‘Market-leading sensitivity’ in the 1.0 to 5.5 um wavelength region will be available with the global launch of the new Linear Multiplexed Array (LMA) family of lead salt infrared detectors by Cal Sensors, the company claims.

The company’s cost-effective new sensor technology also features significant noise reduction and refined cooler control.

Available in both PbS and PbSe material, the 256-element array is priced competitively with other leading lead salt array technologies, and features built-in compensation elements and a refined optional cooler controller – enhancing measurement stability by up to 25%.

The LMA is ideally suited for a wide range of applications including gas analysis, spectroscopy, process and quality control, thermal imaging applications/hot-spot detection, manufacturing and assembly process lines, buildings and railway systems.

The new optional cooler controller further optimises measurement stability by providing the means to fine-tune the temperature set point via included software, allowing the array to be set at the optimal operating temperature for a particular target application.

“Setting the appropriate operating temperature is essential to maximise measurement accuracy,” explained Renee Dulfer, Marketing and Sales Manager at Cal Sensors.

“The cooler is key to optimising the viability and longevity of the array calibration, and maximising measurement consistency.”

Cal Sensors officially announced the launch of the LMA detector arrays at booth 2317 of the PITTCON 2011 Conference & Expo held March 13th to the 18th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cal Sensors, an ITW company, has been a manufacturer of standard and customised photoconductive (PbS and PbSe) infrared detectors, arrays, and broadband emitters for over 20 years. Detector technologies include features such as optional spectral filters, optical condensers, thermoelectric coolers, temperature sensors and integrated drive electronics.