Arni, Switzerland and ZIJTAART, the Netherlands, February 21, 2017 – Exergen Global, an award-winning
thermal solutions provider, today announced that TomTom-Tools, a Swiss-based company that provides
state of the art measurement tools for the cement industry, is employing Exergen’s micro IRt/c-K as part of
a customized solution to help its cement manufacturing customers maintain ideal operating temperatures
and increase production.
Rotary kilns, used in cement manufacturing, must maintain a very specific temperature range to prevent
damage to the refractory stones inside the kiln and to ensure optimal cement mixing temperature.
TomTom-Tools selected Exergen’s micro IRt/c-K for the task because the non-contact sensor employ
Exergen’s patented heat-balance technique to provide the industry’s most accurate and reliable noninvasive
TomTom-Tools engineers integrated the Exergen micro IRt/c-K into their Ovality Sensor, a one of a kind
tool that is fixed to the exterior of the kiln and that helps extend refractory life by measuring stress in the
kiln shell during operation. From outside the kiln, Exergen’s sensor employs the heat balance technique
to accurately detect the kiln’s interior temperature, and both the Ovality Sensor (http://tomtomtools.
com/product/ovality-sensor/) and the Exergen Sensor send measurements to a personal computer using
a Bluetooth connection. The Exergen sensor solution employs a PID controller to continuously calculate
the difference between the desired and measured interior temperature and takes corrective action to
maintain the optimal setting.
“We were facing a tremendous technological challenge. But the use of the Exergen’s infrared sensor
dramatically helped to reduce refractory stone damage and significantly diminished replacement and
maintenance costs. At the same time we were able to increase production time,” said Mr. Thomas
Rheinegger, CEO of Tom Tom-Tools.
TomTom-Tools GmbH is a Swiss-based company with experience in diverse, condition based monitoring
measuring applications in heavy industries; mainly cement. For many years, mechanical root causes of
failures were not well understood. Thorough measurements could only be conducted when the equipment
was down, which in many applications rarely happens. Therefore the company has developed several,
high precision measurement systems, which will result in to superior condition based monitoring and
planned maintenance activities. Thus, failures can be significantly reduced in frequency and severity. For
more information please visit www.tomtom-tools.com.
About Exergen Corporation and Exergen Global
Exergen Corporation, the global leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology,
provides non-invasive temperature measurement devices providing lower cost, higher accuracy, less invasiveness, and greater reliability than ever previously possible. Exergen is well known for its award- winning temporal artery thermometer in the healthcare and consumer market. The company was founded by Harvard-research scientist Dr. Francesco Pompei who holds over 70 patents. Exergen Corporation is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, U.S. Exergen Global is the worldwide solutions provider of Exergen Corporation’s industrial non- contact infrared temperature sensor solutions and the recipient of the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award (http://bit.ly/1YTSdkL). For more information, visit: www.exergenglobal.com.
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