|The SR630 is a 16-channel thermocouple monitor designed to read, scan, print and log temperatures or voltages. You can use any one of seven standard thermocouple types to read temperatures from -200 °C to +1700 °C. For remote monitoring applications, the SR630 can time-stamp and store up to 2000 readings in non-volatile memory for later analysis.|
The SR630 is a 16-channel thermocouple monitor designed to read, scan, print and log temperatures or voltages. You can use any one of seven standard thermocouple types to read temperatures from -200 °C to +170 °C. For remote monitoring applications, the SR630 can time-stamp and store up to 2000 readings in non-volatile memory for later analysis.
Temperature readings from the SR630 can be viewed on the front panel or queried via the instrument's standard
The SR630 can also be configured as a
Sixteen screw-terminal inputs are mounted on a rear-panel isothermal block for cold junction compensation. The isolated differential inputs have a 250 V breakdown level, allowing the SR630 to tackle difficult applications such as temperature profiling of electrically live equipment. Each of the 16 channels may be independently set to display in units of °C, °F, K, mV or V. Similarly, thermocouple type, nominal temperature, temperature limit, and alarms may be uniquely set for each channel, providing complete flexibility in the configuration of the instrument. Access to any channel parameter is provided through the front panel or via the computer interfaces. The SR630 can store up to nine entire instrument configurations including thermocouple type and temperature limits for all 16 channels.
There are four analog outputs that are proportional to the readings on channels one through four. Both the slope (m) and offset (b) of the equation,
You may use the analog outputs to drive chart recorders or they can provide a feedback signal for proportional temperature control systems. They may also be used as fixed-level, analog control signals (set via the computer interfaces).
Each channel can be programmed individually with an upper and lower temperature limit. An audio alarm and a relay closure indicate when any channel exceeds its preset temperature or voltage limits. The front-panel LED display will indicate which channel has exceeded its limit.
An internal, battery backed-up clock/calendar is used to time-stamp temperature readings. The SR630 can be set to scan, time-stamp, and record data on up to 16 channels at intervals from 10 to 9999 seconds. Data is either sent immediately to the printer, or stored in the internal 2,000 point buffer for output at a later time (via GPIB
Built-In Printer Interface
A standard Centronics printer interface makes it simple to get hardcopy output of temperature or voltage scans. Two hardcopy formats are provided. The SR630 can print a continuous strip chart showing up to 16 different temperatures ( see example below). In addition, data can be printed in a tabular format (see example below and left) which logs the time, date, and temperature or voltage for each channel.
Strip Chart Output
The SR630 can also function as a 1:15 analog multiplexer. Any of the first 15 input channels can be switched out to channel 16 and passed on to other instruments. This feature is useful in ATE systems and many other monitoring applications.
Although the SR630 will read types B, E, J, K, R, S and T type thermocouples, for many applications type K, (Chromel/Alumel), will serve well.