Thermocouples

Seebeck EffectAn interesting phenomenon applied in the field of instrumentation is the Seebeck effect, which is the production of a small voltage across the length of a wire due to a difference in temperature along that wire. This effect is most easily observed and applied with a junction of two dissimilar metals in contact, each…

HELPING YOUR GRAIN KEEP ITS COOL

When temperatures begin to fluctuate and rise as we approach the spring and summer months, keeping grain cool and dry is the best defense against insect activity and mold. Ken Hellevang, a grain storage expert and Extension agricultural engineer for the North Dakota State University Extension Service, suggests checking stored grain every two weeks at…

Comparing Contact and Non-Contact Temperature Sensors

Measuring temperature with electronic sensing devices is advantageous as even the smallest change in degree can be detected. In this article, two different temperature sensor types, contact and non-contact, are compared, discussing the differences in their working principle and the advantages of each temperature sensor. Types of Temperature ProbesContact temperature sensors rely on physical contact…

Keeping Stem Cells Safe with Temperature Sensors

Cryopreservation and CellsBy definition, cryopreservation refers to the utilization of extremely low temperatures to preserve the structural and functional integrity of cells and tissues as they transition from the aqueous phase to the solid phase. Once frozen, cryopreserved cells and tissues can remain stable, particularly when kept either at -80 °C or in liquid nitrogen…

How process automation benefits diverse industries

As innovations and digital disruptions change the market dynamics of industries globally, automation has emerged as a critical cog in diverse domains. The automation of various processes promotes the utmost efficiency in production, in addition to ensuring higher energy efficiency, decreased use of raw material and reduced dependence on human resources, leading to a drop…