Infinite Electronics brand L-com, a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, has expanded its line of IoT air quality and water leak environmental sensors.
The new sensors assist in the use of IoT data collection to make process control more efficient and to lower building and process costs. Applications for the new air quality sensors include commercial facilities, HVAC systems, factory floors, laboratories, smart buildings, food processing and preservation facilities, and public restrooms.
Each newly offered air quality sensor monitors for one or more of the following: alcohol, ammonia, dust and particulates, formaldehyde, humidity, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, LPG, ozone, refrigerant, smoke, sulfur dioxide, temperature and TVOCs.
Per L-com, the new IoT air quality environmental sensors feature industry-standard sensing elements and low power consumption. The units have a four-pin, 2.54 mm pitch header for device integration and can be mounted to a wall or a DIN rail.
The new dust, gas and combination sensors feature quick response and short preheat times; output types such as Modbus, TTL and 4-20 mA; and screw-type terminal blocks for easy field connection. Up to seven pollutants can be monitored from one device. The new smoke and flammable-gas sensors, as well as the ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and odorous gas sensors, feature analog (0-5 volts typical) and digital (TTL) outputs.
Both the new carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and ozone sensors and the alcohol, volatile organic and refrigerant sensors feature analog, digital (TTL), 4-20 mA and Modbus outputs.
Tim Houghton, L-com senior product line manager, commented:
"Our new air quality sensors have high sensitivities to detect specific molecular concentrations or light levels. They transmit a signal to an I/O module or PLC that then reports the information to a PC or SCADA system. This allows system integrators, engineers and others to use IoT data collection to improve safety, make processes more efficient and lower building costs."
For their part, the new water leak sensors from L-com are for use any environment where damage from water leaks or flooding is a concern, such as communications rooms, equipment cabinets, server rooms, warehouses and storage areas. The wall-mounted devices are waterproof and feature a long service life and a Modbus output.