Fluke Calibration recently introduced the 1586A Super-DAQ temperature scanner. With up to 40 analog input channels and scan rates as fast as 10 channels per second, the Super-DAQ is suitable for applications such as thermal mapping, process sensor calibration, quality control testing, lifecycle testing, process monitoring, and environmental testing that are common in various industries including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food processing, aerospace and automotive.
With the flexibility of both internal and external input modules, the 1586A is designed for use both on the plant floor where channel count and scan speeds are important, and in the calibration laboratory where accuracy and quick input connections are required.
The 1586A can measure thermocouples, platinum resistance thermometers (PRT), thermistors, DC current, DC voltage, and resistance. It offers temperature measurement accuracy of plus-or-minus 0.005 degrees Celsius for PRTs, 0.5 degrees Celsius for thermocouples and 0.002 degrees Celsius for thermistors.
The Super-DAQ has a color display with channel indicators that can chart up to four channels simultaneously. It features four modes of operation (scan, monitor, measure and digital multimeter) and alarms that indicate when a channel measurement exceeds an assigned high or low limit.