard is now ready to install the program. Click "Install".
†
A successful installation message will appear at the end. Click "Finish" to end the installation, and
flag "Launch the program" if you want to run the program immediately. An "IRLogMan 2007" folder
will be added on the programs menu of your system.
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If the IRLogMan 2007 setup program does not start automatically, follow these steps:
† Click the Start button
† Select RUN
† Type in D:SETUP.EXE (if “D” is the drive letter for your CD player), or use the "Browse" button to
search the file SETUP.EXE on the CD-ROM
† Click OK.
† Follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.
The software is installed. You can run the IRLogMan 2007 from the program menu.
11.3
Uninstalling the Software
To remove IRLogMan 2007 program :
† Click the Start button
† Go to Programs
† Go to IRLogMan 2007
† Click "Uninstall"
† Click "OK"
The software is removed, including all related entries in your system registry. You can also manually delete the
Folder where the program has been installed (C:\Programs\IRLogMan 2007), if the system doesn't remove it
automatically.
11.4
Compatibility
IRLogMan 2007 can work automatically with all Eurotron portable IR thermometer.
The following list show the compatible instruments for this software revision.
IRtec P500+
IRtec P 510G
IRtec P800+
IRtec P1000+
IRtec P1300+
IRtec P1600+
IRtec P2000+
IRtec P MM
IRtec P 3000+
IRtec MicroRay Xtreme
IRtec MicroRay FOOD+/++
IRtec MicroRay AUTO+
IRtec MicroRay HVAC++
Rayomatic14 RS485
For detailed information about the IRLogMan 2007 Software and its function, please refer to the supplied
IRLogMan 2007 user manual.
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12.1
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
External IR printer (optional)
The instrument can be supplied, on request, with an external wireless printer that works with the InfraRed data
transmission technology EE490012. The printer is supplied with a rubber holster and a paper roll to document
measured or simulated values, memory stored data and to generate calibration report of instruments under
test.
The printer is powered by 5 rechargeable AA type batteries and incorporates its own microprocessor for digital
signal handling and character generation.
The connection between printer and instrument is wireless, through the built-in IR interface.
The IR port is located on the front of the printer, at the bottom.
12.1.1
Using the printer
The printer doesn't need to be switched on or off. Simply
point the IR leds of your IRtec P Mk2 thermometers close
to the IR receiver on the front of the printer.
For detailed information about the printing possibility refer
to the par. 12.1.2.
12.1.1.1
Printer description
The printer body is ABS made and it's has a cover. The paper roll is located below it. On the center of the front
there is a multifunction button and the IR port windows also has a red led.
IR port
Multifunction button
The multifunction button has different functions depending of the duration of the pressing of it. If the printer is
switched off (red led off) press the button to switch the printer on (the red led will light and will blink).
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Quickly press 2 times the multifunction button to switch the printer off; the red led will quickly blink and after 3
seconds the printer will switch off. During this period the pressing of the multifunction button will break the
switching off.
When the printer is switched on, press the multifunction button to feed the paper, if needed.
The red led displays the working status of the printer, accordingly to the following table:
LED Status
Always OFF
Always ON
Description
Printer switched OFF
Printer switched ON
No problem during the battery charging
Printer switched ON
No problem during the battery charging
Out of paper
Printer error. Head Over temperature.
Battery voltage error.
The printer is switching OFF
Slow blinking (1 blink every 3 seconds)
Quick blinking (1 blink every 1 second)
Quick blinking (2 blinks per second)
Very quick blinking (7 blinks per second)
12.1.1.2
Enabling the IR port
To properly use the printer with the IRtec P Mk2 thermometer the IR port has to be enabled first.
•
With the printer switched off, keep pressed the front button for more than 3 seconds.
The printer will print a list showing all the set parameter:
The parameters can be set in sequence, one after the other, by alternating the possible choices for that
parameter. The following procedure will set the "Interface" parameter and can be used to set all the other
parameters in the same way.
•
Keep pressed the front button for more that 1 second.
The printer will print some rows as showed below:
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1
2
1
•
Quickly press 1 time the front button.
Each time you quickly press the front button, the printer will print a row with the modified parameter. You can
operate in the same way for all the other parameters. In this case, to set the "Interface" parameter it is possible
to alternate the two options "Infrared" and "RS232 (sequence 1 - 2 - 1…).
When the desired option has been set, keep pressed the front button for more than 1 second to go to the
setting of the subsequent parameter.
Repeat this procedure for all the parameters. If you don't need the modify the setting of the subsequent
parameter simply keep pressed the front button for more than 1 second in order to go the following one. After
the last parameter, the printer will print the new parameter list and will go back into the "ON-LINE" mode.
12.1.1.3
Changing the paper roll
•
Open the roll cover by pulling it up.
•
Remove the old roll by pulling it up
•
Replace the old paper roll with a new one making sure that the paper rotation direction is as shown on the
figure
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•
Pull up the paper first.
•
Close the roll cover.
The printer is ready to print.
12.1.1.4
Cleaning the printer
Clean the printer with a soft cloth only
WARNING:
DO NOT USE ALCOHOL, SOLVENTS OR BRUSHES WITH HARD HAIRS. DO NOT LET WATER AND OTHER LIQUIDS ENTER INTO
THE PRINTER
12.1.2
Printing
12.1.2.1
Printing a single measure
•
Press the <MEM> key to HOLD the current measurement. The "HOLD" icon will be displayed:
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•
Press the <SEL> key to display the "PRN SRT" option (Print Short):
•
Press now the <ENT> key to print
The current hold measure will be printed:
12.1.2.2
Printing a single measure and its minimum/maximum values
This feature prints the single measure and its two minimum and maximum values that are automatically stored
during the time period that the operator keep pressed the <Trigger> button.
•
Press the <MEM> key to HOLD the current measurement. The "HOLD" icon will be displayed:
•
Press the <SEL> key to display the "PRN LNG" option (Print Long):
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•
Press now the <ENT> key to print
The current hold measure and its minimum/maximum values will be printed:
12.1.2.3
Printing one tag measurement
This feature prints only one measure of the desired stored TAG. This value need to be recalled from the
memory before print it.
•
•
•
Switch off the instrument, if it's switched on
Keep pressed the <SEL> key and switch on the instrument by pressing the <Trigger> key
Press the <SEL> key to display the following page
•
•
Select the desired TAG (the TAGs are stored with a letter from 0 to S) by using the <V> or <W> keys.
Press the <SEL> key to select one of the nine measures available for that tag: the following page will be
displayed:
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•
Press the <SEL> key to display the following page:
•
Press <ENTER> to start the printing
The selected measure of that TAG will be printed:
12.1.2.4
Printing all TAG measurements
This feature prints all the 9 measurements of the desired stored TAG. The TAG need to be recalled from the
memory before print it.
•
•
•
Switch off the instrument, if it's switched on
Keep pressed the <SEL> key and switch on the instrument by pressing the <Trigger> key
Press the <SEL> key to display the following page
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•
Press the <SEL> key to display the following page:
•
Use the <V> o <W> key to select the print of all TAGs:
•
Press <ENTER> to start the printing
All the 9 measurements of that TAG will be printed:
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12.1.2.5
Printing errors
If an error occurs the instrument will try again the data transmission to the printer up to 10 times. Each retransmission start with a sounding BEEP and the following page will be displayed:
The transmission can be cancelled by pressing the <MEM> key or the <SEL> key (the previous HOLD
measurement will be cancelled) and the confirmation message will be displayed:
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It is also possible let the instruments continue it 10 transmissions; at the end, if the communication has not be
successful, the error message will be displayed:
This message means that the printing has not been successfully completed and it will be displayed in case of:
•
•
Report not printed
Printing not complete
12.2
Sighting telescope system
The system (EE300053) is composed by:
Item
Q.ty Part n.°
Description
fastening screws for guide
1
2
EE010015
guide
2
1
EE280169
mounting rings
3
2
EE280179
telescope
4
1
EE280181
filter ring
5
1
EE280198
filter HT
6
1
EE360053
O-ring
7
1
EE370133
Telescope installation:
1 Remove with a cut screwdriver the nut protection caps placed on the upper part of the instrument.
2 Place the guide on the upper part of the pyrometer, taking care of orientating it so that it leans entirely on
the back of the instrument.
3 Fasten the screws in order to make the guide integral with the pyrometer.
4 Place the mounting rings on the guide, in order to cling them to the side edges. Let each ring slide along
the guide until each catch is housed in the respective slot. Fasten firmly each fastening screw with a coin
or a screwdriver.
5 Separate the upper and the lower half of each mounting ring by removing the two screws, using the
enclosed hexagonal wrench.
6 Put the telescope in the supporting framework formed by the lower halves of the mounting rings and place
the extremity with the widest diameter turned towards the target.
7 Rotate the telescope into the mounting rings, in order to bring the elevation adjustment (UP) high. Fasten
the screws, avoiding to make an excessive clamping.
Telescope alignment:
1 Make the pyrometer integral with a support.
2 Remove the elevation and the windage adjustment caps.
3 Switch on the two pinpointing lasers and aim them to a target placed at a distance equal to the working
distance.
4 The aiming must be carried out by keeping the eyepiece at a distance of about 80 cm from the eye.
5 Operating on the two adjustments (elevation and windage), place the centre of the reticule in connection
with the centre of the axis joining the two spot lasers. The minimum suggested working distance is 5
meters, shorter working distance can cause alignment problems.
6 In this way the telescope is aligned to operate at the working distance; a variation in the working distance
requires a new alignment of the telescope.
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Filter installation
1 Filter use is suggested in viewing targets with temperature higher than 1000°C
2 Install the filter ring on the front side of the telescope lightly pushing the component
CAUTION
NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN THROUGH THE TELESCOPE. THE CONCENTRATION OF STRONG SOLAR RAYS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
EYE DAMAGE.
NEVER LOOK AT TARGET WITH TEMPERATURE HIGHER THAN 1000°C WITHOUT THE TELESCOPE PROTECTIONFILTER.
CONCENTRATION OF STRONG VISIBLE - IR REDIATION CAN CAUSE EYE DAMAGE
12.3
Red Point system
The system (EE300054) is composed by:
Item
1
2
3
Q.ty
2
1
1
4
5
6
1
1
1
Part n.°
EE010015
EE280169
EE280180
“
“
“
EE360055
EE360057
EE370127
Description
fastening screws for the guide
guide
N°1 red point sight device
N°2 mounting rings
N°1 polarizer filter
N°1 lens Hood extension
Filter for T > 1300°C
Filter for T from 1000 to 1300°C
O-ring
Sighting device installation:
1 Remove with a cut screwdriver the nut protection caps placed on the upper part of the instrument.
2 Place the guide on the upper part of the pyrometer, taking care of orientating it so that it leans entirely on
the back of the instrument.
3 Fasten the screws in order to make the guide integral with the pyrometer.
4 Place the mounting rings on the guide, in order to cling them to the side edges. Let each ring slide along
the guide until each catch is housed in the respective slot. Fasten firmly each fastening screw with a coin
or a screwdriver.
5 Separate the upper and the lower half of each mounting ring by removing the two screws, using the
enclosed hexagonal wrench.
6 Put the sighting device in the supporting framework formed by the lower halves of the mounting rings, so
that the rheostat hand grip is situated on the left side of the pyrometer, with respect to the aiming direction.
7 Rotate the sighting device into the mounting rings, in order to bring the elevation adjustment (UP) high.
Fasten the screws, avoiding to make an excessive clamping.
Sighting device installation:
1 Make the pyrometer integral with a support.
2 Activate the illuminated red point by turning the rheostat hand grip clockwise to increase the brightness or
in an counter-clockwise direction to reduce it. The position “1” indicates the minimum brightness and the
position “7”, the maximum one.
3 The aiming must be carried out by keeping the eyepiece at a distance of at least 7 cm from the eye.
4 Remove the elevation and the windage adjustment caps.
5 Switch on the two pinpointing lasers and aim them to a target placed at a distance equal to the working
distance. The minimum suggested working distance is 5 meters, shorter working distances can cause
alignment problems
6 Operating on the two adjustments (elevation and windage), place the illuminated red dot in connection with
the centre of the axis joining the two spot lasers.
7 In this way the sighting device is aligned to operate at the working distance ; a variation in the working
distance requires a new alignment of the sighting device.
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Filter installation
1 Select the filter depending on the working temperature
2 Insert the selected filter in the internal side of the polarised filter mount
3 Place the O-ring over the filter to lock it
4 Screw up the polarised filter with the inserted optical filter placed on the front side of the sighting device
CAUTION
IF YOUR IRTEC P MK2 IS EQUIPPED WITH TELESCOPE OR "RED POINT" PINPOINTING SYSTEM, NEVER AIM IRTEC P MK2
DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, AS EYE DAMAGE COULD RESULT.
12.4
Close Focus Lens (for P 1300+, P1600+, P2000+ and P3000+ only)
The close focus lens is available on request for the IRtec P 1300+, IRtec P 1600+, IRtec P2000+ and IRtec
P3000+ thermometers. With this lens the standard optic will be modified into:
[email protected] - D:S=200:1
The Close Focus Lens (cat. EE300301) is optional; simply screw the lens of
the front part of the thermometers and you will be ready to use it.
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13
USB INSTALLATION SETUP
Depending on the configuration of the computer, the instrument could be automatically identified or not. If the
instrument is not properly identified you’ll need to manually install its driver, that you can find on the
instrument’s software CD.
You need to follow the driver installation below only at first connection of the instrument. Then, every time you
connect the instrument to your USB port, it will be automatically identified and it will be ready to operate.
•
If you have previously installed a similar instrument on your pc and the drivers that are about to install are
different from those already installed, uninstall the already installed drivers FIRST. Please refer to the
Driver’s Uninstall procedure of your Operating System.
13.1
Installing the USB driver
• Close all the active windows and/or applications.
• If you computer runs in Windows™XP or Windows™ XP SP1, temporally disconnect the PC from the web.
To do this, temporally remove the network cable from your pc, if connected, or by disabling your network card
going to the “Control Panel \ Network and Dial-Up Connections”, right-clicking on the appropriate connection
and selecting “Disable” from the menu. The connection can be re-enabled after the correct driver installation.
This it’s not necessary if your computer runs Window™ XP SP2 if configured to ask before connecting to
Windows Update. Windows™ XP SP2 can have this parameter already set, and to verify this open the Control
Panel, select “System”, select the Hardware tab and click “Windows Update”. Please verify that this option is
DISABLED.
• Connect the USB cable to the USB port of your computer. This will automatically launch the Windows
"Found New Hardware Wizard”, if the instrument is not automatically identified and installed on your system.
•
The following page will be displayed:
• select “No, not this time” to avoid the driver search in internet, then click “Next” to proceed with the
installation
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• Select the second option: “Install from a list or a specific location (Advanced)”, then click “Next”
• Select the option referring to the following page, flagging “Search for the best driver in these locations”.
Press “Browse” to select the file path.
•
Select the folder where the driver is present on the CD:
• D:\\EE26032-SW-DRIVER USB-Serial FTDI, then select the folder referred to your operative system and
click “OK”. The driver will be automatically installed on your system.
NOTE: IF WINDOWS XP IS CONFIGURED TO WARN WHEN UNSIGNED (NON-WHQL CERTIFIED) DRIVERS ARE ABOUT TO BE
“HARDWARE INSTALLATION” WARNING PAGE. CLICK ON “CONTINUE
ANYWAY” TO CONTINUE WITH THE INSTALLATION. IF WINDOWS XP IS CONFIGURED TO IGNORE FILE SIGNATURE
WARNINGS, NO MESSAGE WILL APPEAR.
INSTALLED, YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE DISPLAY THE
At the end Windows will show a message indicating that the installation was successful. Click “Finish” to
complete the installation.
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WARNING
THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE CONFIGURED ON YOUR SYSTEM AS A COMMUNICATION “COM” USB SERIAL PORT, NOT AS A
CLASSIC USB PORT.
INTO THE DEVICE MANAGER OF YOUR PC THE PORT WILL APPEAR IN THE “COM AND LPT PORT” CATEGORY.
ALSO REMEMBER TO SET BOTH THE CORRECT COM PORT NUMBER AND THE PORT SPEED IN BAUD ON THE SOFTWARE
SETTINGS THAT YOU ARE RUNNING, OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE ANY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE INSTRUMENT AND
THE COMPUTER.
13.2
Checking the installed COM port
Use the following procedure to check what COM port has been installed on your system
•
Open the Control Panel (Start - Control Panel)
•
Double click "System" to open it.
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Select "Hardware"
•
Select "Device Manager"
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Click on the "+" symbol of the "COM & LPT ports" category
•
The installed COM port will be displayed (for example COM7)
•
Select the port
•
Right click on it and select "Properties" to open the port properties
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•
Select "Port Settings" to open the port communication properties
•
The communication speed of the selected COM port (in Bits per second) will be displayed on the first field
WARNING
REMEMBER TO SET BOTH THE CORRECT COM PORT NUMBER AND THE PORT SPEED IN BAUD ON THE SOFTWARE
SETTINGS THAT YOU ARE RUNNING, OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE ANY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE INSTRUMENT AND
THE COMPUTER.
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14
MAINTENANCE
Each IRtec P Mk2 portable infrared thermometer has been factory tested and calibrated before shipment.
The calibration should be verified and re-adjusted if the instrument shows an error exceeding the declared
specifications or when a critical active or passive component is replaced (either at the component level or at
the board level).
Eurotron will supply, on request, a technical reference manual, with all the instructions and recommendations
for service and calibration. Eurotron engineers will give prompt support for any request of assistance.
14.1
Faulty operating conditions
During the start-up and measuring modes, faulty conditions of the instrument will be announced with coded
messages.
If the faulty condition is critical for the application, it is recommended to re-start the pertinent set-up procedure.
All errors which cannot be recovered without the user's knowledge, result in some system action to inform the
operator via message and where possible to restore the system.
Restarting the instrument from -Power ON- may clear the error, but generally such messages are caused by
hardware or software faults, which require the user's action.
Display
Error Type
Solution
Err 1
Err 2
Err 3
OTC
RJer
Internal EEPROM memory error
IR sensor reading error
Calibration data error
No sensor connected at Tc input
Cold-junction sensor reading error
Contact technical support
Verify ambient temperature (from -5 to +55°C)
Recalibrate unit
Connect sensor
Verify ambient temperature (from -5 to +55°C)
14.2
Recommendations
14.2.1
Auxiliary input
Thermocouple sensors are normally linked to electrical potentials equal or near to the ground potential.
However, in some applications, there may be present a common mode voltage to ground. Check for voltage
between input terminals and the ground, as this voltage can be transmitted to other devices connected to the
IRtec P Mk2 series temperature indicator.
14.2.2
•
•
•
•
•
Laser sight
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified here may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Do not look at the laser beam coming out of the lens or view directly with optical instruments – eye damage
can result.
Use extreme caution when operating the laser sight module.
Never point the module at a person.
Keep out of reach of all children.
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14.3
Spare parts
EE880026
EE880028
EE420394
EE420396
EE420395
EE420394
EE420396
EE880029
EE300055
EE300056
EE490012
EE340009
EE300301
EE700476
14.4
Aluminium carrying case
Soft vinyl carrying case with shoulder strap
Line AC cable for charger module - 230 Vac with Schuko plug
Line AC cable for charger module - 115 Vac with USA plug
Line AC cable for charger module - 230 Vac with UK plug
Line AC cable for charger module - 230 Vac with European plug
Line AC cable for charger module - 100 Vac with Japan/USA plug
Wrist strap
Telescope pinpointing system
Red Point pinpointing system
External IR printer (supplied with rubber holster and 1 paper roll)
Paper rolls kit (10 rolls)
Close Focus Lens Kit
USB cable for PC
Storage
If the instrument has been left unused for a long time, it is recommended to remove the batteries.
Store the instrument in the original package, at a temperature from -30°C to +60°C, with R.H. less than 90%.
If the instrument has been unused for a month check the battery voltage, and charge the Ni-MH batteries for
at least 12 hours.
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15
15.1
CERTIFICATES
Warranty terms
Eurotron Instruments warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship for the period
declared from the date of the original retail purchase.
This warranty applies to the original purchaser only.
If the unit should malfunction, it must be returned during the warranty period, transportation prepaid, to
Eurotron for evaluation. Upon examination, if the unit is found to be defective it will be repaired or replaced at
no charge.
Direct all warranty and repair requests/inquiries to the Eurotron Customer Service Department. BEFORE
RETURNING ANY PRODUCT(S) TO EUROTRON, PURCHASER MUST OBTAIN AN AUTHORIZED
RETURN (AR) NUMBER FROM EUROTRON‘S CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT (IN ORDER TO
AVOID PROCESSING DELAYS).
Please include a copy of the original invoice or a small service charge may be applied.
The purchaser is responsible for shipping charges, freight, insurance and proper packaging to prevent
breakage in transit.
Eurotron‘s WARRANTY does not apply to defects resulting from any action of the purchaser, including but not
limited to mishandling, improper interfacing, operation outside of design limits, improper repair, or
unauthorized modification. This WARRANTY is VOID if the unit shows evidence of having been tampered with
or shows evidence of being damaged as a result of excessive corrosion; or current, heat, moisture or vibration;
improper specification; misapplication; misuse or other operating conditions outside of Eurotron‘s control.
15.2
Letter of conformity
This is to certify that the instrument has been manufactured and inspected to document procedures and where
applicable, calibrated against standards which are traceable to National and International Standards.
The Instrument has been found to conform in all respects to specifications, drawings, workmanship standards
and work order requirements.
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APPENDIX
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A1
How to define an object emissivity
Emissivity is the measure of an object ability to absorb, transmit, and emit infrared energy. It can have a value
from 0 (shiny mirror) to 1.0 (blackbody). If a value of emissivity higher than the actual one is set, the output will
read low, provided that the target temperature is above the ambient one. For example, if 0.95 is set in and the
actual emissivity is 0.9, the reading will be lower than the true temperature when the target temperature is
above the ambient one.
The emissivity can be determined by one of the following methods, in order of preference:
1.
Determine the actual temperature of the material using a sensor such as a RTD, thermocouple or
another suitable method. Next, measure the object temperature and adjust the emissivity setting until
the correct value is reached. This is the correct emissivity for the measured material.
2.
For relatively low temperature objects (up to 260°C or 500°F, place a piece of tape, such as a masking,
on the object. Make sure the tape is large enough to cover the field of view. Next, measure the tape
temperature using an emissivity setting of 0.95. Finally, measure an adjacent area on the object and
adjust the emissivity setting until the same temperature is reached. This is the correct emissivity for the
measured material.
3.
If a portion of the surface of the object can be coated, use a flat black paint, which will have an
emissivity of about 0.98. Next, measure the painted area using an emissivity setting of 0.98. Finally,
measure an adjacent area on the object and adjust the emissivity setting until the same temperature is
reached. This is the correct emissivity for the measured material.
A1.1
Typical Emissivity Values
The following table provides a brief reference guide to determine emissivity and can be used when one of the
above methods is not practical. Emissivity values shown in the table below are only approximate, since several
parameters may effect the emissivity of an object. These include the following ones:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Temperature
Angle of measurement
Geometry (plane, concave, convex, etc.)
Thickness
Surface quality (polished, rough, oxidised, sandblasted)
Spectral region of measurement
Transmissivity (i.e., thin film plastics)
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A1.2
Metals - Typical Emissivity Values
Aluminum
Non-Oxidized
Oxidized
Alloy A 3003
Oxidized
Roughened
Polished
Brass
Polished
Burnished
Oxidized
Carbon
Non-oxidized
Graphite
Chromium
Copper
Polished
Roughened
Oxidized
Gold
Haynes Alloy
Inconel
Oxidized
Sandblasted
Electropolished
Iron
Oxidized
Non-oxidized
Rusted
Molten
Iron Cast
Oxidized
Non-oxidized
Molten
Iron Wrought
Dull
Lead
Polished
Rough
Oxidized
Magnesium
Mercury
Molybdenum
Oxidized
Non-oxidized
Monel (Ni-Cu)
Nickel
Oxidized
Electrolytic
1.0 µm
1.6 µm
5.1 µm
8-14 µm
0.1-0.2
0.4
0.02-0.2
0.4
0.02-0.2
0.2-0.4
0.02-0.1
0.2-0.4
—
0.2-0.8
0.1-0.2
0.4
0.2-0.6
0.02-0.1
0.4
0.1-0.4
0.02-0.1
0.3
0.1-0.3
0.02-0.1
0.8-0.95
—
0.6
0.01-0.05
—
0.6
0.01-0.05
0.3
0.5
0.01-0.05
0.3
0.5
0.8-0.95
0.8-0.9
0.4
0.8-0.9
0.8-0.9
0.4
0.8-0.9
0.7-0.9
0.03-0.3
0.8-0.9
0.7-0.8
0.02-0.2
0.05
0.05-0.2
0.2-0.8
0.3
0.5-0.9
0.03
0.05-0.2
0.2-0.9
0.01-0.1
0.6-0.9
0.03
0.05-0.15
0.5-0.8
0.01-0.1
0.3-0.8
0-03
0.05-0.1
0.4-0.8
0.01-0.1
0.3-0.8
0.4-0.9
0.3-0.4
0.2-0.5
0.6-0.9
0.3-0.6
0.25
0.6-0.9
0.3-0.6
0.15
0.7-0.95
0.3-0.6
0.15
0.4-0.8
0.35
—
0.35
0.5-0.9
0.1-0.3
0.6-0.9
0.4-0.6
0.6-0.9
0.05-0.25
0.5-0.8
—
0.5-0.9
0.05-0.2
0.5-0.7
—
0.7-0.9
0.35
0.35
0.7-0.9
0.3
0.3-0.4
0.65-0.95
0.25
0.2-0.3
0.6-0.95
0.2
0.2-0.3
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.35
0 65
—
0.3-0.8
—
0.05-0.2
0.6
0.3-0.7
0.05-0.3
0.05-0.15
0.05-0.2
0.4
0.2-0.6
0.03-0.15
0.05-0.15
0.05-0.1
0-4
0.2-0.6
0.02-0.1
0.05-0.15
0.5-0.9
0.25-0.35
0.3
0.4-0.9
0.1-0.3
0.2-0.6
0.3-0.7
0.1-0.15
0.1-0.5
0.2-0.6
0.1
0.1-0.14
0.8-0.9
0.2-0.4
0.4-0.7
0.1-0.3
0.3-0.6
0.1-0.15
0.2-0.5
0.05-0.15
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1.0 µm
1.6 µm
5.1 µm
8-14 µm
—
0.04
0.95
0.02
0.9
0.02
0.9
0.02
0.8-0.9
—
0.35
0.35
0.8-0.9
0.35
0.25
0.8-0.9
—
0.25
0.25-0.4
0.8-0.9
0.2-0.9
0.1-0.3
0.8-0.9
0.5-0.7
0.15
0.1-0.2
0.7-0.9
0.15-0.8
0.05
0.7-0.9
0.4-0.6
0.1
—
0.7-0.9
0.1-0.8
0.05
0.5-0.75
—
0.35-0.4
0.3-0.5
0.6-0.8
0.1-0.6
0.1-0.3
0.1-0.3
0.5-0.7
0.05-0.5
0.05-0.25
0.05-0.2
0.5-0.6
0.03
0.03-0.1
0.6
0.5
0.15
0.05
0.1
0.03
0.1
0.02
Platinum
Black
Silver
Steel
Cold-Rolled
Ground Sheet
Polished Sheet
Molten
Oxidized
Stainless
Tin (Non-oxidized)
Titanium
Polished
Oxidized
Tungsten
Polished
Zinc
Oxidized
Polished
A1.3
Non-metals - Typical Emissivity Values
Asbestos
Asphalt
Basalt
Carborundum
Ceramic
Clay
Concrete
Cloth
Glass
Plate
“Gob”
Gravel
Gypsum
Ice
Limestone
Paint
Paper (any color)
Plastic (opaque,
over 20 mils)
Rubber
Sand
Snow
Soil
Water
Wood, Natural
1.0 µm
0.9
—
—
—
0.4
—
0.65
—
5.1 µm
0.9
0.95
0.7
0.9
0.8-0.95
0.8-0.95
0.9
0.95
7.9 µm
0.95
0.95
0.7
0.9
0.95
0.95
0.95
0 95
8-14 µm
0.95
0.95
0.7
0.9
0.95
0.95
0.95
0.95
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
0.98
0.9
0.95
0.4-0.97
—
0.4-0.98
—
0.95
0.95
0.85
—
0.95
0.8-0.95
0.98
0.98
0.9-0.95
0.95
0.95
0.85
—
0.95
0.8-0.95
0.98
0.98
0.9-0.95
0.95
0.95
—
—
—
—
—
—
0.9
0.9
0.9
—
—
0.9-0.95
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9-0.98
0.93
0.9-0.95
0 95
0.9
0.9
0.9-0.98
0.93
0.9-0.95
To optimize surface temperature measurements consider the following guidelines:
1.
Determine the object emissivity using the suitable instrument for measurement.
2.
Avoid reflections by shielding the object from surrounding high temperature sources.
3.
For higher temperature objects use shorter wavelength instruments, whenever any overlap occurs.
4.
For semi-transparent materials such as plastic films and glasses, assure that the background is uniform
and lower in temperature than the object.
5.
Mount the sensor perpendicularly to the surface whenever the emissivity is less than 0.9. In any case, do
not exceed angles more than 30 degrees from incidence.
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A2.1
APPLICATION NOTES
Infrared energy
Each body, at temperatures above the absolute zero (-273°C or 0K), emits energy in the form of
electromagnetic radiation. As the temperature of the body rises, the intensity of this infrared energy increases.
The temperature of the body can therefore be determined by measuring the intensity of this infrared energy.
An equipment used to measure the temperature with this method is called "infrared thermometer" or a "noncontact thermometer" since the thermometer is not required to be in contact with the body in order to measure
its temperature.
A2.2
Applications
The temperature measurement of liquids or gases is well accomplished using a thermoelectric sensor thanks
to the good thermal exchange between the sensor and the fluid. When solid objects are to be measured it is
difficult to obtain a good thermal exchange and the possibility of making an additional error should be kept into
consideration. Temperature measurements with direct contact are often impossible to be carried out when the
target is moving or is connected to dangerous electrical sources or when, for any other reason, it is impossible
or difficult to touch it.
A2.3
Emissivity
The infrared energy emitted by a body differs according to the composition of the body and to the physical
condition of the surface.
Non-contact thermometers are calibrated using a blackbody source (made with material that absorbs energy
at all wavelengths) as a reference standard.
However, to obtain the reading of the true temperature, it is necessary to compensate the thermometer for the
actual emissivity of the object to be measured.
Emissivity = Surface Radiation
Blackbody Radiation
All IRtec P Mk2 infrared thermometers are equipped with an emissivity adjustment from 0.10 to 1.00.
The emissivity values relevant to different materials and surface conditions are detailed into the Application
Bulletin cod. AB 02-002 (en) “How to determine an object emissivity” in Appendix A2 of the manual. The
values from the above tables are reference values only: emissivity can in fact be slightly higher with a higher
oxidation of the material .
A2.4
Reflected energy compensation
The radiation perceived from the thermometer is the one emitted by the target plus the radiation reflected by
the surface of the object itself. To obtain more accurate readings, particularly for measurements of low
emissivity temperature objects, the energy reflected from the target should be considered; that energy
changes according to the temperature of the surrounding environment.
A typical example of that principle of operation comes from reheating furnaces, where the temperature of the
vault is considerably higher than the target temperature.
IRtec P Mk2 thermometers provide an auxiliary function "TAM" to compensate for the ambient temperature.
When the average value of the ambient temperature is set, the microprocessor processes a correction
algorithm and then displays the real temperature value of the target
As an example, the error occurring when no auxiliary function "TAM", to compensate for the ambient
temperature, is enabled can reach 20°C when measuring a target at 100°C with the ambient temperature of
150°C.
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A3
EMC CONFORMITY
The instrument case, made in shock-resistant injection moulded ABS + polycarbonate has an internal metal
coating to fulfil the prevision of the directive 89/336/CEE Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Follow the page with the EMC declaration of conformity
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Declaration of Conformity
We :
Eurotron Instruments S.p.A.
(Supplier's name)
V.le F.lli Casiraghi, 409/413
20099 Sesto S. Giovanni (MI) - Italy
(Address)
declare under our sole responsibility that the product :
Portable IR thermometers IRtec P500+, P510G, P800+, P1000+, P1300+, P1600+, P2000+, P3000+ Mk2
(Name and type)
Cat. 1190, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198 & 1199
(Model)
to which this declaration relates is in conformity with the
following normative documents :
EN 50082-2 (3/95)
IEC 1000-4-2 / IEC 1000-4-4 / IEC 1000-4-11
ENV 50140 - ENV 50141 - ENV 50204
EN 55011
(Title, number and date of issue of normative documents)
following the prevision of directive :
89/336/CEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Sesto S. Giovanni, June 08th, 2007
(Place and date of issue)
(Signature of authorised person)
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Declaration of Conformity
We :
Eurotron Instruments S.p.A.
(Supplier's name)
V.le F.lli Casiraghi, 409/413
20099 Sesto S. Giovanni (MI) - Italy
(Address)
declare under our sole responsibility that the product :
External IR Printer for portable IR thermometers IRtec P Mk2 Series
(Name and type)
Cat. EE490012
(Model)
to which this declaration relates is in conformity with the
following normative documents :
EN 50082-2 (3/95)
IEC 1000-4-2 / IEC 1000-4-4 / IEC 1000-4-11
ENV 50140 - ENV 50141 - ENV 50204
EN 55011
(Title, number and date of issue of normative documents)
following the prevision of directive :
89/336/CEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Sesto S. Giovanni, June 08th, 2007
(Place and date of issue)
(Signature of authorised person)
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INDEX
A
G
Acquisition by dedicated Tags; 43
Acquisition settings; 39
Alarm settings; 30
Ambient Temperature Compensation; 39
APPLICATION NOTES; 77
Applications; 77
Auxiliary input; 70
General; 14
GENERAL DESCRIPTION; 6
General features; 6
GENERAL FEATURES; 14
H
Hold; 28
How to determine an object emissivity; 74
How to Operate the instrument; 26
B
Battery charger; 20
Battery charging; 24
Battery level of charge; 41
Buzzer; 39
I
Infrared energy; 77
Innovative design; 6
Installing the USB driver; 64
Instrument codes; 8
Instrument serial number; 41
INTRODUCTORY NOTE; 2
C
Calculated Measurements; 17
Case; 17
CERTIFICATES; 72
Changing the paper roll; 54
Checking the installed COM port; 66
Close Focus lens; 63
Compatibility; 51
CONFIGURATION; 36
Continuous acquisition; 43
K
Keyboard; 16; 20
L
Laser pinpointing; 28
LASER SAFETY; 2; 22; 28
Laser sight; 70
Letter of conformity; 72
Logging Data Manager; 17
Logging DATA Manager; 48
Logging Mode; 17
D
DATA ACQUISITION OPERATIVE MODE; 43
Date & Real Time clock setting; 37
Decimal point selection; 37
Digital interface; 20
Display; 16; 20
Display backlit setting; 38
Dual optic; 14
M
MAINTENANCE; 70
Microcontroller; 20
Minimum, maximun and difference auxiliary
indication; 32
E
Emissivity; 77
Emissivity automatic setting; 33
Emissivity manual setting; 32
Emissivity preloaded table; 34
Emissivity setting; 32
Enabling the IR port; 53
External IR printer; 52
O
OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS; 25
Optical System; 14
Options & Accessories; 52
F
P
Faulty operating conditions; 70
Firmware; 20
Firmware revision number; 41
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION; 19
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION; 18
Power supply; 19
POWER SUPPLY; 23
Power supply from main line; 24
PRE-OPERATIONAL CHECK; 22
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Storing data; 43
System requirements; 48
Printer description; 52
Printing; 55
Printing a single measure; 55
Printing a single measure and its
minimum/maximum values; 56
Printing all TAG measurements; 58
Printing errors; 60
Printing one tag measurement; 57
T
TABLE OF CONTENTS; 3
Taking measurements; 15
TAM; 39
Target dimensions; 11
Target pinpointing; 15
Technical Unit selection; 36
Temperature Scale selection; 36
Thermocouple input; 31
Thermocouple Input; 16
Thermocouple input enabled; 36
TTS laser pinpointing; 15
Q
Quality System; 17
Quick Start; 26
R
Recalling data; 46
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery; 23
Recommendations; 70
Red Point pinpointing system; 62
Reflected energy compensation; 77
Report of Calibration; 17
Resetting memory; 45
U
Uninstalling the Software; 51
UNPACKING; 21
Unstable temperature measurement; 28
USB serial interface; 16
Using the printer; 52
S
W
Sighting telescope system; 61
Spare parts; 71
Specifications; 10
Storage; 71
Warranty terms; 72
Weight; 28
Working band; 28
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