Lake Shore Cryotronics will discuss their new 240 Series of sensor input modules for reliable cryogenic monitoring at next week’s North American Particle Accelerator Conference (NAPAC 2016) exhibition in Chicago.
The 240 Series modules, which will be on display in NAPAC Booth 210, give scientists a precise, convenient way to remotely and reliably monitor cryogenic sensors in particle accelerator, fusion reactor, and other large-scale applications employing distributed PLC-based control.
The DIN-rail modules offer particular value to national labs and high-energy physics scientists aiming to simply communications in distributed PROFIBUS monitoring applications. Their circuitry allows for longer cable runs (up to 300 m) between the modules and sensors, which is ideal for applications where sensors must be located in hazardous environments. Also, because temperature values are communicated directly to the PLC master device, there is no need to use additional analog conversion equipment or complex PLC programming to generate values.
Lake Shore offers two versions, allowing researchers to balance between the high-speed 2-input (240-2P) module or the high-density, cost-efficient 8-input (240-8P) module. Both versions are optimized to work with Lake Shore Cernox™ RTDs, platinum RTDs, and silicon diodes, and can be easily networked to PLCs from Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and others.
Also at NAPAC, Lake Shore will be discussing its other cryogenic measurement solutions, including their complete range of sensors, controllers, monitors, and probes, as well as cryogenic accessories for sensor wiring, cabling, soldering, fastening, and heat sinking.