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Ircon® Announces Advanced Features for Modline® 6 Series Fiber Optic Infrared Thermometers


Innovative, fully featured, high-temperature models designed for metal and glass applications

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., November 18, 2009 — Ircon®, the worldwide leader in infrared (IR) noncontact temperature measurement, has introduced the new Modline® 6 Series of infrared thermometers. The new line of high performance sensors features advanced signal processing and background-reflected energy compensation capabilities, and includes one-and two-color fiber optic IR devices designed for harsh operating environments.

The rugged Modline 6 Series thermometers deliver the best value in terms of price, performance, features and ease-of-use of any available fiber-optic infrared thermometer. They are used in a variety of demanding industrial applications, including metal heat treating, steel production, foundries, and primary and secondary glass.

The Modline 6 firmware now provides engineers with enhanced signal processing options, including averaging, “peak hold” and "valley hold.” The thermometers also incorporate a state-of-the-art electro-optic design offering built-in compensation for background-reflected energy. These features are accessed via Modline 6 Multidrop Support Software, which is intended for remote sensor configuration and data acquisition, display and archiving. The software includes demonstration tutorials that pictorially guide users step-by-step through the setup of signal processing and programmable relay functions.

Proprietary electronics support other advanced features, including two-way serial communications, remote sensor setup and configuration, real-time display of target temperature, and field calibration software.

The Modline 6 sensor includes a fiber-optic re-imaging lens interfacing to an electronics box, which has a bright LED display for access to key sensor functions and live temperature output. With the Modline 6, there is no need to open the electronics box when adjustments to sensor settings are required.

Modline 6 Series thermometers use high-speed digital signal processors with an RS-485 serial data communications networking capability supporting up to 32 sensors. System requirements for the Modline 6 Multidrop Support Software include a personal computer with a minimum of 4 MB of RAM operating under Microsoft® Windows NT4/Windows 2000/XP. The software is included at no additional cost with all new Modline 6 Series thermometers.

About Raytek and Ircon

Headquartered in Santa Cruz, Calif., Ircon has joined with Raytek to offer a complete IR solution, including the industry’s most complete line of infrared sensors, linescanners and process imaging systems. Raytek, a Fluke company, is the worldwide leader in noncontact temperature measurement. Raytek designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of infrared (IR) temperature measurement instruments for industrial, maintenance and quality control applications. Raytek distributes its products worldwide with subsidiaries located in Europe and China. For more information, visit or


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