Multipoint Airflow Instruments Save Time
Control panel enclosures combine electrical devices such as transformers, PLCs, and drivers to control industrial equipment and machinery. Refrigeration solutions cool a space, substance, or system to lower and/or maintain temperature below ambient. Ceiling fans effectively circulate the air in a room to help occupants feel cooler, or destratify the air space. Because a single measurement is not adequate to characterize airflow and thermal profiles in systems like these, product design teams and manufacturing engineers turn to multipoint instrumentation solutions from Degree Controls. Multipoint airflow instrumentation is capable of measuring air velocity, temperature, and humidity at up to 180 test locations simultaneously, and in real time. With plug and play sensing technology, test setups are easily adjusted, and sensors may be added at any time. As compared to single point measurement approaches, multipoint measurement offers cost, time, and labor savings when testing conditions require numerous measurement locations.
One manufacturer of high throughput surface plasmon resonance (SPR) instruments used in pharmaceutical development and life science research relies on multipoint measurement systems for product development, qualification, and equipment diagnoses. They’ve outfitted laboratories with airflow instrumentation so that research and development groups can replicate testing worldwide, and manufacturing and field engineers have the tools they need to solve product problems. Current projects include testing internal cooling of power and control systems in a new multi-channel SPR platform with automated liquid handling, and thermal testing of electronics enclosures being developed for the associated production lines.
Multipoint airflow measurement solutions include:
- Laboratory grade USB sensors for air velocity, temperature, and humidity measurements.
- °C Port multi-channel data acquisition instruments, or sensor hubs, to collect up to 12 or 36 points of air velocity, temperature, or humidity data with Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection to your PC.
- AccuTrac™ data logging software to assemble as many as 180 air velocity and temperature measurements, along with humidity and altitude data in real-time.
UAS, UTS, and UHS sensors feature a convenient USB output for plug and play operation with °C Port sensor hubs. Windows®-based AccuTrac™ software allows you to view, graph, and analyze data in real time. AccuTrac™ reads sensor measurements from one or more connected °C Ports and saves data in convenient .csv format.
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