Lake Shore exhibiting cryogenic sensor monitoring and control solutions at ASC
2018 ASC Conference
Lake Shore Cryotronics will showcase a range of cryogenic measurement, monitoring, and control products at next week’s Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) exhibition in Seattle.
Vaden West, Regional Sales Manager for Lake Shore, will be available in Booth 53 to discuss the company’s:
  • 240 Series 2- and 8-input sensor modules, which provide scientists with a precise, convenient way to remotely monitor cryogenic sensors in superconducting particle accelerators and other particle physics and high-energy applications employing distributed PLC-based control. The modules, which can be easily networked to PLCs from Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and others, simplify communications in distributed PROFIBUS monitoring applications and feature circuitry that allows for cable runs up to 300 m (984 ft) between the modules and sensors. 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.
  • Model 372 AC resistance bridge/temperature controller, which offers the best possible temperature measurement and control capabilities for sub-1 K applications. In addition to patented noise-rejection technology for ensuring stable and reliable measurements, the Model 372 features a dedicated input for continuous cryogenic temperature control that, when combined with a scanner option, allows it to scan through other sensors within a cryogenic system.
  • Model 336 controller, which features eight sensor inputs and four independent control outputs, and the ability to control temperatures down to 300 mK when using the appropriate sensors.
  • Range of cryogenic sensors, including Cernox® thin-film RTDs and silicon diode, germanium and ruthenium oxide sensors, as well as platinum RTDs.

For more information, visit the Lake Shore booth, where in addition to Model 372 and 336 instruments, a 240 Series product demo will be on display. This demo unit demonstrates how the DIN rail-mountable modules communicate with a PLC and sensors, and provides status/measurement data reporting on the front OLED display