Rolls-Royce selects Ipetronik temperature scanners for jet engine test cell


Germany-based measurement and test equipment provider Ipetronik has supplied its latest temperature scanners to Rolls-Royce for use in jet engine test cells.

The M-THERMO 96 temperature scanner handles all typical thermocouple types (E, J, K, N, R, S, and T) and measures with high precision at ambient temperatures from -40 °C to +85 °C. Each of its 96 channels contains extremely accurate cold junction compensation – offering great results during transients of ambient temperature.

The device’s patented diagnostic features also provide the highest level of safety and ensures that no measurement data is lost.

The high levels of measurement accuracy has been achieved by minimizing the effect of temperature drift. Each channel has a highly precise cold junction compensation – ensuring a quick reaction also during transients in ambient temperature. This saves time in the test cell, instead of waiting for stable temperature conditions.

Additionally, the device’s gold-plated screw terminal pins for the thermocouple sensor connection ensure precise measurements due to their ideal conductivity. The maximum error for the thermocouple type K does not exceed +/-0.3 °C, meeting the requirements of the aerospace industry.

Advanced diagnostic features can visualize any malfunctions and ensure that measurements are captured successfully. The system provides Ethernet, WiFi and CAN interfaces and can be configured via the IPEmotion or web interface.

The M-THERMO 96 is resistant to corrosive liquids, works in altitudes of up to 55,000 feet and is waterproofed. Its dimensions are 500 x 130 x 476mm, its weight is 19.6kg.

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