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Plastic Industry Forum - Converse with Plastics Processing Leaders / Equipment / Thermal Cameras to measure mold surface temperature
Posted:  18 Nov 2017 18:26
We are investigating the use of thermal imaging cameras to measure mold temperature (up to 400F).

Does anyone have experience using thermal cameras for this type of application?  If so, any recommendations on brands / models?  Any issues with reflections from shiny metal mold surfaces? 

Thank you.

Mike Walter
Posted:  15 Dec 2017 22:37
Mike,
You will not be able to use a thermal imaging camera to shoot the mold alone.  You can leave the part on the core and shoot it. You would have to shoot quickly right after mold open.  The IR rays will bounce off of the mold and give you erroneous measurements.  You could mask off your mold with black electrical tape and shoot that.  Flir makes a good one.  Model E30.  There's so much information to send in this email so why don't we come over and discuss. 
Joe Cascarano
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