MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Heraeus Sensor Technology to become the global distributor for their extensive range of Platinum RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) sensor elements, including Thin Film Platinum RTDs, Glass and Ceramic Wire Wound RTDs. Heraeus is a global leader with unique expertise in micro-structured thin and thick-film systems using noble metals.
Platinum temperature sensors, a core capability of Heraeus Sensor Technology, operate in the temperature range from -196°C to +1000°C and provide quality, precision and long-term-stability. Fields of application for these intelligent solutions include the automotive, process technology, life sciences and white goods sectors. The sensors are based on the unique property of platinum to increase resistance as temperature rises in a predictable linear behavior, enabling precise temperature recording across a greatly extended temperature range. Platinum's resistance to temperature ratio is steeper than most metals, making it an excellent metal for accurate temperature sensors. With platinum sensing elements, the linearity of the resistance-temperature relationship is the most stable over a wide temperature range and offers higher repeatability and shorter response times than other materials.