PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter
Moore Industries has announced the new TMZ Dual (2TPRG) PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter that allows users to increase density and reduce costs with dual RTD, thermocouple, mV, resistance or potentiometer inputs by doubling temperature monitoring capability in a single unit. The Dual TMZ’s two independent sensor inputs are easy to configure using a free copy of Intelligent PC Configuration software available for download from Moore Industries’ website. The data from both sensors is available on the MODBUS output, allowing the host to use the data for averaging, differential or sensor backup.
Up to 32 (without repeaters) TMZs or TMZ Duals can be multi-dropped onto a single low-cost communication link (such as a twisted wire pair), eliminating the need to run a dedicated wire for each signal. The TMZ Dual provides increased sensor density, delivering savings on installation, cable, conduit, connection and wire tray costs.
Both the TMZ and TMZ Dual feature long-term stability (5 years), 20-bit input resolution, isolation and RFI/EMI protection. Since the measurement is delivered to your control system as a digital signal, the output error produced by a traditional analog transmitter is eliminated.
– Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering process sensors, actuators.