The bearings of industrial rotating equipment operate under arduous conditions – often for considerable periods of time. The most reliable indicator of bearing condition is the temperature of the metal beneath the shoe.
Recognition of rising temperature can provide a warning of the breakdown of the lubricating oil film; thus allowing machine shutdown and maintenance to take place – avoiding the probable catastrophic failure of the bearing and possible damage to its mounting. Conax Miniature Bearing Sensors provide a simple and cost-effective method to monitor bearing temperatures.
* For embedded applications in rotating machines
* RTDs – 100 ohm platinum, 0.00385 ohm/ohm/¡C
* Thermocouples types J, K, T & E
* Single and duplex sensors
* Various styles and sizes
* Operating Temperature: to +250°F (+120°C)
Temperature Range: -40 to 230°C (-40 to 446°F)
Case Materials: 316 SS; Copper; Nickel Plated Copper; Tin Plated Copper, Brass.
Lead Wires: Stranded silver plated copper conductors with PTFE insulation and optional stainless steel overbraid.
Time Constant: 3.0 sec. (Style A) to 1.5 sec. (Style D), Typical value in moving water (3ft/sec)
Insulation Resistance: 10 Megaohms Min. at 100 VDC, leads to case (RTD). 10 Megaohms Min. at 100 VDC, Ungrounded only (T/C)