The Orbit K is a wireless transmitter for temperature measurements using type K thermocouples. It is the industry’s most cost-efficient solution for real-time monitoring of the curing of concrete.
Install the thermocouple, connect it to the Orbit K and it will automatically start sending the temperature data continuously. Orbit K uses Sigfox, the world’s largest IoT network, which offers a longer range than WiFi and Bluetooth. The data is transmitted to the cloud through nearby Sigfox antennas or gateways.
The temperature readings are available in the Maturix® Web Portal. The concrete strength is estimated based on the temperature history using the Maturity Method (ASTM C1074). All of this happens automatically and in real-time, and you can access the data from anywhere.
Placed in a tough box, the Orbit K is designed to withstand the harsh environment at construction sites. The transmitter can be reused again and again as only the economical thermocouple is embedded into the concrete.
Orbit K is available in four variants, one that is certified for use in Sigfox RC1 (20200-1) and one that is certified for use in Sigfox RC7 (20200-7). The Sigfox RC2 (20200-2) and Sigfox RC4 (20200-4) versions are available as samples.
|Range||Type K thermocouple: -200 to 1260 °C (-328 to 2300 °F) 1|
|Tolerance||Type K thermocouple: ±1.5 °C (±2.7 °F) 2 |
Internal digital sensor: ±0.3 °C (±0.54 °F)
|Resolution||±0.1 °C (±0.18 °F)|
|Thermocouples Supported||Type K (Ni-Cr / Ni-Al)|
|Cable connected: Once every 10 mins 3 |
No cable connected: Once every 6 hours
Downlink: Once every week
RC1, RC7 (Sigfox Ready, Class 0)
Wireless Signal Range (using Sigfox Gateway)
|Up to 3 km (1.86 mi) 4|
Use and Storage
|-30 to 50 °C (-22 to 122 °F)|
0 to 100 %RH
Ideal Storage Conditions
Indoor, 20 to 30 °C (68 to 86 °F)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
164 x 114 x 42 mm (6.46 x 4.49 x 1.65 in)
323 g (11.39 oz)
|Battery Type|| |
Li-SOCl2, 3.6 V, 5.400 mAh (non-replaceable) 5
|Socket Type||Miniature, type K, female|
|LED||Single color LED|
CE, Radio Equipment Directive (RED), RoHS
1 Dependent on type K thermocouple. Max. temperature difference between device and thermocouple measurement is -200 °C and +1260 °C.
2 The tolerance depends on the type K thermocouple.
3 Learn more about changing the intervals: maturix.com/transmissions.
4 Depending on environment. Learn more: maturix.com/sigfox.
5 Battery life depends on operating temperature and frequency of transmissions. Standard configuration gives a lifetime of up to 8 months with thermocouple inserted 24/7. We guarantee 20.000 measurements or 8 months operation (whichever comes first).