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Furnace tracking systems for demanding heat treat applications

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Furnace tracking systems for demanding heat treat applications
The new Datapaq furnace tracker systems capture temperature profiles inside the longest heat treatment processes and during quenching. Photo: Fluke Process Instruments

13.09.2021. Fluke Process Instruments, a global leader in infrared imaging and thermal profiling solutions for industrial applications, releases the latest Datapaq® furnace tracker system – complete with the TP6 data logger, thermal barriers and intuitive software.

Accurate and reliable through-process temperature surveys

The Datapaq furnace tracker system is designed to be used repeatedly, in-process in the most hostile manufacturing environments, providing accurate and reliable through-process temperature surveys. Each system can help users improve process performance, decrease downtime, reduce temperature uniformity survey (TUS) reporting times and more.

The first component of the system is the Datapaq TP6 data logger, which can withstand the longest, most-demanding operating conditions. The TP6 features a 316-grade, stainless-steel case and a IP67 rating, making it water-resistant. This datalogger is available with either 10 or 20 thermocouple inputs. Moreover, it can be specified for use with base or noble metal thermocouples.

Ideal for high-temperature heat treat processe

The latest thermal barrier models are ideal for high-temperature heat treat processes and have been designed to provide maximum thermal protection – including applications such as vacuum and controlled atmosphere, slab reheat and solution aging, among others. The new patented quenchable thermal barriers eliminate the need for fiber blankets. Fluke Process Instruments also offers bespoke design services to create a solution that specifically fits a customer’s process.

To complete the system, Fluke Process Instruments offers the Datapaq Insight™ software. It transforms raw data into actionable analytics and features a clear user interface, context-sensitive help screens and assistance options for infrequent users. Three software options are available, and the complimentary Datapaq Insight for mobile is offered for free. This mobile application allows users to reset, download and analyse right on the factory floor and check thermocouple operation before a thermal profile run. The advanced TUS software also provides full temperature profiles and traceable reports for industry regulations like AMS2750 and CQI-9.

Statements

“The system offers customers a robust solution that is designed for harsh environments like quenching and high temperatures,” says Rob Hornsblow, Product Manager at Fluke Process Instruments. “Whether users are working with raw materials or finished products, measuring product and atmosphere temperatures throughout the furnace is critical in ensuring both product quality and process efficiency. Datapaq continues to provide real-time, repeatable temperature data that can help improve performance and system accuracy, decrease downtime and much more.”

 

“We’ve really focused on what customers wanted when engineering this new system. Now we are excited to introduce the patented quenchable thermal barriers, an IP67-rated data logger and the Insight for mobile application that will allow users to check thermocouple operation before each run.”

The Datapaq furnace tracker systems – including the new TP6 data logger and thermal barrier models – are now available.

 

(Source: Fluke Process Instruments)