Temperature Measurement Products

Mikron MCS640

Short Wavelength Thermal Imagers for Temperature Measurement between 600 and 3000°C

Advanced Energy's Mikron MCS640 series offers short wavelength infrared (SWIR) thermal imagers with internal digital signal processing. The imagers are suitable for graphite, ceramics, and metallic-surface applications.

  • Uncooled, fully radiometric detector (UFPA)
  • Spectral range: NIR (short wavelength), customer specific adaptation on request
  • Display of temperature at 307,200 measurement points (640 x 480 pixel)
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The Mikron® MCS640 thermal imagers measure temperatures between 600 and 3000°C with minimal interference from temperature reflections. It's streamlined design, makes it easy to integrate MCS640 thermal imagers into compact production machines. And solid and robust housing provide reliability in harsh industrial environments.

The MCS640 series offers standard and HD versions. The MCS640-HD can be paired with an optional water-cooled enclosure for additional protection in harsh industrial environments where ambient temperatures exceed 50°C.


  • Obtain high quality images of small objects: 640 x 480 pixel detector
  • Configure to meet exact measurement needs: Wide range of optics for macroscopic and microscopic applications
  • Enable dynamic temperature processes: Image acquisition of 60 frames per second


  • Unique superior measurement accuracy of 0.5% of reading
  • Display of images in real-time at 60 Hz (60 images per second)
  • 1000 Mbit/s Gigabit Ethernet data transmission
  • Compact in size with a small weight of 0.7 kg
  • Performance

    Temperature Range

    MB16: 600 to 1600°C 
    MB30: 800 to 3000°C 

    See data sheet for subranges.


    MCS640/I5: 780 to 1080 nm
    MCS640/I1: 850 nm
    MCS640/V: 650 nm
    MCS640/I4: 750 nm
    MCS640/I8: 1080 nm

    Measurement Accuracy

    ±0.5% of reading in °K


    0.1% of measured value in °K + 1°K

    Image Update Rate

    60 Hz (frames per second)


    640 x 480 pixels; silicon


    10.0 to 100.0% adjustable via interface in steps of 0.1% (for full frame camera picture)


    10 to 100% (in application software)

  • Optical Specifications


    Standard lens (10.8° x 8.1°)
    Wide angle lens (40.4° x 30.9°)
    Wide angle lens (33.3° x 25.3°)
    Wide angle lens (22.5° x 17°)
    Telephoto lens 2x (5.4° x 4.0°)
    Telephoto lens 3x (3.5° x 2.6°)

    Focus Range

    Lens dependent

    Digital Zoom

    1 to 8x using LumaSpec RT software

  • Interface

    Analog Output



    Gigabit Ethernet (1000 MBit/s)


    12 pin power connector; RJ45 Ethernet connector

  • Environmental Specifications

    Operating Ambient Temperature

    0 to 50°C

    Storage Temperature

    -40 to 70°C

    Relative Humidity

    Non-condensing conditions


    MCS640: 0.7 kg (1.5 lb)
    MCS640-HD: 3.0 kg (6.6 lb)(depends on final lens configuration)


    Aluminum extrusion


    MCS640: 55.5 x 170 x 62.5 mm (2.91 x 7 x 2.46 in) (without lens)
    MCS640-HD: 114.3 x 168.4 x 115.8 mm (4.5 x 6.63 x 4.56 in)

    Protection Class

    IP65 (IEC 60529); NEMA 4



  • Electrical

    Power Input

    24 VDC, 1 A

    Power Consumption

    10 W typical, 13 W max

  • Typical Applications

    • Metals process control
      • Preheating
      • Annealing
      • Tempering
      • Welding
      • Continuous casting
      • Forging
      • Hardening
      • Sintering
      • Melting
      • Soldering
      • Brazing
      • Rolling
    • Predictive maintenance
      • Torpedo ladle monitoring
    • R & D, aerospace, and defense
      • Studying material ablation on re-entry space vehicle

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Not all options and accessories are available for all models and configurations. Dimensions listed generally refer to standard configurations and module bodies only. Please confirm technical specifications and customizations with a sales representative. Advanced Energy is not responsible for errors or omissions.


Product Accessory

Mikron LumaSpec RT Software

Windows-Based, Real-Time Data Acquisition Software

VC (Vortex Cooled) Enclosure

Mikron VC Enclosure

Vortex-Cooled, Heavy-Duty, Industrial-Grade, Thermal Imager Protector

Product Accessory - Lumaspec

Mikron LumaSpec Offline Analyzer 5.0

Advanced Thermal Image Processing, Analysis, and Report-Writing Software

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U.S.: +1 800 446 9167
Asia: +86 29 8874 1895
China: 400 8899 130
EMEA: +44 800 032 1546
U.K.: 08000 321 546

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