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MicroLogger Water-Proof Capsule

-2nd Jun 2009

The MicroLogger Capsule is a mechanical enclosure to protect Temperature MicroLoggers from moisture, solvents and pressure. The device consists of a base with the cavity for one Temperature MicroLogger, a screw-in plug with O-ring to seal the enclosure, and a top with two stainless-steel screws to mount the MicroLogger Capsule to a cable, e.g., to measure temperature at different levels within a liquid. The cable is inserted into the notch of the plug where it is held in place by the matching protrusion of the top piece.

Base, plug, and top are made of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS). This material is chosen for its mechanical properties (remains stable during both long and short-term exposure to high temperatures), inherent flame resistance, and outstanding chemical resistance (inert to steam, strong bases, fuels and acids). Although PPS is virtually insoluble below 200°C, it can be attacked by chlorinated hydrocarbons. The silicone O-ring matches the temperature and chemical qualities of the PPS. In addition, it is resistant to sunlight, ozone, oxygen, and UV light. The chemical stability of the screws does not compromise that of the PPS and the silicone.

Applications can include
- Autoclave Sterilization
- Monitoring of beverage production
- Scientific research
- Seawater temperature profiling

As will all new products, HortPlus needs to gauge the demand for the product before ordering in a shipment. This means that there may be some lead time before you receive it. If you are interested in this new product please let us know.