RS Components launches small-size RS Pro infrared temperature sensor for industrial equipment.
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. 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 RS Pro infrared temperature sensor is shipping now in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.