Accurate and fast temperature sensors are essential for precision temperature control. Amongst the different types of temperature sensors, thermistors provide very high sensitivity, small size and appropriate speed – perfect for use with our temperature controllers.
AMS Technologies’ extensive range of NTC thermistor temperature sensor probes with base resistance values from 5 kΩ to 231.5 kΩ include various types ranging from ultraminiature bare bead, epoxy coated and pipe versions (polyimide, brass, brass nickel, stainless steel – threaded and unthreaded) to flange mount and plate models. Sizes range from 0.5 mm to 6.5 cm with Teflon coated lead lengths from 5 cm to 45 cm.
The semiconductor material thermistors are made from shows a large change of its resistance value already for a small change of the temperature it is exposed to. The term "thermistor" is a short form of "thermally sensitive resistor". NTCs (negative temperature coefficient) and PTCs (positive temperature coefficient) can be distinguished depending on the characteristics of their resistance change with temperature.
The main advantage of thermistors is their large operating range of the resistance value, which allows these components to cover a very wide temperature range. AMS Technologies offers a wide range of thermistors as well as custom designs to meet almost any temperature measurement requirement.
Because most of our temperature sensors are interchangeable within the specified temperature or accuracy range, they can be directly replaced with a new one of the same type in the event of damage - with little or no effort to recalibrate the thermal system.
In addition to many standard types, customer-specific temperature sensors and probes are also available – please contact us for a temperature sensor solution that matches your project’s requirements.