ENGINEERS have a new option for connecting 2, 3, and 4-wire resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) to their measurement and automation systems with two new modules for the National Instruments FieldPoint distributed I/O system.
With the FP-RTD-PT100-3 and FP-RTD-PT100-4 dual-channel RTD input modules, users can integrate low-channel counts of RTD into industrial monitoring systems with the 2, 3, or 4-wire RTD sensor that best suits the application requirements.
By offering a two-channel solution, the modules can help engineers achieve mixed signal, low-channel count applications, such as temperature monitoring.
The new modules feature 12-bit resolution and extend the existing FieldPoint product line.
All FieldPoint analog input modules include input-output isolation to provide differential analog signals, Hot PnP plug and play autoconfiguration to maximise the ease of configuration and installation, and onboard diagnostics for virtually trouble-free installation and maintenance.
FieldPoint dual-channel modules offer advanced features and more flexibility, which expand NI’s distributed measurement line and offer low channel count modules ideal for mixed signal applications. National Instruments 03 9879 5166.