KIC Explorer


Compact -- Powerful -- Easy to Use

The KIC Explorer is a generation of thermal profilers that features an impressively compact design. It will easily move through the restrictive process dimensions encountered in today's thermal applications. The KIC Explorer incorporates state-of-the-art SMT technology and high-temperature rated components, backed by our distinguished reputation for reliability. You can depend on this rugged, innovative hardware to endure the harsh conditions of real-world factory use.

The KIC Explorer is available in 7, 9, and 12 channel versions using standard type K thermocouple connectors.

Acquiring more data in a small unit is only the beginning. The KIC Explorer's industry leading performance provides users better data acquisition performance to identify exactly what is going on with each thermal profile and process in the factory. Thermal profile data are conveniently transferred to your computer via a USB connection. The KIC RF version transfers the profile data in real time to the PC via wireless radio frequency transmitters. Standard AAA batteries power the KIC Explorer and you have the option of using rechargeable batteries if you prefer. The KIC Explorer offers you unmatched performance, flexibility and miniaturization in this new generation of thermal profilers.

The Process Window Index

PWI Bullseye

Profiling Reduced to a Single Number
The PWI measures the profile's fit to the process window in a mathematical and objective manner by using a single number. This aids in optimizing the process by comparing and ranking alternative profiles in terms of their fit to the available process window. The lower the PWI, the more efficient and stable the process!    (See the PWI data sheet for a detailed explanation)

Technical Specifications

System Accuracy: ±1.2C1
Resolution: 0.1C
Internal Operating Temp: 0C to 85C
Sample Rate: 0.1 to 10 per second
Data Points: 224,640
PC Connection: USB 2.0 (Std-A/Mini-B)
Power Requirements: (3) AAA batteries
Thermocouple Compatibility:
7, 9, 12-Channel Unit:

Type K, Standard
Dimensions (L x W x H mm):
7-Channel Unit:
9-Channel Unit:
12-Channel Unit:

206.0 x 60.0 x 17.0
206.0 x 75.0 x 17.0
206.0 x 98.0 x 17.0

Thermal Shields: See Temperature Tolerance Table below for specifications


1 System accuracy based on accuracy of thermocouple wire used. KIC uses special limits of error type K thermocouple wire for most accurate results.


Temperature Tolerance Table (maximum endurance in minutes at specified temperature)
(Length x Width x Height)
150C 200C 250C 300C 350C 400C
CoolTouch Stainless Steel Shield, 7CH 302.0 x 75.0 x 23.0 17.5 12.0 9.0 7.7 6.5  
CoolTouch Stainless Steel Shield, 9CH 312.0 x 90.0 x 23.0 18.1 13.1 10.1 8.4 6.7  
CoolTouch Stainless Steel Shield, 12CH 323.0 x 113.0 x 23.0 17.7 12.0 8.9 7.4 6.1  

Computer Configuation

Minimum System Requirements

Dual Core / 1 GHz Processor PC with 2 GB RAM
2 GB available storage
Video 1024 x 768 resolution / 16-bit
1 available USB port (for data download)
1 available USB port (for software key)
Microsoft® Windows®  XP, Vista, or 7. (32-bit or 64-bit)