AMETEK LAND, a designer and manufacturer of non-contact temperature measurement for industries such as steel, glass and cement, has launched a new app for Cyclops, its portable thermometer. The Cyclops Logger App, which is now available for free download on Google Play, reportedly enhances Cyclops’ operation by making it easier for anyone with a smartphone or tablet to capture and share live data from a Land Cyclops portable thermometer.
The app features a Route Mode management system that reportedly ensures temperature measurements are recorded at pre-configured locations. Single or multiple routes can be uploaded onto the app, with the option to preset against a variety of parameters, such as emissivity and window correction. This provides configurable measurement routes for a plant or process, reportedly making it ideal for areas with multiple locations that require regular monitoring (e.g., large production plants). Routes are configured in the Logger software and uploaded to the Cyclops thermometer for easy viewing.
A four-digit code assigned to each temperature reading along the route allows predefined information to be recorded about the material’s emissivity at every location within the production process, along with date and time. “Customers are looking for remote and on-the-move access to data, and this is the first in a series of innovative new apps that are designed to enhance the usability of our Cyclops product family,” said a spokesperson for Land Instruments. “The new app really takes non-contact temperature measurement to a whole new level, allowing users to automatically log temperature measurements on pre-defined routes.” Once the user has taken temperature measurements that have been automatically recorded by the new Cyclops Logger app, the data can be downloaded via Bluetooth to a desktop.
In addition to enhancing usability, the Logger app also reportedly improves safety. Cyclops currently permits single-handed operation, which allows users to steady themselves on safety rails during measurement; this app improves the process by automatically logging temperature measurements, so there is no need to remove gloves or manually record temperature at each location. This feature proves beneficial in hostile environments while reportedly saving a significant amount of time and improving accuracy. The operator simply takes a temperature reading with the ergonomically designed Cyclops device while wearing full safety clothing; the smartphone automatically collects the data from, for example, a secure pocket within an item of clothing.