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Thermocouples Sensors from Process Parameters

Thermocouples have a wide temperature range, fast response time, and low cost, making them one of the most versatile and widely used temperature sensors for measurement and control across industries.

At Process Parameters, we design and manufacture robust, fast-responding custom thermocouple probes and thermocouple temperature sensors in the UK to measure a very wide temperature range and suit almost any application.

If you’re not sure what you need, please get in touch with our experts and we can help identify your requirements.

What is a Thermocouple Sensor? What is a Thermocouple Probe?

A thermocouple is a device that measures temperature. It consists of two different metals joined together at one end. When the joined end is heated or cooled, it creates a voltage difference between the open ends. This voltage is proportional to the temperature difference. By measuring the voltage, we can determine the temperature.

Thermocouple sensors are commonly used in various applications, such as industrial processes, heating systems, and scientific experiments, to accurately monitor and control temperatures.

A thermocouple probe is simple, reliable, and can withstand high temperatures, making them widely used in temperature measurement and control systems.

Read our guide for more information: What is a Thermocouple?

Thermocouple Types

There are several types of thermocouples, including type K, J, L, and T. Each type is made from different metal combinations, and they have different temperature ranges and accuracy levels.

These thermocouples are commonly used in various industries and applications for temperature measurement and control purposes.

Read our guide on thermocouple types and thermocouple temperature ranges for more information.

Thermocouple Uses

Thermocouples are used for temperature measurement and control in a wide range of applications. They are commonly used in industries such as manufacturing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), automotive, and scientific research.

Thermocouples are employed to monitor and control temperatures in processes, heating systems, ovens, furnaces, engines, and scientific experiments. They are also used in safety devices like flame sensors to detect the presence or absence of a flame.

Their versatility, durability, and ability to withstand high temperatures make them popular for temperature sensing in various fields.

What are Wireless Thermocouples?

Wireless thermocouples are temperature sensors that use wireless communication technology, such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, to transmit temperature data to a central receiver or compatible device, eliminating the need for physical wiring.

How do you use a thermocouple sensor?

To use a thermocouple sensor:
  1. Select the appropriate type for your temperature range.
  2. Install it at the measurement point, ensuring good thermal contact.
  3. Connect the leads to a compatible readout device or controller.
  4. Ensure proper cold junction compensation.
  5. Calibrate if necessary.
  6. Monitor and record temperature readings.
  7. Maintain the sensor regularly for accuracy.

Thermocouple Probe Manufacturers in the UK & Ireland

As a UK thermocouple temperature sensor manufacturer, we can custom-build thermocouple sensors for your application. Whatever you’re looking for, from a mineral-insulated thermocouple to a spring-loaded thermocouple, to a flying lead, or threaded thermocouple probes, we can help.

Take a look at the thermocouples we have to offer or contact us for a free quote.

Email us at sales@processparameters.co.uk, or call 01628 778788.