PyroCube XS
Focused optics for measuring extremely small targets


  • Temperature ranges from 50°C to 500°C
  • Measured spot as small as 0.7 mm
  • Response time as fast as 10 ms
  • 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 XS is a range of infrared temperature sensors with tightly focused optics that can measure very small areas.

Built-in LED sighting precisely illuminates the exact area being measured by the sensor.

Both models are available with or without a touch screen interface.

Measurement Specifications

Temperature Range
XSA models: 50°C to 500°C
XSB models: 100°C to 500°C

Measurements at lower temperatures are possible with reduced stability
Analogue Output Scale
Factory set to:
4 mA = 0°C
20 mA = 500°C
Adjustable via optional touch screen module or RS232
Response Time (95%)
XSA models: 10 ms
XSB models: 50 ms
Adjustable up to 5 s via averaging function
Measured Spot Diameter
From 0.7 mm depending on model and measurement distance (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
XSA models: ± 3°C or 1%, whichever is greater
XSB models: ± 5°C
XSA models: ± 1°C
XSB models: ± 2°C
Temperature Resolution
XSA models: 0.5°C
XSB models: 1.5°C
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
Output Cable Connection to Sensor
XSA models: Connector built into sensor
XSB models: Hardwired

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)
XSA models: 200 g
XSB models: 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.


The PyroCube XS pyrometers measure the temperature of extremely small areas, at temperatures from 50°C to 500°C.

All models have an extremely small measured spot size. Applications include measuring the temperature of individual electronic components on circuit boards, flame polishing of the insulation jacket on electrical wire, and plastic welding where the seam is very narrow.





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

Electrical Installation

PM030 Touch Screen Interface (for all models)

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

Mounting Bracket (for all models)

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

Protective Window (for XSB models)

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


Air Purge Collar (for XSB models)

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

Airless Dust Protector (for XSB models)

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

Extension Cable (for XSB models)

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

Right Angled Mirror (for XSB models)

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 (for XSB models)

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 (for all models)

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