AutoSmart Agri

December 2020

EXERGEN GLOBAL EXPANDS ITS AUTOSMART IRT/C PRODUCT LINE WITH THE AGRI VERSION FOCUSED ON SMARTLY ENHANCING ACCURATE RESULTS IN HORICULTURAL MARKET

WATERTOWN, Mass., ZIJTAART, the Netherlands — Exergen Global today announced the AGRI edition as its latest addition to its extensive AutoSmart IRt/c family line which already consisted of 11 AutoSmart IRt/c sensors. The AutoSmart Transmitter is the first transmitter in the world capable of fully calibrating Exergen IRt/c sensors to provide unprecedented accuracy of 0.1 °F or 0.1 °C by custom calibration over a very specific range providing two unique advantages:

1. an accuracy that is 10 times better than standards on infrared sensors with the same output,

2. a repeatability error of ± 0.01°C.

Over the years more and more sensors are employed in greenhouses to measure a large variety of parameters, allowing professionals to closely monitor crop or flower condition thereby increasing yield and quality. Temperature is a key parameter as it drives plant development. Greenhouse climates are controlled by air temperature. Plant or leaf temperature is of added value it is a direct measurement of the developmental rate of the plant itself instead of the indirect measure of air temperature. Due to radiation and/or transpiration plant temperature can significantly deviate from the air temperature. The combination of air and leaf temperature improves insight in the plant water status: i.e., transpiration and thus the amount of water plants require. Plant temperature is also used to prevent heat stress.

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DATASHEET

The AutoSmart AGRI assembly consists of:

• Small size non-contact temperature sensor

• Teflon housing for protection and stability

• Flexible gooseneck for easy sensor positioning

• Clamp for mounting

• Customizable cable length

The AutoSmart AGRI sensor features:

• Output options 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA

• Repeatability error 0.1% full scale

• Interchangeability ±1.5% full scale

• Resolution approx. 0.1°C

• Special calibration for leaf temperature

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