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Orbit K

Wireless Transmitter for Maturix Temperature and Strength Monitoring

IMG 0584 Toughbox Scaled E1617890392162

-200 to 1260 °C (external)

Measurement range

-30 to 50 °C

Operating temperature

Technical Drawing of Orbit K in Tough Box

Orbit K and Type K Thermocouple

Technical Drawing of Orbit K in Tough Box

Orbit K is a wireless transmitter for temperature measurements using type K thermocouples. The data is sent wirelessly to the cloud using antennas or gateways. The temperature data, concrete maturity and the strength of the in-place concrete are automatically calculated based on the Maturity Method. The Orbit K combines modern wireless technology with an industry standard probe for the lowest cost-per-monitoring for real-time concrete monitoring.


Follow the Concrete Curing Process in Real-Time From Anywhere

Concrete Monitoring Made Simple

Monitor the concrete curing process continuously and take data-based decisions for improved scheduling by reducing redundant curing times.

Optimise Formwork Removal Time

Make data-based decisions and improve work schedule on-site. Cut down redundant waiting time while ensuring great product quality.

Automatic Documentation

All data is automatically saved as reports online to be shared, exported or downloaded for easy digital documentation and quality assurance.


Orbit K

Orbit K in tough box

Temperature Probe

Type K Thermocouple


How It Works?

A Very Easy Installation Process

Installation Rebar

Secure the thermocouple with cable ties at the desired position where you want to monitor the curing process.

Connect Transmitter

Plug the thermocouple into the wireless transmitter to start the continuous data transmission.

Concrete Curing Monitoring

Cast the concrete. Start the monitoring in the software to follow the curing process in real-time.

Maturix Precast Software

Access the data in the web portal from anywhere and stay updated with customisable alarms.

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When to Monitor Temperature & Strength in Concrete?

High rise building

High-rise Building

Bridge Construction

Bridge Construction


Post-tensioning Project

Mass concreting

Mass Concreting Project

Precast Production

Precast Production

Infrastructure project

Infrastructure Project

Why Maturix?

The Most Cost-Efficient Smart Concrete Monitoring Solution on the Market

24/7 Insights Into Concrete Curing

Maturix provides real-time insights into the concrete curing process. Adjust the project based on the curing data and cut down redundant curing time.

Reduce On-Site Visits

The solution works wirelessly and there is no need to be close to the sensor for data collection. Access the data from anywhere through the web browser.

Low Cost per Monitoring

Combining an economical type K thermocouple probe with a reusable transmitter makes Maturix the most cost-efficient solution for real-time monitoring.

Additional Information


Temperature Measurements

RangeType K thermocouple: -200 to 1260 °C (-328 to 2300 °F) 1
ToleranceType K thermocouple: ±1.5 °C (±2.7 °F) 2
Internal digital sensor: ±0.3 °C (±0.54 °F)
Resolution±0.1 °C (±0.18 °F)
Thermocouples SupportedType K (Ni-Cr / Ni-Al)


Data Transmissions

Transmission Interval

Cable connected: Once every 10 mins 3
No cable connected: Once every 6 hours
Downlink: Once every week




RC1, RC7 (Sigfox Ready, Class 0)

RC2, RC4

Wireless Signal Range (using Sigfox Gateway)

Up to 3 km (1.86 mi) 4


Use and Storage


-30 to 50 °C (-22 to 122 °F)


0 to 100 %RH

Ideal Storage Conditions

Indoor, 20 to 30 °C (68 to 86 °F)


Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H)

164 x 114 x 42 mm (6.46 x 4.49 x 1.65 in)


323 g (11.39 oz)

MaterialsABS plastic
Battery Type

Li-SOCl2, 3.6 V, 5.400 mAh (non-replaceable) 5

Socket TypeMiniature, type K, female
LEDSingle color LED




CE, Radio Equipment Directive (RED), RoHS


Compatible Software


Maturix® Precast
Maturix® In-situ
Sensohive App

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What is the Orbit K?

The Orbit K is an electronic device that records temperature and wirelessly sends it to the cloud. The temperature is measured using type K thermocouples and the readings can be viewed online in one of our web portals.
It can be used for concrete temperature monitoring as well as strength and maturity monitoring.

How is the data transferred to the cloud?

The data is sent using Sigfox. Sigfox is a wireless network designed to connect smart devices to the cloud. It benefits from longer range than Bluetooth and WiFi, and you can set up a Sigfox Gateway at your job site to create coverage – even at remote locations.

Do I need to be at the job site to access the data?

No – and that is the smart thing! You can access the temperature readings from your computer or smartphone at any time, anywhere. Once you have installed the equipment, you can follow the temperature and strength development online in real-time.

How is the installation done?

Installation is quick and simple. Secure the thermocouple to the rebar, connect it to the Orbit K, and place the transmitter at a secure location. When a thermocouple is connected, the Orbit K transmits data every 10 minutes automatically.

What is embedded into the concrete?

It is only the inexpensive thermocouple that is embedded into the concrete. The Orbit K is mounted next to the cast and can be reused for multiple monitorings. This not only gives a great flexibility, but also keeps the costs per monitoring down. 

What is the battery lifetime?

The battery lifetime depends on the usage and the conditions. When the thermocouple is inserted 24/7, the battery lifetime is up to 8 months. We guarantee 20.000 measurements or 8 months operation (whichever comes first).

How many sensors do I need?

This depends on the project. The Orbit K is a single-channel transmitter, which means that you can connect one thermocouple per device. Consider the amount of monitoring positions you will need to measure (at the same time) and you know how many devices you will need.

What is the price?

We are happy to talk about your project and needs. Contact us or one of our distributors to receive a tailored offer.

Why should I choose Maturix?

Maturix is one of the most advanced solutions for wireless concrete monitoring, yet very intuitive, and is being used by leading companies within the construction industry worldwide. The combination of inexpensive thermocouples being casted into the concrete, and long-range wireless transmitters that can be used multiple times, gives a very cost-effective system that quickly returns your investment.

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