Heraeus Nexensos manufacture a wide selection of platinum temperature sensors for diverse industries, measuring temperatures, regulating heating systems and compensating for temperature fluctuations at component level.
Originally manufactured with lead-wires for PCB mounting and use in sensor assemblies, the need for true surface mount Pt100 or Pt1000 sensors led to the development of various SMD forms. Originally available in a 1206 size chip, as electronic components got smaller and smaller, the chip sizes of our Pt elements also shrank so that today we can offer Pt100s and Pt1000s in 0805 and 0603 formats as well.
These SMD thin film RTD platinum elements offer quick, low-cost and easy automated PCB mounting for volume applications such as data loggers, automotive and medical electronics. They also offer excellent cold-junction compensation in measuring circuits where thermocouples are the preferred end sensor type.
There are a choice of sizes, together with AEC-Q200 automotive qualified versions, supplied on tape/reel. Customised solutions are also available and can be produced in large volume with competitive pricing.
Call us today on 01606 871680 or complete the Contact us form, to discuss your application’s thermal sensor requirements. Using our extensive technical knowledge and innovative supplier base, we will work with you to provide the optimum solution for your product.
Heraeus SMD Platinum Elements
Surface mount RTD Elements designed for automated p.c.b. mounting in high-volume applications. Three sizes 0603, 0805 and 1206 are available together with AEC-Q200 automotive qualified versions.
This sinterable Pt1000 platinum sensor has electrodes designed for aluminium thick wire bonding. The reverse side is designed for a silver sinter process with both sides electrically isolated from each other.
Temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR): 3850 ppm/K
These temperature sensors are Pt100 or Pt1000 platinum elements encapsulated in electronics industry plastic packages. SOT-223 offers SMD mounting whereas the TO-92 is a rigid, 2-pin p.c.b. mount option.