The design of the TCC family of instruments includes two sensing elements that self-detect and send a warning if any signal drift is occurring. The PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) element increases its resistance with increasing temperature. The NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) element decreases its resistance with increasing temperature.
ifm uses a highly engineered construction thin film tip design and two RTD elements.
The TCC uses fully welded 316 stainless steel IP69K hermetically sealed construction. This construction eliminates the potential for ingress -- a major contributor to instrument drift.
Unlike traditional instruments with a head chamber and "hockey puck" transmitter that must be field wired and matched (calibrated), the one-piece contruction of the TCC is delivered fully calibrated.
Every TCC sensor comes with a traditional 4…20 mA analog output as well as the latest IO-Link digital communication technology. Leveraging digital communication improves measurement accuracy and reliability over analog since there are no signal losses.
Using IO-Link provides insight into the status of your process.