Temperature sensors: Wireless thermocouple and RTD probe assemblies

Probes available in a wide variety of common sensor configurations.

By Control Engineering Staff June 19, 2008

Omega’s new wireless industrial temperature sensors feature a variety of RTD or thermocouple probes combined with a head assembly featuring a pre-programmed wireless transmitter.

Users can specify a type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, or N thermocouple, or PT100 RTD sensing element. The head assembly includes the transmitter with a self-contained, field replaceable battery, reportedly useful for more than 3 years of continuous use.

All models interface directly with Omega’s UWTC series receivers that feature local displays, analog output, alarms, and Web-based monitoring.

Omega says each unit includes free software that can convert a PC into a multi-channel chart recorder data logger or real time meter displaying process temperature, ambient temperature, signal strength, and battery condition of many probes simultaneously.

—Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com , Process Instrumentation & Sensors Monthly Register here and scroll down to select your choice of free eNewsletters .