Intrinsically Safe Infrared Temperature Sensor

Enables temperature measurement at multiple points through ATEX sensors and RS-485 Modbus

  • Intrinsically Safe Infrared Temperature Sensor
    Intrinsically Safe Infrared Temperature Sensor

Calex Electronics announced that its ExTemp intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensor can now be connected digitally in multi-point installations via a new RS-485 Modbus network interface. This opens up new possibilities in applications such as automotive paint curing. Temperatures in hazardous areas, including Zones 0 and 20, can be measured with these ATEX, IECEx, TIIS and UKCA (from 1 Jan 2021) certified sensors.

Multiple locations can be connected with a single network bus cable, cutting costs and simplifying the installation

The new LCT-485 is a DIN-rail mounted unit providing digital RS-485 Modbus RTU communications with an ExTemp sensor via a suitable safety isolator or zener barrier in the safe area. Automatic baud rate and bit format detection allows use with almost any third-party Modbus Master. 

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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