Minco S7 and TC7 Temperature Sensors
October 5, 2020 | By Mario Cywinski
Minco Products Inc., S7 and TC7 miniature bearing embedment temperature sensors monitor the metal temperature of bearings in rotating equipment giving early warning of oil film breakdown. S7 and TC7 sensor leads can be configured with stainless steel feedthrough tubes or elastomer filled cables.
Features include metal casing and variety of lead wire and cable options, five case styles/sizes, available with variety of sensing elements (including 100-ohm and 1,000-ohm platinum RTDs, 100-ohm and 120-ohm nickel RTDs, and Type E, J, K or T thermocouples).
“Our S7 and TC7 sensors are tri-certified by multiple agencies, including IECEx, ATEX and North American (CSA US and CSA Canada) for use in hazardous areas. This means our customers can feel confident they are covered under many potential certification requirements with one sensor. Using a single, highly capable component like this can increase flexibility, reduce inventory and improve engineering efficiencies,” says Darrell Hyde, Product Marketing Manager at Minco. “These sensors can be mounted either by spring loading or potting into the bearing shoes which are later installed in a variety of equipment, including motors, generators, gearboxes, pumps and compressors.”