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Data Translation rolls low-cost temp measurement instrument

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:temperature measurement instrument? lower cost version? thermocouple?

Data Translation has developed a lower cost version of its TEMPpoint temperature measurement instrument, which offers an 8-channel entry level version that can be easily extended to 16, 24, 32, 40 or 48 channels over time. This modularity allows customers to upgrade their system as needed while keeping their entry-level costs low.

Housed in a compact, rugged 2U rack-mountable enclosure, the TEMPpoint instruments are standalone boxes offering 8 to 48 separate 24bit resolution inputs, each with its own ADC and CJC circuit. Thermocouple or RTD versions are available, as well as a USB or Ethernet (LXI) port for connecting to a PC.

Key features of the modular line include up to 48 dedicated 24bit ADCs for ultimate resolution, up to 48 dedicated CJC circuits that guarantee ultrahigh (0.01 percent) accuracy, and 1,000V channel-to-channel galvanic isolation for high signal protection. The line also offers anytime auto-calibration, and automatic linearization of B, E, J, K, N, R, S, and T standard thermocouples, along with simultaneous throughput across all channels at rates up to 10Hz/channel.

The TEMPpoint application software is complete with a chart recorder to view and analyze up to 48 channels as well as export directly to Microsoft Excel. The channel overview provides a digital readout of up to 48 channels in one easy-to-view window. Post analysis, zoom and print functions are provided in the file viewer. Setting limits and controlling external events are also included in this turnkey application. The TEMPpoint application is an executable program created with Measure Foundry that can be easily modified or expanded to meet a particular need.

Price for the TEMPpoint ranges from $2,995 to $8,495 depending on number of channels (8-48), sensor input type (thermocouple or RTD), and interface to PC (USB or Ethernet). Shipment of lower cost version of TEMPpoint will commence this month.

- Gina Roos
eeProductCenter





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