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Featured Product - Autoclave Sensors

Posted on February 28, 2013

autoclave-group-small.JPGDesigned specifically for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Burns Engineering Autoclave RTDs are for use in steam autoclaves where water is present in the environment.  Additionally, the sensing element is fully supported for maximum durability and long-term stability.  View the Burns Autoclave Catalog.


  • Completely sealed, waterproof and pressure proof, ensures that moisture cannot enter the sensor or migrate from the autoclave chamber.
  • 1/8" sharpened tip configuration available - easily pierces rubber stoppers on load cells.
  • Optional ruggedized cabling to withstand wear and tear of daily use.


Classic Autoclave - SAC:           Load monitoring - SAL:




Heavy Duty - SAH:                   X-treme Duty - SAX:



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Engineers Week - Celebrate Awesome!

Posted on February 20, 2013

eweek-2013.pngIt's Engineers Week!  How are you recognizing the Engineers in your life?

Visit the Official eWeek site  - View National eWeek presentation

The Engineers at Burns are serving Temperature Measurements across the globe in processes from BioPharma to Cocoa bean roasting.  It is the reason we focus on the measurement, and design, create and discover new and effective measurement products.  We know that when we participate in these processes, the success our customers realize comes back to us as safe food for our families, effective medications, safe tires, luscious chocolate, and affordable energy for our homes.  It's just that important. 


Personally - Burns provides sensors and measurement insights to the company that produces the drug for Multiple Sclerosis, and since I have a family member with MS it is crittcal that we do a very good job helping this company do their best - it's personal!


Recognize the Engineers in your life for their contribution to your health, comfort and simple pleasures. 


Happy Engineers Week!  If you are an Engineer reading this - Thank You for all you do for me and all the people in your life!

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Featured Product - Flush Mounted Sensor

Posted on February 4, 2013

Designed for use in tanks that incorporate scrappers or mixing blades, the Flush Mount Temperature Sensor, (SFM-Sanitary Flush Mount) is an effective solution when immersion sensor are prohibited.  SFM Catalog page.126941.jpg


Installation involves cutting a 2" diameter hole in the tank, usually on the bottom and then welding the threaded adaptor over the opening.  The adaptor and backing nut holds the sensor in place, sealed with a PTFE gasket.   sfm-installation_page_3.jpg


Flush mounted sensors can incorporate a standard connection head or with loop or battery powered transmitter / indicator.



  • Time Constant:  4 seconds
  • Pressure Rating:  34 psi with PTFE gasket
  • Theoretical Max. Pressure for housing:  200 psi
  • Construction:  316L
  • Single or Dual element with 0.05% or 0.10% interchangeability
  • Product Contact Surface Finish:  32Ra or better
  • 3A-74 Listed


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