Digilance V to measure molten metal temperatures at foundries

Digilance V - Reliable Temperature Measurement

Digilance V is the latest most advanced handheld temperature instrument for molten metal applications available today.

  • Using platinum-based immersion thermocouples, the instrument can measure temperatures up to 1820ºC (3308ºF) in all ferrous and non-ferrous applications.
  • Ready (green), Measure (yellow), and Complete (red) LEDs signal the measurement status, with a buzzer on completion.
  • The temperature result is locked on the display after a typical measurement time of 5-8 seconds and the last 500 measurements are internally stored.
  • Standard configuration ensures that the instrument is plug and play.
  • Available as a Standard Measure-and-Display model and a Wireless model, which incorporates real-time wireless data transfer.
Large, highly visible display of Digilance V showing temperature result, a battery level indicator as well as date and time

Rugged, Shop-Floor Construction

  • Sealed, Cast-Aluminum Housing
  • Impact Protecting Rubber Cover

Large, Highly Visible Display

  • Temperature Result (ºC or ºF)
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Date and Time

Advanced Power System

  • Long life Lithium Ion Battery – 40 hours usage per charge
  • Integrated Battery Charger
  • Motion Activated Power Management

Reliable Measurement Technology

  • Temperature Accuracy within 1ºC (1.8ºF)
  • Advanced Detection Method that captures the most accurate temperature result
  • Thermocouple types S, R, B, and K

The Digilance system has the optional capability to wirelessly transmit measurement results. After each measurement is taken, the instrument transmits the measurement result to a Receiver Box. The signal is then further transmitted by a USB connection to a computer, where the data is stored for further process analysis.

Advanced configuration allows for the input of Heat Number and Measurement Location information to track measurement results in the production process. This information can be entered directly on the Digilance keypad.

The portability and versatility of Digilance Wireless enables the operator to use the instrument at several measuring locations while maintaining measurement traceability.

Typical Wireless Setup

Typical Wireless Setup of Digilance V in a Foundry

Ideal Technical Setup

Our newest Remote Display, the RD252 is designed to be supplied, upon request, to support wireless communication with its built in wireless communications module, requiring no external hardware to interface with the most versatile handheld molten metal pyrometer, a wireless Digilance V.

Ideal Technical Setup with Remote Display


  • Included software can receive live measurement results and export data from the instrument.
  • Installation with optional MeltControl 2020 system provides plant-wide measurement data storage capabilities.
  • Programmable Data Telegram can be used to communicate with additional systems, such as wall mounted displays.


  • USB-Connected Receiver Box used for transmitting data to a computer.
  • Additional communication interface Receiver Box options are available.
  • Up to 8 Digilance instruments can be connected to each Receiver Box.
  • Wireless Range of up to 100m
Dimension Description
Measurement Application Single or Multi-dip temperature measurement
Measurement Range
According to IEC 60584
Type S (Pt 10%Rh / Pt): 400 to 1768ºC (752 to 3214ºF)
Type R (Pt 13%Rh / Pt): 400 to 1768ºC (752 to 3214ºF)
Type B (Pt 30%Rh / Pt 6%Rh): 400 to 1820ºC (752 to 3308ºF)
Type K (Ni-Cr / Ni): 400 to 1372ºC (752 to 2502ºF)
Thermocouple Tables IPTS 48 / IPTS 68 / ITS 90
Thermocouple Accuracy Better than +/- 1ºC (1.8ºF) between 0ºC (32ºF) and 50ºC (122ºF) ambient temperature
Result Display Resolution: configurable 1º or 0.1º
Units: ºC or ºF
Data Storage Up to 500 measurements
Operating Ambient Temperature Range -20ºC (-4ºF) to 60ºC (140ºF), max 90% RH non-condensing
Size and Weight 140 x 170 x 230 mm (without lance installed) - 1.9kg (4.2lbs)
Power Supply Lithium Ion Battery Pack (3.5Ah - 7.2V)
12V DC, 2A max charging voltage
Battery life of 40 operating hours (nominal)
Wireless Communication (optional) Range of 100 meters - line of sight
Frequency hopping 2.4 GHx ISM unlicensed band technology
Max 10 mW transmit power
Receiver Box for Wireless Data Transfer (optional) Dimensions (mm): length = 108, width = 75, height = 32
Weight: 187 g
Power: 12V DC, 1.5A, center pin positive
Memory Software (included) Live measurements—export data—configure instrument
*Windows® XP or above
Compatible with Digilance IV
MeltControl Foundry Software (optional) *Windows® 7 SP1 or above
Immersion Lance Options Lances may be ordered separately—check with your local sales prepresentative

* Microsoft Windows® 7 and Windows® XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation

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