Intro to the Temperature Sensing/Measuring chapter of the Automation Video Cookbook. Need to measure temperature but don't know all the details? You are in the right place. You can do it with AutomationDirect.
Use an RTD sensor for temperatures up to a few hundred degrees if you need long term stable and accurate measurements. For wider temperature ranges up to a couple thousand degrees - use a thermocouple. They can handle that and tend to be a little more durable. Pick a mounting option and connection type that suits your application. Be sure to use RTD or Thermocouple wire to extend distance – regular wire won’t work. Connect to any of AutomationDirect’s most recent PLCs – all can take RTD or Thermocouple inputs and convert the temperature directly into memory without a single line of code! You can do it – with AutomationDirect.