Humidity and temperature sensor has colour display and probe options

E+E Elektronik’s most power humidity and temperature sensor for industrial applications, the HTS801 is designed for the demands of industrial metrology.

It has sensing probes which incorporate a premium, heatable sensing element for accurate measurements. According to E+E Elektronik this guarantees long term stability even under the most challenging conditions. The company also offers options for the HTS801, which include a large colour display or plug-and-play probe replacement using rapidX technology.

The HTS801 is suitable for use in applications with high humidity and chemical exposure. It is based on the E+E sensing element with monolithic structure. An integrated heater enables targeted heating of the sensing element to prevent condensation which can impact measurement results. Depending on the requirements, two type-specific operating modes – condensation guard and high humidity guard – can be selected. Condensation guard is in case of a short-term risk of condensation and the high humidity guard option is used when there is permanent exposure to high humidity and condensation conditions.

All versions of the HTS801 have an automatic recovery (ARC) function. ARC removes chemical impurities and eliminates possible drift effects through short-term intensive heating of the sensing element.

E+E’s sensor coating protects the sensing element and its leads against corrosion or deposits. This special coating extends the sensor’s service life, and is claimed to improve long-term stability in harsh or corrosive environments.

The sensor has a wide operating range from -80 to +180 degrees C and 300 bar (4 351 psi), making the HTS801 suitable for a variety of applications including monitoring drying processes, humidity and temperature monitoring in fuel cell test benches, climate chambers or high-humidity storage rooms to demanding measurement tasks in meteorology.

It is supplied in a rugged polycarbonate or stainless-steel enclosure, featuring IP65 / NEMA 4X protection, designed for easy mounting and maintenance access.

The HTS801 is also available with the option of smart, pluggable sensing probes. Every HTS801 rapidX smart probe can be exchanged without configuration, adjustment or calibration. The specific parameters are stored directly in the probe and are transmitted to the sensor when the probe is plugged in. This avoids downtime and costs if a probe needs to be replaced due to damage or for recalibration.

The HTS801 is optionally available with a 3.5-inch TFT colour display. This allows up to four physical quantities to be displayed simultaneously and monitored locally. The integrated data logging function stores up to 20,000 measured values per measurand. The values can be visualised on the display or downloaded using the USB service interface. The on-board diagnostics function allows the operating status of the HTS801 to be checked directly on the device.

The measured data is available at two freely scalable analogue outputs, RS485 (Modbus RTU) or Ethernet PoE (Modbus TCP) interface, and at two alarm (relay) outputs for integration into the user’s own data acquisition systems.

The HTS801 can be configured via the USB port using the free PCS10 configuration software or directly on the device using the display and pushbuttons.

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