Measurement Specialties Inc, Hampton, Va, which designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems, offers the 55000 Series GEM (Glass-Encapsulated-Material) thermistor to aid in engineering applications requiring stability and protection from moist environments.

The cost-effective system combines thermistor technology with state-of-the-art automated assembly. It features stability of .012°C shift at 100°C after 10 months, interchangeability to ±0.10°C over temperature range from 0 to 70°C, a hermetic seal for moist environments, temperature ranges from -80 to +200°C, two-wire connection for circuit simplicity, and resistance from 2252ohms to 30Kohms at 25°C. The system relies on robotic cells to encapsulate the conducting material in glass, which helps eliminate variations sometimes found in manual assembly.

The company’s thermistors and thermistor probes are used in precision applications in medical, aerospace, instrumentation, HVACR, and telecommunications.