In the food and beverage manufacturing environment, stringent hygienic cleaning cycles are conducted on a continual basis. Frequent cleaning process steps utilize high pressure rinsing and washdown in conjunction with aggressive chemicals.
These cleaning cycles can be harsh on plant floor equipment such as tanks, pasteurizers, heat exchangers, and process piping. Not only do the cleanings affect the equipment, but also the peripheral instruments that monitor the equipment’s operating condition.
Many of the process instruments are subjected to water ingress from aggressive washdowns, deterioration due to corrosive chemicals, and breakage from high impact pressure cleanings.
One process instrument in particular that takes a beating during the cleaning cycle is the traditional temperature sensor with connection head-and-well assemblies. These temperature sensors are highly prone to damage in this environment.
How do we make the temperature sensor stronger, ingress-free and reliable in extreme environments?
ifm has a solution. ifm has designed, developed and manufactured the new TD Series temperature transmitter with a one-piece, stainless steel housing.
The integrated transmitter electronics, process connector, and Pt1000 Class “A” RTD probe are a one-piece, laser welded, watertight, factory calibrated IP69K sealed transmitter that meets the stringent requirements of 3A standards. Robust and durable, the unit is corrosion-resistant against chemicals and harsh industrial cleaners.
The 2-wire loop powered transmitter is prescaled for ranges of 0…100°C and 0…300°F. Applications requiring different ranges can be scaled with a programming tool via IO-Link. A bright digital LED display indicates measured temperature directly at the instrument for easy verification of proper operation.
The TD temperature transmitter product line is available with probe lengths of 30, 50, 100 and 150 mm. Units are available with 1.5” or 2” tri-clamp fittings. TD Series transmitters are delivered completely assembled, calibrated and ready to install for plug-and-play operation.
To learn more, visit ifm’s sanitary temperature transmitter page.