(Dayton OH) – The Temperature Product Group of Measurement Specialties (MEAS), created by the combination of BetaTHERM Sensors, and formerly YSI Temperature, offers a glass encapsulated thermistor that is considered an industry leader. The 55000 Series GEM (Glass-Encapsulated-Material) Thermistor combines proven thermistor technology with state-of-the-art automated assembly to produce characteristics common in higher-end glass thermistors at a price that approaches epoxy-coated components.
Features of the MEAS 55000 Series GEM Thermistor include:
• Stability – .012°C shift at 100°C after 10 months
• Interchangeability to ±0.10°C over temperature range from 0 to 70°C
• Hermetic seal for moist environments
• Temperature ranges from -80 to +200°C
• Two-wire connection for circuit simplicity
• Resistance from 2252ohms to 30Kohms at 25°C
The ability to produce this new line of cost-effective glass thermistors is due to the proprietary MEAS automated thermistor manufacturing process. The system eliminates the variation normally involved in manual assembly by utilizing robotic cells to encapsulate the conducting material in glass. Automated, close loop calibration produces thermistors with the same interchangeability with smaller size than higher-end glass thermistors.
The performance of the GEM Series enables engineers to design-in stable, interchangeable glass-encapsulated thermistors in a wider range of applications that require stability and protection from moist environments. MEAS thermistors and thermistor probes are currently used in a variety of precision applications including medical, aerospace, instrumentation, HVACR and telecommunications.
MEAS developed the interchangeable thermistor in 1955 (while under the name YSI Temperature) and the first interchangeable glass encapsulated thermistor in 1982. As the leader in temperature measurement, MEAS offers a complete line of high performance epoxy and glass encapsulated thermistors and probes. In addition, MEAS offers sophisticated engineering capabilities to meet custom requirements. MEAS realizes that each customer has unique considerations which call for innovative and creative solutions. MEAS has an experienced engineering team that will listen to your concerns and with your input develop a cost-effective solution to make your product a success in its market.
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Filed Under: Electronics • electrical, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment