Flying Temperature Lead Sensors
The plain stem of the flying lead probe is made from 316 stainless steel and the tip is TIG welded closed to give a pressure tight housing for the sensor. Many metric and imperial probe diameters are available from 2mm upwards.
We stock a range of cables for use in our sensor manufacturing from low cost PVC to high performance PTFE (Teflon) and high temperature glass fibre insulations. We can cover almost any requirement whether this is low or high temperature or other environmental considerations such as moisture ingress protection or protection against corrosive substances.
Other optional extras include pointed tip probes for insertion into semi-solids such as food, reduced diameter sensing tips for improved response times and pre-bent probes to fit your application perfectly.
The PPL1-T is ideal for use with compression fittings or our PPL50-TW pocket making them easy to install in your process. The PPL1 is also available as a Resistance Thermometer sensor. We are also able to supply the probe with your choice of thermistor sensor.
Custom specifications for our PPL1-T sensor are available to order with a variety of thermocouple types, probe diameters and probe lengths available to choose from. All are supplied with 2 metres PFA/PFA flat pair lead and are suitable for measuring in the range -75°C to +250°C.
Flying Lead Types
- A—PVC/PVC Screened (-10 to +105°C)
- B—PTFE/PTFE Screened (-200 to +250°C)
- C—Glass Fibre Stainless Steel Overbraid (0 to 350°C)
(Other cables available upon request).
Custom Made Thermocouples from Process Parameters
At Process Parameters, we manufacture custom made thermocouples to suit your application. Our plain stem flying lead thermocouple and all of our temperature sensors are made to order based on your application. We offer many types of thermocouple to suit your process. If you’d like more information, please contact us for a quote.
We also offer a comprehensive temperature sensor calibration service and a wide choice of accessories.
What is a Flying Lead Thermocouple?
A flying lead thermocouple is a type of thermocouple sensor that consists of a pair of metal wires with one end left unconnected. This unconnected end, referred to as the flying lead, allows for easy installation and connection to a measuring instrument or control system, providing convenient and flexible temperature measurement in various applications.
What is a Flying Lead?
A flying lead refers to a cable or wire that is not terminated with a connector. Instead, it has bare wire ends or stripped ends that are left exposed. Flying leads are typically used for custom wiring or applications where connectors are not required, allowing for direct connections to be made.