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Scanning close to intense heatsource

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The challenge: Using an RTC360 to scan inside a glass smelting facility with multiple ovens, much moving air and heat radiating so hot it will cause the scanner to surpass it's operating temps during a 1 minute scan possibly overheating (it's max +40 celcius for operation, but the max storage is +70 celcius). Since the scanner is actively cooled it will be actively sucking in hot air so the shell is not the only part that gets hot.

Solving this problem will require testing solutions. Has anyone done anything like this before? Shutting down the ovens is naturally not an option here.
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We do hydrogen reformers with our S series fleet. The units sit between 50-70 ambient temperatures with no air circulation, we wear cooling jackets and use cooling jackets on the scanners, swapping pre chilled batteries out frequently and rotating the scanners out of the units as well. It can be done but it does suck.
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Not sure whether it would cause more trouble than help, but could dry ice in some way be an option?
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Could you hire a BLK2Go to use in those areas?
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we did scan in a glass smelting facility. we where doing one scan at the time and rest time outside or with cold air. We where using heatshield (piece of metal or cardboard) to protect direct heat between the scanner and the burner when the scan was not "locking" at the burner. it help to reduce direct heat. it took a long time to do all the hot part.

P.S. be careful with result since extreme heat will cause distortion in the scan...
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Post by Leandre Robitaille »

I don't know of a RTC360 solution, but just like Tommy we use a thermal protection on our Faro S scanners. Its an expensive protector (about 3k$ cad, you can get them if you ask Cansel - in canada) but it works. It protects against radiant heat.
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It looks like a lunch box material with a special type of isolating gel/foam in it. If you are handy you can make something similar in a DIY way. We were looking into a DIY solution but a ''rush'' project had us purchase this. Its nothing complicated and not worth the price tag imo.
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We do hydrogen reformers with our S series armada. The units sit between 50-70 surrounding temperatures with no air flow, we wear cooling coats and use cooling coats on the [url]scanners[/https://qtyprinter.com/best-sublimation-printer/], trading pre chilled batteries out habitually and pivoting the scanners out of the units also. It very well may be finished however it sucks.
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