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K-TC Range 

Unleash the full potential of temperature measurement 

Experience the versatility and reliability of our K-TC range with three seamless modes;

 

  1. Standalone data logging

  2. Temperature to CAN

  3. USB to PC for Live data

Stacking multiple K-TC units creates a dynamic setup, allowing you to capture unlimited thermocouples (type K, J, & T).

 

Imagine the possibilities! Dive deeper into the details of our innovative K-TC range below.
 

View: Our straightforward video tutorial for configuring the K-TC

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£58 per channel

Starting From 

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Overview

Overview

The K-TC unit is available with 8,16, or 32 channels; these can be stacked, and daisy chained to meet your requirements. Capture data from multiple thermocouples with the K-TC, limited only by the bandwidth of the CAN interface.

The K-TC has galvanic isolation across USB, CAN, Power, and TC boards to ensure the protection of your devices. Supporting thermocouples type (K, J, & T)

Mode 1, Standalone Temperature data logging

– Log the TC data directly onto the K-TC’s internal 8GB eMMc; recording many months of data.

 

Mode 2, Temperature data to CAN

– Transfer the TC data onto the CAN bus using Influx Technology’s Rebel or ReXgen series, or another CAN bus logger.

– The ReXgen Air, from Influx Technology, would enable remote collection of your TC data and transference on an AWS s3 server.

 

Mode 3, USB to PC

– View real-time data via a connected PC using the K-Cal oscilloscope feature.

– Export the TC data for analysis on third-party tools.

Cold Junction Compensation

Enhanced response to sensor measurements for temperature changes- ranging from (-)200°C to (+)1200°C

K-Cal 

This powerful software allows for the configuration of up to five K-TCs at once and supports CAN message transmission with an oscilloscope for live data viewing. It also includes a DBC file for easy integration.

K-Log

Enables the Temperature data to be logged directly to the K-TC’s internal 8GByte eMMC.

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"Best in the market"

Rajesh Gabriel 

Director

Aaron Instruments

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"Highly Recommended"

 Paul Bates

Lead Instrumentation Engineer Lotus Cars UK

"A Very Useful Piece Of Kit"

Anonymous

Technical Specialist

Automotive Industry

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"Cost-effective"

Paul Dickinson

Technical Specialist

CamMotive

Kits

The K-TC / Kvaser Kit

(INF2204.5) K-TC8 / Kvaser Kit, (INF2205.5) K-TC16 / Kvaser Kit.  (INF2206.5) K-TC32 / Kvaser Kit
A new collaboration Kit that simplifies and streamlines thermocouple data logging!
Influx Technology's K-TC Series and Kvaser's newly launched Leaf v3 interface have been seamlessly paired to allow users to configure the KTC using KCAL Software via the CAN Bus. Plus, the addition of the Kvaser T-Cannector, makes it easy to power and add your K-TC to the CAN network.

Package Includes

  • Your choice of (INF2204) K-TC8, (INF2205)K-TC16, (INF2206) K-TC32

  • (INF4307) Kvaser LeafLight CAN interface

  • (INF4308) Kvaser T-CANnector

  • (INF4300) Micro-USB cable

  • (INF4304) 9-Way to 9-Way cable for connecting the K-TC to the Kvaser T-CANnector

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Diving Into The Three Modes Of The K-TC

Standalone Data Logging:


Say goodbye to the need for a PC! Store your thermocouple data directly within the device using the eMMC storage.

This standalone data-logging mode ensures user-friendliness and efficiency, enabling extended logging periods without requiring human interaction.

This capability can be used simultaneously with Mode 2

K-TC 16-Module Temperature Recorder displayed in snowy conditions next to a car, highlighting its size and robust design for effective temperature monitoring in various environments
An open K-TC32 Temperature Recorder revealing internals to highlight galvanic isolation components. Galvanic isolation safeguards against direct current flow, protecting sensitive circuits. The isolated design ensures accurate temperature measurement and enhances system reliability.

Isolation

Galvanic isolations in an electrical circuit function to create electrical separation between two or more interconnected circuits. The galvanic isolations allow communication and transfer power, they prevent the flow of electric current between the two circuits and protect the sensitive components or devices in the other nearby/connected circuits.

 

Galvanic isolation blocks direct current flow between the thermocouple and the measurement system. It isolates the low-voltage thermocouple signals from other electrical components and potential noise sources, protecting equipment and contributing to a safer work environment.

 

The galvanic isolation inside the K-TC device not only keeps itself safe but also ensures accuracy in the measurement of temperature values. The CAN-bus and USB interfaces are also galvanically isolated, therefore reducing the risk of damage to connected devices and enhancing overall system reliability.

Working With Industrial Temperatures

Enhance Your CAN Bus with Temperature Sensor Data from Thermocouples - Perfect for ECU and CAN Hardware Integration!
 

  • Supports extreme climatic testing scenarios from -40°C to +85°C

  • Cold Junction Compensation - enhanced response to Temperature Shifts from (-)200°C to (+)1200°C

  • Fortified galvanic isolation safeguarding your measurements and the devices.

  • Galvanic isolations across USB, CAN, power, and TC boards ensure protection.

  • Improve the actual temperature measurement quality to 0.001°C, with an accuracy of ±1°C

K-TC 16-Module Temperature Recorder positioned on a scenic pile of rocks resembling a hot sunrise. The device stands resilient in challenging environments, showcasing its durability and reliability for temperature monitoring in diverse settings.
Stacked arrangement of K-TC 16, K-TC 8, and LT devices, showcasing the versatility and compatibility of our temperature monitoring products. The modular design allows for flexible configurations to meet diverse measurement needs

Stackable Enclosure

The K-TC is a flexible device that can be used with any other CAN logger. The K-TC enclosure is designed to be stacked with other Influx devices.

  • Stackable with Rebel LT and other K-TCs and K-Series devices

  • Create a modular custom rig for your project

  • Crafted to meet the demanding standards of engineers

  • Enables multiple thermocouples

Software

A freely distributable Windows PC application accompanies the K-TC. The Influx K-Cal software is specifically designed to ensure you harness the full potential of the K-TC with precision and convenience. With K-CAL, you can;

  • Customise CAN bus settings

  • Configure up to five TC devices at once 

  • Adjust sampling rates seamlessly

  • Decide the byte order – Motorola/ Intel

  • Change the unit of measurement according to your needs

  • Change CAN ID according to the requirement

  • Configure sleep mode for power-saving

  • Export DBC of instrumentation devices for post-processing

  • View live data in oscilloscope and export data in ‘.csv’, ‘.mat’ and ‘.dat’ format

  • Configure the thermocouples type (K, J, & T)

  • Streamline input calibration and setup

Easy Calibration​​

Influx's K-TC temperature measurement devices can be professionally calibrated (on demand) and certified using the Influx K-Cal software.

 

Calibration is vitally important. Calibration keeps the device's functionality and accuracy in check and gives users and businesses confidence in the results that they monitor, record and subsequently control. 


Contact our support team to get your K-TC device calibrated and certified.

APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS

Here are a few examples of how to use the versatial K-TC.

Mode 1: Standalone

In the standalone mode, the K-TC can capture thermocouple data for months even years*. This mode will make it possible to capture the necessary thermocouple data without the need for human interaction. 

1.1) Temperature measurement during cold endurance testing
In the trunk of a car, a stack of 6 K-TC Temperature Recorders collecting thermocouple data and transmitting it via CAN Bus for integration with a ReXgen system. Demonstrating efficient temperature monitoring and data transfer capabilities for automotive applications.

If a vehicle goes to an endurance test, in the colder parts of the world to validate the performance, the vehicle can be equipped with multiple thermocouples to get a good overview of temperatures; in the powertrain compartment, outside temperatures and inside temperatures, with different zones for passengers and the driver.  When the vehicle returns to the engineering department, all the data can be checked and validated against the simulated/calculated values.  K-Cal makes it easier to export the captured data from the 8Gb eMMc in various formats, from CSV to MAT, with a single click. The captured data can then be imported into third-party analyzing software for further post-processing.

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1.2) Validating ambient temperature
      (Unvalidated use)

In the process of making wine, there is a particular period where the wine needs to ferment. During this period, it is important that the temperature of the room, where the fermentation takes place, is within the margin of a set temperature.  The K-TC can measure multiple zones in this room, with this data the temperature history in that room with its different zones, can be checked to make sure that the fermentation process is optimal.

Mode 2: Thermocouple To CAN

The capability to send the measured thermocouple data on the CAN bus makes it possible to simultaneously log the CAN bus and thermocouple data in one log file. The CAN bus datalogger could be a Rebel, ReXgen or a third-party datalogger. Because all the data is in one log file, no post-processing is needed to sync the thermocouple data and CAN bus data. 

2.1) Finding a hot battery cell in a high-voltage battery
Image by Roberto Sorin

During the development of a high-voltage battery, certain standards need to be met. To comply with all these standards and safety regulations you need to be sure that the battery is ready for mass production. One of the tests is to make sure that all the battery cells are cooled adequately. In this use case, it is possible to set up multiple K-TC units to measure the temperature of each battery cell. The data will help to make a heat map of the full battery with all the cell temperatures.  The next step would be to capture the CAN communication between the high-voltage battery and the vehicle. Configure the K-TC modules to output all the thermocouple data to a CAN bus, then it would be possible to connect a datalogger like a Rebel or a ReXgen is also possible. The datalogger will then capture the CAN communication and the Thermocouple data in one log file. The benefit of having both data types in one log file is that there is no need for syncing procedures in the post-processing. All the data is in one place and already synced to each other.

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2.2) Cooling capability of an internal combustion engine on a dyno test

In some racing forms, like drifting, having an engine that can maintain a high RPM, is a necessity. The engine has a heavy load and high RPM creating heat that needs to be dissipated. This could be done via an intercooler to keep the intake air temperatures as low as possible. Keeping the temperature of the intake air as low as possible not only helps the engine to be cooler but will also help to increase the power of the engine. Other ways of keeping the engine cool are introducing water cooling via a radiator and adding oil cooler(s). This will keep the fluids in your engine cold enough to keep the engine temperature at bay while on a heavy load and in the high RPM range. To check this setup on an engine dyno, extra thermocouples could be placed to check the temperatures in different places. The K-TC could be used to transfer this thermocouple data to a CAN bus and used simultaneously with a data logger like the Rebel or ReXgen. The data can then be monitored via live view and simultaneously recorded.

Mode 3: USB To PC 

With K-Cal it is possible to view the live data that is being captured by the K-TC. You can check if your configuration and setup is correct.

3.1) Climatisation development during live testing on a vehicle
Inside a car cabin, a K-TC 16 Temperature Recorder seamlessly integrated with a laptop and Rebel Dash system, exemplifying a harmonious collaboration for comprehensive temperature monitoring and data management within the vehicle.

In the last development phases of the climatisation strategy, it can save time to be able to adjust the climatization controller on the fly. A setup to measure all the temperatures in different zones, inside and outside the vehicle, with the K-TC. Allows you to see the results of your software/parameter changes. Because of the live view feature in K-Cal. The development time is reduced when you see the direct result of your changes.

There are certain tests needed to know if your cooling strategy, for your electric powertrain, is adequate in different scenarios. One of those scenarios is when the high-voltage battery is fully charged, and the vehicle is going downhill because these vehicles have the feature of regenerative braking. The electric energy that is created by this type of braking needs to go somewhere because the high-voltage battery is fully charged and cannot take in that energy.  One of the strategies that could be used, is to add brake resistors. These brake resistors transform electrical energy into heat energy. In the case of a trolley bus, this brake resistor is air-cooled. During the testing and validation process to check if this brake resistor can dissipate the electric energy fast enough, temperatures need to be checked for safety reasons. Air-cooled brake resistors are known to get up to very high temperatures. These brake resistors are most likely to be mounted on top of the bus, but if the temperature of the brake resistor gets too hot it is possible to melt and even set the roof of the bus on fire!  By setting up the K-TC to measure the temperature on the brake resistor, and, different zones of the roof, a close eye can be put on the live feedback of these temperatures via K-Cal. Therefore, the safety of the bus, and, the people in it can be monitored live.

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3.2) Cooling strategy validation for electric powertrain
Tech Secs

TECH SPECS

GENERAL

V.1 

Thermocouple Inputs

Peak Galvanic Isolation Voltage (from all other modules and power supplies)

FAQ
  • What are the supported data formats?
    CSV, MF4, MAT, ASC, blf
  • CAN we monitor live data?
    Yes, options for Live trace are available.
  • Is it possible to have 4 channels CAN FD?
    Yes, there are separate products supporting that function.
  • What are the main features available with ReXdesk?
    CAN live view, filter, trigger, sleep modes, DBC option.
  • Why is ReXgen not getting interfaced with the RexDesk?
    Please ensure that you have installed the driver. If not, you can find it under the Influx technology folder under the start menu
  • What happens if the logger storage gets full?
    The logger can continue logging after deleting the first file on a FIFO basis or can stop logging and be configured via ReXdesk, which has the option to format the logger. (FIFO is enabled by default.)
  • Is it possible to interface ReXgen 2 with KBOX?
    Yes, It will work with Kbox, but you will need to power the KBox from a separate power source since ReXgen doesn’t have Auxilary Power Out
  • Where can I find the Pinout details for ReXgen 2?
    You can find that under the help section in the ReXdesk software
  • Where can I get the Driver installation process?
    It is available under the Influx Technology folder in the Start menu. If it is not available there, then please install it from the Influx Technology support page. https://www.influxtechnology.com/support
  • What is the current consumption of ReXgen 2?
    <87mA in full operation and <2mA when CAN is not active
  • How to get real-time physical data?
    ReXgen doesn't provide real-time physical data, the user will have to retrieve the data log and post-process using a DBC file to view the physical data
  • Where can I find the Pinout details for ReXgen 2 IMU?
    You can find that under the help section in the ReXdesk software
  • What is the GNSS accuracy for ReXgen 2 IMU?
    2.5m CEP
  • What is the current consumption of ReXgen 2 IMU?
    <87mA in full operation and <2mA when CAN is not active
  • What happens if the logger storage gets full?
    The logger can continue logging after deleting the first file on a FIFO basis or can stop logging and be configured via ReXdesk, which has the option to format the logger. (FIFO is enabled by default.)
  • Is it possible to interface ReXgen 2 IMU with KBOX?
    Yes, It will work with Kbox, but you will need to power the KBox from a separate power source since ReXgen doesn’t have Auxilary Power Out
  • Are there any other connectors available apart from DB9?
    No, But modifications can be done for bulk orders on demand.
  • Where can I get the Driver installation process?
    It is available under the Influx Technology folder in the Start menu. If it is not available there, then please install it from the Influx Technology support page. https://www.influxtechnology.com/support
  • How to get real-time physical data
    User needs to use the DBC file, and post-collection, it can be exported as CSV
  • Does the ReXgen logger LEDs indicate the status of GNSS logging
    No. It is advised to wait 2 Mins before starting your trial, to a minimum number of 4 satellites.
  • Why does it support only DBC?
    The logger is only capable of logging CAN signal.
  • Is it possible to see a live trace with ReXgen 2 IMU?
    Yes
  • Where can I find the Pinout details for ReXgen Air?
  • What is the current consuption of ReXgen Air?
    <300mA in full operation and <2mA when CAN is not active
  • What happens if the logger storage gets full?
    The logger can continue logging after deleting the first file on a FIFO basis or can stop logging and be configured via ReXdesk, which has the option to format the logger. (FIFO is enabled by default.)
  • Can we interface ReXgen with KBOX?
    Yes, It will work with Kbox, but you will need to power the KBox from a separate power source since ReXgen doesn’t have Auxilary Power Out
  • Where can I get the Driver installer?
    It is available under the Influx Technology folder in the Start menu. If it is not available there, then please install it from the Influx Technology support page. https://www.influxtechnology.com/support
  • How to get real-time physical data?
    ReXgen doesn't provide real-time physical data, the user will have to retrieve the data log and post-process using a DBC file to view the physical data
  • Why is my ReXgen AIR not uploading data to FTPS server?
    There could be several reasons: 1) Ensure that the SIM card is active and has sufficient data 2) Ensure that the GPRS/LTE antenna is connected to the Logger 3) Check the Server and APN settings of the logger
  • Will I be supplied a SIM card
    No SIM card will be supplied. Most standard SIMs are suitable. If in doubt please ask our support team.
  • CAN we monitor live data?
    Yes, options for Live trace are available.
  • Why my logger is not getting Detected?
    Make sure that the ReXgen Driver is installed on your computer; refer ReXgen Support page for instructions.
  • Why is ReXdesk not opening after installation?
    Make sure that Visual C++ Redistributable x64 is installed.
  • Why does exported CSV data have gaps in it?
    ReXdesk Doesn’t export data after Interpolation or Resampling; the data is recorded and timestamped as received from the CAN bus. The gaps will be due to the difference in the transmission rate of various CAN messages.

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