Temperature Technical Reference

Thermocouple Connector Guide

Thermocouple Connector Guide

The purpose of a Thermocouple Connector is to ensure the Temperature Measurement Signal from your thermocouple sensor or lead wire to the instrumentation is accurately transmitted.

The First Step in choosing your thermocouple connector is to ensure the Thermocouple alloys within the connector match the thermocouple sensor and or lead wires. This sounds Very Basic, although thermocouple connectors are typically available in 10 Different types of Thermocouple Alloys. Many times these alloys are referred as Calibrations. The most common calibrations are J, K, T, E, N, C, R/S, U (B). 

Color Coding is used to help identify and match the connectors to the sensors and wire, although the color identification is Different in the USA as compared to International guidelines and other countries across the globe. Additional details on color codes is outlined later in this document. 

Beyond ensuring the connector, sensor and or wire are all the same calibration the Temperature Range of a thermocouple connector is one of the Primary Criterias to consider in your temperature measurement application.

The thermocouple connector metal alloy pins are capable of temperatures from Below Zero to above 2,000FAlthough the Functional Temperature range of thermocouple connector is determined by the Connector Body Materials. Typically the various connector body materials allow a temperature ranges from - 40 F to 1200 F (-40 C to 650 C). Although the specific range is determined if ThermoplasticThermosets or Ceramics Bodies are selected.

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Surface Temperature Sensors

Surface Temperature Sensors

Surface Temperature Sensors are one the most utilized temperature measurement technologies applied in the Development of New Products, the Refinement of Manufacturing Processes along with providing Reliability Analysis and Predictive Maintenance data on existing products or processes.

This sensor technology is used in an extremely diverse number of applications, such as the surface temperature of a Power Source or CPU for Electronic Control Systems or a Complex Composite Aerospace Parts in an Automated Heat Treating Process or the Motor of a Power Generation System and literally tens of thousands of other applications.

Many times measuring the surface temperature is only one of a few technologies available for to provide critical and insightful data in a Non Destructive and or Extreme Condition Testing without causing additional test variables related to structural and mechanical integrity or contamination of the product. 

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What is an RTD Element? How are they Made and Used with RTD Sensors and Probes.

What is an RTD Element? How are they Made and Used with RTD Sensors and Probes.

RTD Element is the core temperature sensing technology utilized in RTD sensors and probes. This sensing element is based on Resistance Temperature Detector technology, meaning a change in temperature results in a measurable and consistent resistance change.

The technology of these elements have earned an excellent reputation of Accuracy and Repeatability for themselves as well for RTD probes assemblies. Depending on the design selected the elements can provide excellent performance in the temperature range of -320 F to 1,562 F (-196 to 850 C) along with some speciality designs reaching 1,832 F (1,000 C)

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What are RTD Sensors and Probes

What are RTD Sensors and Probes

RTD is a Temperature Sensor with an excellent reputation for Accuracy and Repeatability. The sensor is based on Resistance Temperature Detector technology, meaning a change in temperature results in measurable resistance change in the sensor output.

RTD's typically have been viewed as being the Second Most Utilized Temperature Sensor throughout industry. Thermocouples are thought to be most utilized temperature sensor design, although RTD's appear to be growing at a faster rate. In fact we have noted an increasing amount of automation industry and equipment builders choosing a RTD sensor design as their Primary Temperature Sensor Solution.

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Surface Mount RTD Temperature Sensors

Surface Mount RTD Temperature Sensors
With a temperature range of -90 to 500 F (-70 to 260 C) and the use of Class A Accuracy RTD elements, the excellent performance and reliability of our Bolt DownStick On or Screw Down Surface Mount RTD Temperature Sensors provide the solution for diverse industry applications. Customers in Semiconductor to Alternate Energy, Laboratories and beyond have experience the benefits of these designs.

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Thermocouple Connector - Miniature Time Saver Series

Thermocouple Connector - Miniature Time Saver Series

Our Time-Saver Thermocouple Connector Series, can Reduce your Assembly Time by 2 Minutes on each connector and provide a Very Secure and Rugged Stainless-Steel Clamping System for your lead wire.

The connector cap has an integral stainless steel bracket with a pre-assembled wire clamp design. All the screws are stainless steel combination heads and with the simple turn of a screw the clamp quickly and easily accommodate designs as small as 40 gage parallel jacketed wire and as large as 20 gage parallel jacketed wire. .

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