Dronfield,  Sheffield 
United Kingdom
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Welcome to AMETEK Land!

AMETEK Land is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analyzers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

Through its trusted range of leading-edge technologies, AMETEK Land is chosen the world over to deliver highly accurate measurement solutions that precisely meet process needs. With unrivalled applications knowledge, choosing AMETEK Land ensures the highest standards of process safety, process control and product quality are reached.

Designed to operate in the harsh environments found in steel production, AMETEK Land instruments are designed to the highest performance standards, optimized for making temperature measurements at every important stage of the process.

AMETEK Land provides comprehensive solutions supported by more than 70 years of experience serving the steel industry.

Brands: LAND, LSP-HD, line scanners, HotSpotIR, SPOT, VIRALERT, SDS, MWIR-B-640, Auto Pour, SPOT GS, Cyclops


Iron & Steel Applications Overview

 Press Releases

  • AMETEK Land’s SPOT pyrometers / thermometers fall into three broad types:

    • Mono
    • Ratio
    • Application 

    The best one to choose will depend on the product surface you want to measure, and the process environment.

    Understanding the Range of SPOT Pyrometers Available for Non-Contact Infrared Temperature Measurement
    A single wavelength Mono pyrometer is the simplest and cheapest solution, but for accurate temperature measurements you must have a clear view of the product and know the emissivity of the surface

    The advantage of a dual wavelength Ratio pyrometer is that it can correct for dust, dirty windows, and for unknown or changing emissivity - as long as both wavelength channels are affected proportionally.

    A more complex Application specific pyrometer is required for certain surfaces such as aluminium and galvanised / galvannealed steel where emissivity changes significantly with wavelength.

    Emissivity is the key parameter to understand for accurate infrared temperature measurement.  

    The emissivity of a surface is the proportion of radiation that surface emits, compared to the maximum theoretically possible according to the laws of physics (the ‘blackbody radiation’).  Emissivity is the opposite of reflectivity, so a highly reflective smooth mirror-like surface has emissivity close to zero.  Rough, dark matt surfaces have high emissivity.  If you have two objects of the same temperature, one bright and shiny, one dark and matt, the dark one will feel hotter if you hold your hand in front of it as it radiates a higher proportion of its internal heat.  An infrared pyrometer measures the same effect that you feel.  With a Mono thermometer, you need to enter the correct emissivity value for the surface so that the pyrometer can correct for the reduced emission level, whereas Ratio and Application pyrometers can automatically fit and even calculate the emissivity.  

    Dirt and dust that obscure the view of a pyrometer have the same effect on the measurement as reduced emissivity – both reduce the amount of radiation collected.  If the level of obscuration remains constant, it would be possible to enter a correction factor as for emissivity and continue to use a Mono thermometer.  However, in many cases clouds of dust come and go, viewing windows become gradually dirtier between cleaning cycles.  A Ratio pyrometer is the device to choose in this case, which can automatically adjust for the changing obscuration level. 

    Ratio and Application pyrometers measure the infrared radiation received at two or more wavelengths – so they collect more data than a single wavelength Mono pyrometer.  If the surface emissivity or transmission level of the optical path is changing, there are effectively two unknowns to calculate: the proportion of radiation arriving at the instrument, and the temperature.  Given two measurement wavebands, it is possible to eliminate the reduced signal level from the equations and measure temperature accurately despite changing emissivity or obscuration.  In the SPOT range of Ratio pyrometers, the signal level is also provided as an output, and can be configured with an alarm as a ‘dirty window alert’.

    An Application pyrometer is a more complex variant of the Ratio pyrometer, for materials whose emissivity changes with wavelength in a non-linear way.  In this case there are multiple unknowns: the temperature, the emissivity at each wavelength, and the complex relationship between the emissivity change at those different wavelengths.  For each temperature measured by an Application pyrometer, the instrument is calling on a huge ‘3D Dataset’ of historically measured values of temperature, emissivity and radiance at each waveband of the instrument.  For this reason, Application thermometers are only available for specific industrial process materials that we have thoroughly researched, such as the SPOT AL EQS for aluminium extrusion, quench and strip, and the SPOT GS for galvanised and galvannealed steel strip.

  • AMETEK Land has continued innovating its popular SPOT AL EQS aluminium applications pyrometer by introducing two new modes for forging and forming applications.  

    SPOT AL EQSThe new F and F Mg (magnesium) algorithms extend AMETEK Land’s capabilities to provide accurate, repeatable temperature measurements to additional aluminium production and processing industries. The new algorithms are suitable for reheating and secondary processing applications with thicker alloy-dependent oxide layers.
    The new F and F Mg modes of SPOT AL EQS are well suited to billet temperature measurements at the entry to the extrusion press or during other aluminium pre-heating processes. They provide the most accurate digital temperature readings of low and variable emissivity aluminium to ensure optimised process speed, process efficiency, and high-quality products with minimal scrap.

    Dr. Fiona Turner, Physics Section Manager for AMETEK Land, explains: “We are continually innovating within our SPOT AL EQS range, and this latest development is designed to ensure that our cutting-edge pyrometer can be utilised in an even wider range of aluminium applications. This latest development has been widely tested in conjunction with secondary aluminium producers and has proven highly effective. It significantly enhances the pyrometer’s scope and opens up new measurement opportunities.”

    The SPOT AL EQS pyrometer now offers five measurement modes, with dedicated pre-set algorithms that provide the most accurate digital temperature readings of low and variable emissivity aluminium. This ensures optimised press speed and high-quality products with minimal scrap. 

    Potential F and F Mg applications include: 
    • Billet profile
    • Ingot/sales (re)heat furnace
    • Pre-heating and forging
    • Induction heating/heat treatment
    • Mounting/shrinking
    • Preheating for coating/bending

    SPOT AL EQS is an advanced non-contact infrared pyrometer providing a single sensor solution for aluminium extrusion, strip mill, forming/forging, and further processing.

    A highly accurate and stable digital pyrometer, the SPOT AL EQS uses AMETEK Land’s cutting-edge SPOT technology and unique, advanced data-processing algorithms to measure aluminium temperature at an extruder press exit; quench and billets; strip mill; forging/forming applications; and forging/forming applications with high-magnesium content alloys.

    Offering measurements ranging from 200 °C (392 °F) to 700 °C (1292 °F), the pyrometer integrates with control systems to optimise throughput at the press or mill. 

    Data is made immediately available via a rear display or via a web server. Video cameras within the pyrometer and remote access to all features enable the user to view, configure, and focus the pyrometer locally or remotely.

    Combining Ethernet, Modbus TCP, video, analogue, and alarm outputs in a single device, the SPOT AL EQS is designed specifically for measuring the temperature of aluminium in a range of processing applications.
  • AMETEK Land has enhanced its flare stack monitoring thermal imaging solution with the inclusion of its innovative, advanced image processing IMAGEPro software to deliver accurate and reliable monitoring of the flame and the pilot light at the flare stack.


    AMETEK Land’s flare stack monitoring solution includes an infrared imager that produces high-resolution thermal images of the target, from any distance. This allows the camera to be positioned at a safe distance from the flame and makes it easily accessible for installation and maintenance.

    The solution’s IMAGEPro software monitors, captures, and displays data from multiple thermal imaging cameras simultaneously to provide real-time analysis and exceptional functionality, delivering state-of-the-art protection against unwanted emissions. Detailed visualisation of the thermal data and the ability to set alarms enables the system to warn if action needs to be taken. 

    “We’re delighted to bring to the market this latest innovation in flare stack monitoring,” said David Primhak, Director of Development and Product Management for AMETEK Land.  “IMAGEPro offers specific application functionality for exceptional process control. Combined with our highly accurate infrared thermal imaging systems, it ensures that plants can meet flare stack emissions requirements in a safe and efficient operation. It will have wide-reaching benefits for the industry, specifically for chemical, petrochemical, and steel industries, providing more relevant application-specific data to enhance safety and operational efficiency of the flare stack.”

    In addition to producing a visual image, AMETEK Land’s imager also detects the infrared radiation emitted from the flame. This means the camera sees the flame, whether it is coloured orclear, no matter the weather. 

    Flare Stack Monitoring Application Note (EN)
    With a wide detection range from 100 °C to 1000 °C (212 °F to 1832 °F), even if the gas composition changes and affects the temperature of the flame, the imager continues to supply an accurate measurement. The range is also high enough to ensure that background heat is ignored, plus it operates in ambient temperatures from -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F), making it suitable for installation in almost any location.

    The ability to select multiple regions of interest ensures that measurements continue to be made even when the flame is moved by wind conditions. By delivering accurate and reliable monitoring, the solution helps ensure that plants can meet flare stack emissions requirements in a safe and efficient operation.

    Details of AMETEK Land’s enhanced application solution can be found in its new Flare Stack Monitoring Application note and accompanying video.

    The Application Note is a comprehensive guide to thermal imaging for effective flare stack monitoring. It covers essential information, including why flare stack monitoring is important and why thermal imaging is the best solution for this application.

    Click here to see the Application Note
    Click here to watch the Flare Stack Monitoring Video
  • AMETEK Land has launched an innovative, new mid-wavelength borescope, the MWIR-B-640, for furnace applications. The MWIR-B-640 enables highly accurate and fully radiometric temperature measurement image data to be taken, stored, and trended over the lifetime of the furnace, providing a continuous and clear view, even through heavy smoke and hot atmospheres. 

    MWIR-Borescope-640It is suitable for use in hydrocarbon processing reformers; heat treatment; reheat, cement kiln, and annealing furnaces; biomass, waste and coal boilers; as well as incinerators. This innovative new borescope features advanced spectral filtering and a high thermal and spatial resolution to deliver clear live images of the furnace, boiler, and stock, with more than 300,000 accurate point temperatures measuring in the range of 300-1200 °C (572-2192 °F) and 500-1800 °C (932-3272 °F)

    The high-resolution image of the MWIR-B-640, combined with a 90° wide-angle field of view, allows multiple areas to be imaged and measured simultaneously. With the wide-angle view into the furnace, image data can be viewed in real-time from the safety of the control room. With only a small opening in the wall, the MWIR-B-640 can accurately profile the temperature of the entire furnace without affecting the furnace atmosphere, the stock temperature, or energy consumption.

    “The MWIR-B-640 is an invaluable tool that will prolong furnace and boiler lifetime, optimise production throughput, reduce energy consumption and improve stock temperatures,” said David Primhak, Director of Development and Product Management for AMETEK Land. “It has a range of innovative features that ensure it is user-friendly, extremely accurate, and offers a high level of asset protection.”

    MWIR-Borescope-640: 24/7 FULLY-RADIOMETRIC AND HIGHLY ACCURATEThe MWIR-B-640 uses proven thermal imaging technology to accurately and continuously profile the temperature of the furnace and the stock, resulting in improved data accuracy through automation and reduced risk to personnel by minimizing the need for an operator to be in the hazardous furnace/boiler area.

    To protect the thermal imager from damage by overheating in the event of loss of water flow, air pressure, electricity supply, or a high borescope tip temperature alarm, the MWIR-B-640 is also available with AMETEK Land’s innovative auto retraction system.

    Features of the MWIR-B-640 include a high-performance water-cooling system, with low water flow requirements, even in the highest temperature furnaces. The borescope has a thermocouple at its tip, which sounds an alarm when removing the instrument, thus preventing damage if maximum temperatures are exceeded. It also features an integrated air purge to maintain a dust-free optical system while using minimal instrument air. 

    In addition, the MWIR-B-640 has a range of mounting options to ensure simple installation and is available with a range of probe lengths to suit every application.  

    It is available with advanced IMAGEPro thermal imaging and data processing software, which supports long-term data trending to enable the early detection of leaks and temperature variations and achieve process optimisation. 
  • AMETEK Land is bringing its solutions for the steelmaking industry to the AISTech’s 2021 Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition this summer. 

    AISTechArticleAmong the high-quality products that will be introduced by AMETEK Land's expert team is the new MWIR-Borescope-640 thermal imaging camera. Designed for dirty fuels and application-specific furnace atmospheres, this extremely accurate radiometric infrared camera uses advanced spectral filtering as well as a high thermal and spatial resolution for continuous temperature measurement and furnace profiling applications.

    With a clear view through smoke and furnace gases, the MWIR-B-640 allows precise, fully radiometric temperature measurement image data to be taken, stored, and trended over the lifetime of the furnace/boiler.

    Alongside the new thermal imager, AMETEK Land will showcase a wide range of innovations. These include the Slag Detection System, which provides an accurate, timely detection of slag carryover during tapping and pouring of liquid steel, and the Auto Pour Pyrometer System, which measures the temperature of the liquid metal stream whilst pouring into moulds. Additionally, AMETEK Land will showcase its SPOT GS high-performance pyrometer, which continuously measures the temperature of coated steel strip during galvanising and galvannealing.

    AMETEK Land has more than 70 years of experience in serving the steel industry, and delivers dedicated solutions for key applications, supporting higher quality, lower costs, and greater safety across the sector.

    Visitors to the conference can also find out more about AMETEK Land's continued commitment to industrial decarbonisation, with products that help improve thermal efficiency, increase product quality, and control emissions.

    AMETEK Land will be jointly exhibiting with sister company AMETEK Surface Vision at the event, allowing attendees to explore surface inspection systems for their steelmaking processes.

    Peter Unwin, Global Industry Manager - Metals, from AMETEK Land, said: "After the disruption to last year's events calendar caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we're excited to have the chance to meet customers face-to-face at AISTech once again. It's a great opportunity to remind people about our existing, proven solutions for steelmaking processes, as well as introduce them to new, enhanced products like the MWIR-B-640."

    This year’s AISTech Iron and Steel Technology Conference is being held at Nashville's Music City Center in the U.S. It takes place from June 29 to July 1, bringing together industry professionals from around the world. A virtual component is also offered for those who find travel remains difficult.

    Click here to register for AISTech
    Click here to find out more about AMETEK Land's solutions for the iron and steel industry


  • Auto Pour
    A non-disruptive pyrometer system designed specifically to measure the temperature of liquid metals in the foundry, during the process of pouring into moulds and castings....

  • The application-specific Auto Pour Pyrometer System is designed to provide accurate liquid metal temperature readings in the liquid stream, the most direct measurement location.

    Using a non-contact measurement that does not interrupt the casting process, Auto Pour delivers one accurate, repeatable value, measured and calculated for each pouring. This data helps reduce operating costs while improving casting quality.

    The system detects the start and end of the pouring process, monitoring and outputting these readings for further analysis and storage. 

    A product of AMETEK Land’s continued innovation in precision temperature measurements, the Auto Pour Pyrometer System is specifically designed to support automated processes in the foundry industry.

    The Auto Pour system uses a high precision, spot application pyrometer and operates at a wavelength selected to ensure minimal errors from variable emissivity and atmospheric absorption and provides pouring stream tracking with a special field of view.

    The multi-function Landmark Graphic MkII (Auto Pour) signal processor uses a graphical display for improved measurement accuracy, usability and multiple interface.
    The pyrometer is protected against the harsh foundry conditions by an air/water cooling jacket. This also contains an air purge unit for maintaining a clean lens and window during operation.
    Auto Pour is AMETEK Land’s application-specific solution for measuring liquid metal temperature in the foundry.
  • Cyclops L
    Cyclops L Portable pyrometers are a range of premium quality, highly accurate hand-held instruments. Ergonomic single-handed use non-contact thermometers, provide easy, accurate point-and-measure temperature readings....

  • Easy to handle, simple to operate, Cyclops L portable non-contact pyrometers provide precise temperature measurements. Easily take measurements in multiple locations and verify on-line pyrometer readings. Durable, yet light weight construction means you can operate it for hours at a time without fatigue.

    Designed for single-handed use, Cyclops L’s high-resolution lens sighting and an ergonomic one-handed use design, make it simple for you to take safe, accurate temperature readings in hostile environments where you will have a spare hand to steady yourself.

    With four, trigger-controlled data-logging modes available, Cyclops L stores up to 9,999 readings internally. Later the recorded data can transferred via Bluetooth or USB to a PC running free Cyclops Logger software to view, analyse the temperature readings.

    Several models are available for the specific process challenges of liquid metal, high temperature, medium temperature and furnace applications, Cyclops L provide highly accurate temperature measurements for the glasshydrocarbon processingindustrial processing and steel industries.

    Cyclops L function for extended periods, with on-board data storage allowing up to 9,999 measurement points to be recorded inside the thermometer. A rugged instrument jacket protects Cyclops L against harsh conditions.

    Cyclops L range is easy to use – High quality, Through the Lens (TTL) sighting means that you simply look through the eyepiece and focus the lens on the desired target. A small graticule within the view exactly defines the area that's being measured. Then simply pull the trigger. Switch between four modes for data-logging. Temperature readings are displayed within the eyepiece and simultaneously on a second display panel on the instrument's side. This allows a colleague standing next to you to also view the readings. Wireless Bluetooth data transmission further enhances the Cyclops operation.

    Ideal for regular monitoring of sites with multiple measurement locations and verifying readings of permanently installed pyrometers,. Free to download Cyclops Logger software provides configurable measurement routes for your process, uploadable to your thermometer. Pre-configured settings include emissivity and window correction for each measurement location.

    AMETEK Land’s portable Cyclops L family is available in a range of models.
  • SPOT GS - Galvanized and Galvannealed Strip
    An advanced non-contact infrared spot pyrometer specifically designed for continuous, highly accurate measurement of coated steel strip temperature during galvanizing and galvannealing.

  • Combining AMETEK Land’s cutting-edge, non-contact SPOT technology with specialised software algorithms, the SPOT GS is a high-precision digital pyrometer that delivers reliable temperature readings for galvanized and galvannealed steel strip.

    The pyrometer provides accurate temperature measurement needed for close monitoring of the coating process, enabling automated furnace management that in turn delivers tighter control of product quality. Continuous on-line temperature measurement with the SPOT GS allows process line control systems to quickly and efficiently accommodate changes in strip dimensions or coating weight during changeover between different customer orders.

    Building on AMETEK Land’s extensive application expertise in the steel industry, the SPOT GS is designed specifically for temperature measurement in continuous galvanizing lines to help ensure production of high quality products demanded by world leading customers in the automotive industry.

    The GS algorithm is dedicated to galvanized or galvannealed surfaces. The GS+ algorithm extends functionality to include the molten zinc surface seen on exit from the zinc pot.

    The automated management provided by the SPOT GS enables furnace optimisation, which reduces heating costs, maximises throughput, and avoids excessive over-reaction. It also helps prevent coating defects and reducing problems during subsequent forming operations.

    Combining a range of digital and analog outputs, the SPOT GS fully integrates with furnace controls, PLCs and control software, providing the measurements needed to optimise furnace performance. This enables reliable and repeatable operation, producing high-quality products with minimal defects.


    With AMETEK Land’s SPOTViewer software, the operator can quickly connect, log and view data from a SPOT GS pyrometer. Viewing and analysis is fully configurable using the flexible user interface.
  • MWIR-B-640
    A highly accurate radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera with spectral filtering for continuous temperature measurement and furnace profiling applications....

  • Dirty fuels and application-specific furnace atmospheres require a thermal imaging solution with advanced spectral filtering and a high thermal and spatial resolution to deliver clear live images of the furnace, boiler, and stock. 

    The MWIR-B-640 enables a continuous and clear view, even through heavy smoke and hot furnace atmospheres, which is not possible with visual furnace camera systems.

    With a clear view through smoke and furnace gases, the MWIR-B-640 allows highly accurate and fully radiometric temperature measurement image data to be taken, stored, and trended over the lifetime of the furnace/boiler.

    The advanced IMAGEPro thermal imaging and data processing software supports long term data trending, to enable the early detection of leaks and temperature variations and achieve process optimisation. Operators have a clear view of the critical furnace/boiler areas with more than 300,000 accurate point temperatures, measuring in the range of 300-1200 °C (572-2192 °F) and 500-1800 °C (932-3272 °F). Providing advanced digital communications via the IMAGEPro software, the performance of the furnace can be monitored to easily identify hot and cold areas and any uneven heating can be visualised with corrections viewed in real-time.

    The high-resolution image, combined with the wide-angle field of view (90°), allows multiple areas to be imaged and measured simultaneously. With the wide-angle view into the furnace, image data can be viewed in real-time from the safety of the control room.

    The MWIR-B-640 uses proven thermal imaging technology to accurately and continuously profile the temperature of the furnace and the stock, resulting in improved data accuracy through automation and reduced risk to personnel by minimizing the need for an operator to be in the hazardous furnace/boiler area.

    With only a small opening in the wall, the MWIR-B-640 can accurately profile the temperature of the entire furnace without affecting the furnace atmosphere, the stock temperature, or energy consumption.

    MWIR-B-640 is ideal for applications in HPI reformer furnacesreheat furnaces,  biomass boilerscoal boilerscement (kiln furnaces)heat treatment and annealing furnaces

    Enabling a clear view through dusty/smoky and hot furnace atmospheres, working in the mid Infrared range

    Enables optimum furnace and boiler control through enhanced furnace thermal imaging


    Control, monitor, analyse and capture data from the thermal imaging camera with IMAGEViewer and IMAGEPro


    This allows for true real-time furnace optimisation and the opportunity to improve energy efficiency without degrading furnace/boiler lifetime.


    Guarantees accurate, reliable data from a safe remote position without risk to the operators

    Auto Retraction SystemsAUTO RETRACT SYSTEMS
    Designed to auto-retract and protect the thermal imager from damage by overheating in the event of loss of water flow, air pressure, electricity supply or high borescope tip temperature alarm.

    The MWIR-B-640 is an invaluable tool in prolonging furnace and boiler lifetime, optimising production throughput, reducing energy consumption, and improving stock temperatures.
  • SDS - Slag Detection System
    The Slag Detection System (SDS) is the proven solution for accurate and timely detection of slag carryover in the steelmaking process, allowing plants to improve product quality, reduce slag carryover and improve operator safety....

  • With over 60 years of application expertise in the steel industry, AMETEK Land's Slag Detection System (SDS) delivers improved yields, higher-quality steel and reduces costly downstream processing. There are additional benefits in reduced ladle refractory wear.

    At the end of the tap the levels of slag and steel rapidly reverse. Quick termination of the tap after the alarm has been triggered is necessary to prevent excessive levels of slag in the ladle. SDS uses a high-resolution thermal imaging camera to detect the transition between steel and slag. The dedicated thermal imaging camera has a specific design to survive in the harsh operating conditions and utilizes a particular wavelength to reduce “blackouts” caused by smoke and fume. Data is presented to the operator in real time enabling them to make informed decisions about the tapping process.

    Suitable for operators of secondary steel making vessels (e.g. EAF, BOF) including stainless steel. Variants of the system are also available for copperplatinum, upon request. The system can also be used to indicate freeboard height if required.

    Using the SDS has been demonstrated to improve operator response time and consistency at the end of each tap. This results in a typical reduction in slag depths of up to 25% compared to traditional methods of stream monitoring.

    The cost of additional downstream processing time and materials can be a significant burden on an operating plant. By controlling slag carry-over this costly downstream processing can be reduced or eliminated, improving plant throughput and operating margins.

    As the tap commences, the application dedicated software records it, using a stream identification algorithm, producing a data log and graph for quality control. A stream tracking mechanism is included to ensure reliable operation in typical installation conditions. When slag appears, and exceeds an operator defined amount, an alarm is automatically triggers. The system is designed to ensure accurate detection of steel/slag independent of charge weight and without operator intervention.

    The Slag Detection System is AMETEK Land’s definitive solution for monitoring and reducing slag carryover in steel production facilities. It is proven to reduce slag carryover, save money and improve operator safety. 
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