flukeprocessinstrumentslogoFluke Process Instruments has developed a miniature monitoring solution for monoblock cure processes. The DATAPAQ MonoPaq2 system profiles the metal temperature of coated aluminum bottles, aerosols, and collapsible tubes both in IBO and OBO lines. The thermal barrier measures 41 x 48 x 195 mm, making it 43% smaller by volume than the preceding generation.

fluke_buThe temperature profiling system can be used in lines with very closely spaced pins (>45 mm) and with various product basket sizes. This engineering success is primarily based on the development of a new data logger with a minimal footprint. The DATAPAQ Q18 logger connects four thermocouples via micro-miniature sockets and logs up to 32,000 readings per channel with an adjustable interval of 0.05 s or more.

Downloaded to a PC or notebook, the thermal profile can be reviewed with the DATAPAQ Insight software, which includes versatile visualization, analysis, and reporting functions. Manufacturers can thereby optimize their oven…

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