Thermocouples use the seebeck effect to measure temperature. There are a number of different types suited to measuring different temperature ranges or appropriate for different applications. We supply all types of thermocouples, although for inclusion in products type K and type T are most popular. Thermocouples have many different construction options whether that is cable, mineral insulated or rigid metal sheaths.
Resistance thermometers use resistance to measure temperature. They can also be called resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) or Pt100 sensors. We supply all types of resistance thermometers including Pt100, Pt500 and Pt1000. They can be constructed in various ways with the most common being wire-wound elements and thin-film elements. These elements are protected in assemblies that can be integrated into your products.
Thermistors are types of resistors that measure temperature. There are two main classes of thermistor, either NTC (Negative temperature coefficient) or PTC (Positive temperature coefficient) depending on what is suitable for your application. There is a wide variety of different types of thermistors from a range of different manufacturers. We can manufacture thermistors into assemblies that will be suitable for inclusion in your products. The designs are very similar to anything we are produce with a resistance thermometer element.
Integrated circuit temperature sensors are solid state sensors that measure temperature. They are sometimes called one wire digital temperature sensors or silicon-based temperature sensors, although the output can be digital or analogue. IC temperature sensors are manufactured by many semiconductor companies, and each model of IC sensor has its own range, accuracy and other specifications e.g Maxim Integrated manufacture a IC temperature sensor with the model # DS18B20.