Thermocouple Module provides remote I/O functions.

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The ricos Type T Thermocouple module accommodates direct thermocouple inputs from -200 to 400 deg C. It also accommodates Type J, K, and L thermocouples, which cover temperature range of -268 to 1372 deg C. Module enables individual I/O point programming and local forcing capabilities from buscoupler interface used for monitoring and commissioning I/O points. Electronics can be repaired or replaced without disturbing wiring.

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Wieland Develops Type T Thermocouple Module For Remote I/O Functions

Module accommodates direct thermocouple inputs for -200°C to +400°C range.

BURGAW, N.C. (April 22, 2002) -Wieland Electric Inc. has expanded the sensor capabilities of the ricos Thermocouple module in its series of remote I/O for fieldbus applications. The addition allows the direct input of Type T thermocouple sensors, which are classified as -200 deg C to +400 deg C. Wieland's ricos Thermocouple module also accommodates Type J, K and L thermocouples, which cover a temperature range of -268 deg C to +1372 deg C.

"This new module provides direct sensor input for the four most commonly used thermocouple sensors," said Wieland Electronics Product Manager Marc Immordino. "This eliminates the need for a signal conditioning module between the sensor and controller input," continued Immordino.

The ricos Series Thermocouple module is ideal for control applications that require monitoring of temperature sensors commonly used in the food and beverage, pulp and paper, and process control industries.

The ricos Series provides unique diagnostic features not available in competitive devices currently on the market. Modules enable individual I/O point programming and local forcing capabilities from the buscoupler interface used for monitoring and commissioning I/O points. In addition, ricos modules provide a "works in a drawer" feature which allows removal of the electronics for replacement or repair without
disturbing the wiring. Pricing for the ricos Thermocouple T module starts at $469.76, with availability from stock. For more information, customers may contact their local Wieland distributor, or call (800)WIELAND; or fax (910) 259-3691; by mail at Wieland Electric Inc., 49 International Road, Burgaw, NC, 28425; or on the worldwide web at

Wieland Electric Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of PC board and DIN rail terminal blocks, wire management products, Multipole (rectangular) connectors, electronic interface modules and remote I/O communications systems based in Burgaw, N.C. Wieland operates manufacturing facilities worldwide and was the first terminal block supplier to achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. Along with nationwide sales and distribution networks in the U.S. and Canada, Wieland's North American operation provides value-added assembly, warehousing, computerized inventory control, customer service and engineering support.

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