Thermocouple probes with connection heads feature cast
aluminum NEMA 4 screw covers with captive gasket and stainless steel
chain. The quarter inch diameter probes are
available with temperature sensing ranges of 32 to 1,330F (Type J) or 32 to
1,700F (Type K). Welded-style probes, in 6, 12 and 18 inch lengths, are
bendable to adapt to installation requirements; spring-loaded probes are
available in 4, 6 or 12 inch lengths. Prices start at $42.00.
Thermocouple welded and spring-loaded
probes with half x half inch
hex nipples allow easy replacement of existing probes and easy connection to
wiring junction boxes. Available in 6, 12 or 18 inch lengths, the quarter inch
diameter welded style is bendable to adapt to installation requirements, while
the spring-loaded style provides positive tip contact in thermowells. Prices
start at $33.75.
Available thermocouple probes with pre-attached
plugs feature 1/8 or quarter
inch diameter sheaths in 6, 12 or 18 inch lengths; thermocouple probes with
lead wire transition come with a six-foot heavy-duty lead wire. Temperature
sensing ranges are 32 to 970F or 32 to 1330F (Type J) and 32 to 1700F (Type K).
Prices start at $17.25.
Type J or K thermocouple adjustable
immersion sensors, ideal for
plastics processing applications, feature a 32 to 900F temperature range and 4,
6, or 10 foot lead wires; the spring and armor adjustable styles allow for
variable immersion depths. Adjustable immersion sensors start at $16.00.
Bolt-on ring sensors are ideal for nozzles, extruder
barrels, die heads, molds and other surface-mount sensing applications.
Thermocouple bolt-on ring sensors with a 32 to 900F temperature sensing range
start at $15.25; RTD bolt-on ring sensors with a -58 to 572F temperature
sensing range are available for $54.00.
RTD probes feature ΒΌ inch diameter stainless
steel sheaths with 100 ohm platinum three-wire elements. With a temperature
sensing range of -58 to 572F, the probes are available in 6, 12 or 18 inch
lengths. Models available include welded and spring-loaded probes with cast
aluminum NEMA 4 connection head and captive gasket, three quarter inch NPT conduit opening
and stainless steel cover chain; probes with half x half inch hex nipples are
available in welded and spring-loaded styles, allowing for easy replacement of
existing probes and connection to wiring junction boxes. Also available are
probes with pre-attached three-pin plugs for quick and easy wiring connection,
as well as probes with lead wire transition or M12 connections. RTD probes
start at $29.00. RTD thermowells are available for use with certain probes,
starting at $23.50.
ProSense RTD sanitary Clean-in-place probes are designed to meet the stringent
requirements of HTST pasteurization systems. These 4-inch probes are available
in the standard quarter inch diameter or with a 3/16 inch diameter reduced tip for
greater durability in high-viscosity applications. The stainless steel probes
have a -58 to 400F temperature sensing range. Clean-in-place probes start at
Two-conductor thermocouple extension
wire for types J and
K, in standard ASTM/ANSI colors, are available in convenient 50 and 100 foot
lengths starting at $15.00. Also available is RTD extension wire which offers
superior performance compared to "off-the-shelf" cable. Starting at $21.00, the
three-conductor wire is available in 50 and 100 foot lengths.
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