Primarily used for non-contact temperature measurement of moving objects, the IR line camera from optris is ideal especially if the optical path to the object is limited. The linescanner is installed for the measurement of bulk material on conveyor belts, such as carbon. This function conducts temperature measurement in one line with up to 200 pixels and displays those as a thermal image with unlimited quantity of lines. The opening angle of the camera is 60° with a wide-angle lens and can capture wide objects or conveyor belts. The camera finds ideal use in fast processes as it operates at 120 Hz (pictures per second). The set up of the linescanner-function takes place through the company’s PI Connect software. After defining the position of the line within the thermal image – the optris PI is here used as a direction help – the configuration of the functionality takes place. The number of displayed lines can be defined or the definition of a trigger signal for the automatic thermal image saving. Finally the definition of the individual layout takes place such as the display of saved images in the snapshot history.