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Calex introduces PyroNFC-K temperature sensor

Calex introduces PyroNFC-K temperature sensor

July 12, 2016 –– The PyroNFC-K from Calex Electronics is a miniature infrared temperature sensor that can be installed in place of a traditional thermocouple probe.

The PyroNFC-K has a simulated thermocouple output, to enable the use of IR temperature sensors in place of thermocouples. Its side-entry cable and length of just 29 mm make it easy to mount in confined spaces.

The pyrometer works by measuring the amount of infrared radiation that a surface emits, and converting that into a temperature reading within 0.125 seconds. Then all the sensor needs to start measuring is a supply of 6 to 28 V DC.

Measurements are repeatable, within 0.5% or 0.5°C, helping to ensure consistent product quality in manufacturing processes.

Non-reflective non-metals are measured easily, and painted metals are also no problem. The sensor can be configured for emissivity setting, averaging, peak or valley hold processing, and reflected energy compensation, without even connecting the power, via the free Android app for NFC-enabled phones. If the sensor is powered, the temperature reading is shown continuously while the phone is held against it.

The included open drain alarm output (standard on all models) can be used simultaneously with the temperature output, and a version with a linear voltage output is also available. 

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