Using Thermocouples - Part 2

This is Part 2 of our Thermocouple Newsletter --

Last time we explored the history of thermocouples (TC) from its origins in the 1820s right up to its modern usage today. If you misplaced the link to Part 1 or wish to pass it along to a colleague, here it is again:

"Introduction to Thermocouples" (AN106 289kB pdf):

This time, in Part 2, we will look at some modern thermocouple specs. For example, you will see how linearity is effected by TC metallurgy, how mathematical models are used to plot response characteristics, how cold-junction-compensation is applied, and why linearization performed in the signal conditioner can be the best solution! Also, we provide an excellent checklist of 15 "reminders" to use on your next thermocouple application!

"Using Thermocouples" (AN107 541kB pdf):

Remember, our Application Engineers can assist you with signal conditioner selection over the phone or via fax and email. Call us at our manufacturing facility in Tucson at 520-741-1404 (fax 520-741-0762) or Email us at
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