RS Components launches small-size RS Pro infrared temperature sensor for industrial equipment

High-performance and low-cost non-contact sensor unit designed for permanent monitoring of industrial application temperatures up to 1000°C

LONDON, UK, 10 April, 2018 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new RS Pro low-cost and high-performance infrared temperature sensor ( https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTerm=161-8103 ) . Available at a highly attractive price, key features of the device include its extremely small size – 31mm diameter by only 30mm high – and side-entry cable, making it ideal for mounting in areas were space is limited. Other features include fast 125ms response time, built-in temperature display and controls.

The device is essentially a non-contact thermometer that is designed to measure temperature from a distance. Infrared thermometers are typically used for a wide variety of temperature monitoring functions, primarily in applications where contact sensors are unsuitable, such as when the target object is moving or inaccessible, or when a fast response time is required. Use of the sensor’s analogue voltage output enables the setting of alarms, or connection to a data logger for quality checking.

Although the new unit is similar in operation to handheld temperature measurement guns, the RS Pro device is intended as a permanent measurement unit for fixed mounting via a bracket, for example to install on manufacturing machinery to measure product temperature, or to monitor the condition of machine parts. Key industrial application examples include: product temperature measurement in paper and cardboard manufacturing; food manufacturing; pharmaceuticals; thermoforming; curing and drying; as well as condition monitoring on mechanical or electrical equipment.

The unit features two simultaneous and configurable outputs: selectable voltage-output ranges from 0 to 5V, 1 to 5V or 0 to 10V DC, proving a linear voltage output with measured temperature; and an open collector alarm output for temperature threshold and hysteresis. Other features of the sensor include temperature measurement from 0 to +1000°C; accuracy of ±1.5% of reading or ±1.5°C; IP65 protection, and operation over the ambient temperature range from 0 to +70°C.

Electrical characteristics include: operating supply voltage from 28V down to 6V DC, or 12V DC if the output is set to 0 to 10V, and a maximum current draw of 30mA. The unit also meets industrial EMC standards, including EN61326-1 and EN61326-2-3 for use in electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory applications.

The RS Pro infrared temperature sensor is shipping now in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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About RS Components RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship around 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

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