Banner Engineering’s new analogue Thermocouple and RTD Instrumentation Nodes are available from Micromax .
Banner Engineering has released analogue Thermocouple and RTD Instrumentation Nodes for the SureCross Wireless Network.
Designed and purpose-built for Banner Engineering’s SureCross Wireless Network, these Thermocouple and RTD Instrumentation Nodes are available in versions to support thermocouple/thermistor inputs and 2-, 3- and 4-wire RTDs.
They facilitate easy, rugged wireless temperature sensing for high repeatability and fast response time, requiring no calibration by the user.
The SureCross Thermocouple Node supports up to three thermocouple inputs, one thermistor input and two discrete (sinking) inputs, and has two discrete (NMOS sinking) outputs.
Users can choose from 11 configurable thermocouple options, demonstrating temperature sensing range from -200 to +2,320°C, depending on configuration.
The Node defaults to the J-type thermocouple, which senses temperatures ranging from -180 to +750°C and offers a plug-and-play solution suitable for remote or difficult to access locations.
In addition, the Thermocouple Node uses integrated cold junction compensation to provide reliable temperature sensing suitable for a wide variety of applications.
The RTD Node supports up to four 3-wire Pt100 (DIN .00385) RTDs and offers a temperature sensing range of -200 to 482°C. Additional temperature sensing types are available. This technology demonstrates high-performance temperature sensing with high accuracy.
Nodes work in conjunction with a Gateway on the SureCross Wireless Network and are housed in a rugged IP67 housing. Both 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequency communication models are available, providing advanced wireless temperature sensing capabilities from practically anywhere.
In addition, with Banner Engineering’s FlexPower capability, the Nodes can be powered by 10-30V or energy-saving 3.6-5.5V dc power, solar power, or Banner Engineering’s 3.6V FlexPower battery module. This battery module can provide power to the Node and temperature sensing device for years of continuous operation.
“The SureCross Wireless Network was designed for industry to provide an integrated wireless solution with advanced monitoring and actuating capabilities,” said Chris Dales, Senior Application Engineer, Banner Wireless Division.
“With the new SureCross Thermocouple and RTD Nodes, robust, reliable temperature sensing is made simple. The Nodes are available in several configurations to deliver application-specific results without requiring custom calibration, and both models support global communication standards.”
Dales adds, “For tank farms, industrial plant operations and many more applications where success is dependent upon accurate temperature monitoring, SureCross Instrumentation Nodes provide a rugged, easy-to-apply solution.”
The SureCross Wireless Network uses a centralised Gateway system controller to monitor and/or control I/O in up to 15 Nodes, delivering good sensing with high operational reliability and optimum security.
Thermocouple and RTD Nodes facilitate quick, accurate temperature sensing for a variety of industrial applications, including the following:
- Motor temperature analysis for preventative maintenance operations
- Remote temperature control of difficult-to-access equipment
- Dairy bulk tank temperature monitoring
- Barn temperature monitoring
- Refrigerated storage system temperature management
SureCross Thermocouple and RTD Nodes also offer several features that make them easy to set up and use:
- Bidirectional Rx/Tx communication
- No calibration necessary—integrated solution with plug-and-play connectivity
- Robust, durable IP67/NEMA 6 housing
- Available with internal or external antennas
- Advanced power options including exclusive FlexPower battery module, line power or solar power
- 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz systems for global applications
- Ability to employ Nodes to monitor multiple systems at once