AKCP Releases Cold Chain Temperature Sensors

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AKCP, the world’s oldest and largest supplier of networked wired and wireless sensor solutions has released a range of temperature sensors tailored for the needs of the cold chain industry. The sensors are the lowest layer of the Wireless Tunnel™ Architecture.

NIST2 Sensor

NIST2 temperature sensors feature an internal calibration integrity check. 2x NIST(National Institute of Standards) traceable, calibrated temperature sensors operate as a pair. Values are compared and if the difference is greater than the stated tolerance an alarm is raised warning that the sensor is out of calibration. The two readings are averaged for greater accuracy.

NIST2 sensor

nist2 sensor

NIST3 Sensor

In addition to the calibration check feature of the NIST2 sensors, NIST3 has failover capability. Equipped with 3x NIST traceable, calibrated temperature sensors operating as 3 pairs. The values are averaged for improved accuracy. Should a sensor be diagnosed as out of calibration its value will be ignored and the remaining pair will continue to function. NIST3 sensors with failover are suitable for critical monitoring in the cold chain.

Both NIST2 and NIST3 sensors are suitable for temperature range from -40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F) with a measurement accuracy of ±0.2°C from 0ºC to +75ºC  (±0.4°F from 32ºF to +167ºF) They are available in wired or wireless versions and with optional Glycol Jar buffer to protect against rapid fluctuations in air temperature.

WTS NIST2 sensor with Glycol Buffer

WTS NIST2 sensor with Glycol Buffer

Ultra Cold Temperature Sensor

This sensor is suitable for monitoring a wider range of temperatures from -200°C to +150°C (-328°F to 302°F). Used for ultra-cold shipments, such as the mRNA based COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. The Ultra Cold Temperature Sensor is based is an RTD type sensor (Resistance Temperature Detector) made from Platinum. As temperature changes so does the resistance of the metal. This is precisely measured to give a temperature reading. The accuracy of the sensor is ±0.2°C (±0.4°F).

Wireless Tunnel™ ultra cold temperature sensor

Wireless Tunnel™ ultra cold temperature sensor

J and K Type Thermocouple

J Type thermocouple sensors suitable for a range between -40°C to +750°C (-40°F to +1382°F). K type thermocouples for a range between -200°C to +900°C (-330°F to +1650°F). A probe length of 610mm (24”) and a maximum cable length of 100ft. Thermocouples have an accuracy of ±5°C (±9°F).

J and K type thermocouple sensors


AKCP established in the USA in 1981, has 30+ years experience in professional sensor solutions. AKCP created the market for networked temperature, environmental and power monitoring in the data center. Today with over 150 employees and 200,000 installations, AKCP is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of networked wired and wireless sensors. AKCP has several divisions tailored to the needs of different industries.






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