Thermocouples and probes are temperature sensing devices used to measure and monitor temperature in various applications. They are widely used in industrial processes, scientific research, HVAC systems, and many other fields where accurate temperature measurement is required. Both thermocouples and probes operate on the principle of the Seebeck effect, where a temperature gradient generates a voltage difference.
Custom measurement sensors are designed to provide accurate and precise temperature measurements in specific applications or environments where off-the-shelf options may not suffice. Thermocouples and probes are commonly used temperature sensing devices, and custom sensors tailored to these technologies offer enhanced functionality and performance for specialized temperature measurement requirements.
Custom-measurement sensors for thermocouples and probes find applications in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, HVAC systems, energy, automotive, aerospace, and research laboratories. They are commonly used in temperature monitoring and control systems, process industries, heat treatment applications, and scientific research where precise temperature measurement is critical.
Wire probes, also known as wire thermocouples or wire temperature probes, are a type of temperature sensor consisting of two wires made from different thermocouple materials. These wires are joined together at one end to form a measuring junction, while the other end is connected to a measuring instrument or temperature controller for temperature monitoring and control.
Wire probes are widely used in various industries and applications where temperature measurement is critical, such as HVAC systems, industrial process control, research laboratories, food processing, and manufacturing. They are particularly useful in applications that require flexibility, easy installation, and versatility in temperature measurement.
Air probes, also known as air temperature probes or air thermocouples, are temperature sensors specifically designed to measure the temperature of air or gases. They are commonly used in HVAC systems, environmental monitoring, industrial processes, and scientific research where accurate air temperature measurement is required.
Needle probes, also known as needle thermocouples or needle temperature probes, are specialized temperature sensors designed to measure temperature in precise locations or specific materials. They feature a thin, pointed, and elongated shape, resembling a needle, which allows for accurate temperature measurement in tight spaces, small objects, or through small openings.
Surface probes, also known as contact temperature probes or surface temperature sensors, are designed to measure the temperature of solid surfaces. These probes are specifically engineered to make direct contact with the surface of an object in order to accurately measure its temperature.
Thermocouples with Kanthal thermowells for measurement up to 1300 deg C into incinerators and fluesgas are made in type K (NiCr-Ni) and type N (Pyrosil). A solid Stellite or Stelite coated weld overlay thermowell, designed for abrasive flue gas measurement up to 1600 deg C offer protection against wear due to the agressive medium. For temperatures up to 1800 deg C, there are Platinum - Platinum Rhodium thermocouples in the types of R, S and B with Ceramic or Silicon Carbide (SiSiC) protective tubes. For measurement in glass furnaces, plating baths, ovens, flue gas and other harsh environments, we also provide more exotic thermocouple protection tubes next Kanthal, like Haynes, Silicon Carbide, Tantalum, Titanium, Hastelloy and Monel. With the right protection and robust construction can be guaranteed a long life.
These thermocouples are specifically designed for heavy duty temperature sensing applications like ovens, machines and industrial environments where their robust construction ensures a prolonged sensor life. Most of our sensors can be manufactured for use in hazardous areas and are certified ATEX and IECEx for Gas and Dust.
General-purpose probes refer to versatile temperature sensing devices that are designed for a wide range of temperature measurement applications. These probes are typically used in various industries and environments where temperature monitoring and control are required.
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