Temperature Sensors for Ovens and Kilns

We manufacture temperature sensors for ovens and kilns. We supply to both manufacturers and to end-users looking to replace existing temperature sensors. If a temperature sensor such as a thermocouple gets damaged in an industrial oven, we can provide a cost-effective like-for-like replacement.

Depending on the temperature and purpose of the kiln or oven the temperature sensor could be either a thermocouple or resistance thermometer but we can help identify the exact specification you require. Most of the time ovens and kilns will be measuring a higher temperature and therefore using thermocouples as opposed to resistance thermometers.

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Industrial Oven Thermocouples

Industrial ovens are generally heated chambers used for a number of reasons such as curing, baking, and drying. We can supply thermocouples to almost any type of industrial oven including:

  • Commercial Catering Ovens
  • Extrusion Ovens
  • Heavy Duty Drying and Warming Ovens
  • Plastic Sheet Warming Ovens
  • Curing Ovens
  • Conveyor and Tunnel Ovens
  • High Temperature Ovens
  • Drum Warming Ovens
  • Garment Drying Cabinets
  • Heat Treatment Ovens

Laboratory Oven Thermocouples

Very similar to industrial ovens, we can supply replacement temperature sensors for laboratory ovens. Often laboratory ovens are used for drying, heating, thermal testing, ageing or even incubation. In lower temperature ovens up to 500°C resistance thermometers might be used, but over 500°C thermocouples will be standard.

Kiln Thermocouples

We manufacture replacement thermocouples for ceramic kilns and pottery studio or hobbyist kilns. Thermocouples can also be made for  glass kilns.  Kiln thermocouple spares and repairs can be full thermocouples replacements, thermocouple elements, or replacement thermocouple sheaths. The most common thermocouples are type K, type R and type S. Which will either be in a ceramic or metal sheath with a terminal head.

Example Oven Temperature Sensors

Rare metal thermocouples

Rare Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Ceramic Sheath

The sensor can be protected by a ceramic sheath. There are a variety of ceramic sheaths available each with its own properties.

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Rare Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Metal Sheath

The sensor can be protected by a stainless or metal alloy sheath. These types of designs are often used in cement works or incinerators.

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Rare Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Platinum Thimble

The sensor can be protected by a ceramic sheath with a platinum thimble at the hot end. This design is often used in container glass forehearths to take uniformity measurements but can be applied to other applications if suitable.

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Rare Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Full Platinum Thimble

If required the sensor can be protected by a full length platinum thimble. It is a more robust design of the Rare Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Platinum Thimble.

Base metal thermocouples

Base Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Ceramic Sheath

The sensor can be protected by a ceramic sheath. There are a variety of ceramic sheaths available each with its own properties.

Base Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Metal Sheath

The sensor can be protected by a stainless or metal alloy sheath. These types of designs are often used in cement works or incinerators.

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Mineral insulated thermocouples

MI Thermocouple with Pot Seal & Flexible Tails

A very common robust sensor with a wide range of applications. Also known as “bare leads” thermocouple.

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Mineral Insulated Thermocouple Insert with Block

This standard design can be altered in accordance with IP65 and is very suitable for insertion into a pocket.

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Mineral Insulated Thermocouple with Standard Plug

The standard plug enables the temperature sensor to be easily connected and disconnected to a variety of controllers and readouts in busy and demanding environments.

Mineral Insulated Thermocouple with Miniature Plug

The miniature plug enables the temperature sensor to be easily connected to a variety of hand held instruments and read outs.

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Mineral Insulated Thermocouple with Head

This standard design can be altered in accordance with IP65 and is very suitable for insertion into a pocket.

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MI Thermocouple with Permanently Attached Cable

This is a variation on the MI Thermocouple with Pot Seal & Tails. It comes with a longer cable and is often used in original equipment manufacture.

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Contact us

We’ve made temperature sensors for ovens and kilns for over 20 years and today we are considered the best choice for custom built temperature sensors in the UK. We continue to apply our expertise and invest in the latest technology to provide our customers with the highest quality temperature sensors available.

Contact us with your requirements if you have an existing sensor design or are unsure what you need we’ll be able to find you get the right sensor for your process.