Temperature Transducers

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Temperature Transducers Temperature transducers are devices that change an input of energy into a temperature reading. Transmitters/sensors are composed of transducers, and the terms are frequently used interchangeably.

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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

Strainsert specializes in standard and custom pressure transducers for industry leaders in space, on the ground and in the ocean. With a warranty that's twice the standard, we are confident our comprehensive design, testing, service and support will meet your unique purpose.

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Solon, OH  |  440-349-5934

Swagelok is a leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality pressure transducers. Our team of experts can help you design a pressure transducer configuration that will maintain pressure and power, as well as minimize droop over a wide range of pressures and flows. Contact us today to get the right product for the right value.

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Stratford, CT  |  203-378-8281

Ashcroft® manufactures a full line of high-quality pressure transducers for reliable use in applications for high-volume OEM, general and heavy industrial and HVAC. Our line offers products with award-winning features.

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Boca Raton, FL  |  800-473-7313

SUCO Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures an extensive line of standard and customized pressure monitoring devices for hydraulic and pneumatic applications, which are mechanical pressure switches, customized and environmental sealed pressure switches, vacuum switches, electronic pressure switches, pressure sensors, pressure transmitters, pressure transducers, and accessories.

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Lexington, MA  |  781-862-9572

Servoflo Corporation, founded in 1968, is a leading supplier of pressure transducers, absolute pressure transducers, differential pressure transducers and force transducers. We also provide product and application support from the initial design to the completed manufactured product.

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Temperature transducers translate energy from pressure or from the temperature itself and use it to produce a measurement, displayed on a gauge, dial or display. These devices take temperature readings by either coming into direct contact with a substance or by evaluating its infrared energy. Depending on the kind, temperature transmitters can be housed in a tough stainless steel enclosure and equipped in cooling jackets or air purge assemblies; they are built to withstand the most intense industrial conditions.

Transducers in the form of probes have no moving parts that would require maintenance and often consist of two thin metal wires or a flat disc. Other kinds are handheld and encased in plastic. They have a small window that allows the internal sensors to make a reading of infrared energy. Temperature transducers and sensors are used in many industries and processes where heat is present.

Typical applications include measuring the temperatures of ceramic materials, metals, plastics, robotics, semiconductors, textiles and glass. Processes like heat treating, printing and petrochemical development are just a few examples of operations in which temperature transducers are useful.

There are two main ways that a temperature transducer or transmitter measures thermal energy. Contact temperature transducers physically touch the substance and then measure their own temperature. When thermal equilibrium is achieved, there is no heat flow between the transducer and the substance being measured; the temperatures are the same. They are fairly durable and simple to use. However, the physical contact may contaminate the substance or damage the transducer. Readings require time because thermal equilibrium must be reached.

Also, there is an increased potential for incorrect measurements when using contact transducers because it is difficult to accurately measure a flowing liquid. Regardless, they are used to measure solids, liquids and gases. The alternative is to use a non-contact transducer. These devices read temperature by measuring the infrared energy being emitted by an object or substance.

Though they cannot measure gas temperature, they are used with solids and liquids. Non-contact transmitters are used to measure temperature when actual contact between the sensor and product would cause contamination or corrosion, when the substance is moving, when the reading must be taken quickly or when the reading must be taken through a window (such as in an explosive environment).