Wire (Cable) Thermocouples

Flexible Cable / Wire Thermocouples

We manufacture and design cable thermocouples, often called wire thermocouples. Cable thermocouples are a very cost effective construction of thermocouple with many options available to attach the sensor to your process. Exposed junctions are common with wire thermocouples as it gives a very quick response. The maximum temperature for a cable thermocouple is determined by its insulation but there are high temperature options such as glass fibre if required.

Made to your specification

There are a wide range of options for our wire/cable thermocouples. They can be constructed with many different insulation types, stranding options, thermocouple types and either exposed, grounded or insulated junctions.

Cable Thermocouple Designs

There are a variety of options when it comes to cable thermocouple design. Select the appropriate design below to view full specifications.

Common designs include:

If you are unsure exactly what you need, get in touch and we can help identify your requirements.

Cable Thermocouple With Screw Tip

This thermocouple design is often used by an equipment manufacturer where quick installation and replacement may be required.

Cable thermocouple with screw tip

Cable Thermocouple With Metal Pocket

The thermocouple is protected by a metal sheath. This configuration is popular in original equipment manufacture.

Cable thermocouple pocket metal

Cable Thermocouple With Leaf Sensor

This design is often used to measure between heater bands or other media.

Thermocouple leaf

Cable Thermocouple with Ceramic Pocket

This design is often used for high voltage applications. There are many variations on ceramic pocket that are available.

Cable Thermocouple With Pipe Clamp

This design is often used for boilers or frost protection and anywhere a pipe or its contents need to be measured.

Pipe clamp cable thermocouple

Cable Thermocouple With Polymer Coating

This FEP polymer coated design displays a high level of acid resistance and voltage resistance.

Cable Thermocouple With Junction

A very inexpensive component for equipment manufacturers to install.

Cable thermocouple with junction

Cable Thermocouple With Eye/Washer

A very flexible design commonly used across a range of industries in multiple applications.

Cable thermocouple with eye washer

Special Options

All our cable thermocouples are custom made, as such we are able to tailor your sensors exactly to your requirements. There are many options available including:

  • Calibration

    Full UKAS or UKAS traceable calibration is available. AMS 2750 F to full or traceable calibration is available.

  • Material Certificates

    Material certificates are available on request.

  • High Temperature Versions

    High temperature options for plugs, sockets and cable can be supplied.

  • Thermocouple Junction

    Thermocouple junctions can be insulated, exposed or grounded depending on what’s suitable for your application.

  • Plugs or Sockets

    Either standard or miniature plugs and sockets can be attached instead of tails.

  • Overbraid

    The cable thermocouples cab be stainless steel or tinned copper over-braided for extra toughness.

  • Tagging

    Your own serial, product number or other information attached to sensors via heat shrink cable or metal tags.

  • IP68 compatible

    Cable thermocouples can be IP68 compatible so they are rated as “dust tight” and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water.

Contact us

We’ve made cable thermocouples for over 15 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.