PendoTECH Single Use Temperature Sensors™ measure temperature in your processes accurately and cost effectively. They are low cost for single use applications and may be repeatedly cleaned and re-used. They are perfect for bioreactor, filtration and chromatography processes, filling operations, and general process monitoring. These sensors connect to monitors via a reusable cable. Suitable monitors include the handheld units TEMP340, PendoTECH Temperature Sensor Transmitter, a PendoTECH Process Control System, or other pre-qualified third party monitors. They are the perfect solution for use with tubing measurement applications.
To optimally adapt to tubing, the sensors are available with either a hose barb fitting or a luer fitting. Tubing can be secured directly to the hose barb fitting and the hose barb design imparts no obstruction on the fluid path that can cause a pressure drop and there is no dead-leg at the point where the temperature is measured. The luer fitting can be connected to a variety of fittings that can securely adapt to tubing or other devices.
The temperature sensing element is a thermistor. No calibration is required because the temperature versus resistance for the thermistor element is well-defined within the specified accuracy range and is verified during manufacturing. Within the instrument, the measured resistance is converted to the temperature.
- Available in a variety of sizes to adapt to different processes- from a luer fitting and up
- Compatible with gamma irradiation
- High sensitivity to temperature change
- Better than +/- 0.2°C accuracy (typ. better than 0.1) in the specified range of 0-70°C
- Polycarbonate (luer) or polysulphone (hosebarb sensors) material of construction
- NO calibration required, each is tested during manufacturing to be within specification
- All fluid path materials meet USP Class VI requirements
- Certificate of quality included
- Manufactured in a FDA Registered, ISO 13485 certified facility
Connection to Monitors
The hose barb sensors connect to the monitor via a 10-foot (3.0m) long reusable cable. One end has a molded connector to connect to the sensor connector and the other end has a 1/4 inch headphone plug commonly used by many commercially available monitors. The luer sensor has a custom molded connector on the 7-foot (2.1m) long re-usable monitor cable that is quickly secured to the temperature sensor. There is an alignment guide on the sensor that prevents it from being connected improperly. Disconnection of the cable connector from the sensors is quick and easy and the monitor indicates the sensor has been disconnected. There is also a convenient transmitter device available that enables the sensors to be integrated to PLC or control system by a 4-20mA signal.
The handheld monitor has the capacity to store up to 2,000 sets of time-stamped readings and the ability to download data to a PC via a USB port.