The iGRAIN Temperature Sensor Cable provides precise digital measurements for all grain monitoring systems. The digital sensors do not drift over time as is the case with competing thermocouple cables. The cable is durable and can withstand static pull force up to 3000 kg. The cables are easy to install, do not require maintenance and has an expected lifetime of 20+ years.
Temperature measurement in the basic starting point for any grain monitoring and grain aeration control system. Temperature measurement is the traditional method for detecting hot spots in the grain for example when weevils or mold produce heat during respiration. Temperature monitoring can detect such activity and the system will send an alarm when a sensor detects an increase in temperature. The temperature monitoring is expected to detect biological hotspot activity in the silo within weeks, if enough cables are used. For quicker detection method refer to our CO2 Sniffer Sensor Cable.
Temperature measurement in the grain is needed for making the correct decisions in relation to aeration of the grain. This in-grain measurement combined with our Weather Station measurements are key for our automatic Aeration Manager System.
The Temperature Sensor Cable is compatible with both our Hand Instrument and all our PC Monitoring solutions.
Depending on application, the best suitable suspension equipment for the cables is available such as suspension with hooks from rafters, roof mount plates for steel silos or mounting discs for concrete cells.
The distance between the temperature sensors in the cables is 2 meters. Alternative sensor spacing is also available.