Heat Detection Sensors for Industry and Manufacturing

Heat Detection
Robotic welder in closed manufacturing environment.

Heat detection or thermal sensors are a critical component for industrial and manufacturing needs as well as medical and surveillance. These elements become more sophisticated every year as technology evolves and manufacturing temperatures often reach incredible highs and lows. In addition, some manufacturing processes occur in closed environments or involve inaccessible transport tunnels where fires may occur.

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Heat detection and other sensor readouts in a smart factory.

A History of Developing Custom Glass Components for Heat Detection

Precision Electronic Glass, celebrating 60 years in business in 2022, is a developer of custom glass components for heat sensors. “We work with engineers from a variety of industries to meet the needs of their manufacturing processes,” said company President Phillip Rossi. “Of course, as technology evolves their needs evolve and we are here to support our customers any way we can throughout the process.”

Rossi is the son of PEG Founder John Rossi who lit a fire for cutting-edge glass technology when he started the company in Vineland, NJ in 1962. Today PEG makes the latest glass components that go into products in a wide range of markets including electrical, surveillance, industrial, and transportation. They also work for fiberoptic, medical, scientific, aerospace, and diagnostic markets in 23 countries.

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Robotic systems rely on sensors and glass components that resist harsh conditions.

The New World of Heat Detection and Why It Matters

For many manufacturing environments, temperature control is critical for the safety and quality of the product. Whether it is a drug, food, chemical, paint, or thousands of other products, the environment is very important for product safety. Heat detection is extremely important.

Today, products are often manufactured in closed environments due to the need to control conditions. As a result of new technologies, we are able to do this. For example, we now have artificial intelligence and robotics that make manufacturing tunnels, clean rooms, and similar environments possible. These have made heat detection sensors and remote fire fighting systems critical.

Companies like PEG have worked with company engineers across industries to come up with unique solutions. Among leading solutions, glass fiber optics are playing an important role in heat detection components and the development of new sensors.

sensors for auto manufacturing
Auto manufacturing relies heavily on robotics.

About PEG

PEG’s mission is to provide customized glass and quartz products and related products and services to OEMs and distributors around the world in countries where our customers operate. Therefore, our objective is to fabricate the finest precision glass and quartz components and assemblies to customers’ specifications. Working together with customers, PEG manufactures prototypes; handles small to large production runs; performs value-added assembly, and provides cleanroom processing when specifications dictate the need for it.

We utilize standard or computer-controlled glass lathe fabrication; glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal graded seals; shrinking, cutting and end finishing, and precision grinding/polishing. Subsequently, PEG produces a variety of components and value-added assemblies, including medical, dental, or industrial glass X-ray tubes, and CO2 or HeNe lasers. Similarly, we produce all glass and quartz fabrications in facilities certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards of quality. Our commitment to quality and integrity in everything we do is reflected in our mission statement, corporate values, and quality policy.

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Food and drug processing rely on automation.