IFM Electronic's new versions of the popular TR and TN series temperature sensors are equipped with IO-Link for parameter setting and diagnosis.
With their integrated temperature probe, the compact TN series sensors have excellent response times, high-pressure resistance and adaptive process connections. Programmable analogue, switching and IO-Link signals are generated within a range of -40 to +150degC.
In contrast, the TR accepts separate Pt100 and Pt1000 sensors in the wider temperature range of –40 to +300degC.
Both series have a clearly legible four-digit alphanumeric display. Two pushbuttons enable direct local parameter setting, and a wide range of accessories, adapters and connectors ensures easy and safe integration into the process.
Setting via a PC means that the sensors can be configured in the comfort of the office before being fitted on site. All that is needed, apart from a PC with a USB 2.0 port, is one interface cable from IFM Electronic, along with IFM's freely downloadable Container FDT software. This combination supplies power to the sensor while it is being programmed and sets it up for process integration.
FDT standardises the communication interface between field devices and the control, and is manufacturer-independent, so any FDT-enabled device can be addressed.