Temperature Sensors for Steel, Alloys and Heat Treatment

We have manufactured sensors for various global steel works since our formation in 1997, so we understand how to meet the exact specifications that are required to measure the temperature of steel and other metal alloys. We can produce sensors that help control processes at any step of the manufacturing process, that can measure both standard and speciality steels and alloys.

Heat Treatment

Steel works and steel service providers

We supply temperature sensors directly to steel works and to steel service providers all over the world. Thermocouples are mainly used because of the high temperatures involved. We can supply thermocouples for several areas including basic oxygen steel-making, blast furnaces, soaking pits and stove dome thermocouples.

We can replicate thermocouples from drawings or broken probes. This can be to keep your existing plant working or to supply for new requirements.

Other Alloys

We work with a number of specialist alloy producers and casters to supply thermocouples throughout their manufacturing process. We make sensors for Magnesium alloys that is often utilised for its light-weight in automotive applications. We supply to Aluminium Plants and service providers (More details: Aluminium Temperature Sensors). There are also a number of specialised alloys based on titanium, nickel or cobalt that we manufacture thermocouples for.

Example Steel and Alloy Industry Thermocouple Designs

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 the steel 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.