Wherever the process temperature has to be indicated on-site or in places that are difficult to access and, at the same time, circuits need to be switched, the gas-actuated thermometer with switch contacts finds its use. Due to the wide variety of possible designs, the model TGS73 gas-actuated thermometers can be perfectly adapted to any process connection or location. With the adjustable stem and dial version, the case can be adjusted precisely to the desired viewing angle. With the contact bulb version (without direct contact with the medium), the temperature can be measured and controlled even when the pipe diameter is extremely small. The contact bulb is intended for external mounting on pipes and tanks. When mounting this thermometer version, it must be ensured that the contact bulb is in contact with the measuring point over its complete length
Switch contacts (electrical alarm contacts) make or break circuits dependent upon the pointer position of the indicating measuring instrument. The switch contacts are adjustable over the full measuring range. The instrument pointer (actual value pointer) moves freely across the entire scale range, independent of the setting. The set pointer can be adjusted via the window using a removable adjustment key (mounted on the terminal box). Switch contacts consisting of several contacts can also be set to a single set point. Contact actuation is made when the actual value pointer travels beyond or below the desired set point. As switch contacts, magnetic snap-action contacts, inductive contacts and electronic contacts are available. Inductive contacts can be used in hazardous areas. For triggering programmable logic controllers (PLC), electronic contacts can be used.