Raytek has enhanced its modular MI3 system by adding new communication boxes for integrating the digital temperature sensors into the control level. In addition to Profibus and Modbus units, and a version with four galvanically isolated analog outputs, new options include a robust die-cast zinc housing and 6TE DIN rail housing.
The new Profinet boxes are suitable for time-critical applications as they can transmit data to a higher-level PLC in real time. The Ethernet version features a 64 MB data logger that can store up to 24 days of recorded data at a 1 s saving interval. It supports TCP/IP4 and, based on an integrated HTTP server, provides its own landing page with direct access to the temperature data, as well as product information and manuals via any standard internet browser. A user-friendly control panel and a large LCD display facilitate on-the-spot configuration of functions, such as peak and valley hold, as well as intelligent averaging.
The Datatemp Multidrop software for remote operation and configuration is available free of charge. The MI3 system entails minimum commissioning costs per measurement point since up to eight sensors can be connected to one communication box. Users can choose freely from the whole MI3 program: all sensors and boxes are compatible. Automatic head detection enables comfortable plug and play. Various spectral models, high data quality, and the wide temperature range from -40 to 1800°C/3272°F make the MI3 system an excellent solution for many applications, especially in process monitoring.