Minco Launches HVAC Industry’s First Combination Temperature Sensor - Chill-Out™ Sensor Reduces Installation Time & Effort

Minco designs and manufactures the HVAC industry’s first combination temperature sensor and low temperature cut-out for easier installation and increased operational flexibility

Minneapolis, MN, January 05, 2006 --(PR.com)-- http://www.minco.com - Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, has launched the HVAC industry’s first combination temperature sensor, an air handling system sensor that includes both a low temperature cut-out sensor (freeze stat) and an averaging resistance temperature sensor in one self-contained unit.

Designed and manufactured for the HVAC and building automation markets, the Chill-Out™ Combination Sensor features an entirely solid state design with the relay integral to the tubing.

“In today’s conventional sensors, the relay must be housed outside the air flow system to work properly,” said Marty Knutson, Marketing Manager at Minco. “This means that the entire length of the attached wound spiral tubing must be carefully uncoiled and threaded though a small mounting hole into the air flow area. The Chill-Out Combination Sensor eliminates this process and therefore reduces installation time and effort.”

The Chill-Out Combination Sensor design is also more reliable than conventional sensors. Its solid state design replaces gas-filled capillary tubes, eliminating the risk of kinking during installation or the occurrence of field failures due to leaking.

The Chill-Out Combination Sensor is sensitive to low temperatures in any direction up to six inches, as opposed to 12-18 inches for gas-filled capillary tubes. Unlike gas-filled capillary tubes that must be mounted horizontally, the Chill-Out Combination Sensor can be mounted at any angle, which offers greater operational flexibility.

“The application of sensors for equipment protection has been raised a notch,” said Marty Knutson, Marketing Manager at Minco. “The unique design and capability of the Chill-Out Combination Sensor decreases installation time and cost, while increasing reliability and operational flexibility.”

The Chill-Out Combination Sensor is available in durable 3/8 inch tubing in bendable aluminum and ultra-flex brass armor. For more information please contact Marty Knutson, Minco Marketing Manager, Temperature Sensors Division, at 763-586-2904 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

About Minco
Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible Thermofoil™ Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services.


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