Compact sensor with integrated measurement display and parameter controls

30 September 2019

RS Components (RS) has introduced the RS PRO infrared temperature sensor, a low-cost non-contact voltage-output temperature sensor designed for factory maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in smart manufacturing environments.

At just 30mm deep x 31mm in diameter the new RS PRO infrared temperature sensor – with a side-entry cable – is easy to mount, event in small spaces. 

It shows the temperature on a built-in backlit OLED display without the need for contact with the target surface. The sensor is suited to use applications where contact probes cannot be used, such as when the target is moving or inaccessible.

The sensor can measure surface temperatures from 0°C to 1000°C to an accuracy of ±1.5% of reading or ±1.5°C, whichever is greater, and repeatability of ±0.5% of reading or ±0.5°C. Its response time is just 250ms, allowing continuous monitoring by industrial process instrumentation via the DC voltage output.

The sensor provides simultaneous voltage and alarm outputs. The voltage output can be configured as 0–5VDC, 1–5VDC or 0–10VDC, with adjustable temperature range scaling, configured using built-in controls on the sensor. The open-collector alarm output offers adjustable temperature threshold and hysteresis.

The sensor is fitted as standard with a 1m long cable, which can be extended using terminal blocks or connectors. An optional air purge collar is available to help keep the lens clean in the presence of smoke, fumes, dust, steam or other potential contaminants. 


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