Sensors / Interface technologies
Temperature, humidity, but also the safety of control cabinets are variables that should play an important role
in any system concept. With the right device layout and clever ventilation, designers create the basis for high
availability of electronic components. In addition, compact condition monitoring tools are available in the form
of control cabinet monitors to ensure that critical measured values are always available.
A few years ago Turck added cabinet guards IM12-CCM and IMX12-CCM (with Ex approval) to its portfolio as an
easy-to-expand condition monitoring solution. The compact devices are mounted on the DIN rail and feature three
onboard sensors for monitoring temperature, air humidity and the door gap. The IM(X)12 uses a configurable limit
value function to then send a signal if values above or below the defined limit values occur.
on the DIN rail
features an internal data logger with time stamp and stores data for up to two years. This enables users to also
detect creeping changes over long periods and rectify the cause. The master processes the data of the slave and
sends a signal to the controller.
The standard IM12-CCM comes with two switch contacts and an IO-Link interface.
Turck's IM18-CCM cabinet guard transfers measured values via Ethernet
to IT networks and can even preprocess them remotely beforehand