High-Temp Sensors Reduce Downtime And Operating Cost

May 14, 2007
Because Turck’s high-temperature sensors, the CQ40 and the CQ80, separate their sensing head from their amplifier assembly, only the sensing head exposed to the high 250°C temperatures needs to be replaced, significantly reducing operating costs and maint

A pair of high-temperature sensors operate at up to 250°C (482°F) and provide the longest sensing range of their type in the industry, according to Turck Inc. Sensors used in such high temperatures have shorter lifetimes, typically about 2000 hours. Turck’s CQ40 and CQ80 sensors are the first in the industry to incorporate a sensing head separate from the electronic amplifier assembly, the company notes. Therefore, when the unit needs replacement, only the sensing head exposed to the high-temperature environment needs to be replaced, dramatically lowering operating costs and lessening maintenance downtime.

The CQ40 and CQ80 are well-suited for use in drying and curing ovens in automotive painting, food and beverage, and metal processing applications. The sensors are connected with standard M12 eurofast quick-disconnects using Teflon cables encased in an aluminum sleeve that prevents contamination in automotive painting systems. Contact the company for price and availability information. For more information, checkout www.turck.com.

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