Tailored for aluminum processing chores, Fluke Process Instruments’ thermal profilers enable furnace surveys and in-process product temperature monitoring with up to 20 thermocouple channels. They come with Datapaq Insight analysis software that includes comprehensive reporting functions. Users can customize reports and generate CQI-9, AMS 2750E, and ISO9000-compliant reports. Dedicated system solutions are available for temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) and for product temperature profiling during controlled atmosphere brazing, vacuum brazing, age hardening, solution treatment, aluminum log homogenizing, quenching, and ingot reheating.
The Datapaq TP3 data loggers store up to 3.6 million data points. The measured temperature range is -100 °C to 1370 °C with a ±0.3 °C accuracy. Operating costs are minimal due to flexible charging with any of three user-interchangeable battery types: Lithium, Alkaline, or rechargeable NiMH batteries. Each logger is supplied with an onboard digital calibration certificate allowing automatic measurement correction functions which eliminate risk of human error and save time on reporting. Application-specific thermal barriers protect the electronics throughout the length of the process.
The line-up for the aluminum industry includes, among others, special barriers for vacuum brazing furnaces with minimized out-gassing and low-height quench systems. Featuring automatic temperature triggers, the programmable loggers can automatically choose a faster sampling interval once immersed in the quench tank, enabling users to collect more data during this critical phase of the process. The barriers cool down quickly and can be re-used immediately after a measurement run. The data loggers can execute up to ten consecutive profiling runs before download via Bluetooth or USB. The manufacturer also provides suitable thermocouples as well as a surveyor jig for brazing, which enables repeatable measurements and furnace trending analysis without having to rig up a product.
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