IR Thermopile Sensor
- 20-60cm Measurement Distance
- MEMS Thermopile element
- TO-39 Package
- Fast response, wide temp. Measurement.
- Large-calibar infrared optical design
- High accuracy NTC
IR Thermopile Sensor
What is IR thermopile sensor?
An IR thermopile sensor is an infrared sensor that uses a thermopile to detect and measure thermal radiation. It works by absorbing infrared radiation and converting it into an electrical signal that can be read and interpreted by a computer or other electronic device. The sensor is usually consists of a thermopile. When a thermopile is exposed to infrared radiation, it generates a small current proportional to the amount of radiation it absorbs. This current is then amplified Used to measure the temperature of the object or area being monitored. IR thermopile sensors are commonly used in industrial and scientific applications for temperature measurement, thermal imaging, and other applications that require the detection of heat radiation.
How does a ir thermopile sensor work?
IR thermopile sensors work by detecting and measuring thermal radiation, which is electromagnetic radiation emitted by an object due to its temperature. Sensors typically consist of thermopiles, which are devices made up of many thin metal strips stacked together. When the thermopile is exposed to infrared radiation, the temperature difference between the two surfaces of the metal strips generates a small electrical current, which is proportional to the amount of radiation it absorbs.
The working principle of IR thermopile sensors can be explained in the following steps:
Infrared radiation is emitted by an object and focused onto a thermopile by an optical system such as a lens or mirror.
Thermopiles absorb infrared radiation and convert it into heat.
The heat causes a temperature difference between the two surfaces of the metal strips in the thermopile, which generates a small electrical current.
The current is then amplified and converted into a usable signal, such as a voltage, that can be read by a computer or other electronic device.
The signal is then processed and used to calculate the temperature of the object.
Infrared thermopile sensor can be used for two-color temperature measurement, non-contact temperature measurement and non-contact temperature measurement. These sensors are useful in various applications like industrial process control, temperature measurement, thermal imaging, and others that require the detection of heat radiation.
What is the purpose of IR thermopile sensor?
The purpose of IR thermopile sensor measure the temperature of an object or area by detecting the thermal radiation emitted by the object. Some common applications of IR thermopile sensors include:
- Industrial process control: Infrared thermopile sensor is used to measure the temperature of industrial equipment and processes, such as furnace temperature and hot spot detection.
- Temperature measurement: Infrared thermopile sensor is used to measure the temperature of objects in a wide range of industries, such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, and semiconductor manufacturing.
- Medicine and scientific research: Infrared thermopile sensor can be used for temperature measurement in medicine and scientific research, such as measuring human body temperature or measuring temperature in laboratory environments.
- Thermal Imaging: Infrared thermopile sensor can be used in conjunction with lenses or optics to focus radiation onto the thermopile and create a thermal image.
- Surveillance: Infrared thermopile sensor can be used in surveillance cameras to capture images and detect the temperature of objects in low-light conditions or in total darkness.
- Automotive: Infrared thermopile sensor can be used in vehicles to measure the temperature of the engine transmission and other components to monitor their performance and detect any potential problems.
These are just a few examples, but the use of IR thermopile sensor may vary depending on the specific requirements of the application and measurement.