What Is a Temperature Probe?

A temperature probe is a sensor which can be used for the purpose of measuring the temperature at a certain location you cannot easily get to through any other means.

The temperature probe works through the constant monitoring in the change in resistance of a given area which includes:

  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • gas

It then uses this information and converts it to a format understandable by the operator.

What Does Industrial Grade Mean?

Industrial standard, or industrial grade equipment means that the equipment lives up to the standards of design, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance, workmanship and so on.

In other words, it is a term used to define that a product is larger in size, toughness, and resilience.

In the case of this probe, it means that it can withstand a lot of different temperature changes and surfaces.

What Is an Industrial Grade Temperature Probe?

PT means platinum, and 100 means 100 ohms electrical resistance at a temperature of 0 °C.

This means that a coil of fine platinum wire was made to an exact specification.

Through this, the resistance of platinum changes with the temperature, and as a result it is stable, and it can sense the part of what is called a resistance thermometer.

This means that it needs to work in extreme conditions, be durable with high quality materials within its construction, and doing all of this while having direct access of sensing readings.

How to Use a Temperature Probe

To efficiently and effectively use the temperature probe, you need to insert the stem of a probe thermometer, in this case the Ubibot PT 100 Industrial-Grade Temperature Probe, into the thickest part, or at the center of whatever you are trying to measure.

If it is liquid, ensure that the heat is evenly distributed before inserting the thermometer in order to get an accurate temperature reading.

Everything You Need to Know About the PT 100 Industrial-Grade Temperature Probe

Now that you know the basics of probing, and what goes into an industrial grade probe, it is time to learn about the PT 100 and what makes it special.

This is an external probe, which is designed to be used in some of the harshest environments imaginable, typically in industrial conditions found at steelworks, oil refinery plants, and so on.

When it comes to its usage, it’s extreme and industrial grade in every way.

This model specifically can withstand -200°C to +400°C, making it a measurement monster.

This is due to the fact that the material of the probe is 304 stainless steel that is erosion-resistant in mild acid or alkalescent liquids.

So now you may be asking yourself, how do you connect this plug?

There are two versions:

  • Micro USB
  • Audio Plug

The Micro USB port is designed to work with the WS1 Pro device.

The Audio Plug is designed to work with the GS1 device.

How Does the PT 100 Work?

The probe gathers all of the information it needs in the form of measurements, and then these measurements are transferred to the rest of the devices, which are displayed on a larger LCD screen.

However, the main way this probe is different from any other probe is the devices it connects to.

We previously mentioned the UbiBot WS1 Pro and the UbiBot GS1.

These devices all work through an internet of things web platform known as the UbiBot IoT Platform.

This IoT platform can be accessed from just about anywhere, and we do mean everywhere.

This means that if you have a modern device which runs android, iOS or Windows, you can simply access the platform through a web browser, or through the dedicated, downloadable application.

What does this mean for you?

Any measurements made from the PT 100 will automatically be synched with either the WS1 Pro or the GS1, after which, those devices will link up with the UbiBot IoT platform and synchronize all of that information to the cloud.

You, as a user, can simply get your smartphone out of your pocket, and you can view all of that data, instantly, without putting yourself at risk by entering and industrial zone, or having to be physically in the same place as the probe.

Another great feature about all of this is the fact that you will not have to manually go to a location to check the temperature reading of a certain liquid or area.

This is due to the fact that UbiBot can notify you remotely if any changes occur during the time of your absence, so you can react accordingly.

This can be done through a notification from the application itself.

But what if you are offline, or in an area that does not support any internet connection?
In that case, you can set up notification that can come to you through SMS, or through a Call, ensuring that you get notified immediately if something is about to go wrong.

If you are not the only person worried about the temperature readings, and have to share that responsibility with someone else, you can also give access to the information showcased on the devices to an employee, co-worker and friend, where they can instantly, through the application itself, installed on their own devices, view the data in real-time.

What this means is that you can travel, leave the factory or industrial zone, and not have to worry about the information showcased on the UbiBot line of devices, as the information will always be there, regularly available, right in your pocket.

The PT 100 Industrial-Grade Temperature Probe is an integrated sensor with a transmitter, with a durable high quality material build, which works in extreme conditions, has two options to plug and pair with other UbiBot devices, and gives you all of the raw data in rea-time from the comfort of your phone or other device.

It is the ultimate, industrial-grade probe which should be on anyone’s list.