Temperature Sensors for Plastics

Plastics manufacturing and other plastics related activities requires temperature control, we manufacture several temperature sensors to support the plastics industry. We manufacture plastic extruder temperature sensors, also know as bayonet thermocouples for plastic extrusion machines. We also supply to other organisations involved in plastics such as plastic recycling.

Whatever the process, whether it is new or existing, we can supply the appropriate temperature sensor. If you are unable identify the specification of thermocouple or resistance thermometer you require, we can also help identify your requirements.

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Plastics Industry Thermocouples

We supply several designs of thermocouple to the plastics industry. Common examples include leaf sensors, washer thermocouples or pipe clamp thermocouples. We can manufacture any design of thermocouple so you get the correct sensor for your process.

Specifications for common sensors:

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Plastic Extruder Sensors / Bayonet Thermocouples

Plastic extruder temperature sensors, are also know as bayonet thermocouples. They are used in extruder heads and die adaptors of plastic injection moulding machines. The bayonets can be fixed or adjustable length with several options to design the right sensor for your process.

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Nozzle Thermocouple with Bolt/Screw-tip

A thermocouple that is integrated into bolt/screw tip that can be easily secured onto a process. Normally made using a M6 bolt, the sensor can be screwed into position for the measurement of plastic extrusion or forming. Can be supplied with stainless steel overbraid tails and/or support spring.

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Pipe Clamp Thermocouples

Can be used for the surface temperature measurement of plastic injection and moulding machinery.

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Leaf Thermocouple Sensor

Stainless steel leaf with integrated thermocouple that can be fitted under bands or nozzle headers. Grounded thermocouple design and low thermal mass means is has a very rapid response to temperature changes. Can be stainless steel over-braided for mechanical resistance.

Washer Thermocouple Sensor

A thermocouple that is integrated into a washer or eye that can be easily bolted onto a process. Provides surface temperature measurement of plastic injection machine cylinders, extruder barrel walls and other general purpose monitoring

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Plastics Industry Instrumentation

To support the temperature sensors we make, we supply a range of temperature controllers and other instrumentation. Sometimes instruments fail or new requirements for sensors, means new requirements for instruments. Please contact us with your instrumentation requirements, alternatively Vertex controllers can be purchased in our online store:

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We’ve made temperature sensors for the plastics industry 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.