Pyromation RTD Sensor, Thermocouple & Thermowell News

Pyromation New GP Connection Head Transition Underway

Pyromation has been redesigning its line of General Purpose (GP) connection heads to improve installation and application benefits. With customer input and internal engineering and manufacturing expertise, the design process is complete and Pyromation is now offering these new heads to its customers.

The new design consists of four connection head material types – aluminum, polypropylene, cast iron and 316 stainless steel – with nearly identical dimensional characteristics. These connection heads will replace Pyromation’s existing aluminum, polypropylene, delrin®, cast iron and stainless steel GP heads. The Hazardous Location connection heads will remain the same at this time. All of the new GP heads accommodate both the DIN form B transmitters and blocks as well as the oval transmitters and blocks. The new connection heads also provide a number of additional benefits (see GP Connection Heads flier under "Literature" section of this Web site or click this link).

These connection heads are sold as stand-alone components and as part of sensor assemblies. While the new connection head assembly part number options did not change, the individual component part numbers have changed (click this updated Accessories catalog pages 1-7 link for new part numbers). Please note the pricing has not changed for any of the new heads and will remain constant through 2011.

Production has begun and Pyromation is replacing existing inventory with the new GP connection heads as orders deplete stock. You may begin to see these new connection heads (stand-alone or as part of temperature sensor assemblies) arrive in your Pyromation shipments beginning in December, 2010. Existing GP connection head inventories are expected to run out by the end of 2010.

You and/or your customers will appreciate the tremendous improvements the new GP heads provide over the existing heads. If you have any questions or have special requirements during this transition, please contact your Pyromation Regional Sales Manager to work out the details.