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Heat protection range for temperature profiling in paint operations

12 July 2017

The new DATAPAQ EasyTrack3 temperature profiling system from Fluke Process Instruments is designed to address the needs of paint or powder coating operations.

A range of thermal barriers protects the data logger with its non-volatile memory in infrared and convection ovens. The lightweight aluminum standard barrier shields the electronics for up to 2h at 200°C. Thermal protection is ensured by high-performance microporous insulation and a heat sink.

The DATAPAQ EasyTrack3 Professional System extends protection to 3h, allowing users to monitor up to three cure processes consecutively. A thermal barrier for high-temperature PTFE and Dacromet coating withstands 400°C for up to 90min.

The manufacturer has also designed a low-height barrier for profiling typical mesh belt cure lines where oven clearance is restricted. At just 31mm high, the barrier provides protection for 13min at 200°C or for 30min at 100°C. The logger operating temperature is 85°C. It automatically switches off, should it ever heat above that point – for instance due to unscheduled line stops. This prevents faulty data collection. The profiler provides a measurement accuracy of ±1.6°C (logger and thermocouple accuracy combined) over its entire operating temperature range.

 
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