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High Performance 2-Colour Ratio Fibre Optic Infrared Temperature controller

iR2P and iR2C

2-Colour Infrared Temperature controller | iR2P and iR2C

2-Colour Infrared Temperature controller

£2,005.00 IR2C-1000-33-C24

CE
  • 2-Colour Ratio Fibre Optic Infrared Temperature controller
  • Temperature Range from 300°C up to 3000°C (572 to 5432°F)
  • High Quality 5 Year Warranty
  • Ethernet and RS232/485 Available
  • Full Autotune PID Control
  • Cast Aluminium and 1/8 DIN Panel mount enclosures
  • Two colour & single colour infrared temperature measurement
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Description

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The OMEGA iR2™ Series is the state-of-the-art instrument for difficult and demanding high temperature (300ºC-3000ºC) applications. It is ideally suited for measurement and control applications involving metals, glass, semiconductors and more. The iR2 is extremely fast and accurate with a response time of 10 msec and accuracy of 0.2% of full scale. Despite it's extraordinary technological sophistication and performance, the iR2 is also incredibly user friendly and simple to configure. The iR2 is designed and manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards backed by a 5 year extended warranty.

2-COLOUR RATIO MEASUREMENT
The iR2 measures temperature using a 2-colour ratio technique in which a temperature is computed from the ratio of two different infrared frequencies, unlike a standard infrared thermometer that measures the absolute amount of infrared energy. The 2-colour ratio technique is essential for accurate measurements in many common applications: when the target is obscured by smoke or steam, when the target is viewed through a window or screen that reduces energy, or when the emissivity of the target is unknown or changes. Unlike a standard infrared thermometer that determines an average temperature for everything within its field of view, the iR2 does not require that the target completely fill the lens field of view as long as the temperature of the target is higher than the background or material in the foreground. This capability allows the iR2 lens to be installed farther from the target, or outside a window or screen as well as more accurately measure temperatures of small and moving targets. The iR2 can also be switched to one-colour operation if required.

RUGGED CAST ALUMINIUM or PANEL MOUNT ENCLOSURE
The iR2 is available in two practical packages: The iR2C model is an extremely rugged cast aluminum enclosure (with IP65 rating) that can be mounted on any surface and is powered by 20-36 Vdc or 24 Vac. The iR2P model is a 1/8 DIN panel mount package with a IP65 front panel for rack or cabinet mounting with other instrumentation, and runs on 90-240 Vac or 110-375 Vdc power.


iR2C Cast Aluminium Enclosure
iR2P 1/8 DIN Panel Mount

FULL PID CONTROL
The iR2 is much more than the typical infrared transmitter. It is a complete autotune PID INFRARED TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER in a single extremely compact enclosure (an important, unique feature). The iR2 features a totally programmable analogue output that can be programmed within a range of 0-10 Vdc or 0-20mA. The analogue output is selectable as either a control output or as a calibrated retransmission of the temperature. The iR2 also offers a choice of two Form C (SPDT) Relays or Solid State Relays for controlling or alarms. The control functions feature the full suite of capabilities from simple on-off to full Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control. Instead of connecting a simple infrared transmitter to a separate temperature controller, the iR2 can do it all. The iR2 can control a process with simple ON-OFF control to full Autotune PID control, and everything in between.The dual control outputs can be configured for a variety of independent control and alarm applications such as heat/heat, heat/cool, heat/alarm, and more. The ramp-to-setpoint feature allows the user to define the rate of rise to setpoint, minimising thermal shock to the load during start-up.

BIG BRIGHT DISPLAY
The iR2 features a big bright LED dual display. The smaller numbers display the set points or alarm points. The larger numbers (a full 21mm, .83" high) display the measured temperature. The display can be programmed to change colour between green, amber and red at any set point or alarm point and the change in colour is quickly seen from a distance.

FIBRE OPTICS
The iR2 comes complete with a compact IP65 lens and a flexible fibre optic cable assembly. With the iR2 it’s possible to measure the temperature of targets that would simply not be visible with conventional instruments. The fibre optic cable and lens allows the instrument electronics to be located away from the target environment where it would be subjected to higher temperatures, smoke, dust, steam or powerful electromagnetic emissions such as generated by induction heating. Both the stainless steel lens and rugged cable assembly can be replaced in the field without returning the instrument for calibration (a unique feature). The lens can operate in ambient temperatures up to 200ºC without external cooling. The variable focus lens can focus on targets from any distance between 200 millimeters (8 inches) to more than 4 metres (14 feet). The 25:1 field of view is ideal for most applications. OMEGA also offers a wide selection of compatible application-specific lens assemblies and fibre optic probes developed during three decades of experience servicing the most demanding infrared temperature applications.

UNIQUE BUILT-IN LASER SIGHT
The iR2 features a built-in laser that shows the operator precisely what the lens is seeing (a unique feature).

This innovative laser illuminates the precise spot on the target that the lens is viewing, and allows the operator to focus on the target with absolute precision.

UNIQUE BUILT-IN LASER SIGHT
The iR2 features a built-in laser that shows the operator
precisely what the lens is seeing

The laser can be turned on to sight the target and off to make a measurement with the simple push button on the front panel, or remotely via network or serial communications. The cable and lens do not have to be disconnected and connected to a separate apparatus to provide a conventional or laser light for sighting.

Optional Probe Types
L1 Lens Probe
L2 Ceramic/Metal Tip
L3 Polymer Bolt
L4 Ejector Pin Probe
Custom application-specific lens assemblies and fibre optic probes. Please note that the custom fibre optic assemblies are not field replaceable.


Specifications
Accuracy: 0.2% of Full Scale
Repeatability: 0.2% of Full Scale
Temperature Resolution: 1 Degree
Temperature Range:
300 to 1300ºC (572 to 2372ºF) Single Colour; 450 to 1300ºC (842 to 2372ºF) Dual Colour
600 to 1800ºC (1112 to 3272ºF) Single and Dual Colour
1000 to 3000ºC (1832 to 5432ºF) Single and Dual Colour
Response time:
10 msec (0 to 63% of final value)
Spectral Response: 0.8 to 1.7 microns
IR Temperature Measurement:
Selectable Between Single Colour & Dual Colour
Emissivity:
Adjustable 0.1 - 1.0 (Single)
Slope: 0.85 – 1.15 (Two Colour)
Optical Field of view:
25 : 1, Adjustable Focus from 200 mm to more than 4 metres distance (8" to 14'), standard
Laser Beam Diameter:
Smallest Spot Size 8mm (0.32") Minimal focus distance is 200mm (8"), standard
Other optical assemblies with smaller spot sizes available
Dimensions (Optical Assembly): Ø 20 x 62 mm (Ø 0.79 x 2.43") Maximum Length, standard
Fibre Cable: 1 m included, 2, 3 and 10 m optional (3', 6', 10' and 32')
Power iR2P:
90-240 Vac +/-10% or 110-375 Vdc equivalent voltage; 5W
Power iR2C:
20-36 Vdc or 24 Vac; 4W
Operating Ambient Temperature:
Controller:
0 to 50ºC (32 to 122ºF)
Optical Assembly:
0 to 200ºC (32 to 392ºF), without cooling required, standard
Higher ambient temperature optical assemblies available
Display: Three Colour Dual Display (Amber, Green & Red), Programmable
Environmental Rating:
IP65, NEMA4 (Both the Optical Assembly & the Front Panel)
Serial Communication:
RS232 and RS485/422 or Ethernet and RS485/422
Controller:
ON / OFF or PID Controller with Autotune
Outputs:
Two Control or Alarm Outputs
Output Type: Analogue voltage or current (0-10Vdc or 4-20mA),
DC Pulse (10Vdc @ 20mA),
Form "C" SPDT Relay 3A @ 120 Vac, 3A @ 240 Vac for iR2P; 200 mA @ 3 Vdc for iR2C
Analogue Output Response:
1 second
Pulse Output Response:
1 second
Laser Sighting:
Built-into the Controller for Optical assembly alignment
Wavelength (Colour):
650nm (RED)
Operating Distance:
20 cm to 4 m (8" to 14'), standard

Maximum Laser Power output: <1mW
Location of Laser Warning Label: On the control system box and circumference of optical head
Safety Classification: Class 2; Complies with FDA 21 CFR 1040.10; CE EN 60825-1/11.2001
Laser Power Switch: Set via the Controller Menu
Laser Indicator: Displays

iSeries Embedded Internet
iSeries Meters and Controllers -
Direct connection to Ethernet (Each device has own IP Address)


EMBEDDED INTERNET
Ethernet connectivity and an Embedded Web Server are standard features of the iR2 controller. The OMEGA®iR2 is part of the iSeries™ family of instruments that connect directly to an Ethernet network and can send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets. Like all iSeries devices, the iR2 can serve Web pages over an Ethernet LAN or even over the Internet making it possible to monitor and control a process through a web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer) from anywhere in the facility or anywhere in the world.

Remote Control
For example, using the iR2 infrared temperature meter/controller to control a heater, an engineer can monitor the temperature, change set points or alarm points, turn the heater on and off, or make other modifications from anywhere on the local network, or anywhere on the Internet. The web pages are easily customised and secure password protected access to the devices is easily controlled. And it requires absolutely no special software on the engineer's computer to view the data and "supervise" the controller - nothing other than a Web Browser.

Email and Alarm
In fact, the iR2 controller can even send an email to the engineer (or anyone else) alerting them to an alarm condition or updating the status. Using the technology of the Internet, the engineer could receive a message from the iR2 controller on an Internet enabled pager or mobile phone. Most remarkable is that all this can be accomplished without a computer. The OMEGA® iR2 controller connects directly to the Ethernet Network - not to the serial port of a computer functioning as a "server" and "master" to "slave" instruments connected through serial communications.

The iR2 also includes RS-422, RS-485 and MODBUS serial communications along with Ethernet. The iR2 controller can be ordered with RS-232 Serial Communications instead of Ethernet at no extra charge. The RS-232 option also includes RS-422, RS-485 ASCII and MODBUS. All these serial protocols are included on one device, selectable from a menu.

Internet Appliances
iSeries devices, including the iR2 controller, are in fact stand-alone Web Servers. The Ethernet and Web Server capability is actually embedded in the device. The OMEGA® iSeries device is assigned an IP address on the network and can also be assigned an easily remembered name such as "Heater1". In fact, the device could be assigned an authorized Internet IP address from an Internet Service Provider and function as a World Wide Web Server delivering whatever specific information is called for.

The iSeries devices work well with conventional industrial automation, data acquisition and control programs as well as Microsoft Visual Basic and Excel. OMEGA® provides free software and demos which makes it fast and easy to get up and running with many applications.

Dimensions - iR2C


Dimensions - iR2P
Front View
Panel Cutout
Top View
Exploded View


Dimensions -
iR2 Optical Lens
LENS ASSEMBLY


Standard Lens - 8mm Spot Size



-L2MM Lens - 2mm Spot Size
-L3MM Lens - 3mm Spot Size

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Part Number/Desc.
Availability
Price
Description
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IR2C-1000-33-C24
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£2,005.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure, 2 SPDT Relay, 1000 to 3000ºC (1832 to 5432ºF) , Isolated RS-232 and RS-485/422. 300 to 19.2k Baud (if required)
 
IR2C-1000-33-C4EI
Star
Availability: 1 week  
£2,005.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure, 2 SPDT Relay, 1000 to 3000ºC (1832 to 5432ºF) , Ethernet with Embedded Web Server + Isolated RS-485/422/MODBUS
 
IR2C-1000-43-C24
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£2,005.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure,2 pulsed 10 VDC outputs, 1000 to 3000ºC (1832 to 5432ºF) , Isolated RS-232 and RS-485/422. 300 to 19.2k Baud (if required)
 
IR2C-300-33-C24
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£2,340.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure, 2 SPDT Relay, 300 to 1300ºC (572 to 2372ºF), Isolated RS-232 and RS-485/422. 300 to 19.2k Baud (if required)
 
IR2C-600-33-C24-L3MM
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£2,140.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure, 2 SPDT Relays, 600 to 1800ºC (1112 to 3272ºF), Isolated RS232 & RS485/422. 3mm Spot size @ 225mm distance field of view
 
IR2C-600-33-C24-L2MM
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£2,140.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure, 2 SPDT Relays, 600 to 1800ºC (1112 to 3272ºF), Isolated RS232 & RS485/422. 2mm Spot size @ 150mm distance field of view
 
IR2C-600-43-C4EI
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£2,005.00   
Controller with Cast aluminium enclosure, 2 pulsed 10 VDC outputs, 600 to 1800ºC (1112 to 3272ºF), Ethernet with Embedded Web Server + Isolated RS-485/422/MODBUS
 
Optional Length Fibre Optic Cable (Instead of Standard 1m Cable)
iR2-03
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£114.00   
90cm (3ft) Fibre Optic Cable (standard with controller. For 300 range, Quartz is supplied)
 
iR2-06
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£141.00   
1.8m (6ft) Fibre Optic Cable
 
iR2-10
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£201.00   
2.7m (10ft) Fibre Optic Cable
 
iR2-30
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£505.00   
10m (32ft) Fibre Optic Cable
 
iR2-03Q
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£268.00   
0.9m (3ft) Fibre Optic Quartz Cable
 
iR2-06Q
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£450.00   
1.8m (6ft) Fibre Optic Quartz Cable
 
iR2-10Q
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£625.00   
2.7m (10ft) Fibre Optic Quartz Cable
 
Accessories
iR2-LENS
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£302.00   
Standard Lens with 8 mm spot size @ fixed focal distance of 200 mm (25:1)
 
iR2-L2MM
Star
Availability: 1 week  
£435.00   
Lens with 2 mm spot size @ fixed focal distance of 150 mm (75:1)
 
iR2-L3MM
Star
Availability: 6 weeks  
£435.00   
Lens with 3 mm spot size @ fixed focal distance of 225 mm (75:1)
 
CAL3-iR2
Star
Availability:  
Consult Sales  
Calibration traceable to NIST with 5 data points
 
 
All amounts shown in EUR, GBP, or USD

Part Number Builder

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Option Descriptions:


(1) Enclosure Type select from:
C for cast aluminium enclosure
P for 1/8 DIN Panel mount

(2) Range select from:
300 for 300 to 1300ºC (572 to 2372ºF) Must use Quartz Cable
600 for 600 to 1800ºC (1112 to 3272ºF)
1000 for 1000 to 3000ºC (1832 to 5432ºF)

(3) Outputs select from:
53 for 1 Programable Analogue Output selectable as either control or retransmission of the process value 0-10 Vdc or 4-20mA and One (1) Form C SPDT Relay 3A @ 120 Vac 3A @ 240 Vac for iR2P 200 mA @ 30 Vdc for iR2C
43 for Pulsed 10 Vdc @ 20 mA (for use with external SSR) and One (1)Form C SPDT Relay 3A @ 120 Vac 3A @ 240 Vac for iR2P 200 mA @ 30 Vdc for iR2C
33 for Two (2) Form C SPDT Relay 3A @ 120 Vac 3A @ 240 Vac for iR2P 200 mA @ 30 Vdc for iR2C

(4) Network Options select from:
C24 for Isolated RS-232 and RS-485/422. 300 to 19.2k Baud
C4EI for Ethernet with Embedded Web Server + Isolated RS-485/422/MODBUS

(5) Optical Assemblies select from:
Nothing(leave field blank) for Standard variable focal length lens. Focal distance from lens to target variable between 200mm to 4 metres spot size ratio 25 for 1 (8 mm spot size @ 200 mm distance)
-L2MM for 2 mm spot size @ fixed focal distance of 150 mm (75 for 1)
-L3MM for 3 mm spot size @ fixed focal distance of 225 mm (75 for 1)

(6) High Ambient Temperature Option select from:
Nothing(leave field blank) for No Option
-HT for High ambient temperature 0 to 300º C lens and cable assembly 3 ft. (0.9m) Fibre Optic Quartz Cable (consult Sales Department for longer cable lengths)
Note: All combinations may not be valid, check spec sheet for valid part numbers.