TE Wire & Cable Thermocouple Solutions Blog


Happy World Metrology Day!

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 20, 2020 10:00:05 AM

Today May 20, 2020 is World Metrology Day. It commemorates the day of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875 which marked the inception of international metrological collaboration. We use today as time to remember why metrology is so vastly important to the world. Without metrology and an organized global measurement system, the modern world as we know it would not exist. From planes and cars to sensors and just about anything that would require measurement, we would be amiss to not recognize the importance of such work and its impact on our day to day lives.


Topics: heat treat, aerospace, thermocouple, products, low drift, mineral insulated

Optimizing Temperature Measurement in Heat Treatment Operations

Posted by Marc Stringer

Oct 18, 2019 9:10:11 AM

Specifying Thermocouple Wire, Extensions, and Thermocouples

Quality and efficiency in heat-treatment operations requires accurate temperature measurement. Specifying thermocouple wire and thermocouples carefully will lead to greater temperature measurement accuracy and less scrap or re-work.


First, consider whether the need is for thermocouple cable or for thermocouple extension cable. Thermocouple cable is made to survive inside the furnace and may be used to form the measuring junction or “hot junction.” It requires insulation and jacketing material that can withstand the process temperatures. It must be used where the temperatures are extreme.


Topics: metallurgy, thermocouple

To twist or not to twist that is the question!

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Nov 9, 2018 11:31:08 AM

Recently, I received a number of questions regarding junctions. Most of the questions are related to the effect of twisted vs. parallel junctions on measurement and performance long term.  To answer this question, I approached my friend and colleague at CCPI, Trevor Ford.


Below are some of the questions he answered in his reply. I hope they help you on your next project or simply answer some of the basic questions you might have while working with thermocouples.


Trevor, using your vast thermocouple sensing expertise, would you be able to provide some pros and cons of twisted (weld/no weld)/parallel welded exposed junctions?



Topics: Aerospace Composites, Thermocouple 101, aerospace, customer service, composites curing, thermocouple, type K, Quality, Q&A, products, accuclave

Aerospace Composites Products Overview

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For decades, TE Wire has been working with aerospace composites manufacturers and learning about their toughest challenges. Our patented pre-made thermocouple assemblies are designed for demanding high temperature aerospace autoclave applications. In use across the industry, AccuClave Series products deliver a proven ROI in labor savings, ease of installation/replacement, simple TRAC traceability and reduced non-conformances. 


Topics: Aerospace Composites, aerospace, thermocouple, smart thermocouples, products, accuclave

Finding the Right TE Wire Product: Industrial Application Guide

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

TE Wire & Cable manufactures a full line of thermocouple wire and cable, from iron and nickel-based alloys, and copper instrument and control cable. All of us at TE Wire & Cable LLC are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products in temperature measurement available today. We are committed to continue our more than 75 year history of being the most widely respected and recognized name in thermocouple wire and cable, and related products. Our products can be applied to broader industry classifications such as Metallurgy, Industrial OEM, and Aerospace & Composites. 


Topics: Applications, industrial, thermocouple, products

Visit TE Wire at CAMX 2018!

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo 2018 will be taking place from October 16-18 in Dallas, Texas! We invite you to visit TE Wire & Cable at Booth K31.


Topics: Aerospace Composites, aerospace, Tradeshows, thermocouple, CAMX

TE Wire & Cable LLC hires Scott Harden as VP General Manager

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Aug 9, 2018 5:10:27 PM

TE Wire & Cable announces that it has hired Scott Harden to the position of Vice President/General Manager effective August 1st. He will manage sales, marketing, and engineering. Harden holds a B.S. from University of South Carolina, an M.S. from Florida Tech, and an MBA from Waynesburg University. Prior to TE Wire & Cable, he worked for 24 years at West Penn Wire/Belden in progressively advancing roles in engineering, operations and sales and marketing, culminating as President/General Manager for the last 7 years. Scott will report directly to Robert Canny, President of TE Wire & Cable and Harbour Industries.


Topics: aerospace, new year, thermocouple

IIoT Smart Thermocouple™ Architecture and Use Cases

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Have you been following TE Wire & Cable and Plataine recent partnership to develop the next generation of smart thermocouples? The IIoT Smart Thermocouple will be the first ever Smart Thermocouple system for the aerospace composite curing industry. This state of the art system is optimized for automated traceability of thermocouples! It's simple architecture connects our Smart RFID embedded Thermocouples and delivers never before seen intelligence to your production process. But what does this product mean for thermocouples in the Industry 4.0? With the combination of Plataine software, hardware infrastructure, and TE Wire's New Smart AccuClave Thermocouples, the AccuClave Smart Thermocouple System tracks location and duty cycles and run analytics. For the end user can generate important insights to your composite manufacturing, improve efficiency and quality, and optimize thermocouples refurbishment and retirement. 


Topics: thermocouple, smart thermocouples, Quality, products

TE Wire & Cable Partners with Plataine for Smart Thermocouples Solution

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

May 21, 2018 12:59:00 PM

Joint solution integrates IIoT, AI and thermocouple technologies,
dramatically advances manufacturing efficiencies and quality 

Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21, 2018
– TE Wire & Cable, the world’s largest manufacturer of thermocouple wire, and Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization software for advanced manufacturing, today announced a partnership for Smart Thermocouple solutions for aerospace autoclave composites manufacturers. Plataine’s IoT-based AI software tracks and analyzes the location, status and duty cycles of TE Wire & Cable’s thermocouples, enabling thermocouple users to view analytics, receive actionable alerts, insights and optimized recommendations. 




Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, composites curing, thermocouple, smart thermocouples

TE Wire Q&A: Joe Ugalde 

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 29, 2018 4:49:58 PM

What products and services does TE Wire & Cable offer?

TE Wire has been known as a master of temperature sensing and specialty wire and cable since it was first founded in 1941 during WWII. We participate in three main areas of wire and cable: aerospace/composite, OEM, and metallurgy. TE Wire & Cable maintains an in-house laboratory directly certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) allowing it to calibrate its own wire, which, in turn provides a higher quality product with lower cost and improved efficiency. TE Wire is a Marmon Wire & Cable/Berkshire Hathaway company.


Topics: low-drift cable, aerospace, composites curing, thermocouple, type n, type K