Windmill’s Online White Paper on Temperature Measurement:
- Measurement of Temperature with a Computer
- Brief Comparison of Thermocouples and RTDs
- Thermocouples – Rugged, Versatile and Low Cost
- RTDs, PRTs, thermistors, Pt100 – Accurate and Stable
- USB Hardware and Windows Software, and
“Temperature measurement is the most common application of data acquisition systems. You will need a device to measure the temperature – a temperature sensor. Thermocouples, resistance temperature devices (RTDs), thermistors, platinum resistance thermometers and infrared thermometers are all types of temperature sensor.
“The most popular are thermocouples and RTDs. The sensors you choose depends on several things, such as as your expected maximum and minimum temperatures, cost, accuracy needed and your environmental conditions.
“To get data from the temperature sensor into your PC you need a data acquisition interface with suitable software. The interface unit plugs into your computer, for example into the USB or Ethernet port.
“You wire the sensor to the interface, install the software and the computer can now monitor temperatures.”
Online at the Windmill Software website: http://www.windmill.co.uk/temperature.html
About Windmill Software
Windmill Software are specialists in PC-based data acquisition. Their software starts at just ??50 and runs under Windows 7 and earlier operating systems. Amongst other things it lets you log data from DDE Servers, RS232, RS422, RS485, Modbus, Ethernet, Internet and USB instruments, and, if you wish, send it directly to Excel. Their measurement hardware plugs into the USB or Ethernet port of your computer and comes complete with Windmill data acquisition software.
They provide free technical support for life for all hardware and software. And a money-back guarantee if not satisfied.
Windmill Software Ltd
PO Box 58
North District Office
Tel: +44 (0)161 833 2782
Fax: +44 (0)161 833 2190