Thermal-Ribbon™ RTD uses Thin-Film Element
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Low cost Thermal-Ribbon™ uses Thin Film RTD

A new Thermal-Ribbon resistance temperature detector (RTD) uses a fast-response Pt100 or Pt1000 thin-film element to provide surface sensing in a rugged, ready-to-use, fully-insulated package for temperature monitoring of circuit board components, medical devices, aerospace instrumentation, and process lines. Measuring only 5 x 15 mm (0.2" x 0.6") for the 100 ohm version, model S17624 fits almost anywhere. Installation is simple: just press in place with optional adhesive backing, tape to surfaces, or use cements or epoxies.

When using bare thin-films, great care is needed to connect their delicate leadwires to larger extension wires. Model S17624 provides the benefits of a thin-film sensor (miniature size, high sensitivity, low cost, and one second time response) in a rugged laminated body. The sensing element and transitions to heavy leadwires are encapsulated between layers of Kapton® polyimide film. This package withstands rough handling, severe vibration, temperatures to 200°C (392°F), vacuum environments, and caustic chemicals.

Platinum elements of 100 or 1000 ohms are standard. Resistance / temperature curves and interchangeability meet IEC 751, Class B. External leadwires have Teflon insulation and are available in 2, 3, or 4-wire configurations.

Minco also offers wire-wound Thermal-Ribbons with platinum, nickel, copper, and nickel-iron RTD elements; or E, J, K, and T thermocouple junctions. Accessories include 4 to 20 mA transmitters.