Wireless Applications

SenGenuity Announces TempTrackr

February 10, 2009

The new wireless temperature measurement system provides data for real-time, easy-to-use OEM and industrial process control.


HUDSON, NH /PRNewswire/ -- SenGenuity, the Sensors division of Vectron International, announced the TempTrackr Wireless Temperature Measurement Solution, designed to provide users of the passive (no power/battery required) and wireless TFSS433D family of surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors with unparalleled mobility, portability, robustness, and performance for real-time in-process temperature sensing applications. It provides a quick and easy-to-use solution that facilitates rapid temperature data visualization and acquisition for the process engineer and quality-control personnel while providing system integrators and OEMs a platform for customized solutions.

SenGenuity's TempTrackr kit includes four passive wireless temperature sensors capable of reading temperatures between 0°C and 120°C from a maximum interrogation distance of 70 in. The wireless sensors are powered by bursts of RF emitted by a wireless interrogator, which excite SAW resonators within each sensor. A feedback signal conditioned by the temperature is then created by the resonator and fed back electromagnetically to the wireless interrogator using the same antenna set.

"Our customers frequently come to us looking for ways to empower their designers with a cost-effective leading-edge solution to determine temperature in a very portable and easy-to-install wireless sensing system. This demand is particularly high in applications where traditional wired sensor implementation is hindered by location or environment, such as rotating equipment," said Kerem Durdag, Director of Sales and Marketing. "Our new TempTrackr wireless temperature measurement solution will revolutionize this process by providing end-customers and system integrators with real-time wireless solutions with batteryless temperature sensors."

The TempTrackr can be used with any of SenGenuity's TFSS433D wireless temperature sensors, which use robust and reliable semiconductor technology and are installed in challenging applications. The TempTrackr kit includes four passively operated TFSS433D sensors, with four dipole antennas for each of the sensors. Also included is a wireless interrogator with its own dipole antenna, accompanied with a USB connector to facilitate connectivity to any computer for data visualization and acquisition.

"Customers are increasingly demanding cost-effective sensor solutions that can ease their installation and data acquisition burden, particularly for applications that require multiple points of measurement," said Durdag. "The TempTrackr facilitates a far higher degree of flexibility in data acquisition from multiple process control points for measuring temperature when deploying our wireless temperature sensors and is ideal for those applications for which mobility and portability are of paramount importance."

The TempTrackr provides a streamlined wireless SAW-sensor interrogation solution that requires minimal real estate, allowing flexibility for system engineers to add significant value-add to their designs. Additionally, customers can leverage the TempTrackr to work with SenGenuity on customized solutions for their particular needs and requirements.

For more information on the TempTrackr and the TFSS433D wireless temperature sensor family, please contact SenGenuity's fluid sensors sales team at 603-578-4066. For more information on other acoustic wave sensors from Vectron, contact a customer service representative at 1-88-VECTRON-1.

About SenGenuity
SenGenuity, an operating division of Vectron International, is a leading provider of breakthrough sensor solutions for performance and reliability in critical data gathering applications. Coupling its state-of-the-art precision sensor solutions with Vectron's surface and bulk acoustic wave technology, SenGenuity delivers innovative solutions for measuring the condition of fluids in challenging, embedded environments, and is driving the development of breakthrough solutions for gas and physical sensing applications.

About Vectron
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering, and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave– and SAW-based designs, from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH, and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, call 1-88-VECTRON-1.


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