Temperature probes Selecting the best temperature sensor for your application can be a challenge. A broad range of sensors are available today, and the better you understand the key differences between them
Thermocouple styles: probe, wire or surface? Because a thermocouple can take many shapes and forms, it is important to understand how to correctly select the right sensor.
What is a PID Controller? A PID controller is an instrument used in industrial control applications to regulate temperature, flow, pressure, speed and other process variables.
How to Tune a PID Controller Many rules have evolved over the years to address the question of how to tune a PID controller.
How to choose a thermocouple? There are different types of thermocouples and their applications may vary. An exposed thermocouple will work best when high response times are required, but an ungrounded thermocouple is better in corrosive environments
What’s the Difference Between PT1000 vs 100? The sensing elements in Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s) can be categorized in terms of the type of metal out of which they’re made and their resistance at a benchmark temperature.
What types of RTDs are available? Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) available today can generally be categorized into one of two basic types of RTDs, depending on how their temperature sensing element is constructed.
What is the Difference Between a 2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD? A Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) measures temperature using a resistor with a resistance value that changes as its temperature increases or decreases.
Working principle of thermocouples A typicial thermocouple is made up of two dissimilar metals joined together to form two junctions.
Temperature Control Using PID Almost every process control application would benefit from PID control.
How Does a PID Controller Work? As its name implies, a PID controller combines proportional control with additional integral and derivative adjustments which help the unit automatically compensate for changes in the system.
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Introduction to Thermocouples A thermocouple is a sensor that measures temperature. It consists of two different types of metals, joined together at one end. When the junction of the two metals is heated or cooled, a voltage is created that can be correlated back to the temperature.
Sanitary Sensors A Sanitary Sensor is a device which measures temperature, flow or pressure in an environment where products will be for human consumption.
M12 Temperature Sensors Temperature sensors provide an input to a system (indicator, controller or other device) that is used to determine the temperature of a specific process or location.
Grippers A gripper is a motion device that mimics the movements of people, in the case of the gripper, it is the fingers.
Signal Conditioners A signal conditioner is a device that converts one type of electronic signal into a another type of signal. Its primary use is to convert a signal that may be difficult to read by conventional instrumentation into a more easily read format.
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Strip Heater A strip heater is a device which is mounted on a surface and used to heat the surface or air (gasses).
Calibrator A calibrator is an equipment used to adjust an instrument accuracy, often associated with a specific application.
Cryogenic Temperature Sensors Cryogenics is the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
Temperature Measurement Temperature can be measured via a diverse array of sensors. All of them infer temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.
Wireless Sensors Wireless sensors are standard measurement tools equipped with transmitters to convert signals from process control instruments into a radio transmission.
Remote Monitoring Ethernet/internet-based data monitoring brings new capabilities and unprecedented access to process measurement and control.
IC Sensors An IC Temperature Sensor is a two terminal integrated circuit temperature transducer that produces an output current proportional to absolute temperature. The sensor package is small with a low thermal mass and a fast response time
Fiber Optics Fiber optics are essentially light pipes. The group of sensors known as fiber optic thermometers generally refer to those devices measuring higher temperatures wherein blackbody radiation physics are utilized.
Data Acquisition In the simplest form, a technician logging the temperature of an oven on a piece of paper is performing data acquisition.
Thermal Imagers A thermal imager is a non-contact temperature measurement device.
Cartridge Heaters Cartridge heaters are most frequently used for heating metal parts by insertion into drilled holes.
Panel Meters A panel meter is an instrument that displays an input signal in either a digital or analog form.
Temperature Labels Temperature labels are temperature monitors consisting of one or more small heat-sensitive indicators sealed under transparent, heat-resistant windows.
Infrared Thermometer On its most basic design an infrared thermometer consists of a lens to focus the infrared (IR) energy on to a detector.
Chart Recorders A chart recorder is an instrument used to record various process and electrical signals.
Temperature Controllers As the name implies, a temperature controller is an instrument used to control temperatures, mainly without extensive operator involvement.
RTD RTDs - or Resistance Temperature Detectors - are temperature sensors that contain a resistor that changes resistance value as its temperature changes.
Pressure Transducers A pressure transducer, often called a pressure transmitter, is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. Although there are various types of pressure transducers, one of the most common is the strain-gage base transducer.
Ultrasonic Flow meters An ultrasonic flow meter (non-intrusive Doppler flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which requires particulates or bubbles in the flow.
Load Cells A load cell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output.
Thermistors A thermistor is an element with an electrical resistance that changes in response to temperature.
Anemometer An anemometer is an instrument used to measure the speed or velocity of gases either in a contained flow, such as airflow in a duct, or in unconfined flows, such as atmospheric wind.
Stepper Motors A stepper motor is a brushless, synchronous electric motor that converts digital pulses into mechanical shaft rotation.
Strain Gages A Strain gage (sometimes referred to as a Strain Gauge) is a sensor whose resistance varies with applied force; It converts force, pressure, tension, weight, etc., into a change in electrical resistance which can then be measured.
Accelerometers An accelerometer is a device that measures the vibration, or acceleration of motion of a structure.
Rotameters The rotameter is an industrial flow meter used to measure the flowrate of liquids and gases. The rotameter consists of a tube and float.
Flexible Heaters A flexible heater is a device which can conform to the surface which requires heating.
Data Loggers Technically speaking, a data logger is any device that can be used to store data.
Heaters Electric heaters are used in a variety of processes where the temperature of an object or process needs to be increased.
Level Measurement Integral to process control in many industries, level measurement sensors fall into two main types. Point level measurement sensors are used to mark a single discrete liquid height–a preset level condition.
Thermocouple Wire Wire that is used in a thermocouple from the point of sensing to the point of cold junction compensation (cjc end) where the signal is measured.
Magnetic Flow Meters A magnetic flow meter (mag flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which does not have any moving parts and is ideal for wastewater applications or any dirty liquid which is conductive or water based.
Immersion Heater An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged or threaded.
Pressure Gauges and Switches Pressure gauges and switches are among the most often used instruments in a plant. But because of their great numbers, attention to maintenance--and reliability--can be compromised.
Thermocouple Sensors Find everything you need to know about thermocouples, how does it work and finally how to choose the right thermocouple type and style for your application.
Flow Meters A thermocouple is a simple, robust and cost-effective temperature sensor used in a wide range of temperature measurement processes. It consists of two dissimilar metal wires, joined at one end.