Configurable System for Data Acquisition and Data Processing

MU-Thermocouple1 CAN (Measuring Range K)


MU-Thermocouple1 CAN (Measuring Range J)


MU-Thermocouple1 CAN (Measuring Range T)



The Thermocouple measuring unit offers connections for 8 thermocouples, which are specified for the temperature measuring ranges J, K or T, depending on the product version.

Measurement data can be preprocessed and transmitted via CAN bus using a central microcontroller. Configuration work involves using Windows software on a computer connected to the same CAN bus.


The configuration requires a PEAK CAN interface.

Technical Specifications

  • 8 Mini sockets for thermocouple types J, K, and T
  • 4 galvanically isolated measuring modules, each with 2 thermocouple sockets of the same type
  • Measuring ranges:
    • J: -210 to +1121 °C
    • K: -200 to +1370 °C
    • T: -200 to +400 °C
  • Measurement accuracy: 0.2 %
  • Accuracy of the reference sensors: typically ±0.5 K, max. ±1.0 K at +25 °C ambient temperature
  • Resolution for temperature data at CAN communication: 1/16 °C
  • High-speed CAN connection (ISO 11898-2) for data transfer and configuring
    • Bit rates from 40 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
    • Galvanic isolation up to 500 V
    • NXP TJA1040 CAN transceiver
    • Complies with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B
  • Basic configuration with the Windows software Thermocouple Configuration
  • Advanced configuration with the Windows software PPCAN-Editor 2
  • Preprocessing of readings possible with integrated microcontroller
  • Aluminum casing with flange. DIN rail fixing option available on request
  • Voltage supply from 6 to 34 V
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)

Scope of Supply

  • MU-Thermocouple1 CAN in aluminum casing
  • Mating connector for voltage supply (Phoenix Contact MC1,5/2-STF-3,81 – 1827703)
  • Configuration software Thermocouple Configuration for Windows
  • Configuration software PPCAN-Editor 2 for Windows
  • Manual in PDF format

Please note: Thermocouple probes are not included in the scope of supply.


The configuration requires a PEAK CAN interface.