DIN enabled temperature sensors

09 August 2011

The new M12 thermocouple and Pt100 sensors from Omega are designed for ease of installation and maintenance.

Termination is achieved through a polarised M12 connector with a hand-tightened knurled nut, eliminating wiring errors and, as no tools are required, downtime for a sensor change is reduced.

Previously the only options available for cold end termination were traditional in-line plastic connectors or conventional terminal head arrangements where a more permanent, robust installation was required. Those were often supplied with vague IP ratings and a variety of electrical connections requiring additional thread adaptors and termination glands to complete the system.

These M12 sensors overcome these difficulties. Having a vibration resistant construction, low probe mass and an ingress protection rating of IP67 they are suited to use in a variety of applications.

Typical users include industrial, hygienic, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and research laboratories, where process conditions such as outdoor, wet, high humidity, wash-down situations and other challenging environments exist.

They are available off-the-shelf with either a stainless steel or Inconel sheath in both 3mm and 6mm diameter with standard lengths of 200, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500mm. The range is further enhanced by a variety of process fittings including BSP, NPT and metric mounting threads, as well as Tri-clamp flanges for hygienic and vacuum applications

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