Type K Thermocouple – Introduction

Last update: 11/04/2024
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The Maturix transmitters support type K thermocouples, which are the most common type of thermocouples for industrial usage. Thermocouples are ideal as temperature sensors for measuring inside concrete, as they are inexpensive, accurate, reliable, versatile, and simple to use.

The temperature is measured at the tip of the thermocouple. The tip must therefore be installed and secured at the position where you want to measure the temperature history.

How a thermocouple works

Thermocouples consist of two wires, of different types of metal, that are joined together in the end. This junction is where the temperature is measured (the cable tip). When the junction is heated or cooled, a voltage is created, and this can be used to calculate the temperature inside the concrete.

Benefits with type K thermocouples

  • Very cost-effective temperature sensor
  • Accurate and reliable
  • Flexible placement in structure
  • Easy to use

Available lengths

We offer thermocouples as convenient ready-to-use cables in different lengths or as a 100-meter roll for self-assembly and custom lengths:

Ready-to-use cables (pre-assembled, with connector and tip protector)

  • 1 meter
  • 3 meters
  • 5 meters
  • 10 meters

Cable roll (self-assembly)

  • 100 meters

How to assemble a thermocouple

Read the article below to learn how to assemble thermocouples: