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Pacific Test and Measurement is pleased to offer Custom built Thermocouples to our customer’s specifications.

  • Many Variety and Types
  • Local Stock
  • Special Limit of Error Wire
  • Choice of Connector type or bare wire
  • Customize your Thermocouple needs
  •  Re Tipping Program Available
Since different thermocouple provide different temperature ranges and physical capabilities, it is important to select the correct "type" based upon the application in which it will be installed. The desired temperature range, chemical resistance, abrasion and vibration resistance, and installation requirements are all factors to consider when selecting a thermocouple type.  (Click Here for a Thermocouple Chart for Temperature Range Assistance)

In addition to a variety of Thermocouples, our Special Colored Wire will help in determining the different Types of Thermocouples when using more than one type.   We use only the highest quality for our Mini Connectors - Our Strain relief mini connectors are used to ensure the contact stays in place and does not pull out. Pacific Test and Measurement prides itself on attention to detail and bead size quality, which is what you, the customer, have come to expect from us.

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A thermocouple is a temperature sensing device consisting of two dissimilar metals joined together at one end. This configuration produces a voltage proportional to the difference between the temperature at the sensing end of the thermocouple and a reference temperature. Thermocouples are one of the most widely used temperature sensors available.

The junction created by joining together the two dissimilar metals is known as the measurement or thermocouple junction. This is the “hot” end of the thermocouple. The other end, where the thermocouple ties into the system (often a controller or display) is called the reference or cold junction. A thermocouple generates a voltage proportional to the temperature difference between the measurement junction and the reference junction.

Need help to select the “right tool for the right job”?  Our Experienced, Friendly Staff is available to take your Call – 503-406-4373, or fill out the contact us form, and one of our Sales Engineers will call you back to discuss your application needs.