Infrared Temperature SensorsThe Raytek MI3 sensors are now compatible with the Modbus and Profibus network protocols, allowing them to be used in a wide range of applications requiring digital communication for field devices. The updated thermometers now offer a low-cost, multi-channel noncontact temperature measurement solution with network communications capability. The MI3 Series represents a new generation of performance and innovation in noncontact temperature monitoring for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) applications and manufacturing processes. These high-performance IR sensors reduce energy costs by allowing tighter process control and more efficient process heating. Improved control performance usually results in less product variation, higher product quality and increased throughput. The MI3 Series sensors combine a rugged IP65 (NEMA 4) stainless steel sensing head with a separate communication module. They offer a choice of scalable 0/4 to 20 mA and 0 to 5/10 VDC analog outputs or Type J, K, R or S thermocouple outputs, as well as an optional RS485 network interface.