Probes are special types of devices used widely by engineers across different industrial sectors to measure temperatures, pH levels, current, voltage, and signals, among many other things. They have a metal body that comes with different types of sensors and requires an electrical connection to provide accurate readings. Probes are used in the industrial space, across the scientific domain, as well as in the commercial sectors.
Types of probes
Depending on their functions, probes are available in different varieties. The most common types of industrial probes include:
Temperature probes can measure the temperatures of air, liquid, or solid surfaces. They complement thermometers and other temperature measurement instruments. These types of probes are generally made of stainless steel, making them fit for the industrial setting.
pH probes are engineered to measure the pH levels of a substance, determining the level of acidity and alkalinity of the substance. They are designed to complement pH meters.
Test probes enable a wide range of measurements, including current, voltage, signals, and resistances. This type of probe can complement other types of measurement equipment and help in securing precise readings.
Applications of probes
Probes are extremely versatile devices and are widely preferred by engineers in testing alongside primary measuring devices. Some of the major applications of temperature probes & pH probes include: