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Use of Temperature Transmitters

10/28/2010 1:31 AM

hello

please tell me when we have to use temperature transmitter between RTD and PLC , and when we can connect between RTD and PLC directly?

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Re: Use of Temperature Transmitters

10/28/2010 8:41 AM

You have to use a xmtr (4-20mA) when you don't have an RTD input module for your PLC, you can connect the RTD directly to the PLC when you do. Analog input modules are typically better for applications where signal distance and strength are an issue.

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Re: Use of Temperature Transmitters

10/30/2010 12:53 AM

thank you so much

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10/30/2010 1:25 AM

hi

i agree with you ; but how can we know if PLC has an RTD input module or now

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Re: Use of Temperature Transmitters

02/19/2022 8:37 PM

It will have been specified in the purchase order.

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Re: Use of Temperature Transmitters

10/30/2010 9:27 AM

hi,

Frist check ur PLC config, if it support the 4-20mA i.e it should support Anolog Input, then u can directly connet your RDT to PLC anolog input, or else u have use the transmiter.

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Re: Use of Temperature Transmitters

11/04/2010 8:16 AM

Another case where a transmitter may be required is where there is "noise". (electro-magnetic interference - many solenoids, VFD run motors, etc.) An RTD with prewired cable usually has a cable that is not shielded. The cable run from a transmitter to the PLC cabinet is usually a shielded cable with the shielding grounded at the PLC cabinet. In this situation, the RTD is connected very close to the transmitter, so the majority of the run to the PLC will be shielded.

I have never seen interference affect an RTD, and I have run as many process skid applications with RTD's cabled direct to the PLC as those with a transmitter installed on the RTD. But I have had customers require the transmitter and have it connected within 6 inches of the RTD, just so the run back to the PLC is in shielded cable. This is a good precaution. Pharmaceutical companies are very likely to require the transmitter to get the shielded cable, as they are extremely nervous about losing a batch of what ever the process skid is making.

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11/06/2010 4:53 AM

thanks so much

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