Bearing temperature thermocouples
Bearing temperature thermocouples are designed to monitor the temperature of embedded bearings which are critical to the machine performance in industrial rotating equipment. The temperature of the metal beneath the bearing shoe is the most reliable indicator to determine the bearing condition. An increase in temperature indicates the breakdown of the oil film that ensures lubrication. Identification at an early stage prevents catastrophic failure of the bearing itself and allows for a machine shutdown and maintenance prior to this. Frequently used applications for bearing temperature thermocouples are motors, turbines, pumps, gearboxes, and other journal-bearing pedestals. ATEX II, 1G, Ex ia, IIC, T4 and T6 approved available.