PyroCube S and F
High Speed Infrared Temperature Sensor with Fast Response Time, Small Measured Spot and LED Sighting


  • High speed response time - as fast as 1 ms
  • Measured spot as small as 1.6 mm
  • Temperature ranges from 0°C to 500°C
  • Continuous LED sighting shows the position and size of the measured spot while readings are being taken
  • Multilingual touch screen interface (optional)
  • Not designed or approved for fever detection

The PyroCube is an infrared pyrometer with an extremely fast response time and a very small measurement area size. It is available with or without the PM030 touch screen interface.

It is an ideal temperature sensor for blow moulding preform measurement, as well as applications in the food industry, laboratories, and many others.

Measurement Specifications

Temperature Range
S models: 0°C to 500°C

F models: 50°C* to 500°C
* Measurements below 50°C are possible with reduced stability
Analogue Output Scale (factory setting)
4-20 mA, set by default as:
4 mA = 0°C
20 mA = 500°C
Adjustable via optional touch screen module or RS232
Response Time (95%)
1 ms (-F models)
10 ms (-S models)
Adjustable up to 5 s via averaging function
Measured Spot Diameter
From 1.6 mm (see Field of View Diagrams below)
Target Sighting
Red LED built-in as standard on all models, shows the position and size of the measurement area. Switchable on/off.
Accuracy of Measurement
± 3°C or 1% of reading, whichever is greater
± 0.5°C
Temperature Resolution
Emissivity Setting
Adjustable, 0.3 to 1.0, via RS232C or optional touch screen interface

PM030 Specifications

Touch Screen Display Format
2.83” (72 mm) resistive touch TFT, 320 x 240 pixels, backlit
Configurable Parameters
Language (English, Chinese, Japanese)
Temperature units °C/°F
Displayed temperature
LED sighting on/off
Date & time (for data logging time stamps)
Peak hold period, decay level
Averaging period
Correction (gain/offset)
Emissivity setting (with teach function)
Reflected energy compensation (with teach function)
Output type
Output temperature range
Polarity on error
Alarm mode, levels, hysteresis

PM030 Data Logging Specifications

MicroSD Card (optional), max. 32 GB, equal to 16 years of data at the fastest sample rate of 1 per second
Data Logging Interval
1 second to 1 day (configurable)
Internal Clock Battery
1 x BR 1225 3V (not included)
Variables Logged
Instantaneous target temperature, hold temperature, alarm events
File format
Configurable Parameters (Data Logging)
Sample period
Number of samples
Scheduled start
Configurable Parameters (Alarm Logging)
Log times when triggered, acknowledged, reset
Log data while triggered

Electrical Specifications

1 analogue output and 1 alarm output
Analogue Output
4-20 mA (this is the default factory setting on all models)

Output type can be changed via optional PM030 touch screen interface to a choice of:
0-20 mA
Voltage (range depends on model, see Ordering)
Alarm Output
1 open drain alarm output, rated 27 V DC, 0.2 A
Supply Voltage
5 to 27 V DC, 100 mA max
Digital Communications
RS232C Modbus RTU, non-isolated

Field of View Diagrams

The given measured spot size contains 90% of the energy detected by the sensor. We normally recommend the target is at least twice as large as the given measured spot for maximum accuracy. Accuracy specifications are valid up to the maximum distances shown.

Mechanical Specifications

Weight (without cable)
85 g

Environmental Specifications (PyroCube Sensor)

Environmental Rating
Operating Ambient Temperature
0°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature
-15°C to 70°C
Operating Ambient Humidity
30% to 85% RH non-condensing

Display Options

Model PM030 Optional touch screen terminal for indication, configuration, data logging and alarm outputs. Sensor is available with or without display.

Main page: PyroCube Applications

The PyroCube is ideal where an extremely fast response time is required, or where the object to be measured is very small. Typical applications include:

Typical Applications

Cable manufacturing
It is now possible to monitor the temperature of insulation and sheathing as they are applied to very narrow cables, avoiding manufacturing defects and ensuring highly repeatable product quality.
Extrusion of plastic tubing and profiles requires temperature control to ensure consistent quality. The tube or profile can be narrow, so the very small measured spot of the PyroCube is ideal. If the die is changed, the aiming angle of the sensor must often be adjusted, and the continuous LED sighting makes this easy.
Electronics: PCB testing
When testing the function of circuit boards, small components can heat up very quickly. The PyroCube can monitor the temperature of very small components and read their surface temperature instantaneously.
The PyroCube's advanced peak hold functionality is ideal for fast-moving conveyors, especially in food production. With the PyroCube, it is now possible to measure the temperature of thousands of individual items every minute.

The PyroCube may be installed with or without the PM030 touch screen interface.

Electrical Installation

Dimensions (mm)

PM030 Touch Screen Interface

Provides temperature display, alarm outputs, sensor configuration and data logging for one PyroCube sensor.

Panel Mounting Kit

The Panel Mounting Kit (PMK) is an ABS plastic assembly that allows the wall-mounted touch screen display to be fitted to a panel.

The bezel measures 128 x 84 mm, and the required panel cut-out is 111 x 65 mm. The PMK is compatible with panels up to 5 mm thick.

Mounting Bracket

The L-shaped fixed mounting bracket offers a rigid support for the sensor and allows fine rotational adjustment about one axis.

Protective Window

The protective calcium fluoride window helps prevent contamination and damage of the PyroCube sensor’s lens.


Air Purge Collar

Helps keep dust, moisture and contaminants away from the lens. Use clean (instrument) air.

Airless Dust Protector

Helps keep dust away from the lens. No air supply is required.

Extension Cable

5 metre long cable for PyroCube sensor, fitted with connectors at both ends.

Right Angled Mirror

Reflects the PyroCube sensor’s field of view by 90 degrees, making it easier to install in tight spaces. Includes a protective calcium fluoride window to keep dust from settling on the mirror and lens.

Water Cooling Jacket

Allows the sensing head to be installed where the ambient temperature is above 50°C. Includes an air purge inlet to stop condensation from forming on the lens. Please note that the sensor’s output cable is rated to 80°C.

PID Controllers

The analogue output of the PyroCube is compatible with any of our indicating controllers for closed-loop PID control.

The PyroCube sensor may be ordered with or without the PM030 touch screen interface.

Ordering Information