Thermopile IR detectors for industry and medical
The thermo-electric IR detectors of the MTS series (Micro-Hybrid Thermopile Sensors) are characterized by a particularly high detectivity and longevity.
They are suitable for non-contact temperature measurement as well as for NDIR gas analysis. IR thermopiles, also known as thermopiles, detect broadband IR radiation. The basis of each detector is formed by the so-called thermocouple. Thermal diffusion currents of two different metals (Seebeck effect) generate an electrical voltage which is transmitted and processed as a measurement signal. The sensitivity of the detector significantly influences the quality of the measurement result.
MTS Thermopile Detectors product overview
Applications thermal IR detectors
Thermal IR detectors are used in many applications in industry, research and science, including gas measurement, spectrometry, temperature measurement and monitoring, and pyrometry. Since temperatures and gas concentrations are among the most important process parameters, their reliable detection is an elementary component for monitoring and ensuring determined processes.
IR temperature measurement
NDIR gas analysis
Benefits of our gas sensors
Reliable and high precise results in gas analysis
We use high quality IR components and packaging technologies made by Micro-Hybrid for our gas sensors only. We provide unique depth value added and longtime engineering know how to deliver a perfect measuring equipment for your application.
Gas measurement in harsh environments
Through hermetically sealed packaging by means of soldering our patented HermeSEAL® technology enables the use of our gas sensors in harsh environments. Our sensors provide accurate measurement results even through high temperatures, extreme humidity and other difficult environmental conditions.
Durable and stable
Our high quality standards for components and processes guarantee stability and long service life of our NDIR sensors. Extensive testing and in-house calibration guarantee precise results for your process measurement technology.
Innovative and flexible
Steady further development of all components and parts with a focus on long-term stability and harsh environmental conditions, multi-gas solutions and many years of experience make us your OEM partner for the development of gas sensors.
Solutions for evaluation and development
Our Evaluation-Kit is designed for evaluating Micro-Hybrid thermopile- and pyroelectric detectors as well as corresponding IR-emitters. It provides an easy way to get started in NDIR gas analysis without having to develop an electrical circuit or software. Possible applications of our Evaluation-Kit are gas analysis for industrial component evaluation, concept studies or educational use.
- Easy set up of the IR-emitters and the reading/monitoring of their output data
- System is flexible, making it possible to optimize the operating parameters for specific usage
- Data read out of 1 / 2 / 4 channel Pyro- or Thermopile Detectors
- Integrated power supply for emitter and Pyro detectors
- integrated software adjustable amplifiers
- file export
- software adjustable low / high pass filters for signal processing
- software selectable signal interpretation (RMS / peak to peak / amplitude)
- Capture of two channels simultaneously
High temperature thermopile
Temperature monitoring of machines and processes at high ambient temperatures is a real challenge. Our high-temperature thermopile detectors are suitable for special requirements such as high temperatures in industrial applications.
- Ambient conditions up to 190 °C
- Soldered filter (optional)
- High sensitivity
- Resistant to environmental influences
- Also suitable for chemical processes
IR spectrometry with the thermopile line array TPL 64
The 64-pixel thermopile array detects infrared radiation and converts it into an analog voltage signal. Important parameters such as high sensitivity and specific detectivity of each pixel are peak values compared to other similar products on the market. The excellent spectral range of sensitivity from 2 - 16 μm allows varios applications in spectrometry for the analysis of gases and liquids.
- Broadband window 2 - 16 μm
- Sensitivity up to 155 V/W
- High-precision housing for optical adjustment
- Low crosstalk between pixels depending on inert gas / vacuum
- Detectivity typ. 1.08 - 109 cmHz1/2/W; air without window, blackbody T500 KE = 38 W/m2; at Tamb = 25 ºC; filling gas Xenon, assumed window transmission
Structure and variants of MTS thermopile detectors
MTS highly sensitive thermopile detectors are available in TO46 and TO39 as single, dual or four channel detectors. We offer single channel detectors with 80 thermocouples for IR temperature measurement and with 200 thermocouples for gas analysis. By adapting our IR sensors with different optical filters we offer individual product solutions for thermometry, non-contact measurement or gas monitoring (two narrowband windows, two-channel output).